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Knoxville Autoshop a Complete Loss in Fire

Knoxville Autoshop a Complete Loss in Fire

A Knoxville auto shop is a complete loss after a fire early Sunday. KFD was called to the Cars, Trucks and More on Clinton Highway just after midnight Sunday morning. A passing motorist spotted the flames and called police. The building was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. No injuries were reported, but…MORE

East TN Woman Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship Tests Positive for Coronavirus

East TN Woman Aboard Quarantined Cruise Ship Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An East Tennessee couple trapped on a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Dr. Arnold and Jeannie Hopland will remain quarantined aboard the Diamond Princess after Jeannie tested positive for the virus. There were two chartered flights back to the U.S. Sunday if they tested negative. Arnold plans to stay with…MORE

Crash Shuts Down I-75 N in Campbell County

Crash Shuts Down I-75 N in Campbell County

I-75 North is shutdown in Campbell County after a crash involving multiple semis and passenger vehicles. The accident is at Mile Marker 157, about four miles from the border with Kentucky. The crash was reported around 6:00 a.m. and the roadway is expected to be closed for several hours. Mark Nagi with TDOT says four…MORE

Def Leppard with Special Guest ZZ Top Coming to TBA

Def Leppard with Special Guest ZZ Top Coming to TBA

Legendary British rock’ & roll icons, and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® inductees, Def Leppard, announcing select 20/20 Vision fall tour dates with very special guests ZZ Top and they’re stopping by Thompson Boling Arena. The Knoxville date is September 25th. Produced by Live Nation, this new leg of dates will immediately follow the group’s massively successful summer stadium tour…MORE

TDOT Investigating Land Slide on Northshore Dr

TDOT Investigating Land Slide on Northshore Dr

Northshore Drive is down to one lane after the ground underneath the road gave way Wednesday. The slide happened near Concord Road along Fort Loudon Lake. Officials with TDOT have installed signals to handle traffic as there is only one lane for both directions. Engineers are investigating how to fix the road, but there is…MORE

TN Lawmakers Grilling Education Officials Over School Voucher Program

TN Lawmakers Grilling Education Officials Over School Voucher Program

Outraged Tennessee lawmakers have been grilling state education officials over the handling of a much-debated school voucher program. Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough demanded answers Wednesday from the education agency, comptroller’s office and finance officials on who approved the contract and why and why legislators didn’t get a chance to review it. The program…MORE

Rockslide Closes The Spur in GSMNP

Rockslide Closes The Spur in GSMNP

A mudslide has closed The Spur in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The slide happened in the northbound lanes of the Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday. The slide was just past the Westgate Resort and covers about 100 feet of both northbound lanes. A detour is in place…MORE

Knoxville Police are asking for help identifying two men accused of stealing from the Walmart on Walbrook Drive. Officials say the men fled in the car pictured. If you have any information you’re asked to call KPD’s Crime Hotline at (865) 215-7212.MORE

Child Dies in Madisonville Fire

Child Dies in Madisonville Fire

The TBI is assisting the investigation of a fatal fire in Madisonville. Firefighters were called to the 1200 block of Lincoln Drive around 6:00 p.m. Monday. Officials say a child died in the fire. The child’s age has not been released. Officials are asking for respect as the family and first responders deal with the…MORE

Flooding Concerns Again Ahead of Rains this Week

Flooding Concerns Again Ahead of Rains this Week

The flood risk continues this week as more rain moves in. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the region through Tuesday night. The ground is already saturated and flash flooding can quickly develop. Please remember the phrase, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” Knoxville Police are warning you to slow down in the…MORE

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Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Welcome Third Child

Thomas Rhett & Wife Lauren Welcome Third Child

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins welcomed their third child on Feb. 10—a baby girl named Lennon Love Akins, who weighed 9 lbs., 2oz. Lauren shared the news via Instagram, along with a number of pics, saying: “Our early Valentine baby was born yesterday, February 10th and her sisters couldn’t be happier to finally get…

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