Sunday, December 5, 2021

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...

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...

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...

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...

“Everything is a total loss”

One of Knoxville’s most popular charities was devastated by a Sunday night fire that was apparently caused by arson.  The brick building on Dameron Avenue...

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...

Feral feline dilemma leads to differing solutions

When one thinks of a species considered “exotic” and invasive to Tennessee, their first thoughts are normally of something like the Japanese beetle, the...

No-bid contract earns company $55 million from state for contact tracing

This article was written by Anita Wadhwani of Tennessee Lookout In the early summer of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed even the nation’s most...

‘This is the better way,’ says activist arrested during protests at government meetings

A Knox County grand jury may be in the process of deciding whether to prosecute seven activists for disrupting a local government meeting, but...

Weary of social media prying, lawmakers delve into data privacy

This article was written by Sam Stockard of Tennessee Lookout State Sen. Mike Bell recalls telling his son he planned to buy new duck hunting...