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'Why don't we just fix that?' How your student's design thinking class may save the world


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:18 +0000

Author: Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel

A hands-on, STEM-based approach to teaching science gives students a problem to solve — and their ideas have been innovative.

       

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Two died in a Knoxville duplex of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 02:24:48 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Firefighters entered with heavy protection and their tests showed an abnormally high level of carbon monoxide.

       

More details: Two died in a Knoxville duplex of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning


Lee Hall burned his ex-girlfriend to death. But a juror's past trauma means he didn't get a fair trial, lawyers say


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:41:21 +0000

Author: Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean

Leroy Hall Jr. was sentenced to death for the 1991 slaying of Traci Crozier, but his lawyers argue a biased juror prevented a fair trial.

       

More details: Lee Hall burned his ex-girlfriend to death. But a juror's past trauma means he didn't get a fair trial, lawyers say


20 Under 20 honorees celebrated


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:48:33 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

20 Under 20 honorees were celebrated at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

       

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River & Rail Theatre to open new Old City Performing Arts Center on State Street


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:10 +0000

Author: Amy McRary, Knoxville News Sentinel

Four years after it was founded, Knoxville's River & Rail Theatre opens its permanent home, the Old City Performing Arts Center.

       

More details: River & Rail Theatre to open new Old City Performing Arts Center on State Street


Make your holiday season more rewarding by volunteering with our Empty Stocking Fund


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 02:28:33 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hundreds of caring Knoxvillians make the entire program happen, from setting up tables to sorting toys and handing out meals.

       

More details: Make your holiday season more rewarding by volunteering with our Empty Stocking Fund


Here's why some KnoxNews stories are labeled 'For Subscribers'


Created: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:50:19 +0000

Author: Joel Christopher, Knoxville News Sentinel

We want to acknowledge readers' support more meaningfully, so we're making a significant amount of our work available to subscribers only.

       

More details: Here's why some KnoxNews stories are labeled 'For Subscribers'


Chattanooga Volkswagen plant breaks ground on electric SUV expansion, to add 1,000 jobs


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:28:27 +0000

Author: Jim Gaines, Knoxville News Sentinel

VW's plant expansion broke ground Wednesday and should be in production in 2022.

       

More details: Chattanooga Volkswagen plant breaks ground on electric SUV expansion, to add 1,000 jobs


University of Tennessee sets new fundraising record with $2.55 million raised in 24 hours


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:54:47 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

Dr. Richardi, a Knoxville oncologist, adn his wife, Mary, and The Regal Foundation provided a $1 million challenge gift that was met.

       

More details: University of Tennessee sets new fundraising record with $2.55 million raised in 24 hours


University of Tennessee Spirit Team mishandled money under former coordinator Joy Postell-Gee


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:52:55 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

At least $1,580 was not turned in to the UT Athletics' Business Office from cheer tryouts and a clinic in 2017 and 2018.

       

More details: University of Tennessee Spirit Team mishandled money under former coordinator Joy Postell-Gee


Oak Ridge leaders join fight against new coal ash dump at TVA's Bull Run plant


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:55:27 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

TVA bought land to build a coal ash dump and filed a permit in 2015, but hasn't said what it will do with its coal ash once the Bull Run plant closes.

       

More details: Oak Ridge leaders join fight against new coal ash dump at TVA's Bull Run plant


Dip your toes into Wake Foot Sanctuary, now open in the Embassy Suites Downtown


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:42:38 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

What is a foot sanctuary, you ask? Wake Foot Sanctuary owner Ami Patel hopes the concept retains a little bit of its mystery.

       

More details: Dip your toes into Wake Foot Sanctuary, now open in the Embassy Suites Downtown


I-40 West will be closed at the North Carolina border and the detour is massive


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:18:08 +0000

Author: Elizabeth Anne Brown, Knoxville News Sentinel

The highway could remain closed for up to 5 days, according to N.C. Department of Transportation. Repairs will be to rapidly deteriorating concrete.

       

More details: I-40 West will be closed at the North Carolina border and the detour is massive


Dale Akins' new mobile commercial kitchen


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:02:37 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

The mobile commissary kitchen Dale Akins has worked on for months is ready for food entrepreneurs to rent.

       

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Look inside Dale Akins' mobile commercial kitchen


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:02:31 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Take a look inside Dale Akins' new mobile commercial kitchen in West Knoxville

       

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Knoxville bartenders' guide to SEC fans: Who is the rowdiest, worst-tipping and heaviest-drinking?


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:50:51 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Experienced Knoxville bartenders share their stories about serving SEC fans — those who can't tip, can't keep quiet and can't handle their drinks.

       

More details: Knoxville bartenders' guide to SEC fans: Who is the rowdiest, worst-tipping and heaviest-drinking?


Bearden Middle students use Design Thinking to solve problems


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:17 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Bearden Middle students use Design Thinking to solve problems

       

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Bearden Middle students use design thinking in class


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:17 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

'Design thinking' incorporates problem solving and modeling with STEM concepts. Bearden Middle School teacher Emily Butterfield says it helps her students get engaged with what they're learning about: "When there's a problem in the world, they're on it."

       

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Patricia Neal through the years


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:14 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Patricia Neal through the years

       

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River & Rail Theatre to open Old City Performing Arts Center in Knoxville


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:10 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

River & Rail Theatre Company is opening Old City Performing Arts Center on State Street in Knoxville

       

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River & Rail Theatre's Joshua Peterson talks about the Old City Performing Arts Center


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:10 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

River & Rail Theatre's Joshua Peterson talks about the Old City Performing Arts Center

       

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Garth Brooks at Neyland could include special guests — we took a stab at who they might be


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:07 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Who will be Garth Brooks' special guests at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville? A pop star? A politician? A football player? Here's what we came up with.

       

More details: Garth Brooks at Neyland could include special guests — we took a stab at who they might be


UT spirit team mishandled money under former coordinator


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:49:01 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

The now-retired UT Spirit team coordinator Joy Postell-Gee told investigators she discovered $2,047 of the team's money at her home.

       

More details: UT spirit team mishandled money under former coordinator


Wake Foot Sanctuary spa now open in the Embassy Suites Downtown


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:42:36 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

What is a foot soak, you've wondered? Wake Foot Sanctuary is now open inside the new Embassy Suites downtown.

       

More details: Wake Foot Sanctuary spa now open in the Embassy Suites Downtown


Will Garth Brooks play your favorite song at Neyland? We looked at his past setlists


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:44:23 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

If Garth Brooks' former setlists are any indication of what he could play at Neyland Stadium, then fans are in for a fun mix of covers and classics.

       

More details: Will Garth Brooks play your favorite song at Neyland? We looked at his past setlists


Battlefield K9s and handlers step off to support Sharp's Ridge War Dog memorial


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:44:33 +0000

Author: Nancy Anderson, Shopper News

Park's focus on veterans will include animals who gave their all

       

More details: Battlefield K9s and handlers step off to support Sharp's Ridge War Dog memorial


War Dog March raises funds for veterans park


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:43:44 +0000

Author: Wochit

War Dog March raises funds for veterans park

       

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Knoxville restaurant openings and closings you missed in October


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:11:51 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

Can we interest you in a boozy milkshake, perhaps? Here's a roundup of the food news you need to know.

       

More details: Knoxville restaurant openings and closings you missed in October


Sam Venable: A to Z, this homegrown job went full cycle


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:00:23 +0000

Author: Sam Venable, Knoxville News Sentinel

This man of the land planted some 6,000 white pine seedlings 30 years ago, and now hundreds of those trees have been ... repurposed.

       

More details: Sam Venable: A to Z, this homegrown job went full cycle


Former House Speaker Glen Casada has provided few receipts for audit, which could result in multi-million dollar fine


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:00:15 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

Without receipts, officials would not be able to verify whether the Williamson County Republican's expenditures ran afoul of state campaign finance law.

       

More details: Former House Speaker Glen Casada has provided few receipts for audit, which could result in multi-million dollar fine


Flashback to the times Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney played Neyland Stadium


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:28:00 +0000

Author: Maggie Jones, Knoxville News Sentinel

We took a look back in the New Sentinel archives to see what it was like when Johnny Cash, the Jacksons and Kenny Chesney played at Neyland Stadium.

       

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Mother will face trial after her infant died in a hot car at a Knoxville grocery store


Created: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:43:16 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Chantae Monique Cabrera appeared at an arraignment on charges including first-degree murder, felony murder and aggravated child neglect.

       

More details: Mother will face trial after her infant died in a hot car at a Knoxville grocery store


Sevier County Commission has no plan to rebuke Warren Hurst for homophobic rant


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:44:36 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Warren Hurst wasn't at Tuesday night's meeting of commissioners who gathered to finalize next week's agenda — and neither were his critics.

       

More details: Sevier County Commission has no plan to rebuke Warren Hurst for homophobic rant


AG: Expelling Rep. David Byrd over sex assault allegations legal, but 'constitutional restraints counsel against' it


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:03:25 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

Attorney General Herbert Slatery says precedent and constitutional restraints "counsel against," but do not prohibit, expulsion for past conduct.

       

More details: AG: Expelling Rep. David Byrd over sex assault allegations legal, but 'constitutional restraints counsel against' it


Amidst the swirl of impeachment, Burchett gets first bill through the House


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:54:49 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

The bill supports small businesses that employ National Guard members and reservists. He worked with Democrat Andy Kim on the bill.

       

More details: Amidst the swirl of impeachment, Burchett gets first bill through the House


State panel questions recent ruling to lower Jeremy Durham's campaign finance penalty, calls for new hearing


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:28:42 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

The issue dates back to a $465,000 fine the registry levied against Durham in 2017, after an audit found he violated the state's campaign finance law hundreds of times.

       

More details: State panel questions recent ruling to lower Jeremy Durham's campaign finance penalty, calls for new hearing


See Gatlinburg's SkyBridge turned into a stunning winter span worthy of the North Pole


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:47:54 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

Watch the camera turn from the SkyBridge for a stunning aerial view of downtown Gatlinburg as flakes continued to blanket the mountain town.

       

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Michael Bloomberg requests Tennessee presidential ballot petition


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:40:50 +0000

Author: Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press

The billionaire former New York City mayor has said he's considering seeking the Democratic nomination but has not made a decision.

       

More details: Michael Bloomberg requests Tennessee presidential ballot petition


Tennessee state board seeking comments on what students should know in math


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:27:51 +0000

Author: Jason Gonzales, Nashville Tennessean

Tennesseans have until Dec. 6 to comment on the K-12 math standards, which outline what students should know in each grade level.

       

More details: Tennessee state board seeking comments on what students should know in math


Jeremy Banks arrest video unleashed a flood of threats to boycott Tennessee football


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:04:23 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

UT administrators received more than 75 complaints about the football team, many of them from people with ties to law enforcement.

       

More details: Jeremy Banks arrest video unleashed a flood of threats to boycott Tennessee football


Bond reduced for woman charged with arson in West Knox apartment fire


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:00:08 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Christina Waldman's attorney contends she was suffering an adverse, psychotic reaction to a clinical trial drug when she set fire to her apartment.

       

More details: Bond reduced for woman charged with arson in West Knox apartment fire


Best cookies in Tennessee? Google says Moonshine Mountain are tops


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:30:10 +0000

Author: Margie Hagen, Shopper News

Scrumptious cookies are kid-friendly and popular as gifts.

       

More details: Best cookies in Tennessee? Google says Moonshine Mountain are tops


Is your school opening late or not at all? Find out here


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:46:05 +0000

Author: News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel

Here are schools closed for winter weather.

       

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'Nightmare' scenario: Police radios don't work at some schools


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:27:21 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

School-based officers had a hard time communicating with officers arriving outside after reports of possible gunfire outside Powell High School.

       

More details: 'Nightmare' scenario: Police radios don't work at some schools


Gay aspiring Methodist pastor brings his platform of LGBTQ inclusion to Church Street


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:21:55 +0000

Author: Amy McRary, Knoxville News Sentinel

Gay Methodist aspiring pastor J.J. Warren unexpectedly gained an international platform after his February speech at the UMC's 2019 General Conference in St. Louis.

       

More details: Gay aspiring Methodist pastor brings his platform of LGBTQ inclusion to Church Street


A WWJD 401(k)?| David Moon


Created: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:00:31 +0000

Author: David Moon, Knoxville News Sentinel

What's in the WWJD 401(k)? In practice, socially conscious mutual fund investing is (at best) impractical and (at worst) virtue signaling.

       

More details: A WWJD 401(k)?| David Moon


3 judges drunkenly fight at an Indiana White Castle, leaving 2 shot. Now, they're suspended


Created: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:59:11 +0000

Author: Andrew Clark and Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star

Judges Bradley Jacobs, Andrew Adams and Sabrina Bell have been suspended without pay for being involved in a fight at an Indiana White Castle in May.

       

More details: 3 judges drunkenly fight at an Indiana White Castle, leaving 2 shot. Now, they're suspended

 
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