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Mayor Burchett says change of schools superintendent would best serve Knox County

Some Knoxville area pharmacists are worried after a major prescription benefit provider is set to cut coverage for around a thousand drug ingredients commonly found in compound medications. Some Knoxville area pharmacists are worried after a major prescription benefit provider is set to cut coverage for around a thousand drug ingredients commonly found in compound medications.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Williamson County, TN

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

KPD: speed a factor in deadly Friday night crash

A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department. A man was killed late Friday night after crashing his car near the Old City, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

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Related Topix: Campbell County, TN, Monroe County, TN, Loudon County, TN

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Nashville Scene

Veteran Suicides in Tennessee Increased in 2013

New figures from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs show veteran suicides increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013. The numbers were included in a press release Friday from Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Shelby County, TN, Davidson County, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Horse Haven holding open house Saturday in Knoxville

Horse Haven of Tennessee is holding an open house Saturday for the public to tour the facility and meet animals available for adoption. Horse Haven of Tennessee is holding an open house Saturday for the public to tour the facility and meet animals available for adoption.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Morristown man sentenced to 16 years on child porn charges

A Morristown man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. A Morristown man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

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Related Topix: Morristown, TN, University of Tennessee

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Sheriff: Deputy shot convicted murderer wanted for stabbing

Sheriff: Deputy shot convicted murderer wanted for stabbing The Knox County Sheriff's Office Mountain Mist Lane off Beaver Creek Road in Powell Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rZAqvO According to Knox County Sheriff JJ Jones, Elijah Jackson, 33, was shot and wounded Friday morning in a Powell subdivision Jackson, who was convicted of first degree murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in 2002, was wanted for stabbing a man on August 16 in the parking lot of the Farragut Market. That victim was stabbed in the leg.

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Related Topix: Powell, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

House damaged by fire in Halls Friday morning

A Morristown man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. A Morristown man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

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Related Topix: Morristown, TN, Tennessee, University of Tennessee

Metropulse.com

The Weekend Plan-It: Knoxville Film Fest, Ginuwine, and Smokin' Day...

FRIDAY Smart Toys and Books will have a parent/child art class for kiddos age 2+. This week's craft project will be a zebra collage.

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Related Topix: Ginuwine, R-N-B, Maryville, TN

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

KCS employee investigated for misuse of funds

The state is investigating Knox County Schools Executive Director of School Nutrition Jon Dickl for allegations connected to the misuse of funds, school officials confirmed. KCS employee investigated for misuse of funds The state is investigating Knox County Schools Executive Director of School Nutrition Jon Dickl for allegations connected to the misuse of funds, school officials confirmed.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County Schools nutrition official on leave during investigation into alleged misuse of funds

A popular University of Tennessee program that aims to help underprivileged high school students get into college has come to an abrupt end. A popular University of Tennessee program that aims to help underprivileged high school students get into college has come to an abrupt end.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Education Etc., University of Tennessee

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Knox Mayor Burchett: Superintendent needs to go

Knox Mayor Burchett: Superintendent needs to go Burchett blasts superintendent's leadership skills; McIntyre calls comments 'ridiculous' Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rYybZz Knox County's mayor has fired another shot in a public war of words with the superintendent of Knox County Schools. 9-11-14 During Wednesday evening's taping of WBIR's weekend political show, Inside Tennessee, the mayor blasted the superintendent's leadership style, suggesting that he is an unpopular micromanager who doesn't treat teachers and school employees with respect.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Knoxville, TN, Law

WATE-TV Knoxville

THP traffic stop in east Knox County nets 11 pounds of crystal meth

Two men from Arizona were arrested in East Knox County Wednesday after a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper found in their vehicle 11 pounds of crystal meth valued at approximately $500,000. Two men from Arizona were arrested in East Knox County Wednesday after a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper found in their vehicle 11 pounds of crystal meth valued at approximately $500,000.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Maryville, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

North Knox County pizzeria robbed at gunpoint, search on for suspect

Officers say the suspect entered the Little Caesars, 7116 Maynardville Highway, just before 10 p.m. and robbed the business with a black handgun. Officers say the suspect entered the Little Caesars, 7116 Maynardville Highway, just before 10 p.m. and robbed the business with a black handgun.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Veteran Suicides Are On The Rise In Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder on Thursday announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Life, Veteran Affairs, Davidson County, TN, Shelby County, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Three qualify for Knox County BOE seat

Three qualify for Knox County BOE seat Three Fountain City area residents qualified on Wednesday to run for the Knox County BOE seat. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rWw0Gb Three Fountain City area residents, including a community activist, a special education teacher, and a retired schools administrator, qualified on Wednesday to run for the Knox County Board of Education seat vacated by Indya Kincannon.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Corryton, TN

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

McCroskey, top aide get $10,000 unused sick leave payMcCroskey, top...

Former Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey will receive $10,000 from the county for unused sick leave she accrued before taking office McCroskey, top aide get $10,000 unused sick leave pay Former Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey will receive $10,000 from the county for unused sick leave she accrued before taking office Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rVkhaS Former Knox County Criminal Court Clerk Joy McCroskey will receive $10,000 from the county for unused sick leave she accrued before taking office more than five years ago. The payment stems from a county policy that took effect in July 2013.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

4th sexual assault reported on UT's campus this semester

The Knoxville Medal of Honor Convention kicks off Tuesday night with a dinner at Neyland Stadium for the Medal of Honor Character Development Program.The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which is made up of Medal of Honor recipients of all races, social classes and economic levels, holds its annual convention in a different U.S. city each year. The group chose Knoxville for its 2014 convention, which officially runs from September 10-13.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Decatur County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, University of Tennessee

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knoxville-based license plate recognition company to relocate to larger facility in Farragut

A Knoxville-based vehicle identification and license plate recognition technology company is relocating to a 57,000 square foot facility in Farragut. A Knoxville-based vehicle identification and license plate recognition technology company is relocating to a 57,000 square foot facility in Farragut.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Farragut, TN, University of Tennessee

WATE-TV Knoxville

Crews clean up corrosive acid spill on I-40E near MM 371

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Monday night in a press conference that the human skull found in Decatur County Sunday was that of Holly Bobo. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Monday night in a press conference that the human skull found in Decatur County Sunday was that of Holly Bobo.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Decatur County, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Hazmat crews clean I-40 acid spill in West Knox County

A bumpy ride for a transfer truck leads to a night of cleaning dangerous acid from the side of I-40 in West Knox County. Hazmat crews clean I-40 acid spill in West Knox County A bumpy ride for a transfer truck leads to a night of cleaning dangerous acid from the side of I-40 in West Knox County.

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