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The first Buc-ee's 'Big Store' is coming to Sevierville as part of Exit 407 development


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 15:51:17 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

Buc-ee's, a travel center known for its barbecue and clean bathrooms, is opening its first "Big Store" in the country in Tennessee.

      

More details: The first Buc-ee's 'Big Store' is coming to Sevierville as part of Exit 407 development


Tennessee man pleads guilty to minor protesting charge in U.S. Capitol riot case


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:53:38 +0000

Author: Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean

A Crossville man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the deadly U.S. Capitol riot in January.

      

More details: Tennessee man pleads guilty to minor protesting charge in U.S. Capitol riot case


A cop told bosses a fellow cop was racist. They did nothing. Officers say it shows a deep-seated problem at KPD


Created: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 17:33:57 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville cops told Knox News an ongoing problem with one officer illustrates the department's long-standing failure to root out racism.

      

More details: A cop told bosses a fellow cop was racist. They did nothing. Officers say it shows a deep-seated problem at KPD


University of Tennessee, Knox County Schools and Knox County COVID-19 case counts


Created: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:45:40 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley and Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

A look at the latest coronavirus numbers, including positive tests, isolations and hospitalizations. Updated daily.

      

More details: University of Tennessee, Knox County Schools and Knox County COVID-19 case counts


Trump administration's first 'China Initiative' prosecution sputters as jurors deadlock


Created: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 02:00:30 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

The jury deliberated for over 12 hours over two days before declaring they were deadlocked on charges former UT prof. Anming Hu tried to defraud NASA.

      

More details: Trump administration's first 'China Initiative' prosecution sputters as jurors deadlock


Knoxville mayor, police chief decline comment on Knox News investigation into KPD racism


Created: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 17:01:26 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

Indya Kincannon's staff said the mayor would speak at length with Knox News next week.

      

More details: Knoxville mayor, police chief decline comment on Knox News investigation into KPD racism


The changing climate has made Knoxville hotter, wetter and more expensive


Created: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 02:00:56 +0000

Author: Brittany Crocker, Knoxville News Sentinel

Climate change can be measured in raindrops, degrees, tax dollars and the lives of East Tennesseans.

      

More details: The changing climate has made Knoxville hotter, wetter and more expensive


US military guns lost, stolen from Alabama bases


Created: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 12:32:04 +0000

Author: By The Associated Press

Military weapons including pistols and submachine guns have been lost or stolen from bases in Alabama. Most were associated with Anniston Army Depot.

      

More details: US military guns lost, stolen from Alabama bases


Celebrate Juneteenth: Things to do in Knoxville for Freedom Day


Created: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 02:00:58 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Juneteenth falls on Saturday this year, and it'll be a good way to jumpstart the summer with these events.

      

More details: Celebrate Juneteenth: Things to do in Knoxville for Freedom Day


Tracking the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Knoxville and East Tennessee


Created: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 16:16:51 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

COVID-19 vaccine inoculations began last month to the most at-risk groups and those on the front lines. How long before it's available to everyone?

      

More details: Tracking the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Knoxville and East Tennessee


Under Biden, refugees will begin arriving again in Tennessee, despite some Republican wishes


Created: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 02:00:24 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

With more refugees set to begin arriving again in Tennessee in the coming months, Gov. Bill Lee is taking a different tone.

      

More details: Under Biden, refugees will begin arriving again in Tennessee, despite some Republican wishes


Questions about Smokies baseball stadium? We're talking about it on Instagram.


Created: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 19:06:42 +0000

Author: Kelli Krebs, Knoxville News Sentinel

Join Knox News reporter Tyler Whetstone, live on Instagram, for the first edition of our KnoxTalks series.

      

More details: Questions about Smokies baseball stadium? We're talking about it on Instagram.


Southern Baptists elect new convention president, bucking effort to push conservative denomination to the right


Created: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:21:31 +0000

Author: Holly Meyer, Nashville Tennessean

In an election that went to a runoff, Southern Baptists elected Alabama Pastor Ed Litton as the new convention president.

      

More details: Southern Baptists elect new convention president, bucking effort to push conservative denomination to the right


Knox County Health Department to move COVID-19 vaccinations to headquarters at end of June


Created: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:32:14 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

How to book your COVID-19 vaccination and where to go for your appointment after closure of Knox County Health Department's Broadway clinic.

      

More details: Knox County Health Department to move COVID-19 vaccinations to headquarters at end of June


How young is too young for a death sentence? Christa Pike fights move to set execution date


Created: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 01:06:04 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The state of Tennessee says it's time to set an execution date for Pike. Her lawyers say 18 is too young for killers to get the death penalty.

      

More details: How young is too young for a death sentence? Christa Pike fights move to set execution date


Knox Pride will open LGBTQ community outreach center in South Knoxville


Created: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 02:36:47 +0000

Author: Jake Yoder, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox Pride has announced a new community and outreach center opening this July in South Knoxville. The space will host year-round events and programs.

      

More details: Knox Pride will open LGBTQ community outreach center in South Knoxville


Want to buy a house in Knoxville? Here's how to compete with out-of-state cash buyers


Created: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:18:14 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Here's advice from a real estate agent with more than 20 years of experience.

      

More details: Want to buy a house in Knoxville? Here's how to compete with out-of-state cash buyers


Knox County is barely in sight of President Biden's goal of vaccinating 70% by July 4


Created: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:39:39 +0000

Author: Chastity Laskey, USA TODAY NETWORK and Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Here's how many Knox County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of this week, according to data.

      

More details: Knox County is barely in sight of President Biden's goal of vaccinating 70% by July 4


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wants U.S. Senate to hold hearings on unaccompanied minors


Created: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:27:30 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

Republican governors have been outspoken about migrant children arriving in their states. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wants U.S. Senate to hold hearings.

      

More details: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wants U.S. Senate to hold hearings on unaccompanied minors


Knox County Schools won't hire a facilitator to gather input on police. What now?


Created: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:22:01 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman, Knoxville News Sentinel

With that option off the table, parents, families, advocates and community members can reach out to their board representative through phone or email.

      

More details: Knox County Schools won't hire a facilitator to gather input on police. What now?


New internal audio intensifies debate over how Southern Baptist leaders handled sex abuse crisis


Created: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:20:07 +0000

Author: Holly Meyer, Nashville Tennessean

A Texas pastor shared audio clips and a letter he wrote to two top Southern Baptist leaders critical of their response to the sexual abuse crisis.

      

More details: New internal audio intensifies debate over how Southern Baptist leaders handled sex abuse crisis


Austin-East grad Phillip Tucker saw a need and answered the call with free therapy sessions


Created: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:35:47 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Phillip Tucker is hosting a series of free therapy sessions for Austin-East students at the Change Center, sponsored by Shora Foundation.

      

More details: Austin-East grad Phillip Tucker saw a need and answered the call with free therapy sessions


19-year-old killed in hillside crash on the Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg


Created: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:20:42 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

The crash killed the front-seat passenger. Two others were transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center for their injuries.

      

More details: 19-year-old killed in hillside crash on the Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg


Why a Knox News subscription gets you more than you think


Created: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:41:51 +0000

Author: Kelli Krebs, Knoxville News Sentinel

Be one of the first to learn about Knoxville breaking news with alerts, flip through a digital replica of the Knoxville News Sentinel and more.

      

More details: Why a Knox News subscription gets you more than you think


University of Tennessee assured NASA that professor had no prohibited ties to China


Created: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 02:50:31 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hu filed reports showing his work with Chinese students, researchers and status as a professor at Beijing University of Technology in China.

      

More details: University of Tennessee assured NASA that professor had no prohibited ties to China


Go behind the scenes in our new subscriber-exclusive Your Week in Knoxville newsletter


Created: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:41:33 +0000

Author: Kelli Krebs, Knoxville News Sentinel

Hear directly from the executive editor about what we cover and why in this exclusive newsletter for Knox News subscribers.

      

More details: Go behind the scenes in our new subscriber-exclusive Your Week in Knoxville newsletter


What to know about unaccompanied minors in Tennessee


Created: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 19:02:08 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and other Republicans in the state are calling for greater transparency from the Biden administration.

      

More details: What to know about unaccompanied minors in Tennessee


Knox County shifts reasons for why it didn't follow laws on immigration enforcement


Created: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:35:44 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel, and Jesse Fox Mayshark, Compass Knox

"Embarrassingly ill-informed." Immigration attorney describes Knox County's reasoning for not getting OK on enforcement deal.

      

More details: Knox County shifts reasons for why it didn't follow laws on immigration enforcement


Trial of former UT professor centers on whether he concealed ties to Chinese university


Created: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 02:00:28 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Prominent nanotechnologist Anming Hu contends he's a victim of racial profiling but federal prosecutors say the allegations are based on his lies.

      

More details: Trial of former UT professor centers on whether he concealed ties to Chinese university


The search continues for 5-year-old Summer Wells in Hawkins County


Created: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:57:02 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

The search continue for 5-year-old Amber Hawkins, the subject of an Amber Alert issued Wednesday, June 15, 2021.

      

More details: The search continues for 5-year-old Summer Wells in Hawkins County

 
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