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Knoxville mayor again urges release of bodycam footage in Austin-East student shooting but stops short of action


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:16:11 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone and Angela Dennis, Knoxville News Sentinel

The city is asking a judge for assurances it won't be held in contempt if it releases redacted video footage of the confrontation.

      

More details: Knoxville mayor again urges release of bodycam footage in Austin-East student shooting but stops short of action


This week in coronavirus: Who doesn't want the COVID-19 vaccine? White, rural Republicans.


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:50:52 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

Sixty-nine percent of white, rural conservative Tennesseans are unwilling to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new survey results.

      

More details: This week in coronavirus: Who doesn't want the COVID-19 vaccine? White, rural Republicans.


How Knox County is combating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, one person at a time


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 02:00:24 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are becoming more and more available. Is it a sign of lower demand? And if so, how will we reach herd immunity?

      

More details: How Knox County is combating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, one person at a time


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


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:58:54 +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


Knoxville police did not call crisis negotiators to talk to armed teen in school bathroom


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:11:51 +0000

Author: Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Instead, police entered the bathroom and ended up in a confrontation that left 17-year-old Anthony J. Thompson Jr. shot to death.

      

More details: Knoxville police did not call crisis negotiators to talk to armed teen in school bathroom


Knox County prosecutor Charme Allen won't release bodycam video until case is done


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:00:07 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone and Brittany Crocker, Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon said she had asked Charme Allen to release a redacted version of the Austin-East shooting video, but Allen declined.

      

More details: Knox County prosecutor Charme Allen won't release bodycam video until case is done


Knoxville's Austin-East High School shooting: What we know


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:51:52 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Many details are still uncertain, but here's what we know about the Knoxville shooting that left a student dead at Austin-East Magnet High School.

      

More details: Knoxville's Austin-East High School shooting: What we know


Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas calls for release of bodycam video from teen's shooting


Created: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:33:42 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman and Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

Eve Thomas has added her voice to those calling for the release of bodycam video that shows how 17-year-old Anthony J. Thompson Jr. died.

      

More details: Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas calls for release of bodycam video from teen's shooting


Tennessee elected leaders got used to virtual meetings during the pandemic. Some want to keep the option.


Created: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:29 +0000

Author: Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean

Legislation that would allow elected officials to avoid in-person meetings, convene remotely, is opposed by Tennessee's leading open government group.

      

More details: Tennessee elected leaders got used to virtual meetings during the pandemic. Some want to keep the option.


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


Latest updates: The police shooting of Anthony J. Thompson Jr. in Knoxville


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:06:42 +0000

Author: Sarah Riley and Brittany Crocker, Knoxville News Sentinel

The police shooting of a teen in the bathroom of Austin-East High School bathroom has community leaders and advocates asking for video to be released.

      

More details: Latest updates: The police shooting of Anthony J. Thompson Jr. in Knoxville


Smoke that enveloped four counties in early April actually came from surrounding states


Created: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:40 +0000

Author: Brittany Crocker, Knoxville News Sentinel

Smoke that covered at least four East Tennessee counties on April 6 came from multiple large burns south of Knoxville, not from Oak Ridge.

      

More details: Smoke that enveloped four counties in early April actually came from surrounding states


LIVE: Mayor Indya Kincannon addresses efforts to release footage in shooting of Anthony Thompson Jr.


Created: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:53:43 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

"I support releasing any incident videos to the media & public as soon as it is legally allowed," Kincannon wrote on a social media post.

      

More details: LIVE: Mayor Indya Kincannon addresses efforts to release footage in shooting of Anthony Thompson Jr.


How to help the Austin-East community after string of fatal shootings


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:51:02 +0000

Author: Brittany Crocker, Knoxville News Sentinel

Get involved with community events and fundraisers supporting Austin-East Magnet High School.

      

More details: How to help the Austin-East community after string of fatal shootings


Need help? A list of the COVID-19 assistance options available in Knox County


Created: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 10:03:01 +0000

Author: Allie Clouse, Knoxville News Sentinel

Do you or someone you know need financial assistance or emotional support amid COVID-19? Here are the resources available.

      

More details: Need help? A list of the COVID-19 assistance options available in Knox County


Knoxville police body cameras record first high-profile case, and authorities sit on video


Created: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:45:42 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

"If the truth doesn't get out, rumor will fill the vacuum," said Deborah Fisher, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government.

      

More details: Knoxville police body cameras record first high-profile case, and authorities sit on video


Feds seize $700,000 in suspected multi-state unemployment fraud case out of East Tennessee


Created: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:01:41 +0000

Author: Mariah Timms and Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

Federal authorities are investigating an East Tennessee man suspected of using stolen identities to file fraudulent unemployment claims.

      

More details: Feds seize $700,000 in suspected multi-state unemployment fraud case out of East Tennessee


Dreaming of passenger rail service in Knoxville? Here's why it would take decades


Created: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:55:28 +0000

Author: Vincent Gabrielle, Knoxville News Sentinel

Under Biden's infrastructure plan every major city in Tennessee could have passenger service except Knoxville. Here's why.

      

More details: Dreaming of passenger rail service in Knoxville? Here's why it would take decades


Student dead, officer wounded in shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:56:17 +0000

Author: Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

Police have responded to a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville that killed one juvenile and injured a police officer.

      

More details: Student dead, officer wounded in shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville


Austin-East High School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday after fatal shooting


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:50:28 +0000

Author: Isabel Lohman and Monica Kast, Knoxville News Sentinel

Austin-East high school has previously been moved to virtual learning following gun violence in the Knoxville community and a student's death.

      

More details: Austin-East High School will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday after fatal shooting


Under her new authority, Buchanan reissues mask mandate plus bar and restaurant curfew


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:13:25 +0000

Author: Vincent Gabrielle and Sarah Riley, Knoxville News Sentinel

"While the path out of the pandemic is paved by community vaccination, some temporary restrictions remain necessary."

      

More details: Under her new authority, Buchanan reissues mask mandate plus bar and restaurant curfew


Gov. Bill Lee offers prayers for Austin-East after another shooting near Knoxville school


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:33:46 +0000

Author: Staff reports

Gov. Bill Lee offered his prayers for the victims of a shooting near Austin-East High School in Knoxville on Monday.

      

More details: Gov. Bill Lee offers prayers for Austin-East after another shooting near Knoxville school


This week in COVID-19: UK variant B.1.1.7 is now 35% of new Tennessee infections


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 02:46:28 +0000

Author: Brett Kelman, Nashville Tennessean

The CDC now estimates more than one third of all new coronavirus infections in Tennessee are the result of the B.1.1.7 variant.

      

More details: This week in COVID-19: UK variant B.1.1.7 is now 35% of new Tennessee infections


Samantha Shoemaker talks about finding out her grandmother's body was misplaced at Parkwest Hospital


Created: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 02:00:39 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, Knoxville News Sentinel

Samantha Shoemaker talks about finding out her grandmother's body was misplaced at Parkwest Hospital

      

More details: Samantha Shoemaker talks about finding out her grandmother's body was misplaced at Parkwest Hospital


Bravery of Clarksville teen rape survivor credited with proposed change in Tennessee law


Created: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:00:27 +0000

Author: Alexis Clark, Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle

How two boys charged in a Clarksville rape who were caught laughing about it on camera led to a Tennessee bill with harsher penalties for minors.

      

More details: Bravery of Clarksville teen rape survivor credited with proposed change in Tennessee law


Tennessee senator: Bill limiting AG's power in federal court won't happen this year


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:49:06 +0000

Author: Yue Stella Yu, Nashville Tennessean

The bill has been delayed until next year. The amended measure would have designated the state's solicitor general as the legislature's legal counsel.

      

More details: Tennessee senator: Bill limiting AG's power in federal court won't happen this year


Knoxville media coalition supports city's effort to release Austin-East bodycam video


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:36:19 +0000

Author: Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Virtually every Knoxville media outlet is supporting the city's legal request it be allowed to release bodycam video from the shooting at Austin-East.

      

More details: Knoxville media coalition supports city's effort to release Austin-East bodycam video


Company Distilling coming to Blount County


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:28:05 +0000

Author: Knoxville News Sentinel

Company Distilling coming to Blount County

      

More details: Company Distilling coming to Blount County


New whiskey brand from Jack Daniel's master distiller will invest $20M in East Tennessee


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:24:41 +0000

Author: Brenna McDermott, Knoxville News Sentinel

"Everything we (did) at Jack Daniel's, it was always about being the biggest. I want this next chapter of my life to be about being the best."

      

More details: New whiskey brand from Jack Daniel's master distiller will invest $20M in East Tennessee


Protesters removed after disrupting Knox County commission meeting


Created: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:43:33 +0000

Author: Brianna Paciorka, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

Protesters were removed after disrupting Monday night's Knox County commission meeting

      

More details: Protesters removed after disrupting Knox County commission meeting

 
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