A Knoxville veterinarian tells 10News that reducing animal euthanasia is
a community issue that can be accomplished with owners spaying and
neutering their pets. This comes in the wake of controversy over
killing practices at the Adrian Baird Animal Center in Campbell County.
Death threats against the director of the Adrian Baird Animal Center in Jacksboro
have tapered off since the initial uproar earlier this week. But,
concerns over how animals in that shelter are treated there continues,
both in the community and on-line.
An East Tennessee animal control office is under fire for cruelty allegations that have surfaced on the internet, and its director is now under police protection.
Efforts are finally underway to clean up a West Knoxville eyesore. An
enormous pile of used shingles has covered a piece of property on
Lexington Drive, near Lovell Road, for almost a year-and-a-half, but
crews started working Monday on the removal process.
A controversial bill that would open doors for grocery stores across
Tennessee to sell wine could see new life this legislative session, even
though a House subcommittee said "no" to it earlier this week.
Tennessee lawmakers are considering a law that would change the state wholesale tax on beer. If the legislature passes it, brewers and distributors would pay a tax based on quantity instead of price.
10News is learning more about reviews of video surveillance equipment in
Knox County Schools. This comes almost a month after an audit came to
light that documents deficiencies at two school campuses.
Nearly nine years ago, an East Tennessee man was found dead in his
business on Chapman Highway, and detectives with the Knox County
Sheriff's Office Cold Case Division are still turning new leads.
An IRS spokesperson confirmed with 10News that the IRS Criminal Investigation office and FBI conducted an official investigation at Service Providers Group Thursday morning.
A very public trash problem, that's been going on for two years, is finally seeing a clean-up plan.
A proposal for a review of security systems across all Knox County Schools is front and center at Monday night's Board of Education work session.
We are learning more about the state of security in Knox County Schools; after-hours alarm systems are working at every building in the district according reports 10News was able to review on Friday. But, we still don't know much about the state of its video surveillance systems or fire alarms.
Kennie Robertson was found dead in his garage on April 15th, 2011. Since then, the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department has been combing through evidence.
We are learning more tonight about who knew what, and when, in the security investigation involving the Knox County Schools.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's office has confirmed to 10News that the mayor had a meeting last summer with the security contractor now under fire.