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Personnel file shows KCS gave embattled bus driver several chances

Personnel file shows KCS gave embattled bus driver several chancesDocuments from Knox County Schools show the district gave bus driver Judy Ray several chances over the course of nearly seven years to correct inappropriate behavior noted in multiple complaints.
  • Local
  • 18 hours, 13 minutes ago
Nation

Inmates given special cards to help solve cold cases

Inmates given special cards to help solve cold casesIn an effort to solve cold cases, inmates around the country are being given cold case cards. Each card has a picture, name and information about an unsolved homicide.
  • Nation
  • 56 minutes ago
World

More than 1,400 dead as magnitude-7.8 quake rocks Nepal

More than 1,400 dead as magnitude-7.8 quake rocks NepalThe quake struck northwest of Katmandu, toppling houses, ancient temples and triggering avalanches.
  • World
  • 5 hours, 16 minutes ago
Cars

Ford recalls 389,585 cars for doors that fly open

Ford recalls 389,585 cars for doors that fly openAll were built at Ford plants in Mexico and two injuries and an accident were reported
  • Cars
  • 5 hours ago
Sports

Vols wide receiver suspended amid rape investigation

Vols wide receiver suspended amid rape investigationUniversity of Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson has been named as a suspect in a rape investigation, according to Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief Gary Holliday.
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  • 18 hours, 44 minutes ago
Sports

Traffic not a worry for fans heading to Orange and White Game

Traffic not a worry for fans heading to Orange and White GameExpected showers Saturday and ongoing road work could create problems for fans trying to get to the Orange and White Game this weekend.
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  • 23 hours, 6 minutes ago
Sports

Peyton Manning, wife to give $3M to benefit scholarships, UT football

Peyton Manning, wife to give $3M to benefit scholarships, UT footballPeyton Manning and his wife Ashley will give $3 million to benefit his scholarship endowment as well as University of Tennessee football, the football program announced Friday.
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  • 20 hours, 11 minutes ago
People

Bruce Jenner speaks: 'I am a woman'

Bruce Jenner speaks: 'I am a woman'Bruce Jenner tells Diane Sawyer he is a woman, for all intents and purposes.
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  • 4 hours, 22 minutes ago
Education

Undocumented students face college without TN Promise

Undocumented students face college without TN PromiseTo enroll at community college in Tennessee, undocumented students would have to pay out-of-state rates.
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  • 7 hours, 59 minutes ago
News

Knox Schools committee: No discrimination found against boy with autism

Knox Schools committee: No discrimination found against boy with autismKnox County Schools finds no evidence of discrimination in the case of an autistic boy.
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  • 18 hours, 56 minutes ago
News

Lost sisters survive 2 weeks on Girl Scout cookies

Lost sisters survive 2 weeks on Girl Scout cookiesTwo sisters who got stranded in the snow in remote Michigan managed to survive on Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs for 13 days.
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  • 7 hours, 14 minutes ago
Entertainment

Where do Sevier County tourists come from?

Where do Sevier County tourists come from?With every new attraction built in Sevier County, there no doubt will be a flock of new visitors. Currently, it is the third most-visited county in Tennessee, after Davidson and Shelby.
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  • 20 hours, 1 minute ago
News

Realtor: Christenberry House sold to area couple

Realtor: Christenberry House sold to area coupleA local couple closed on the house widely known as the Christenberry House on Friday for $835,000, according to Rich Tierney, owner and principal broker of Sequoyah Hills Realty. He declined to name the buyers but said he'd been working with them for months.
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  • 21 hours, 27 minutes ago
Local

Signing of guns-in-parks law prompts reaction

Signing of guns-in-parks law prompts reactionThe law goes into effect immediately, and blocks any local bans barring permit holders from carrying guns in parks.
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  • 19 hours, 20 minutes ago
News

Rescue crews find body of drowning victim

Rescue crews find body of drowning victimRescue crews find body of drowning victim
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
News

Knox County Circuit Court clerk fires chief deputy

Knox County Circuit Court clerk fires chief deputyKnox County Circuit Court Clerk Cathy Shanks has terminated her chief deputy as of Friday afternoon.
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  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
In Session

Haslam signs guns-in-parks bill

Haslam signs guns-in-parks billHaslam signs guns-in-parks bill
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  • 1 day ago
Local

KCS: Bus driver has been removed from route before

KCS: Bus driver has been removed from route beforeMore information is emerging about the school bus driver Knox County Schools removed from her route.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Life

Garth Brooks set to play four Knoxville concerts

Garth Brooks set to play four Knoxville concertsTickets for Garth Brooks' Knoxville concert went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday morning.
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  • 23 hours, 42 minutes ago
Life

Paula Deen appears at Pigeon Forge restaurant ahead of opening

Paula Deen appears at Pigeon Forge restaurant ahead of opening(WBIR - PIGEON FORGE) - Celebrity Chef Paula Deen's restaurant at The Island in Pigeon Forge opens Monday. But Paula couldn't wait until then.
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  • 1 day ago
News

8-year-old Ga. boy, parents killed in domestic shooting at gas station

8-year-old Ga. boy, parents killed in domestic shooting at gas stationWHITFIELD COUNTY, GA. - An 8-year-old boy and his parent are dead after what appears to have been a domestic shooting at a North Georgia gas station.
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  • 1 day ago
News

Hard time goes high-tech at Knox jail; contracts for bid

Hard time goes high-tech at Knox jail; contracts for bidContracts for a series of high tech services at the Knox County Detention Facility are about to be up for grabs.
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  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
News

Mighty in spirit, Love Kitchen's Ellen Turner passes at 87

Mighty in spirit, Love Kitchen's Ellen Turner passes at 87Love Kitchen co-founder Ellen Turner passes away
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  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Life

GSMNP announces synchronous firefly viewing dates

GSMNP announces synchronous firefly viewing datesThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced Friday the dates for the annual synchronous fireflies viewing event: June 2 through June 9.
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  • 1 day, 6 hours ago
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