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Tennessee Couple Suing the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services over Refusal of Service

Tennessee Couple Suing the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services over Refusal of Service

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Knoxville couple is suing the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and says a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Elizabeth and Gabriel Rutan-Ram say the Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville barred them from taking state-mandated foster-parent…MORE

Rep. Burchett Proposes Stricter Fentanyl Legislation

Rep. Burchett Proposes Stricter Fentanyl Legislation

Representative from East Tennessee, Tim Burchett (R) is leading a group of house republicans in promoting the The Fentanyl Trafficker Elimination Act. The proposed bill would apply life sentences to individuals who traffic fentanyl. “Smugglers aren’t deterred by the existing penalties for trafficking fentanyl into the United States. No longer can we shrug off this…MORE

Knox County Schools Closed the Rest of the Week

Knox County Schools Closed the Rest of the Week

Knox County Schools announcing due to staffing challenges related to illness, Knox County Schools will be closed the remainder of the week, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, and Friday, Jan 21, 2022. Central office, maintenance and custodial staff will report as scheduled.MORE

Gov. Bill Lee Announces Date and Time for State of the State Address

Gov. Bill Lee Announces Date and Time for State of the State Address

From Governor Bill Lee’s Office: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will deliver his fourth State of the State address to the General Assembly and fellow Tennesseans on Monday, January 31 at 6 p.m. CT. The joint session will take place in the House Chamber of the Tennessee State Capitol. “I look…MORE

Tennessee Ranks as One of the Top States For Drivers

Tennessee Ranks as One of the Top States For Drivers

The personal finance website Wallet Hub has released it’s 2022 report on the best and worst states to drive in. Tennessee came in as the 8th best state overall for drivers. The report finds: Driving in Tennessee (1=Best; 25=Avg.): 23rd – Share of Rush-Hour Traffic Congestion 28th – Auto-Repair Shops per Capita 9th – Avg. Gas Prices 8th –…MORE

KPD Catches Shooting Suspect: Recovers Three Loaded Handguns

KPD Catches Shooting Suspect: Recovers Three Loaded Handguns

From KPD: Tuesday morning at around 3 a.m., KPD officers observed a Ford Crown Vic that was a vehicle of interest from a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Douglas Avenue on January 7. Nobody was injured in that shooting. Officers spotted the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on Dandridge at…MORE

Knoxville Police Engage in a Chase with a Suspect Wanted on Multiple Charges

Knoxville Police Engage in a Chase with a Suspect Wanted on Multiple Charges

Knoxville Police engage in a chase with a man who fled from Officers after first stopping when pulled him over. Once the chase ensued, Police learned their was a 1-year-old in the suspect’s vehicle. Police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Carlos Westfield. While fleeing from officers, Westfield crashed into another car at the intersection of…MORE

A Minor Hits a Car in His Driveway Pushing it Into the Home

A Minor Hits a Car in His Driveway Pushing it Into the Home

An accident involving a minor leaves a car inside a home on Pleasant Ridge Road. The Knoxville Fire Department responding to the accident this morning and say the minor who lived in the home accidentally pushed the gas instead of the brake while coming home, resulting in hitting the car parked in the driveway forcing…MORE

Amber Alert for Missing Six Year-Old from Tellico Plains

Amber Alert for Missing Six Year-Old from Tellico Plains

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigating issuing an Amber Alert for a missing six year old from Tellico Plains in Monroe County. Elijah Kensinger is 4′ tall, 55 pounds with sandy brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing jeans, a grey hooded jacket with a red zipper and orange and black sneakers. He…MORE

Update: Two Trapped in Trench Collapse in North Knox County

Update: Two Trapped in Trench Collapse in North Knox County

Multiple Rescue Crews are responding to a trench collapse in North Knox County Thursday afternoon. Two people are trapped, but are alive in the trench, which is located on East Beaver Creek Drive. Around 4:45 Thursday afternoon, officials said it could take around two more hours to get the men out from under the dirt.…MORE

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Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show

From the ground to the gutters, the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has something for everyone. Our perennial preview of spring provides visitors the chance to shop hundreds of retailers and manufacturers exhibiting products, offering services and advice on interior design, home improvement, gardening, and more.

Covenant Kids Run Feb. 5th

Covenant Kids Run Feb. 5th

The Covenant Kids Run is a program created to encourage our local children to lead healthy and active lifestyles while participating in an exciting, goal oriented, community event.

Knoxville Polar Plunge- Sat. Feb. 19th

Knoxville Polar Plunge- Sat. Feb. 19th

Come and join hundreds of brave individuals on Saturday, February 19th, and support Special Olympics Tennessee athletes by taking a chilly dip into the pool at the West Side Family YMCA. With a minimum of $75 in donations ($50 for students) each plunger receives the official Plunge t-shirt and all bragging rights associated with such a brave endeavor.