Knox County Newswire

Knox County Newswire

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  1. Two charged with murder in shooting death of Zaevion Dobson Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Authorities have charged two men in connection to the fatal shooting of Zaevion Dobson, the former Fulton High School football player who died last December while shielding several of his friends from gunfire. Christopher Bassett and Richard Williams were each charged with first-degree murder, the Knox County District Attorney General's Office announced Thursday.

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  2. All-Inclusive Playground for Knox CountyRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | WIMZ-FM Knoxville

    Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knox County Commissioner Brad Anders and members and partners of the Karns Lions Club will break ground Thursday afternoon on the first all-inclusive playground in Knox County.and outside the city of Knoxville. The Karns Lions Club All-Inclusive Playground is intended for children and families of all abilities and will include equipment and accommodations for those with physical disabilities.

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  3. West Nile virus discovered in South Knox County, spraying scheduled for Thursday Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Lab tests have confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in Culex mosquitoes in South Knox County, the Knox County Health Department said Wednesday. KCHD will spray for mosquitoes in the area on Thursday between 9 p.m. and midnight to reduce the mosquito population.

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  4. Knoxville gang member convicted of robbing 79-year-old manRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The Knox County District Attorney's office said a Crips gang member was convicted of robbing a 79-year-old man. Dennis Christopher Lowery, 35, was found guilty of robbery and theft over $10,000.

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  5. Education 13 mins ago 11:15 a.m.KCS Act scores decrease slightly in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... became eligible for the HOPE scholarship in 2016 by achieving composite scores of 21 or higher. Students at Knox County Schools averaged a 20.5 in 2016. The figure is the highest among the four largest districts in Tennessee (Shelby County, Davidson ...

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  6. Former Knoxville/Knox County MPC finance manager wins $800K judgmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission's former finance manager is getting an $800,000 payout after a lawsuit she filed claiming she was fired as retaliation. Dee Anne Reynolds was fired in June 2014.

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  7. Michele's News Update 8/23/16 Michele SilvaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WJXB-FM Knoxville

    The Track at Bristol Motor Speedway is getting ready for some football! The battle at Bristol is just over 2 weeks away and 400 truckloads of rock is being hauled in to raise the field, then it's the time for the turf! Knox County will be spraying for mosquitos for the West Nile Virus Tuesday night in the Fourth Avenue area of North Knoxville between 9 and midnight. Stay inside and bring pets indoors.

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  8. More Students are Eligible for the TN Hope Scholarship NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

    ... posted the largest gains in the state from 2015 to 2016, raising its average composite by 1.8 points to 19.2. Knox County Schoolshad the highest average composite out of the four large urban districts in Tennessee at 20.5. Three districts both ...

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  9. Knox County middle school student hit by car while walking home from schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WATE-TV Knoxville

    Knoxville Police Department is investigating after a Northwest Middle School student was hit by a car while walking home from school. The accident happened Tuesday afternoon near Merchants Drive and Pleasant Ridge Road.

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  10. Six People in East Tennessee Charged with TennCare FraudRead the original story

    Tuesday | PressReleasePoint

    ... eligible for TennCare benefits. Jennifer Skurtu , also known as Jennifer Stinson, 53, of Knoxville, indicted in Knox County for ten counts of fraudulently using TennCare to obtain the painkillers Oxycodone and Hydrocodone by doctor shopping. Brandi ...

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  11. Armstrong seeks acquittal or new trial in tax evasion case Read Story Mike DonilaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... evidence to establish Mr. Armstrong acted willfully," the motion states. As a result of his conviction, the Knox County Democratic Party picked Rick Staples to replace Armstrong in the November general election for the 15th District House seat. He ...

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  12. Knoxville parents using billboard campaign to share message of drug overdose preventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WATE-TV Knoxville

    There's a new push for people to buy and carry the anti-overdose drug naloxone. A local overdose prevention organization is rolling out a billboard campaign in Knox County because they say the area is high risk for drug overdoses and deaths.

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  13. Knox County Health Department trucks spray for mosquitosRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The Knox County Health Department has confirmed he presence of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes in the Fourth Avenue area of Knox County. The health department said they will spray the area on Tuesday between 9 p.m. and midnight if weather permits.

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  14. Knoxville Center Mall sold; could become retail, residential hub Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The Knoxville Center Mall has new owners who say they want to work with the community to figure out the future of one of East Knox County's long-time landmarks and work to create a "thriving retail and residential hub" for the area. Knoxville Partners, LLC announced on Friday that it purchased the 964,000-square-foot mall at 3001 Knoxville Center Drive off Interstate 640.

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  15. West Nile Virus in Knox CountyMonday, August 22The Knox County Health ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | WJXB-FM Knoxville

    The Knox County Health Department confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in Culex mosquitoes in the Fourth Avenue area of North Knoxville. Officials will spray for mosquitoes in the area on Tuesday, Aug. 23 between 9 p.m. and midnight.

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  16. Charges dropped against KCS bus driver Read Story StaffRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The state of Tennessee dismissed driving under the influence and other charges against a Knox County Schools bus driver for a March wreck in Safety City. Hollis Walker, 78, was initially charged with DUI, reckless endangerment and simple possession of drugs after he crashed a bus loaded with 26 students into the gate as he entered Green Magnet Elementary School.

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  17. Tennessee equality groups: Trump policies create hate Read Story Michael Collins, Usa TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Leticia Flores didn't believe for a second that Donald Trump was standing up for equality when he pledged to keep Muslims from entering the country if they support the death penalty for gays. "These are two groups that already get plenty of hatred directed at them," said Flores, incoming Knox County chairwoman of the Tennessee Equality Project, a statewide gay-rights group.

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  18. Tennessee This Week a " August 21, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 21 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    The new school year is underway for Knox County and the school system is under new leadership.

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  19. Knox County Donald Trump headquarters opensRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    Campaign headquarters for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are now open in Knox County. The office is located on Kingston Pike in Farragut and will have plenty of Trump merchandise.

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  20. Some Knox County high school football teams play first game of season on new synthetic turfRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | WATE-TV Knoxville

    It's Friday night football time and some Knox County teams are going to be playing their season openers on new artificial turf fields. Pilot Flying J and the Haslam family donated $10 million last year to refurbish and modernize football fields at the 13 Knox County high schools over a 36 month period.

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