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Tennessee’s Grow Your Own Initiative Hopes to Add More Teachers to the State’s Education System Which is Losing over 10,000 Teachers Each Year

Tennessee’s Grow Your Own Initiative Hopes to Add More Teachers to the State’s Education System Which is Losing over 10,000 Teachers Each Year

The Tennessee Department of Education announcing additional registered teacher occupation programs are now available for aspiring educators through Tennessee’s Grow Your Own initiative – https://www.tn.gov/education/grow-your-own.html —immediately expanding opportunity to train future teachers and strengthening the teacher pipeline in Tennessee. To further strengthen the state’s educator pipeline, two additional educator preparation providers (EPPs) – the University of Memphis and…MORE

Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

Knoxville Fire Department is Investigating an East Knoxville House Fire

Officials with Knoxville Fire Department are investigating how an early morning fire in East Knoxville started. Crews called to the 1500 block of North Fourth Avenue after a 9-1-1 caller advised that a neighboring vacant house was engulfed in flames. The building sustained very heavy fire damage. No injuries have been reported.MORE

Charges Announced for Man Accused of Robbing a Blount County Bank

Charges Announced for Man Accused of Robbing a Blount County Bank

Charges announced for the suspect in a Blount County bank robbery. CBBC Bank on Topside Road was robbed Tuesday afternoon, Richard Hines, Jr., was arrested by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the incident. He is facing charges of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The…MORE

Knoxville City Councils Approves Ban on Unsupervised Dogs Chained Up Outdoors

Knoxville City Councils Approves Ban on Unsupervised Dogs Chained Up Outdoors

Knoxville city council members approve a total ban of leaving dogs chained up outside unsupervised. Following nearly two hours of discussion and amendments last night (Tuesday). The new ordinance included an amendment for the chain to be at least five times the length of the pet’s body. City council also making an age requirement stating…MORE

Another Pediatric Flu Death Reported in Tennessee

Another Pediatric Flu Death Reported in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is confirming a third pediatric flu related death in Tennessee. TDH says the child’s death happened in East Region of our state. Additionally, 17 of Tennessee’s 95 counties have had one or more influenza-positive result in the past 6 weeks. TDH considers an flu like illness to be a fever…MORE

Authorities Investigating a Bank Robbery and False Report Call in Blount County

Authorities Investigating a Bank Robbery and False Report Call in Blount County

Authorities are investigating a bank robbery and false call report in Blount County. The Alcoa Police Department says a suspect is in custody after a robbery at CBBC Bank on Topside Road yesterday (Tuesday). The suspect wrecked their motorcycle fleeing and was taken into custody by U.S. Marshal’s. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and APD…MORE

Knoxville Man Takes Police in Two Counties on a Chase

Knoxville Man Takes Police in Two Counties on a Chase

A Knoxville man takes police from multiple counties on a chase which started in Loudon County. That chase ended when 25-year-old Jamal Huley was caught by Knox County Deputies after racking up multiple charges. It started when he was found going a 100 mph on Interstate 75 in Loudon County. Huley was transported to the…MORE

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help to Find a Man Wanted in Multiple East Tennessee Counties on Various Charges Including Attempted First-Degree Murder

East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help to Find a Man Wanted in Multiple East Tennessee Counties on Various Charges Including Attempted First-Degree Murder

Have you seen fugitive Demarco Derez Williams? Williams is wanted on Attempted First-Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault charges stemming from a shooting that took place during the early morning hours of December 21, 2022 in Strawberry Plains, TN.  In addition, to these charges by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office the Knoxville Police Department is looking…MORE

Knoxville Leaders to Consider Ban on Tethering Dogs Unsupervised

Knoxville Leaders to Consider Ban on Tethering Dogs Unsupervised

Knoxville city council members will discuss a total ban of leaving dogs chained up outside unsupervised Tuesday night. The current city ordinance allows it, but the Knoxville Animal Welfare Alliance wants to change that, and brought the issue up to city leaders. The co-founder of the group, Julia Roy, said they followed the guidelines of…MORE

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