Yet another life was lost to gun violence on Knoxville’s streets Wednesday when two people were shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex, killing a 20-year-old woman.  The shooting meant that, as of Wednesday,...
Rotty Top is turning out to be fairly shy, for a plant.  The specimen of Titan Arum, better known as a Corpse Flower, has becomes one of Big Orange Country’s most celebrated denizens in recent days...
What’s in a name? A lot, apparently.  That, at least, was the upshot of Tuesday night’s Knoxville City Council vote on a proposal by Amelia Parker to study ways to strengthen City policies against racism and sexism.  Specifically,...
Just inside the front door of one of the austere, dignified buildings that crown “The Hill” at the University of Tennessee stands one of the world’s last wonders, a botanical outlier that’s evolved in a...
Knoxville City Council may decide today whether officials should begin moving in the direction of a possible “zero tolerance” policy toward racist conduct in the wake of several recent controversies at the Knoxville Police Department.  A...
The Drug War in Knoxville and surrounding communities produces hundreds of corpses a year from overdoses, illnesses and the violence that accompanies large-scale drug trafficking. No one knows exactly how many people in East Tennessee are...
Police investigators on Sunday continued to hunt for clues that could help them learn who killed a 34-year-old man whose body was found in East Knoxville. The victim — identified as Matthew Scott, 34, of Knoxville...
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...
A 24-year-old man who was already wanted on a half-dozen felony assault charges was arrested Monday after a gunfire complaint in North Knoxville. In addition to the outstanding warrants, Joshua Demarcus Welcome also racked up several...
The last few months have been rough for the Knoxville Police Department and Mayor Indya Kincannon. It seems like every week brings another allegation of wrongdoing or mismanagement at KPD. Black officers have claimed that their...