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Blount County sheriff investigating reports of biting zebra

Jul. 6, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (AP) — The Blount County Sheriff's office is investigating reports that a zebra at a privately owned farm in Seymour has bitten four people. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports three women went to local hospitals this week after they were bitten. Two women received bites to their arms and a...

Police: Teacher, son die in apparent murder-suicide at home

Jun. 10, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say the deaths of a school teacher and his son are being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide after the pair were found shot in the burning bedroom of a home for sale in Tennessee. News outlets report a home inspector went Monday morning to see the property in...

UT-Knoxville program aims to promote diversity in teaching

May. 31, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville aims to increase diversity among the state's teachers. A university news release says the Increasing Teacher Equity to Address Community High Needs, or I-TEACH, program will begin this summer in the College of Education,...