Sunday, December 5, 2021

NEW: Shooting ruled homicide, woman jailed for alleged drug dealing

The shooting death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning in North Knox County has been ruled a homicide.  The victim has been...

The Wire

NEW: Shooting ruled homicide, woman jailed for alleged drug dealing

The shooting death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning in North Knox County has been ruled a homicide.  The victim has been...

Hard Knox Life

Family Justice Center brings Knoxville together in fight against domestic violence

The Knoxville Family Justice Center (FJC) offers a place of respite and safety for victims of domestic violence by combining the resources of organizations...

Ghost hunter shares stories of E. Tennessee’s most haunted places

Have you ever seen a ghost?  The men and women of Appalachian Paranormal Investigations say they’ve seen plenty in communities all across East Tennessee. API...

Hard Knox Histories

History of 2016 Smokies fires now available

The following was written by Tom Fraser, mastermind behind the Hellbender Press: The results of an ambitious effort by University of Tennessee Libraries to capture the...

Big Orange roots are sunk deep into E. Tenn. history

It’s Football History Time in Tennessee! This week, local historian extraordinaire Jack Neely and our editor, J.J. Stambaugh, take a look at the humble origins...

‘A solemn Stillness holds’ at Old Gray

In this week’s Hard Knox Histories, local historian Jack Neely and editor J.J. Stambaugh discuss the background of one of Knoxville’s most prominent landmarks:...

Old City’s unique past remembered

Once upon a time, it was the part of town that most Knoxvillians had forgotten about, if they knew about it at all. These days,...

The worst of times

Disasters — both natural and manmade — have dominated the news in recent weeks. Hurricanes, wildfires, the tragedy of Afghanistan, the ongoing COVID pandemic….it...

Hard Knox Humor

Scruffies on drugs, drink and crazy

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had an installment of Tales of the Scruffy City, primarily because we’ve been tied up with more...

Scruffians battle Serpent Commandos of the Law

He didn’t want to go to jail No sooner did Knox County Officer Donald Pope try to pull over the silver Hyundai Elantra than the...

Home placed on house arrest; scruffier shenanigans

Home placed on house arrest  You know you live in a rough neighborhood when even the freakin’ houses have criminal records …. Take the modest, two-bedroom...

In-Depth

2021 is officially Knoxville’s bloodiest year

With less than five weeks to go before the calendar turns, 2021 has officially become Knoxville’s bloodiest year on record.  The tragic threshold was crossed...

Halloween slaying victim ID’d

Police have released the name of a Georgia man who was shot and killed on Halloween in the Burlington neighborhood of East Knoxville.  The victim...

Halloween shooting kills one

This year’s death toll from violence on the streets of Knoxville continued to mount with the fatal shooting of a man in the Burlington...

One killed, shots fired at crash scene in NW Knoxville

It wasn’t clear if a man’s violent death in Northwest Knoxville was caused by gunfire, a car crash, or both, police said late Monday. The...

No bodycam footage in police shooting

None of the Knoxville Police Department officers involved in a deadly drug raid were wearing their department-issued bodycams when a 43-year-old man was killed...

Hard Talk

OPINION: The Law has screwed itself

I didn’t get into this business to write editorials. I hate the damn things.  I got into this business, in part, because I thought there...

Eating crow

It’s not fun when you have to admit you were wrong. Yeah, yeah, I know — we all make mistakes, to err is human, nobody’s...

Hard Knox Histories to feature Jack Neely

Told you we had a big announcement today.... Starting this Friday, we will begin a biweekly collaboration with Knoxville’s favorite historian, Jack Neely.  Every two weeks,...

EDITORIAL: An open letter to DA Charme Allen

  Until today, Hard Knox Wire hasn’t taken an editorial position on any of the issues that we cover.  The recent shooting death of 17-year-old Anthony...

NEW: Building your trust

Hello, I’m Jenna Stambaugh. I’m the new publisher here at Hard Knox Wire.   Although I have been surrounded by writers and reporters for most of my life, and despite having occasionally...