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Toddler Dies in Hot Car at Memphis Daycare

Toddler Dies in Hot Car at Memphis Daycare

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 1-year-old child has died after being found in a hot vehicle outside a Tennessee daycare center, police said. The toddler was pronounced dead at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital on Thursday afternoon shortly after being found in the vehicle, Memphis police said in a tweet. The daycare, Education is the Key…MORE

Tennessee’s Supreme Court Clears Gov. Bill Lee’s School Voucher Program

Tennessee’s Supreme Court Clears Gov. Bill Lee’s School Voucher Program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s highest court has ruled that Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher program does not violate the state’s constitution. The Tennessee Supreme Court’s ruled 3-2 Wednesday on the issue. Its decision overturns several lower court rulings that had previously determined the program violated the Tennessee Constitution’s “home rule.” That rule says…MORE

The CDC Issues Warning Against Ticks This Summer

The CDC Issues Warning Against Ticks This Summer

The CDC is issuing a new warning against ticks this summer season. They say the number of cases in the last 10 years has doubled and if you don’t catch a tick bite in time, it could potentially turn deadly. Scientists say that ticks are spreading more than ever before and even migrating northward. Tick…MORE

Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law Struck Down by Federal Judge

Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law Struck Down by Federal Judge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal judge has struck down Tennessee’s first-of-its-kind law requiring businesses to post special signs if they allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger on Tuesday makes permanent her previous decision from July 2021 that blocked enforcement of the law…MORE

A Knoxville Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave Following Misdemeanor Charge

A Knoxville Police Officer Placed on Administrative Leave Following Misdemeanor Charge

The Knoxville Police Department places an officer on administrative leave following a misdemeanor charge. KPD spokesperson Scott Erland says Officer Charles Roach was arrested this (Wednesday) morning after Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a “domestic matter” at his home. At this time, Officer Roach remains on administrative leave with his police powers suspended.…MORE

The City of Knoxville Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair on Saturday

The City of Knoxville Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1982 World’s Fair on Saturday

More than 11 million people came to Knoxville to experience the hospitality of East Tennessee and cultures from around the world at the 1982 World’s Fair. Today, Knoxville still draws visitors with history, music, food, culture and festivals that reflect many of the countries represented here years ago.  The 40th year celebration kicks off with international…MORE

Knoxville Police Identify Pedestrian Hit and Killed on I-40 in West Knoxville

Knoxville Police Identify Pedestrian Hit and Killed on I-40 in West Knoxville

Updated story: Knoxville Police have identified the pedestrian hit and killed on interstate 40 East in West Knoxville. Police are still investigating the death of 49 year-old Edward Abrams who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Friday afternoon. The preliminary investigation revealed that Abrams ran into the road for reasons that remain unknown at…MORE

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KARM Dragon Boat Festival

KARM Dragon Boat Festival

It’s the 18th Year of Racing to Help End Homelessness! TAKE THE PLUNGE TODAY – help raise funds to feed, shelter and provide life changing programs! Join us for a fun experience! The KARM Dragon Boat Festival is the ultimate unifying team sport for 21 of your co-workers or closest friends. Each team sits two-by-two in a 40-foot long boat…

Join us for Game On Against Cancer!

Join us for Game On Against Cancer!

Join us for the 10th annual Game On Against Cancer Friday, June 17th at the Wakefield Corporation! Challenge local celebrities and media personalities in games such as billiards, blackjack, and shuffleboard. Plus, enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Event proceeds benefit the patients of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, a member of Covenant Health.…