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What you need to know Friday

What you need to know FridayHere are several stories to follow Friday, March 27, 2015.
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  • 1 hour, 34 minutes ago
Downtown - UT

Big Ears Festival kicks off Friday in downtown Knoxville

Big Ears Festival kicks off Friday in downtown KnoxvilleBig Ears Festival will fill downtown Knoxville with music this weekend.
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  • 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
News

UT grad Scott Kelly to launch into space for yearlong mission

UT grad Scott Kelly to launch into space for yearlong missionA University of Tennessee graduate will blast off into space on Friday to embark on a one-year mission in space, a first for an American astronaut.
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  • 2 hours, 6 minutes ago
News

Proposed bill limits cough suppressant drug

Proposed bill limits cough suppressant drugAuthorities are seeing increasing abuse by young people of a drug in cough medicine used widely. Legislation would make it harder for young people to purchase the cough medicine. March 26, 2015
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  • 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
News

'Strip' businesses to accept UT 'VolCard'

'Strip' businesses to accept UT 'VolCard'More merchants are going to accept UT students' VolCard. Restaurants welcome the move. March 26, 2015
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  • 10 hours, 24 minutes ago
West - Knoxville - Farragut

Neighbors: Breeder kept too many dogs

Neighbors: Breeder kept too many dogsA West Knox County woman is being cited while 31 dogs have been removed from her home. Authorities say conditions were poor at the home and it was unfit for occupation. March 26, 2015
  • West - Knoxville - Farragut
  • 14 hours, 48 minutes ago
Local

Local scientists map earch from inside out.

Local scientists map earch from inside out. Scientists are using the world's most powerful supercomputers to create a 3-D map of the Earth, and one of those supercomputers is at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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  • 15 hours, 16 minutes ago
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Spring cleaning your finances.

Spring cleaning your finances.Certified Financial Planner Laura Lyons has advice on keeping your financial life organized.
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  • 15 hours, 26 minutes ago
Local

Local event honors Vietnam veterans.

Local event honors Vietnam veterans.On March 29th, Rolling Thunder TN3 is hosting the 2nd annual Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony. This year it will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Cherokee Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel.
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  • 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
Local

'Big Ears' festival making big impact on Knoxville economy

'Big Ears' festival making big impact on Knoxville economyA nationally recognized Knoxville festival will be kicking off its 7th consecutive year of music and arts beginning Frida
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  • 15 hours, 29 minutes ago
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Fate of dogs seized from breeder still not known.

Fate of dogs seized from breeder still not known.Sara Tinker has been cited for animal cruelty. The dogs are being cared for at Young-Williams Animal Center, and neighbors are happy they are gone
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  • 15 hours, 44 minutes ago
Local

Report: NCAA to talk to Vols about Tyndall violations.

Report: NCAA to talk to Vols about Tyndall violations.The NCAA is calling Tennessee to discuss the findings of its investigation into Coach Donnie Tyndall's tenure at Southern Miss, a source close to the investigation told govols247. A decision on Tyndall's future at UT could come soon.
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  • 15 hours, 51 minutes ago
News

Trustee Shouse to have prostate removed

Trustee Shouse to have prostate removedKnox County Trustee Ed Shouse will undergo surgery Monday to have his prostate removed and should be back to work the following week.
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  • 16 hours, 35 minutes ago
Money

Haslam to continue school funding discussion despite lawsuit

Haslam to continue school funding discussion despite lawsuitHamilton County and six Chattanooga-area school systems filed the lawsuit on Tuesday,
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  • 16 hours, 56 minutes ago
Politics

Senate passes bill to remove sprinkler requirements for town homes

Senate passes bill to remove sprinkler requirements for town homesUnder the proposal, while the state couldn't require them, local governments could still decide whether to make the sprinklers mandatory.
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  • 17 hours, 12 minutes ago
Politics

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking still alive in legislature

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking still alive in legislatureRight now, Tennessee law allows anyone but the driver to drink, some people call it the "pass it over" law
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  • 17 hours, 22 minutes ago
Politics

Lawmakers delay bill that would require officer body cameras

Lawmakers delay bill that would require officer body camerasA bill that would require all law enforcement officers in Tennessee has been delayed for summer study, which essentially kills the proposal for this year
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  • 17 hours, 34 minutes ago
Hamblen - Jefferson - Cocke - Greene

Sheriff: Mother orders inmate son to beat another prisoner

Sheriff: Mother orders inmate son to beat another prisonerA Hamblen County Jail inmate told officials that he was carrying out his mother's orders when he, along with two other prisoners, attacked the man accused of stabbing his mother's boyfriend.
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  • 19 hours, 9 minutes ago
Entertainment

Ijams Mindfulness Walk

Ijams Mindfulness Walk(Live at Five at Four 3-25-15) Ijams Sanctuary Series Mindfulness Walk is this Saturday, March 28, at 1:00. To register: (865) 577-4717 ext. 110.
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  • 19 hours, 36 minutes ago
Companies

Logistics company to open Knoxville office, creating 100 jobs

Logistics company to open Knoxville office, creating 100 jobsA logistics company already operating in Nashville announced Thursday plans to open a new location in downtown Knoxville, creating at least 100 new jobs.
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  • 20 hours, 23 minutes ago
Men's Basketball

UT's Donnie Tyndall has second meeting with NCAA

UT's Donnie Tyndall has second meeting with NCAAYahoo Sports reported Wednesday night that Tyndall met again with the NCAA on Monday, regarding potential violations during his tenure at Southern Mississippi.
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  • 20 hours, 57 minutes ago
News

Bishop Richard Stika improving in hospital

Bishop Richard Stika improving in hospitalBishop Richard Stika of the Roman Catholic Diocese is recovering from complications related to a "diabetic incident," according to a church spokesman.
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  • 21 hours, 14 minutes ago
Local

Weak earthquake shakes East Tenn. late Wednesday night

Weak earthquake shakes East Tenn. late Wednesday nightPeople in several areas in East Tennessee felt the ground rumble late Wednesday night, after a weak earthquake shook the area.
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  • 21 hours, 19 minutes ago
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What you need to know Thursday

What you need to know ThursdayHere are several stories to follow Thursday, March 26, 2015.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
Vols

Vols pro day: Coleman 'satisfied'; Darr impresses

Vols pro day: Coleman 'satisfied'; Darr impressesEight former Vols and 10 players from other colleges gathered at Tennessee's indoor practice facility Wednesday for the school's annual pro day event.
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  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
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Anti-drug group concerned over Ky. 'needle exchange' law

Anti-drug group concerned over Ky. 'needle exchange' lawCUMBERLAND GAP -- On Wednesday, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed a massive heroin initiative he called "historic."
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Health food trend on rise in Knoxville

Health food trend on rise in KnoxvilleFresh and natural are gaining in popularity over processed and packaged when it comes to food options in Knoxvile. March 25, 2015
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago