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Downtown - UT

KPD drops rape investigation against ex-UT football player

KPD drops rape investigation against ex-UT football playerKnoxville police has closed a rape investigation against a former University of Tennessee football player.
  • Downtown - UT
  • 4 hours, 41 minutes ago
Crime

Autopsy: Blunt force trauma kills 5-year-old Marion Co. boy

Autopsy: Blunt force trauma kills 5-year-old Marion Co. boyA district attorney confirmed to WRCB that a 5-year-old child died from blunt force trauma to his head in Marion County.
  • Crime
  • 3 hours, 54 minutes ago
Politics

2 abortion bills to be debated in House

2 abortion bills to be debated in HouseHouse lawmakers are expected to debate two abortion-related bills this afternoon.
  • Politics
  • 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
Crime

Former UT football player charged with aggravated burglary, theft

Former UT football player charged with aggravated burglary, theftA grand jury indicted a former Tennessee football player on burglary charges in Meigs County, reports WRCB.
  • Crime
  • 5 hours, 31 minutes ago
Politics

Senate approves guns-in-parks bill

Senate approves guns-in-parks billTennessee senators approved a bill to quash local bans on guns in parks, sending the measure by a 26-7 one step closer to the desk of Gov. Bill Haslam.
  • Politics
  • 7 hours, 30 minutes ago
Local

Knox Co. Schools to argue against civil rights complaint

Knox Co. Schools to argue against civil rights complaintLocal parents, who have accused Knox County Schools of discriminating against their 10-year-old son who has autism, are now moving forward with a civil rights complaint that the district will hear on Wednesday.
  • Local
  • 10 hours, 15 minutes ago
Local

Federal judge rules in favor of Smokies backcountry fee

Federal judge rules in favor of Smokies backcountry feeA federal judge ruled against a group targeting a backcountry camping fee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Local
  • 7 hours, 26 minutes ago
Vols

Barnes knows Rocky Top, "honored" to be here

Barnes knows Rocky Top, "honored" to be hereThe Rick Barnes era at the University of Tennessee officially kicked off Tuesday as the former long-time Texas coach took over the men's basketball program, becoming the fourth new face to lead the Vols in the past four years.
  • Vols
  • 19 hours, 10 minutes ago
Local

Whiteoak Sink area reopens after closure to protect bats

Whiteoak Sink area reopens after closure to protect batsGreat Smoky Mountains National Park officials are reopening the Whiteoak Sink area but only on a limited basis.
  • Local
  • 6 hours, 45 minutes ago
Women's Basketball

Lady Vols to use sting of Elite Eight loss as motivation

Lady Vols to use sting of Elite Eight loss as motivationA roster that lacked depth as the season wore on didn't keep Tennessee from making its 30th Elite Eight appearance in program history.
  • Women's Basketball
  • 4 hours, 20 minutes ago
Maryville - Blount

71-year-old man shot in his chest at his Maryville home

71-year-old man shot in his chest at his Maryville homeCrews took a 71-year-old man to the hospital after he was shot in the chest at his home in Maryville early Wednesday morning.
  • Maryville - Blount
  • 7 hours, 6 minutes ago
News

Houseboat gets stuck under I-40 bridge near downtown Nashville

Houseboat gets stuck under I-40 bridge near downtown NashvilleA semi hauling a houseboat got stuck under a bridge on Interstate 40 south of downtown Nashville on Wednesday morning.
  • News
  • 5 hours, 23 minutes ago
Washington

Ark. governor won't sign 'religious freedom' bill as is

Ark. governor won't sign 'religious freedom' bill as isRepublican governor wants lawmakers to either recall the bill or pass a follow-up measure.
  • Washington
  • 2 hours, 53 minutes ago
Music

John Lennon's ex-wife, Cynthia Lennon, dies

John Lennon's ex-wife, Cynthia Lennon, diesThe first wife of John Lennon and mother of Julian has died of cancer in Mallorca, Spain.
  • Music
  • 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
Politics

For Insure Tennessee backers, hope is lost again

For Insure Tennessee backers, hope is lost againThe proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans was defeated 6-2 in the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. I
  • Politics
  • 22 hours, 10 minutes ago
Local Forecast

Warm weather for rest of week; storms Thursday & Friday

Warm weather for rest of week; storms Thursday & FridayContinued mild to warm weather for the rest of the week. Storms arrive Thursday into Friday.
  • Local Forecast
  • 11 hours, 30 minutes ago
Money

Haslam amends budget to save mental health services

Haslam amends budget to save mental health servicesProposed mental health cuts potentially affecting thousands in Tennessee are being restored.
  • Money
  • 19 hours, 29 minutes ago
World

The world's oldest person dies at 117

The world's oldest person dies at 117Misao Okawa died of heart failure at her Osaka nursing home.
  • World
  • 7 hours, 34 minutes ago
Vols

Rick Barnes being hired at UT is like coming home

Rick Barnes being hired at UT is like coming homeNew UT basketball coach Rick Barnes has a lot of connections to the Knoxville area. His wife, Candy, graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1975 with a degree in biology.
  • Vols
  • 19 hours, 40 minutes ago
News

J. Paul Getty's grandson found dead

J. Paul Getty's grandson found deadGetty had recently taken out a restraining order on a woman, according to a report.
  • News
  • 14 hours, 37 minutes ago
Scott - Campbell - Morgan

TBI: Former Scott Co. deputy stole confiscated drugs

TBI: Former Scott Co. deputy stole confiscated drugsA former Scott County deputy stole confiscated drugs and broke into his co-worker's offices, according to a TBI investigation.
  • Scott - Campbell - Morgan
  • 21 hours, 58 minutes ago
Vols

Barnes comes with impressive academic record

Barnes comes with impressive academic recordAs the University of Tennessee welcomes its new men's basketball head coach, Rick Barnes, the spotlighting is shining on Barnes' success both on and off the court.
  • Vols
  • 19 hours, 41 minutes ago
Downtown - UT

Funding approved to design bathrooms for Market Square

Funding approved to design bathrooms for Market SquareThe City Council approved a contract Tuesday night for architects to start the design work for bathrooms in the Market Square parking garage.
  • Downtown - UT
  • 20 hours, 21 minutes ago
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April Fool's Day 2015: Legit freebies, huge deals

April Fool's Day 2015: Legit freebies, huge dealsApril Fool's Day 2015 freebies, deals and no pranks - just price drops!
  • Ways to Save
  • 16 hours, 18 minutes ago
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