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Medic In Critical Need of O+ and B- Blood

Medic In Critical Need of O+ and B- Blood

Medic Regional Blood Center is in critical need for for O-Positive and B-Negative blood. Medic says they’re seeing an increase in demand, combined with a decrease in supply nationally. They also need platelet donations. Medic’s Permanent Locations: Downtown Knoxville – 1601 Ailor Avenue Farragut – 11000 Kingston Pike Athens – 213 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 104 Crossville…MORE

1 Resigned Another Dismissed Over Allegations of Wrongdoing in Knox Co Govt

1 Resigned Another Dismissed Over Allegations of Wrongdoing in Knox Co Govt

Two officials are no longer with the Knox County Government after allegations of wrongdoing. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs accepted the resignation of his Chief of Staff Bryan Hair and dismissed Senior Director of Parks and Recreation Paul White. A release says White declined the opportunity to resign. The Comptroller’s Office is investigating allegations of…MORE

Virginia Woman Facing Charges After Viral TikTok of Feeding Black Bear in Gatlinburg

Virginia Woman Facing Charges After Viral TikTok of Feeding Black Bear in Gatlinburg

Wildlife officers have charged a woman from Virginia with a misdemeanor violation after they say she intentionally fed a black bear while on vacation in Gatlinburg. In a September 30 video that went viral on TikTok, officials say 21-year-old Kristin Hailee Farris of Danville, VA intentionally hand-fed what appears to be watermelon, chocolate, and other…MORE

KPD Investigates Possible Shooting at The Standard near Campus

KPD Investigates Possible Shooting at The Standard near Campus

Knoxville Police are investigating after reports of a shooting on 17th Street early Saturday. Officers were called to the Standard apartment complex around 3:00 a.m. on reports of gunshots. No victim was located, but officers found blood outside of an apartment and several rounds were found inside. Investigators reviewed security footage and say there was…MORE

Body Recovered After Fatal Boating Accident on Norris Lake

Body Recovered After Fatal Boating Accident on Norris Lake

Officials are investigating after a fatal boating accident on Norris Lake. The TWRA was called to the Big Creek area for an explosion and fire around 11:00 p.m. Saturday. The victim has not been identified, but is said to be a 51-year-old man from Norris Tennessee. A boat crashed into the shoreline and became fully engulfed…MORE

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Blackstock Avenue

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Blackstock Avenue

A motorcyclist is dead after a crash on Blackstock Avenue overnight. The call came in just after midnight. The crash happened on Blackstock near Hannah Avenue. It was a single vehicle crash. Investigators say the rider appeared to speeding on the road and lost control of the bike. The man was pronounced dead on the…MORE

Convictions in Pilot Flying J Conspiracy Overturned for Inadmissible Evidence

Convictions in Pilot Flying J Conspiracy Overturned for Inadmissible Evidence

The convictions of former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and two employees were overturned for inadmissible evidence. They were convicted in wire and mail fraud over an alleged scheme to defraud trucking companies out of rebates and discounts. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the convictions Wednesday because of secret recordings…MORE

Bobcat Pulled from KY Dollar General Store

Bobcat Pulled from KY Dollar General Store

A bobcat was found roaming the aisles of a Kentucky Dollar General last night. Officers were called to the store in Martin Kentucky Wednesday night. Officials were able to remove him safely and the cat wasn’t injured.MORE

Early Voting Begins in Tennessee

Early Voting Begins in Tennessee

Early voting is starting in Tennessee for the November 3rd election. Wednesday marks the first day of Tennessee’s in-person early voting period, which runs Monday through Saturday until Thursday, Oct. 29. Voters can find information about early voting and Election Day voting locations by using the GoVoteTN app or by going on GoVoteTN.com. You’ll need…MORE

1 Killed Another Critical After Shooting at Red Roof Inn on Central Ave

1 Killed Another Critical After Shooting at Red Roof Inn on Central Ave

One person is dead another is injured from a shooting at the Red Roof Inn on Central Avenue Pike. Officers were called to the motel 9:30 Sunday night. Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from an Attempted Robbery. The suspects fled before officers arrived. The victims haven’t been identified, one was pronounced dead on the scene.…MORE

Country News

Jameson Rodgers Scores No. 1 Hit With Debut Single, “Some Girls”

Jameson Rodgers Scores No. 1 Hit With Debut Single, “Some Girls”

Jameson Rodgers has used his writing chops to co-pen tunes like Luke Bryan’s “Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,” Jason Aldean’s “Camouflage Hat” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Wish You Were On It.” Now the singer/songwriter is celebrating a hit of his own as his debut single, “Some Girls,” reached No. 1 on both the Billboard…

Ingrid Andress Releases New Holiday Tune, “Christmas Always Finds Me” [Listen]

Ingrid Andress Releases New Holiday Tune, “Christmas Always Finds Me” [Listen]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go . . . in country music. Ingrid Andress has joined the growing list of artists who have released new holiday music, including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Mitchell Tenpenny, Gabby Barrett, Maddie & Tae and more. Ingrid’s “Christmas Always Finds Me” is a wistful piano-driven…

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