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TBI Identifies Third Inmate to Die in Campbell Co. Jail in Two Months

TBI Identifies Third Inmate to Die in Campbell Co. Jail in Two Months

Campbell County, TN (WOKI / WVLT) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the third death at the Campbell County Jail in two months. TBI officials confirming with our news partner WVLT that 26-year-old Mikaila Cherokee Perciful of Knoxville died Thursday morning. The agency investigated inmate deaths, previously, in both April and May. The first…MORE

East Tennessee Deputy Arrested for Domestic Assault, Sheriff Says

East Tennessee Deputy Arrested for Domestic Assault, Sheriff Says

Jefferson County, TN (WOKI) A Jefferson County deputy is in custody, charged with the assault of his girlfriend. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office officials say deputies found Brandon Bullins and his girlfriend at the home on Old Newport Highway Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office says Bullins assaulted her; they called him the “primary aggressor.” “Deputies were able…MORE

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Cumberland County Man

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Cumberland County Man

Cumberland County, TN (WOKI) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Cumberland County man. Roger Phillips Sr., 80, was last seen on June 19. TBI describes Phillips as 180 lbs. with grey hair and blue eyes. They say he was last seen wearing black jogging pants with a white…MORE

Knoxville’s Parkside Drive to See Lane Closures for Construction Work

Knoxville’s Parkside Drive to See Lane Closures for Construction Work

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Construction work beginning Sunday will close some lanes of Parkside Drive for a re-paving project. City of Knoxville officials say the construction is set for the stretch between Lovell Road and Knoxville’s city limits. Crews will be re-paving the 1.3-mile section of Parkside Drive, with work expected to last three weeks. Work…MORE

Former Clinton High School Athletic Director Leaves School System

Former Clinton High School Athletic Director Leaves School System

Clinton, TN (WOKI) The former Clinton High School athletic director, reassigned to the middle school amidst the fallout from a grade-fixing scandal, has now left the school system. Anderson County Schools officials confirming Nate Martin has left the district. Martin had been moved to the middle school after Clinton High School had to forfeit a…MORE

Important Dates, Deadlines and FAQ’s from the Knox County Election Commission

Important Dates, Deadlines and FAQ’s from the Knox County Election Commission

REGISTERING TO VOTE The deadline to register to vote for the upcoming August 1, 2024 election is Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Voters can register: As of Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Knox County has 302,714 registered voters.                                  PUBLIC MACHINE TEST In preparation for the August 1, 2024 election, the Election Commission will conduct a required voting machine test…MORE

There is Another Boating Related Fatality on Tennessee Waters

There is Another Boating Related Fatality on Tennessee Waters

A 17 year old has drowned in a lake near Chattanooga which marks the 9th boating related death of the year in Tennessee. Ryder Bigelow was boating with a group of friends when they decided to jump into the water and swim to the shore, none of them were wearing life jackets. Ryder went under…MORE

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