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2 dead, 1 wounded in East Tennessee shooting

Aug. 9, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two people died and a third was wounded in a shooting in East Tennessee, police said. News outlets cited a statement from the Knoxville Police Department in reporting the wounded person arrived at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Sunday morning and gave police details...

The Women LLC offers microloans to black business owners

Aug. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kanika White read a statistic in passing a few years ago that jarred her. She wanted to understand what was causing a 42% poverty rate among Black Knoxville residents. “Like with anything that is that huge and complex...the initial thought is (the issue is) too big for...

Clayton Homes co-founder dies in Tennessee helicopter crash

Aug. 4, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A co-founder of Clayton Homes, a national home-building company, was killed when a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River, relatives said Tuesday. Three others escaped the wreckage and were rescued by a pontoon boat that was on the river near Knoxville on Monday night,...

Tennessee officials offer $100K teacher program grants

Aug. 4, 2020 5:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials are offering 20 grants of $100,000 apiece to form or expand programs that help train new teachers at no cost to them. The state Department of Education says the $2 million in Grow Your Own grants fund partnerships between educator preparation providers...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Manny Sethi speaks during a town hall meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at Music City Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Friday, July 24, 2020. (Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP)

GOP doctor in Tennessee Senate race wants Fauci fired

Aug. 3, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee trauma surgeon running for an open Senate seat is calling for President Donald Trump to fire the nation's leading infectious diseases expert amid a pandemic. Dr. Manny Sethi attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci during a campaign event over the weekend in Knoxville. “This...

Charges dismissed against Tennessee lineman Darel Middleton

Jul. 31, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Darel Middleton no longer faces charges of domestic assault and public intoxication for an incident with his girlfriend in February. Middleton faced a date in Knox County General Sessions Court in August, but the misdemeanor charges have been dismissed....

Tennessee city approves police body cameras, social worker

Jul. 29, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee city has approved the purchase of body cameras for its police force and the hiring of a social worker to ride with patrol officers on mental health-related calls. The Knoxville City Council approved the contracts Tuesday in a move aimed at bringing transparency to the...

Lawsuit alleges excessive force during arrest death

Jul. 28, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit has been filed by a woman who says her son died after deputies in Tennessee used excessive force during an arrest. The lawsuit said Knox County Sheriff's deputies hogtied Johnathan Binkley, 35, kicked him, put pressure on his back and failed to help him as he...

Nation's largest fuel retailer announces new CEO

Jul. 21, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CEO of Pilot Company, the nation’s largest fuel retailer, announced Tuesday that he will transition to chairman of the board at the beginning of next year and chief strategy officer Shameek Konar will take the lead role at the company. Konar will be the fourth CEO at the...

Tennessee dismisses lineman after domestic assault arrest

Jul. 17, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has dismissed defensive lineman Emmit Gooden hours after his arrest on aggravated domestic assault. Team spokesman Bill Martin confirmed that Gooden was dismissed from the program Thursday night. Gooden was arrested Thursday morning and charged with throwing a glass...