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Commissioner: Knox County Sheriff's Office needs oversight after deli controversy


Created: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 03:01:14 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

The 15-year-old girl at the center of the controversy is the sister of Anthony Thompson Jr., who was killed by Knoxville police officers last year.

      

Read more: Commissioner: Knox County Sheriff's Office needs oversight after deli controversy


Weigel Family Christmas brings cheer to hundreds of kids


Created: Mon, 05 Dec 2022 19:29:07 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Weigel Family Christmas is a charitable effort that has provided holiday presents for an astounding 4,600 kids since its inception in 1998.

      

Read more: Weigel Family Christmas brings cheer to hundreds of kids


Should Confederate imagery be part of a Christmas parade? Knoxville organizers think so


Created: Sun, 04 Dec 2022 01:07:18 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz, Knoxville News Sentinel

The WIVK Christmas Parade in downtown Knoxville has clear guidelines: "No overtly political message are permitted in the parade."

      

Read more: Should Confederate imagery be part of a Christmas parade? Knoxville organizers think so


Why one of the 'oldest and largest trees' fell in downtown Knoxville's oldest graveyard


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:04:47 +0000

Author: Keenan Thomas, Knoxville News Sentinel

As thunderstorms poured rain over Knoxville, a tree fell in a downtown graveyard. But this wasn't just any graveyard. It's Knoxville's oldest.

      

Read more: Why one of the 'oldest and largest trees' fell in downtown Knoxville's oldest graveyard


Police identify two people killed in Hardin Valley crash


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:16:00 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

Just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a report from a passerby of an overturned vehicle in a creek.

      

Read more: Police identify two people killed in Hardin Valley crash


Missing Greyhound passenger's body found in Knoxville months after disappearance


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 03:07:59 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

On May 7, Jeremy Stout went missing from a Greyhound stop on Cherry Street in Knoxville. His remains were found in a vacant church building.

      

Read more: Missing Greyhound passenger's body found in Knoxville months after disappearance


Knoxville police, civilian review board sign deal to improve accountability


Created: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 03:02:36 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

The new operating agreement formalizes many policies and procedures, but also increases PARC's role and involvement.

      

Read more: Knoxville police, civilian review board sign deal to improve accountability


The new 'Cocaine Bear' movie tells a wild story, and Knoxville plays a role


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:29:31 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

What is "Cocaine Bear" about? Take a look at the archives: In 1985, parachuting smuggler Andrew Thornton II fell from the sky and died in Knoxville.

      

Read more: The new 'Cocaine Bear' movie tells a wild story, and Knoxville plays a role


Camper resident found dead after early morning Knoxville fire


Created: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:45:54 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

After firefighters made a quick attack on the fire and was able to extinguish the flames in the camper, they discovered a body.

      

Read more: Camper resident found dead after early morning Knoxville fire


A massive tree fell overnight in downtown Knoxville's historic cemetery


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:38:28 +0000

Author: Keenan Thomas, Knoxville News Sentinel

The tree was rooted toward the center of the Revolutionary War-era graveyard at the First Presbyterian Church for Christ on State Street.

      

Read more: A massive tree fell overnight in downtown Knoxville's historic cemetery


Knoxville would charge Greyhound $600,000 to use the public downtown bus terminal


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:44:06 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

The city and the company are at an impasse after the bus line has moved its stations three times since selling its Knoxville terminal.

      

Read more: Knoxville would charge Greyhound $600,000 to use the public downtown bus terminal


Deli fires Anthony Thompson Jr.'s sister over age minimum after police say they weren't served


Created: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 13:18:10 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis and Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

After the Knox County Sheriff's Office ignited a social media firestorm, the teen whose brother was killed by Knoxville police lost her job.

      

Read more: Deli fires Anthony Thompson Jr.'s sister over age minimum after police say they weren't served


On Giving Tuesday, make your gift go far with Empty Stocking Fund


Created: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 17:19:38 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

The choices are endless this time of year, but we'd like to make a pitch for the top reasons why our Empty Stocking Fund is worth your consideration.

      

Read more: On Giving Tuesday, make your gift go far with Empty Stocking Fund


Mailbag: A riverside 'mullet,' a new food hall vendor and the history of Gay Street signs


Created: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 03:01:01 +0000

Author: Ryan Wilusz and Silas Sloan, Knoxville News Sentinel

This downtown Knoxville mailbag answers questions about apartments, Marble City Market food hall vendors and why so many Gay Street signs look alike.

      

Read more: Mailbag: A riverside 'mullet,' a new food hall vendor and the history of Gay Street signs


Knoxville police investigating after body found in vacant school building


Created: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:10:38 +0000

Author: Liz Kellar, Knoxville News Sentinel

There are no obvious signs of foul play, a police department spokesperson said in a press release.

      

Read more: Knoxville police investigating after body found in vacant school building


Ice skating returns to Market Square 2022


Created: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 22:55:01 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Folks took to the ice in Market Square, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.

      

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Ice skating in Market Square back for remainder of 2022


Created: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 22:13:30 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Ice skating in Market Square back for remainder of 2022

      

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New Knoxville Greyhound stop prompts chaos, outrage


Created: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:54:27 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Critics and officials say not only does Greyhound's newest stop have the same problems as previous locations, it's unauthorized.

      

Read more: New Knoxville Greyhound stop prompts chaos, outrage


Feeding those who need it most: Knoxville nonprofits serve up Thanksgiving meal


Created: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 19:58:18 +0000

Author: Becca Wright, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two well-known Knoxville nonprofits spent their Thanksgiving making sure Knoxville's most vulnerable were well-fed this holiday.

      

Read more: Feeding those who need it most: Knoxville nonprofits serve up Thanksgiving meal


As the economy shifts, our Empty Stocking Fund is there for families over the holidays


Created: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 01:33:33 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Our Empty Stocking Fund stands ready to distribute holiday meal boxes, and we're collecting donations now for our 100% volunteer-run effort.

      

Read more: As the economy shifts, our Empty Stocking Fund is there for families over the holidays


Greyhound passengers wait at newest Knoxville bus stop


Created: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 19:35:19 +0000

Author: Jamar Coach, Knoxville News Sentinel

People waited for hours along Kirkwood Street on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at the new Knoxville bus stop listed by Greyhound.

      

Read more: Greyhound passengers wait at newest Knoxville bus stop


Lawyer for Knoxville Catholic diocese held conflicting roles in sex abuse case


Created: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:10:26 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

The lawyer is a member of the review board, meaning he's defending the diocese and conducting what's supposed to be an independent investigation.

      

Read more: Lawyer for Knoxville Catholic diocese held conflicting roles in sex abuse case


Knoxville's Chris Battle takes his solemn mission fighting food insecurity on the road


Created: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:00:30 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

After a life of pulpit ministry, Knoxville's Chris Battle fights food injustice and carries on a legacy of Black farmers in the South.

      

Read more: Knoxville's Chris Battle takes his solemn mission fighting food insecurity on the road


Greyhound relocates its Knoxville bus stop again


Created: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 20:57:52 +0000

Author: Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

Greyhound has relocated its local bus stop to the third site in two months, this time to the intersection of Kirkwood and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

      

Read more: Greyhound relocates its Knoxville bus stop again


What is Unicorn World?


Created: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 10:44:13 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Unicorn World is coming to Knoxville in December featuring 10 animatronic unicorns.

      

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