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Two Morgan Co. Men Charged with Dumping at Mt. Roosevelt WMA

Two Morgan Co. Men Charged with Dumping at Mt. Roosevelt WMA

Two Morgan County men are facing littering charges accused of dumping garbage at a Wildlife Management Area. The dump was found in June at the Mt. Roosevelt WMA in Cumberland County. Official with the TWRA say after a month-long investigation they men admitted to dumping two trailers worth of junk. The men haven’t been identified,…MORE

NC Man Pleads Not Guilty Charged in BLM Protest Hit and Run

NC Man Pleads Not Guilty Charged in BLM Protest Hit and Run

A North Carolina man accused of a hit and run during a Black Lives Matter protest in East Tennessee is pleading not guilty. 37-year-old Jared Lafer was in court Wednesday. Cellphone video caught part of what happened in Johnson City on Saturday. Lafer is charged with Aggravated Assault. Investigators say Lafer hit a man with…MORE

Arrest Made in Monday’s Baxter Avenue Shooting

Arrest Made in Monday’s Baxter Avenue Shooting

A man is in custody after a shooting on Baxter Avenue Monday night. The victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds at 11:05 p.m. 58-year-old Keith Kimbrell was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. Kimbrell is being held on a $15,000 bond.MORE

16 Specialty Burgers During GatlinBURGER Week All for just $7

16 Specialty Burgers During GatlinBURGER Week All for just $7

If you’re craving a good burger, this is the week to head to Gatlinburg. It’s GatlinBURGER Week. The city asked restaurants to come up with something unique and different for this week…and they delivered… 16 restaurants are participating and all the burgers are just $7. The restaurateurs are contending for the title of GatlinBURGER Burgermeister.…MORE

Loudon County Authorities Searching for Owners of Stolen Items

Loudon County Authorities Searching for Owners of Stolen Items

Authorities in Loudon County want to know if you’re missing any items from your lawn. Officers recovered property believed to have been stolen from homes in the Cordova Road area last week. They’ve located some of the owners, but still have a several items unaccounted for. The items include gazing balls, gnomes, solar lights, a…MORE

KPD Investigating Multiple Weekend Shootings

KPD Investigating Multiple Weekend Shootings

One person is dead three were injured in multiple shootings in Knoxville over the weekend. Officials say three shootings happened from Friday night to early Sunday morning. The first started as a reported carjacking Friday night. The victim says she was sitting in her vehicle on North Central Street when she was approached by a…MORE

Hazardous Chemical Given Out at Fish Hospitality Pantry this Week

Hazardous Chemical Given Out at Fish Hospitality Pantry this Week

If you went to the Fish Hospitality Pantry on West Scott Avenue Tuesday, authorities are asking you to check your pantry for a highly concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide. It’s a white gallon jug marked with a hazardous symbol. The mixture contains 50% hydrogen peroxide which is not intended for residential use and can actually cause second-degree…MORE

Tiger Spotted in East Knoxville Near Forks of the River

Tiger Spotted in East Knoxville Near Forks of the River

The hunt is on for a tiger in South and East Knoxville. Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler says an off-duty officer spotted the animal near the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area Wednesday night. The deputy said the animal appeared to be full-grown. There’s been sightings Thursday morning around Governor John Sevier Highway and Thorngrove…MORE

Man Killed Boating on Watts Bar Lake

Man Killed Boating on Watts Bar Lake

The TWRA is investigating a boating accident in Roane County that killed one and injured two others. The crash happened near the Blue Springs Marina on Watts Bar Lake Saturday night. 55-year-old Don Campbell of Ooltewah was pronounced dead on the scene. His wife was airlifted to UT Medical Center and is in the ICU…MORE

Morristown PD Asking for Help Identifying Suspects

Morristown PD Asking for Help Identifying Suspects

Police in Morristown are asking for help identifying two men in a robbery and assault over the holiday weekend. Officers were called to the Shell gas station on South Cumberland Street around 4:30 Monday morning. Employees say two men entered the business and demanded money from the register. When the clerk refused they knocked her…MORE

Country News

Dan + Shay Win ACM Award for Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay Win ACM Award for Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay won their second consecutive ACM Award for Duo of the Year on Sept. 16. “Now more than ever, everyone in country music, every touring artist ever, I think we feel that thankfulness that we get to do this as a job and as living,” said the duo’s Shay Mooney backstage. “And I…

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” Named Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” Named Single of the Year at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” was named Single of the Year at the ACM Awards. Blake scored his 26th No. 1 single with the tune in July 2019. Penned by Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt and Devin Dawson, “God’s Country” is Blake’s first win in the ACM Single of the Year category. “Thank you to the fans…

Luke Combs Wins ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year

Luke Combs Wins ACM Awards for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year

Luke Combs won ACM Awards for Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get), marking the first time he has copped awards in the aforementioned categories. Luke’s 2019 sophomore album features four No. 1 hits: “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” “Even Though I’m Leaving,” “Does to…

Maren Morris Wins ACM Award for Female Artist of the Year

Maren Morris Wins ACM Award for Female Artist of the Year

Maren Morris won Female Artist of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards, marking the first time she has taken home the coveted trophy. Maren was also part of the ensemble that won Music Event of the Year. “I am so inspired by every single woman in that category,” said Maren backstage. “I’m friends with…

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