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Rogero Joins Gay Marriage Mayoral Group The late Friday afternoon...

The late Friday afternoon news dump timing is suspicious, but we can't help but be thrilled that city of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, already outspoken when it comes to equality in regards to same-sex relationships , has followed Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's lead in joining the "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Local officers equipped with military gear through federal program

Local officers equipped with military gear through federal program 0News obtained data that shows East Tennessee counties have received millions of dollars worth of U.S. military gear for free through a federal surplus program.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Blount County, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County man arrested for peeping, detectives looking for additional victims

Dispatchers say a Loudon County trooper was injured in a pursuit with a suspect Friday afternoon who was later captured.

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Related Topix: Loudon County, TN, Tennessee

WBIR-TV Knoxville

TDOT okays $1.5M in grants to improve traffic in Knox CountyTDOT...

TDOT okays $1.5M in grants to improve traffic in Knox County The Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded Knox County two grants to help traffic flow in trouble spots.

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Related Topix: Memphis, TN

Chattanoogan.com

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Increases In July

County unemployment rates for July 2014, released Friday, show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five, and remained the same in four counties.

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Related Topix: Davidson County, TN, Hamilton County, TN, Shelby County, TN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

No failing restaurants again this week in Knoxville, several high scores

Health inspectors are hitting the road again checking restaurants after a busy summer of visiting hundreds of public swimming pools, making sure they abide by state health rules.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County designates nearly $3 million budget surplus funds

"It's the people's money and we need to treat it that way," said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.

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Related Topix: Weather, Seymour, TN, Rockford, TN, Knoxville, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Woman charged with using infant in child pornography

A Seymour woman is behind bars on charges of Production and Distribution of Child Pornography.

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Related Topix: Seymour, TN

Metropulse.com

Knoxville's Dumbest Crimes

Although local law enforcement officers must often face life-and-death situations-apprehending armed robbers, murderers, kidnappers, and the like-they also deal with a daily wave of utterly mundane criminality.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

State releases list of Tennessee's most troubled schools

Tennessee's Department of Education released a list of some of the state's lowest-performing schools on Wednesday, and it includes a few more schools State releases list of Tennessee's most troubled schools Tennessee's Department of Education released a list of some of the state's lowest-performing schools on Wednesday, and it includes a few more ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Trustee staff testify they rarely saw co-worker who is on...

One by one, more than 10 witnesses on Wednesday told jurors that they rarely, if ever, saw so-called ghost employee Delbert Morgan actually do any Trustee staff testify they rarely saw co-worker who is on trial One by one, more than 10 witnesses on Wednesday told jurors that they rarely, if ever, saw so-called ghost employee Delbert Morgan actually ... (more)

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Related Topix: Grainger County, TN, Blaine, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Internet yields sex charges for vice officers Knox County vice...

Knox County's vice unit hit the Internet in search of escorts and netted charges against four women, including one who said she was there to provide security for co-workers.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Sports

Knoxville News Sentinel

Car slams into West Knox County hair salon A woman on Wednesday hit...

Authorities were alerted at 8:54 a.m. that a woman had driven into the Salon Biyoshi, 10412 Kingston Pike.

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Related Topix: Toyota, Toyota Avalon, Hybrid, Sedan, Sports

Knoxville News Sentinel

Fun stuff: Celtic concert, British motorcar show Cleanup and Paddle

John Ulmer takes his grandsons Drew, left, 4, and Max, 6, fishing at The Cove at Concord Park in this News Sentinel file photo.

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Related Topix: Blount County, TN, Maryville, TN, Sports

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Dr. McIntyre annual review focuses on communication

Dr. McIntyre annual review focuses on communication Communication was the focus of the Knox County superintendent's annual performance review.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Man arrested in Oak Ridge woman's death facing elevated murder charges

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's office said his move to eliminate the mayor's county issued vehicle has saved almost $45,000 in taxpayer dollars since Burchett took office.

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Related Topix: Oak Ridge, TN, Louisville, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County saves $45k in 4 years after getting rid of county car for mayor

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's office said his move to eliminate the mayor's county issued vehicle has saved almost $45,000 in taxpayer dollars since Burchett took office.

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Related Topix: Louisville, TN, Blount County, TN, Cocke County, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

UT students voting on name for Neyland Stadium's student section

The new five-story building is planned at the corner of White Avenue and 21st Street in the Fort Sanders area.

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Related Topix: Louisville, TN, Blount County, TN, Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Metropulse.com

Police Agencies in Knox County Have Military-Grade Equipment, Too. If ...

If you haven't been following the often violent clashes between protesters and local police in Ferguson, Mo., you may not be aware that those local police agencies have consistently used equipment acquired from the military to do "crowd control."

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

Woman arrested after swimming across Tenn. River

There's a new scam out this week involving the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Oak Ridge, TN

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