Pretty much everyone involved in local law enforcement knew the release of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Annual Crime Report for 2020 was going to have some bad news. Homicides had increased dramatically over 2019 in...
Numerous defendants and their loved ones have worked with Community Defense of East Tennessee (CDET) as they’ve made their way through the court system. Here are some of their stories. Marian Winton Marian Winton participates in the weekly meetings that Community...
A 36-year-old woman became the city’s 27th homicide victim over the weekend after she was mortally wounded by gunfire in East Knoxville. The victim was identified by police as Chaka Sligh of Knoxville. No further information...
One of three men who were shot during a deadly weekend gunfight in the parking lot of a South Knoxville strip club has been charged with murder. The shootout at The Ball Gentlemen’s Club early Sunday...
A strip club in South Knoxville became the scene of the city’s latest bloodshed when a man was found shot to death in the parking lot early Sunday morning.  A suspect, described only as a black...
The number of homicides in Knoxville this year rose yet again on Thursday with the shooting death of a man near the Rutledge Pike exit of Interstate 40, authorities said.  The victim was identified as Donald...
Police officials said Thursday they’re asking for the public’s help finding the suspects who shot and killed a West Knoxville man in his apartment. The victim in the case was identified as Carlos Sweeney, 24, who...
The ongoing surge in violent crime that has brought Knoxville’s homicide numbers to record levels claimed yet another life early Wednesday morning. A man was found shot to death inside a unit at the Huntington Place...
A motorcycle rider who was run down by a carjacking suspect early this month has died, police said Monday.  The death of Berlon Williams, 44, of Knoxville, brought the number of homicides that have taken place...
Even before Jackie Holloway produced “Urban Breakthrough” — a mural commemorating a young man gunned down in the Walter P. Taylor public housing project — she knew firsthand that art had the power to change...