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  • As research grows into how to stop gun violence, one city looks to science for help

    08/24/2023 8:35:21 PM PDT · by facedown · 33 replies
    AP vis MSN ^ | 24AUG23 | MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer
    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — “That’s where I got shot,” said Rashaad Woods, nodding toward a convenience store in Knoxville’s “gun zone.”SNIPAccording to an assessment by the Rand Corp., measures that work include laws that permit charging adults who let children have unsupervised access to guns, well-enforced background checks and policies that ban guns from people subject to domestic violence restraining orders.Measures that don't: stand-your-ground and concealed carry laws, which studies consistently show increase gun homicides, and gun buyback programs, which have been shown to have little, if any, effect on crime.
  • Cops accused of standing by and watching man drown in Tennessee River

    07/31/2023 5:07:40 PM PDT · by rod5591 · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 31, 2023 | Ronny Reyes
    Police officers allegedly stood by and watched for 15 minutes as a man who relapsed on heroin drowned in the Tennessee River after fleeing from them, according to a newly filed lawsuit. Kimberly Williams-Clabo claims her son, Mika Wheeler Clabo, would still be alive if it weren’t for the alleged negligence of the Knoxville Police Department, which encountered him “acting erratically” on the morning of July 25, 2022. Police said that when they approached Clabo, 30, who struggled with a heroin addiction, he ran from them and jumped into the river, where he got caught on vines and drowned. In...
  • REVEALED: CNBC anchor Hadley Gamble accused NBC Universal CEO Jeff Shell of sexual harassment and sex discrimination before he was fired for having an 'inappropriate relationship'

    04/24/2023 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 24, 2023 | Miles Dilworth,
    CNBC anchor Hadley Gamble accused Jeff Shell of sexual harassment and sex discrimination in a complaint that led to his ousting as NBCUniversal CEO, her lawyer has said. Shell left his role at the company after an investigation into his conduct was launched around a month ago, it was revealed on Sunday. NBCUniversal did not say who had made the complaint, but media reports suggested it had been filed by Gamble after an on-off relationship between the pair had ended a few years' ago. Gamble's lawyers subsequently confirmed this in a statement. 'The investigation into Mr Shell arose from a...
  • Justin Jones reappointed to Tennessee House seat by Metro Council

    04/10/2023 2:48:02 PM PDT · by Coronal · 72 replies ^ | April 10, 2023 | Erin McCullough
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — He may have been expelled Thursday evening, but Justin Jones is back in the Tennessee House of Representatives. The ousted legislator was reappointed to his former seat in the 52nd District in Nashville by the Metro Council Monday afternoon, two business days after he was officially expelled from the House for breaking decorum rules on the House floor March 30. Jones faced expulsion along with fellow Democrats Gloria Johnson of Knoxville and Justin Pearson of Memphis. Johnson survived the expulsion vote by one, but Pearson was ousted as well Thursday. The move was met with national...
  • Wheelchair-bound Tennessee woman, 60, slurs as she pleads with cops while being arrested for refusing to leave hospital - shortly before she died of STROKE in back of police cruiser

    02/24/2023 3:19:12 PM PST · by libh8er · 97 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2.24.2023 | Emma James
    Horrific footage released by police shows a wheelchair-bound woman slurring and pleading with police as she is arrested for refusing to leave hospital, just moments before she died from a stroke in the back of a cop car. Knoxville Police have released their body camera video of the harrowing incident which happened at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, in Tennessee, on February 6. Lisa Edwards, 60, had been refusing to leave the hospital and was arrested on trespassing charges when she died in the back of the police cruiser – minutes after telling cops 'you're going to kill me'. The...
  • Wife Gives Husband 2 Days To Read All 4,155 Pages Of Her Proposed Target Funding Bill

    12/24/2022 11:52:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | December 23, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    KNOXVILLE, TN — Local wife Chelsea Hammond has just proposed a brand new 4,155-page Target funding bill to her husband but is only giving him 2 days to read through it all. Chelsea claims that if the omnibus spending package is not passed in its entirety, then their household will have to shut down and will be unable to buy necessities such as groceries and cute fuzzy socks with candy canes on them. "How am I supposed to read through all of this in just 2 days?" said concerned husband Kurt Hammond. "And don't get me wrong, honey, of course,...
  • Protesters arrested after peacefully opposing COVID vax clinic for minors on cathedral grounds

    03/03/2022 2:36:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 2, 2022 | Emily Mangiaracina
    Protesters arrested after peacefully opposing COVID vax clinic for minors on cathedral groundsA group planning to hand out info on COVID shots for minors was praying when asked to leave. Two were arrested.Wed Mar 2, 2022 - 10:35 pm EST KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (LifeSiteNews) — Peaceful protesters of the experimental “vaccination” of minors on the grounds of the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville cathedral are awaiting trial after they were arrested at the Church’s request on Sunday for trespassing.Jenny Hay, a co-organizer of the protest, and fellow protesters were praying outside the entrance of Sacred Heart Cathedral, where they planned to pass...
  • Southern Man In Critical Condition After Being Served Unsweetened Tea

    02/02/2022 9:34:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 1, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    KNOXVILLE, TN—A southern man was immediately rushed to the hospital yesterday after being served unsweetened tea, believing it to be sweet tea. The ambulance arrived at Litton’s restaurant at approximately 2:15pm after being called by another restaurant patron. The man was found completely unresponsive due to an immense shock to his senses. According to others having lunch at the time, the man seemed to be perfectly normal and healthy, until he took a small sip of his drink. “He was just sitting there enjoying his meal, until all of a sudden he just violently collapsed onto the floor, spilling food...
  • Knoxville's Planned Parenthood total loss in early morning New Year's Eve fire

    01/01/2022 5:57:21 PM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Know News ^ | 12/31/2021 | Tyler Whetstone
    Knoxville’s Planned Parenthood building was engulfed in flames early Friday morning and is a total loss. Fire crews were called about 6:40 a.m. as heavy smoke was coming out of the back of the structure, Assistant Chief Brent Seymour said. There were no injuries to report. The building was being renovated and the clinic had not been used in some time. Seymour said it’s too early in the investigation, with parts of the building unsafe to enter, to be able to say what caused the fire. Representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI have...
  • Vegan burger argument leads to arrest at Cumberland Avenue restaurant (Tennessee)

    12/04/2021 2:52:21 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 30 replies
    WATE-TV ^ | Dec 4, 2021 | staff
    Witnesses WATE 6 News spoke to said Beal questioned whether his vegan burger was actually vegan and asked the staff to take the burger to the hospital to have it tested.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...