Category Archives: WIVK News

Mental Toll of COVID-19 Becoming a Concern

Mental Toll of COVID-19 Becoming a Concern

Knox County Health Department Director, Dr. Martha Buchanan, choked back tears as she pleaded with the public, Friday. “If there’s anyone out there who is struggling, I encourage you to reach out. Reach out to your pastor, your friend.” Dr. Buchanan’s plea came after the Knox County Mayor reported eight suspected suicide cases, within the…MORE

TN. Dept. of Health: COVID-19 Numbers for Friday, March 27

TN. Dept. of Health: COVID-19 Numbers for Friday, March 27

Laboratory Type Positive Test Negative Tests Total State PH Lab 116 1,224 1,340 Non-State PH Lab 1,087 13,664 14,751 Total 1,203 14,888 16,091 * Please note, these data are meant to provide a rough estimate of testing volume. Due to different source data, numbers may differ slightly from day to day. ** Laboratory reports of positive cases…MORE

Knox County Health Department: Nonessential Businesses Must Close at Midnight

Knox County Health Department: Nonessential Businesses Must Close at Midnight

The Knox County Public Health Officer Dr. Martha Buchanan issued an order closing non-essential businesses and encouraging residents throughout Knox County to stay home when possible and avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people for non-essential purposes. All businesses not performing essential services have been ordered closed for 14 days beginning at 12:01…MORE

Still No Charges in Knoxville Triple Homicide

Still No Charges in Knoxville Triple Homicide

Still no formal charges after police revealed a mother and daughter were two of three women shot and killed Sunday in Knoxville. 29-year-old Juliana White’s body was found in the middle of Division Street. White’s mother, 59-year-old Mildred Blackwell, and her mother’s roommate, 57-year-old Barbara Rogers, dead inside a home on Trousdale Road. 24-year-old Desmon…MORE

KPD Investigating Home Federal Bank Robbery

KPD Investigating Home Federal Bank Robbery

Knoxville Police are asking for help identifying a suspect in a bank robbery. It happened at the Home Federal Bank on Downtown West Boulevard around 9:00 Thursday morning. Investigators say the suspect approached the teller and gave her a note demanding money. The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He’s described as 6…MORE

UT Professor Arrested Accused of Hiding Relationship with Chinese University

UT Professor Arrested Accused of Hiding Relationship with Chinese University

The Justice Department says a professor at the University of Tennessee has been arrested on charges that he hid his relationship with a Chinese university at the same time he received research grants from the federal government. Anming Hu was charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements. The…MORE

Fatal Crash Shutsdown Tazewell Pike

Fatal Crash Shutsdown Tazewell Pike

Tazewell Pike is shutdown after a fatal accident. Rural Metro Fire is on the scene north of Carter Road. Investigators say a pedestrian was involved. The crash happened around 5:30 Tuesday morning. You’ll need an alternate route as the roadway is completely shutdown at Atkins Road. You can use Maynardville Pike and Washington Pike to…MORE

High School Fishing Team Missing on Pickwick Lake

High School Fishing Team Missing on Pickwick Lake

Three boaters, including two high school students, are missing after a fishing tournament in Hardin County. The group was part of the Obion County Central High School fishing team. They were fishing on Pickwick Lake and reported missing Sunday. They were having engine trouble at the start of the tournament. Officials thought they’d pulled their…MORE

TBI: Remain Vigiliant in Search for 15-Month-Old Evelyn Mae Boswell

TBI: Remain Vigiliant in Search for 15-Month-Old Evelyn Mae Boswell

The TBI is asking you to remain vigilant in the search for a missing toddler. 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell has been missing from Sullivan County since just after Christmas, but wasn’t reported missing until last week. Her grandfather, Tommy Boswell Sr., hadn’t seen Evelyn since Thanksgiving and called DCS sparking the investigation. A gray BMW…MORE

AMBER ALERT: Sullivan County Toddler Evelyn Boswell

AMBER ALERT: Sullivan County Toddler Evelyn Boswell

The TBI is asking for help finding a toddler missing from Sullivan County. 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell was reported Missing Tuesday, but was last seen around Christmas. The details of her disappearance have not been released. If you have any information on her whereabouts you’re asked to call police. AMBER ALERT: We need your help to…MORE

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Thomas Rhett Announces Rescheduled Dates on “Center Point Road Tour”

Thomas Rhett Announces Rescheduled Dates on “Center Point Road Tour”

Thomas Rhett revealed the rescheduled dates for his Center Point Road Tour, which will now kick off in July. Originally scheduled dates in May and June were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. TR’s tour will start on July 9 in Charlotte, N.C., with special guests Cole Swindell and Hardy. Tickets purchased for the original…

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