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  • CNN Guest Refuses To Take The ‘Bait,’ Contradicts Don Lemon On Slavery

    05/08/2021 4:39:32 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 128 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Ben Johnson | 5/7/2021
    Don Lemon started his program by discussing comments made by Tennessee State Rep. Justin Lafferty, R-Knoxville, about the Three-Fifths Compromise. Then, he devoted a segment in the second hour of Wednesday’s “CNN Tonight” to the subject. Lemon told his audience, incorrectly, that the Constitution “explicitly counted [slaves] as three-fifths of a free person, or three-fifths of a man, so that the slave states would be able to accrue more political power without having to count a slave as a full person.” In fact, the Three-Fifths Compromise denied slave-owning states their request to count 100% of their slaves in the Census....
  • Two Women Get Caught Trying to Use a Fake $1 Million Bill at Dollar General

    04/21/2021 9:01:37 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 91 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/20/21 | Anabelle Doliner
    In the latest fraud-related news, two women in Tennessee were caught trying to pay for items using a fake $1 million bill earlier this month. According to WREG Memphis, the incident occurred at a Dollar General store in Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville. The two women reportedly tried using the bill to pay for numerous gift cards, and, when confronted, they claimed they not to have known the bill was fraudulent.
  • Student Fires at Officers at Tennessee School, Is Killed

    04/13/2021 2:05:59 AM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 12, 2021 | Associated Press
    A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said. The shooting wounded an officer and comes as the community reels from off-campus gun violence that has left three other students dead this year. Police found the student in a bathroom at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville...The shooting comes as more classrooms are reopening to students after months of remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic, which cut down the number of mass killings in the U.S.
  • Austin-East Magnet School Shooting: Police Responding to Reports of 'Multiple Gunshot Victims'

    04/12/2021 1:37:27 PM PDT · by Shadylake · 92 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/12/2001 | Jenni Fink
    Knoxville, Tennessee, police officers are responding to Austin-East Magnet High School after it was reported that "multiple" people had been wounded during a shooting. The Knoxville Police Department confirmed on Twitter that they received reports there were multiple gunshot victims at Austin-East Magnet High School. One of those victims is a police officer and the investigation is still ongoing. For the time being, the police department is asking that people avoid the area.
  • Pair Sentenced For Two Counts of Rape In The National Park

    12/08/2020 8:53:37 AM PST · by ransomnote · 27 replies
    justice.gov ^ | December 7, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Tennessee
    KNOXVILLE Tenn. – On December 7, 2020, Dusty William Oliver, 41, and Richard Graham, 49, both from Blaine, were sentenced by the Honorable Judge Thomas A. Varlan, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville, for raping two men in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP).Oliver and Graham pleaded guilty to an indictment charging them with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2241(a) and 2. Oliver was sentenced to 300 months in prison, followed by 15 years’ supervised release. Graham was sentenced to 230 months in prison,...
  • Knoxville tiger spotted again in Tennessee as search continues: reports

    09/11/2020 6:19:06 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/11/20 | Peter Aitken
    The hunt for a tiger in Tennessee continues after the tiger was spotted again in Knoxville as of Friday morning, according to reports. The Knox County Sheriff’s office initially reported a sighting out in the Forks of the River Industrial Park on Wednesday night around 7:30 p.m., leading to a citywide hunt on Thursday. Residents corroborated the report, with one woman reporting to the sheriff’s office that a friend working in the industrial park had seen a tiger hanging around the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters plant, 5 News reported. A second sighting later placed the tiger near Thorngrove Pike, according...
  • Tiger on the loose in Knoxville, Tennessee, sparking mass police hunt

    09/10/2020 5:23:11 AM PDT · by wrrock · 38 replies
    TG ^ | 9/10/20 | Evan
    The Knox County Sheriff’s Office issued a Be On the Lookout alert for a tiger late Wednesday night after reports of the animal being spotted in southeast Knoxville. Read more....
  • UT athletes organize march on campus to call attention to racism

    08/29/2020 11:42:45 AM PDT · by HogsBreath · 33 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 8-29-20 | Alivia Harris
    Student athletes at the University of Tennessee announced a march this week to call attention to institutionalized racism
  • In Knoxville, Sen. Ted Cruz says Bill Hagerty is 'scared' of Dr. Manny Sethi

    07/26/2020 5:29:38 PM PDT · by RandFan · 72 replies
    Knox News ^ | July 25 | Tyler Whetstone
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — At first, the cheers for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz were louder than those for the man he came to stump for Friday morning, but that changed. Cruz, R-Texas, came to Knoxville in support of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dr. Manny Sethi and a crowd of nearly 200 people crammed inside a dining room of the Southern Rail Station to hear from the two as Sethi attempts to go toe-to-toe with Bill Hagerty, the former U.S. ambassador to Japan. The race has both tightened and gotten uglier in recent weeks ahead of the August 6 Election Day. Both...
  • Three workers fatally stabbed at Knoxville truck stop, suspect shot and killed

    04/07/2020 8:04:41 PM PDT · by Main Street · 66 replies
    wate ^ | Apr 7, 2020 | Gregory Raucoules
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A stabbing suspect who was shot and killed after fatally stabbing three women and hospitalizing a fourth at a Knoxville truck stop early Tuesday has been identified by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The deceased suspect, Idris Abdus-Salaam, 33, was a truck driver from Durham, North Carolina. The three deceased victims were all employed at the Pilot Travel Center on Strawberry Plains Pike. They have been identified as: Joyce Whaley, 57 Patricia Denise Nibbe, 51 Nettie R. Spencer, 41 The fourth victim, who was a customer and has not been identified, remains hospitalized. The report of...
  • Elon’s Achilles

    12/15/2019 5:25:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2019 | Gil Gutknecht
    Imagine being stuck in a full-stop traffic jam on a freeway full of electric cars during a Minnesota arctic blast. With temperatures sub-zero, batteries start going dead. Electric motors grind to a halt, further blocking traffic. The situation cascades downward as others start to lose power. Soon the icy interstate is completely plugged with helpless electric cars. All going nowhere. Worse, without electric power, passengers have no heat. Now consider that these vehicles will need recharging before they can go anywhere. That will take many hours, perhaps days. If you’re in sunny California, this problem is easy to ignore. In...
  • Iowa woman killed by explosion at gender reveal party

    10/28/2019 4:54:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2019 | Sarah Jackson
    An Iowa woman was killed by debris from an explosion at a gender reveal party on Saturday, police said. The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at around 4 p.m. on Saturday reporting that a woman, 56, had been seriously injured in an explosion in rural Knoxville, Iowa, according to a press release from the sheriff's office. The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead on the scene. An investigation concluded that a gender reveal announcement created an explosion, from which a flying piece of debris struck the woman.
  • How the New-Mom Mindset Shift Pushed Her to a 2:42 Marathon—And a Spot at Trials

    09/06/2019 8:57:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Runner's World ^ | September 05, 2019 | Hailey Middlebrook
    When Gina Rouse graduated as a nurse from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2003, she intended to keep training like she did as a college runner. “I got the night shift in my first job as a nurse,” Rouse, who now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, told Runner’s World. “I was working from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and still trying to run twice a day before and after the shift. I definitely cut corners on sleep.” Rouse soon realized that her new schedule made it impossible to keep training the way she did in college. So throughout most of her...
  • NY cardinal: Excommunicating pro-abortion politicians ‘not an appropriate response’

    01/25/2019 10:06:26 PM PST · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 25, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    New York cardinal: Excommunicating pro-abortion politicians ‘not an appropriate response’ NEW YORK, January 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan responded to calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's excommunication for his role in enshrining a “fundamental right” to virtually-unlimited abortion in the state, saying via a spokesperson that excommunication is "not an appropriate response." Asked by CNN Religion Editor Dan Burke about the calls for Gov. Cuomo to be excommunicated over New York's new abortion bill, Dolan’s spokesman said he would “not discuss any individual,” but that “excommunication should not be used as a...
  • Two US Bishops Support Excommunication of New York Governor Over ‘Vile’ Abortion Law

    01/25/2019 6:30:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/25/19 | Lisa Bourne
    Washington, D.C., January 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Two U.S. bishops are calling for the excommunication of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his role in enshrining a “fundamental right” to virtually-unlimited abortion in the state. Knoxville, Tennessee, Bishop Richard Stika and Tyler, Texas, Bishop Joseph Strickland both indicated that if Cuomo lived in their jurisdiction they would take action. Strickland urged Cuomo’s ordinaries to do so. “Someone asked me today if I would issue an excommunication of a Catholic Governor under my jurisdiction if the Governor did the same as in New York,” Stika tweeted Thursday afternoon. “I think I...
  • 22-YEAR-OLD SON OF KNOXVILLE FIRE CAPTAIN KILLED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT

    01/05/2019 10:11:26 PM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/05/2019 | Scott Morefield
    A multi-vehicle crash last week that claimed the life of the son of a Knoxville, Tennessee fire department captain was the result of a “chain reaction” begun by an illegal immigrant driving in the wrong lane, investigators said. Pierce Kennedy Corcoran, 22, the son of Knoxville Fire Department spokesperson Captain D.J. Corcoran, was driving a Honda Civic south on Knoxville’s Chapman Highway the evening of December 30 when a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo reportedly veered into their lane and struck the vehicle. ... 44-year-old Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo, an illegal immigrant, was arrested and charged with criminally...
  • WWE wrestler Kane elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee

    08/02/2018 9:29:39 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 48 replies
    new york daily news ^ | Aug 02, 2018 | KATE FELDMAN
    From Wrestlemania to the mayor’s house. Glenn Jacobs, better known by his WWE name “Kane,” was elected the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee Thursday, beating Democratic contender Linda Haney. The 51-year-old former wrestler, who was listed at 7’0” and 323 pounds at his peak as the Big Red Machine, considers himself a “Reagan Republican.” He listed seven goals on his campaign website: a commitment to keeping taxes low, a renewed focus on quality of education, continuing to attract new jobs to the area, improvement of roads and infrastructure, “full and absolute transparency,” safer communities and “a fresh outlook on limited...
  • Zoo Knoxville plans to observe animals during total solar eclipse

    08/04/2017 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WATE ^ | 8/03/17 | Amanda Ketchledge
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) — While East Tennesseans are keeping an eye on the sky, there’s going to be plenty of action on the ground at Zoo Knoxville as the total solar eclipse passes through on August 21. There are more than 700 animals at the zoo and staff plans to observe them during the time of totality. The phenomenon is raising questions like, how will animals react when their daily routines are driven by the cycles of night and day? “We don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Phil Colclough, with Zoo Knoxville.
  • First US City Set To See Complete Obamacare Collapse

    04/04/2017 12:29:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/4/17 | Robert Donachie
    Knoxville, Tenn., could be the first city in the U.S. where Obamacare completely collapses, leaving tens of thousands of people without the option to buy a subsidized insurance policy. Humana, the city’s only remaining insurance provider on its Obamacare exchange, announced it is exiting the market in 2018. If that happens, Knoxville citizens will be in a rough spot. Unless another insurance provider fills Humana’s place, some 40,000 people in the Knoxville area will likely be left without the option to purchase an Obamacare-subsidized insurance policy, CNN reports. Knoxville is illustrative of one of the main problems with Obamacare: It...
  • 'Black people can't be racist,' students tell 'white people'

    03/24/2017 6:51:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 23, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Several posters containing the salutation “Dear White People” appeared at North Carolina State University Thursday, accusing white students of “perpetuating racism and white supremacy.” “Dear white people, there is no such thing as being ‘colorblind.’ You are perpetuating racism and white supremacy,” one poster stated, with another informing “white people” that “black people can’t be racist.”