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Widow of man killed by Blount County deputy on his own property files wrongful death suit
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:06:55 -0700

The wife of a Louisville man who was shot and killed by a Blount County deputy in his own garage has filed a wrongful death suit against the deputy and Blount County Sheriff James Berrong.

Tennessee names high-performing schools statewide
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:35:19 -0700

Tennessee has named 168 'Reward Schools' statewide for high performance or for making progress over the academic year.

East Tennessee Children's Hospital breaks ground on $75 million expansion project
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:47:43 -0700

 E ast Tennessee Children's Hospital broke ground Tuesday on a $75 million expansion. The new five-story building is planned at the corner of White Avenue and 21st Street in the Fort Sanders area.

Campbell County man charged with stabbing man several times in the back
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:18:25 -0700

A Campbell County man was arrested Monday night and charged with stabbing another man several times in the back.

Woman arrested in Blount County for sexual exploitation of an infant
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:06:05 -0700

Naomi Jean Justice, 21 of Seymour, was arrested Wednesday at a home in Rockford without incident. She is charged the production and distribution of child pornography.

Knox County saves $45k in 4 years after getting rid of county car for mayor
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:25:38 -0700

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's office said his move to eliminate the mayor's county issued vehicle has saved almost $45,000 in taxpayer dollars since Burchett took office.

Sevier County man on bond for July marijuana arrest busted again
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:58:37 -0700

A Sevier County man was arrested Tuesday after more than three pounds of marijuana was found in his home. 

Man arrested in Oak Ridge woman's death facing elevated murder charges
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:24:49 -0700

Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested Sunday night in the death of Erin Corwin, 19. The charges were announced Tuesday by San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos.

4 hurt, 1 seriously at Blount County home construction site
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:32:36 -0700

Four men were hurt, one seriously, at a home construction site Thursday afternoon in Blount County.

UT students voting on name for Neyland Stadium's student section
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:21 -0700

The University of Tennessee is asking students to help name Neyland Stadium's student section.