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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

Bill to Make The Holy Bible TN State Book

Bill to Make The Holy Bible TN State Book

A new bill has been introduced into the state legislature to make the Bible Tennessee’s State Book. Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Jerry Sexton introduced HB 2696/SB 2778 last week. A similar measure was passed in 2016, making it all the way to the governor’s desk. Then Governor Haslam vetoed the measure.MORE

Two Reports of Missing Teens

Two Reports of Missing Teens

There are two missing teens in East Tennessee.   Case 1: Cumberland County 17-year-old Landon Garrett has been missing since Thursday. Landon is 5’7″ 150 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes.                           Case 2: Morristown 17-year-old Hayle Renea Arwood has been missing…MORE

Rural Metro Battles Barn Fire in Halls

Rural Metro Battles Barn Fire in Halls

Rural Metro Fire crews have been working a structure fire in Halls. Firefighters were called to Norris Freeway at Pelleuax Road around 6:00 a.m. Officials say a barn was on fire. Norris Freeway was closed as hoses are crossing the roadway. Crews put the fire out, but the barn is said to be a total…MORE

Blogs

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery’s “Amazing” Wife Helps Keep Things in Perspective: “When I Hear About What She Sees as a Nurse, You Realize What’s Important”

Scotty McCreery is trying to score his third consecutive No. 1 single with “In Between,” which is currently No. 22 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 45 weeks. Penned by Scotty, Frank Rogers, Jessi Alexander and Jonathan Singleton, “In Between” follows previous No. 1 singles “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It.” All three songs…

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and Josh Kerr Get Married

Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and Josh Kerr Get Married

After getting engaged in September 2019, Maddie & Tae’s Taylor Dye and hit songwriter Josh Kerr tied the knot on Feb. 21 in Nashville. Tae revealed the news via Instagram, stating, in part: “my person for life ❤️ I am madly in love with you @joshkerrmusic // 2.21.20” and “Friday was a dream. I can’t believe…

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome 2nd Child

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome 2nd Child

Congratulations to Dan+Shay’s Shay Mooney and wife Hannah on the arrival of their second child. Ames Alexander Mooney was born on Feb. 21. Ames joins older brother Asher James, 3, in the Mooney household. Shay posted a series of photos of Ames Alexander on his Instagram account, with the caption: “Ames Alexander, welcome to the…

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