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SC Murder Suspect Could be in the Smokies

SC Murder Suspect Could be in the Smokies

The U.S. Marshals say a murder suspect from South Carolina could be hiding in the Smokies. 58-year-old Ryan Dusha Kedar is wanted in connection to the murder of a man in Greenville South Carolina in February. Investigators say Kedar is a hiker and could be in the mountains. He should be considered armed and dangerous.…MORE

Oklahoma Girl Missing in Blount County

Oklahoma Girl Missing in Blount County

A girl from Oklahoma is believed to be missing in Blount County. 13-year-old Selena Reeanna Nicole Bivens was visiting her grandmother’s house when she went missing. It’s possible she is a runaway. If you have any information on her whereabouts you’re asked to call the Blount County Sheriff’s Office Investigations during normal business hours at…MORE

Knox County Parks and Rec Mowing In-House Saving $83,000

Knox County Parks and Rec Mowing In-House Saving $83,000

Knox County will start mowing more of the parks themselves saving over $83,000 a year. Mayor Glenn Jacobs asked all the county offices to look for cost-saving options as they deal with the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Parks and Rec Department says they were able to reassign work and create a second…MORE

Oak Ridge Woman Shot in the Face

Oak Ridge Woman Shot in the Face

An Oak Ridge woman is in the hospital after a shooting Wednesday night. Police were called to the Manhattan Apartments on Rutgers Avenue around 10:00 p.m. The woman was found with a gunshot wound to the face. She was taken to the hospital. There’s no word on her condition. Anyone with information on the case is…MORE

Missing Knoxville Man Dead After Crash in SC

Missing Knoxville Man Dead After Crash in SC

A missing Knoxville man is dead after a crash in South Carolina. Authorities found 80-year-old William England was found in a crashed truck along I-85 in Cherokee County South Carolina. He told the responding officer he’d ran off the road nearly two hours earlier. England was rushed to the hospital, but passed away. England was reported missing…MORE

TDOT Dropping Lane Restrictions for Memorial Day Weekend

TDOT Dropping Lane Restrictions for Memorial Day Weekend

State officials are pausing most construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes for Memorial Day Weekend. The state Department of Transportation says the hiatus on lane closures will start on Friday at noon and run through early Tuesday, May 26. Drivers may still see some lane closures or restrictions while traveling through long term…MORE

TN Officials Warning of the Dangers of Illegally Imported Livestock

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is issuing a warning about the dangers of illegally imported livestock. Officials say the COVID-19 pandemic has led to backlogs at meat processing facilities in other states and have led to a rise in illegal shipments and sales of pigs in Tennessee. According to the TDA, illegally importing any livestock…MORE

Over 50 COVID-19 Cases Reported at Loudon County Mushroom Plant

Over 50 COVID-19 Cases Reported at Loudon County Mushroom Plant

Officials say the a Mushroom Company in Loudon County is going above and beyond after over 50 workers tested positive for the coronavirus. Mayor Buddy Bradshaw confirmed the cases at the Monterey Mushroom facility. Nearly 300 workers were tested last week and 57 of those were positive. Mayor Bradshaw says “an overwhelming majority, if not…MORE

Knoxville Man Killed on Alcoa Highway Tuesday

Knoxville Man Killed on Alcoa Highway Tuesday

Authorities say a Knoxville man was killed on Alcoa Highway Tuesday morning. The southbound lanes were shutdown after a pedestrian was killed. It happened before 6:00 a.m. near Cherokee Trail. KPD has identified the victim has 34-year-old Samuel Stevens.MORE

Free Facemasks Available at Knox County Health Department

Free Facemasks Available at Knox County Health Department

Knox County health officials say they have free facemasks available if you need one. Governor Lee announced Tuesday the state partnered with Renfro to manufacture 5 million masks over the coming months. County officials say the first shipment has arrived and they have several available starting Wednesday. Come by KCHD’s office at 140 Dameron Avenue…MORE

Country News

Maren Morris Cancels All 2020 Dates on “RSVP The Tour”

Maren Morris Cancels All 2020 Dates on “RSVP The Tour”

Maren Morris has cancelled all 2020 dates on her RSVP The Tour. Maren revealed the news via social media, stating: “In tears writing this but given these unprecedented circumstances, I’ve decided to postpone RSVP The Tour to 2021. Thankfully, all rescheduled dates will be in the same venues, so your tickets will be valid at…

Kenny Chesney Cancels All 2020 Chillaxification Tour Dates

Kenny Chesney Cancels All 2020 Chillaxification Tour Dates

Kenny Chesney has cancelled his 2020 Chillaxification Tour. Kenny planned to kick off his 2020 Chillaxification Tour on April 18 in Arlington, Texas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 11 dates on the tour—from April 18 to May 28—were initially scrapped. Kenny had hoped to reboot his Chillaxification Tour on May 30 in Pittsburgh,…

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