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Knox County Schools closed the rest of the week because of illness


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:22:53 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County Schools will closed for the rest of the week because of illness, and all school-based activities are canceled.

       

More details: Knox County Schools closed the rest of the week because of illness


A drugmaker cut off this small-town Tennessee pharmacy. It found another supplier


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:36:21 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

A Morristown pharmacy's orders for a widely abused opioid on the black market — "Oxy 30 blues" — were high enough to rate blacklisting by a drugmaker.

       

More details: A drugmaker cut off this small-town Tennessee pharmacy. It found another supplier


Knoxville Police to have body cameras by this summer, Mayor Kincannon announces


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 01:33:05 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

The City Council unanimously asked the department to study the technology last September.

       

More details: Knoxville Police to have body cameras by this summer, Mayor Kincannon announces


Knoxville suspends and launches investigation into whistleblowers who spied on supervisor


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:00:21 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox News published a report Dec. 23 detailing the pair's surveillance and the rift it exposed between the city's executive and human resources teams.

       

More details: Knoxville suspends and launches investigation into whistleblowers who spied on supervisor


Why a duo is guilty in one East Tennessee robbery, but sentenced for a multi-state spree


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:52:14 +0000

Author: Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

A federal judge in Knoxville ruled the couple were involved in many more crimes than those for which they were convicted.

       

More details: Why a duo is guilty in one East Tennessee robbery, but sentenced for a multi-state spree


As Knoxville Center Mall closes, a new chapter opens for its 35-year tenant


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:00:07 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

"If you can survive in (Knoxville Center), you can survive almost anywhere. I don't mean that in a derogatory way, but you can see, there's no people."

       

More details: As Knoxville Center Mall closes, a new chapter opens for its 35-year tenant


Could Gov. Lee's abortion ban survive a legal challenge? Experts on both sides doubtful


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:00:12 +0000

Author: Anita Wadhwani, Nashville Tennessean

Experts on both sides of the abortion debate question the legal strategy behind Gov. Bill Lee's 'heartbeat' abortion ban.

       

More details: Could Gov. Lee's abortion ban survive a legal challenge? Experts on both sides doubtful


Pharmacist knew her shop was flooding Kingsport with pills, but nothing changed


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:07:30 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

The details about how drug distributors flooded Tennessee with opioids were revealed after Knox News won a court order to make the records public.

       

More details: Pharmacist knew her shop was flooding Kingsport with pills, but nothing changed


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'


A smoke bomb was thrown into Yassin's after fireworks disrupted a county meeting


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:36:57 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Someone set off fireworks outside the Knoxville City-County Building during a meeting. Thirty minutes later a smoke bomb was thrown into Yassin's Falafel House.

       

More details: A smoke bomb was thrown into Yassin's after fireworks disrupted a county meeting


This drug is made for drug-addicted pregnant women. One pharmacy sold 300,000 doses


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:07:52 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Johnson City pharmacy "appears to have been the largest retail purchaser in the U.S.," according to an investigator.

       

More details: This drug is made for drug-addicted pregnant women. One pharmacy sold 300,000 doses


'How many people can you massacre and still be honored?' House has impassioned debate on Forrest bust removal


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:13:38 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

Rep. Rick Staples, D-Knoxville, has filed a resolution urging the Capitol Commission to remove the Forrest bust.

       

More details: 'How many people can you massacre and still be honored?' House has impassioned debate on Forrest bust removal


Study finds Medicaid expansion helped poor Southerners stay healthy — but the impact is bigger than that


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:00:10 +0000

Author: Vincent Gabrielle, Knoxville News Sentinel

A new study found that Medicaid expansion helped poor people stay healthy. But other researchers say the impact of Medicare is bigger than that.

       

More details: Study finds Medicaid expansion helped poor Southerners stay healthy — but the impact is bigger than that


Knox County unanimously approves TVA Tower swap, gives legislative victory to Mayor Jacobs


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 01:39:42 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

The deal would move the Knox County School System employees into the Tennessee Valley Authority East Tower, pending a few more tweaks. Monday's vote was the biggest.

       

More details: Knox County unanimously approves TVA Tower swap, gives legislative victory to Mayor Jacobs


Man admits to fatally shooting woman during domestic dispute, Knox County authorities say


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:14:16 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The suspect and the victim had recently moved to Knoxville, according to a press release. The woman was found dead in a Missoula Way home.

       

More details: Man admits to fatally shooting woman during domestic dispute, Knox County authorities say


East Towne Mall was Knoxville's next big thing after 1982 World's Fair


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:20:57 +0000

Author: John Shearer, Special to the News Sentinel

As construction was completed, engineering company spokesman Tom Walton said, "We have built a lot of shopping malls, and this is the nicest one."

       

More details: East Towne Mall was Knoxville's next big thing after 1982 World's Fair


Why the Tennessee House will no longer hold these little-known, secretive meetings to discuss legislation


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:37:27 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

This year, House members are doing one less thing — they will no longer hold committee pre-meetings due to concerns over transparency and time management.

       

More details: Why the Tennessee House will no longer hold these little-known, secretive meetings to discuss legislation


Restaurant inspections: Neglected restrooms affect health scores this week


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:32:39 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits.

       

More details: Restaurant inspections: Neglected restrooms affect health scores this week


Former Knoxville police chiefs named to national law enforcement review panel


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:00:12 +0000

Author: Victor Ashe, Shopper News columnist

Victor Ashe: Clearly, this will be a high-profile undertaking and could have a lasting, positive impact on law enforcement for the future.

       

More details: Former Knoxville police chiefs named to national law enforcement review panel


What is Tennessee doing to control opioid prescriptions? Not enough, lawmakers say


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:00:15 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

A study found 31 Tennessee medical professionals who prescribed opioids in alarming patterns but haven't been scrutinized by the Department of Health or state medical boards.

       

More details: What is Tennessee doing to control opioid prescriptions? Not enough, lawmakers say


What if the Vince Lombardi Trophy designer had eaten a sausage biscuit or waffles instead? | Sam Venable


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:00:12 +0000

Author: Sam Venable, Knoxville News Sentinel

Super Bowl winners can thank trophy designer Oscar Reidner, who truly had a breakfast of champions.

       

More details: What if the Vince Lombardi Trophy designer had eaten a sausage biscuit or waffles instead? | Sam Venable


Tennessee moves to cement right-to-work law in state constitution


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:00:07 +0000

Author: Sandy Mazza, Nashville Tennessean

Business leaders and legislators argued the legislation is important to securing a strong economic future now because of growing threats to the rule in other parts of the country.

       

More details: Tennessee moves to cement right-to-work law in state constitution


Duo sentenced for alleged multi-state crime spree


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:00:12 +0000

Author: Angela M. Gosnell, Knoxville News Sentinel

A federal judge in Knoxville ruled the couple were involved in many more crimes than those for which they were convicted.

       

More details: Duo sentenced for alleged multi-state crime spree


Regal Tuxedo among last stores open in Knoxville Center Mall


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:00:07 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Regal Tuxedo, a part of Knoxville Center Mall since the mall opened in 1984, is among the last stores left in the mall.

       

More details: Regal Tuxedo among last stores open in Knoxville Center Mall


Regal Tuxedo's Ben Dobson explains why the Centerline Drive location was chosen


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:00:07 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Regal Tuxedo owner and operations director Ben Dobson explains why the Centerline Drive location was chosen

       

More details: Regal Tuxedo's Ben Dobson explains why the Centerline Drive location was chosen


Donald Trump Jr. touts father's accomplishments, slams media and Democrats while stumping for Bill Hagerty


Created: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:01:03 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

Trump Jr.'s appearance made him the first high profile speaker to visit Tennessee on behalf of Hagerty's campaign/

       

More details: Donald Trump Jr. touts father's accomplishments, slams media and Democrats while stumping for Bill Hagerty


Roane, Hawkins schools announce closures due to 'increased illness,' absences


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:04:29 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

Roane County Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday because of the increased number of absences.

       

More details: Roane, Hawkins schools announce closures due to 'increased illness,' absences


Trump picks former House Speaker Beth Harwell and ETSU president for TVA board


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:04:01 +0000

Author: USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, Knoxville News Sentinel

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he plans to nominate the pair.

       

More details: Trump picks former House Speaker Beth Harwell and ETSU president for TVA board


'The Bachelor': Controversial contestant makes a return and the other women aren't happy


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:53:07 +0000

Author: Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

Alayah Benavidez returned to the show after being kicked off last week, and one contestant's ex-boyfriend makes a return.

       

More details: 'The Bachelor': Controversial contestant makes a return and the other women aren't happy


Tennessee school voucher program rules approved, but opposition remains in statehouse


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:00:13 +0000

Author: Jason Gonzales, Nashville Tennessean

A Joint Government Operations Committee approved rules that spell out how Tennessee's Education Savings Account program will operate.

       

More details: Tennessee school voucher program rules approved, but opposition remains in statehouse


Great Smoky Mountains National Park adds 1 million visitors in 2019 to top previous records


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:37:14 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

The park in Tennessee and North Carolina is already the most-visited in the US, and a section of the Foothills Parkway has skyrocketed in popularity.

       

More details: Great Smoky Mountains National Park adds 1 million visitors in 2019 to top previous records


IRS notifies Rep. Matthew Hill of $19,000 in unpaid taxes


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:26:04 +0000

Author: Associated Press, Nashville Tennessean

Rep. Matthew Hill, a Republican representing Jonesborough, has an unpaid balance of about $4,360 from 2016 and an unpaid balance of $14,680 from 2018,

       

More details: IRS notifies Rep. Matthew Hill of $19,000 in unpaid taxes


Driver in fatal crash smoked weed because he was 'upset over Kobe Bryant passing away,' police say


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:37:50 +0000

Author: Micaela A Watts, Memphis Commercial Appeal

The driver, Charles Jones, told police he had smoked marijuana after learning about Kobe Bryant's death.

       

More details: Driver in fatal crash smoked weed because he was 'upset over Kobe Bryant passing away,' police say


Michael Bloomberg's partner Diana Taylor visits Knoxville's FISH Hospitality Pantry


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:00:15 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Diana Taylor, partner of Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, visits Knoxville's FISH Hospitality Pantry

       

More details: Michael Bloomberg's partner Diana Taylor visits Knoxville's FISH Hospitality Pantry


Tennessee 'needs Michael Bloomberg to be president,' his partner says in Knoxville


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:00:17 +0000

Author: Georgiana Vines, Knoxville News Sentinel

Michael Bloomberg's domestic partner, Diana Taylor, campaigned at his Knoxville headquarters Friday.

       

More details: Tennessee 'needs Michael Bloomberg to be president,' his partner says in Knoxville


Diana Taylor, partner of Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, visits Knoxville's FISH Hospitality Pantry


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:00:15 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Diana Taylor, partner of Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, visits Knoxville's FISH Hospitality Pantry on Friday, January 24, 2020.

       

More details: Diana Taylor, partner of Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, visits Knoxville's FISH Hospitality Pantry


Georgia death row case could open the door to sparing Tennessee's condemned, advocates say


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:00:07 +0000

Author: Adam Tamburin, Nashville Tennessean

Earlier this month, the Georgia parole board canceled Jimmy Fletcher Meders' execution with hours to spare. What does it mean for Tennessee's death row inmates?

       

More details: Georgia death row case could open the door to sparing Tennessee's condemned, advocates say


Capitol Notebook: Hagerty's Senate campaign brings in Trump Jr. to headline fundraiser


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:45:49 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert and Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

The latest political news from the USA TODAY Network - Tennessee.

       

More details: Capitol Notebook: Hagerty's Senate campaign brings in Trump Jr. to headline fundraiser


Knoxville Center Mall, AKA East Towne Mall, through the years


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 03:10:26 +0000

Author: Ruth White, Shopper News

A look at Knoxville Center Mall, AKA East Towne Mall, and how it's changed through the years.

       

More details: Knoxville Center Mall, AKA East Towne Mall, through the years


Knoxville drugstore asked for black market painkillers and got them - plus millions more, records show


Created: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:08:58 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

The details about how drug distributors flooded Tennessee with opioids were revealed after Knox News won a court order to make the records public.

       

More details: Knoxville drugstore asked for black market painkillers and got them - plus millions more, records show


A boozy place is coming to town — but not beer, wine or liquor. Have you heard of mead?


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:58:37 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Smoky Mountain Meadery near downtown Knoxville will make mead and a drink that is "the marriage of mankind's two oldest fermented beverages."

       

More details: A boozy place is coming to town — but not beer, wine or liquor. Have you heard of mead?


Former Vols in NBA and other VFLs react to Kobe Bryant's death


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:13:28 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Former Tennessee basketball players reacted on social media to the death of Kobe Bryant on Sunday.

       

More details: Former Vols in NBA and other VFLs react to Kobe Bryant's death


Former Halls High School, Tennessee Tech football player arrested for DUI, killing one


Created: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:17:57 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Riley Patton was arrested in South Carolina for a DUI hit-and-run. Patton played for Halls High School, Tennessee Tech and Coastal Carolina University.

       

More details: Former Halls High School, Tennessee Tech football player arrested for DUI, killing one


Boy Scouts of East Tennessee through the years


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 16:05:10 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

A photographic history of Boy Scouts in East Tennessee.

       

More details: Boy Scouts of East Tennessee through the years


Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion 'save haven'


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:46:35 +0000

Author: Sarah Rankin, The Associated Press

Abortion-rights groups laid out their legislative priorities this week, emphasizing a measure to undo Republican-backed laws including a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion.

       

More details: Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion 'save haven'


Tennessee House adopts drug-free workplace policy under changes pushed by Speaker Cameron Sexton


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:00:05 +0000

Author: Joel Ebert, Nashville Tennessean

The change comes less than a year after a former employee admitted to using cocaine in a legislative office.

       

More details: Tennessee House adopts drug-free workplace policy under changes pushed by Speaker Cameron Sexton


Tennessee Tech student tests negative for coronavirus, TDH says


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 06:04:20 +0000

Author: Rachel Wegner, Nashville Tennessean

The Tennessee Tech University student tested for coronavirus yielded negative results, the Tennessee Department of Health said Friday.

       

More details: Tennessee Tech student tests negative for coronavirus, TDH says

 
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