Saturday, December 4, 2021

Tales of the Scruffy City

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 identified as David Richard Howard, 28, of Corryton, according to...

NEW: State of emergency still in place despite governor’s move

This article was written by Sam Stockard of Tennessee Lookout A state of emergency remains in effect for Tennessee, partially to deal with COVID-19, even though the governor recently declined to extend a 20-month-old executive...

NEW: City speed limit changed to 25 mph

Slow down, Knoxville. Although motorists have a few months before it goes into effect, City Council on Tuesday passed on first reading an ordinance that drops the unposted speed limit on City streets from 30...

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 history and personal memories of the devastating 2016 Great Smoky...

Murder charge against man dismissed

A second-degree murder charge was dropped Monday against a man accused of killing one woman and shooting at another in two separate incidents, court record show. Vincent Morrison, 31, of Maryville, had been charged with...