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Anthony Thompson Jr.'s family zeroes in on those they say are responsible for his death

The family of Anthony Thompson Jr. is no longer suing Knox County or the Knox County Board of Education after amending its far-reaching federal lawsuit. The civil rights lawsuit is now entirely focused on the actions of the city and the four officers involved in the shooting of Thompson, a 17-year-old Austin-East Magnet High School student killed by police in one of the school's bathrooms.
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Mining collapse creates huge hole near Knox County home

MASCOT, Tenn. (WATE) — A Knox County family is uncertain about how to deal with a huge hole that opened up on their property in Mascot. The state says the large hole is the result of a mine collapse and the failure of an underground mine room. Both Savannah...
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East Tennessee Historical Society Presents History Hootenanny August 20

Each year for many years, the East Tennessee Historical Society, in conjunction with the Knox County Public Library has presented a history fair in Krutch Park. Disrupted by the pandemic, the groups have re-imagined the event into a smaller footprint inside the East Tennessee History Center. The one-day event happens August 20. I sat down with Warren Dockter, President and CEO of the Society, to learn more about the organization and the plans for the Hootenanny.
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Masks are once again required in Great Smoky Mountains National Park as COVID cases spike

As COVID-19 cases spike, face masks are once again required inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park buildings.  The Tennessee counties surrounding the park (Blount, Cocke and Sevier) are considered high-risk areas by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Knox County is also a high transmission zone.  The CDC uses hospitalization data and new...
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NEW: Lawsuit over teen’s death focuses on Knoxville police

The loved ones of a 17-year-old boy who was shot to death in a school restroom have streamlined their federal lawsuit to exclusively target the Knoxville Police Department for mistakes that allegedly led to the boy’s death. Anthony Thompson Jr. died on April 12, 2021, during an armed confrontation...
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Knox County Schools needs more bus drivers to prevent delays

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — The transportation director for Knox County Schools, Ryan Dillingham, said he has a tough job coordinating routes and making sure students can get to school and home. "Bus drivers are getting harder and harder to find," Dillingham said. "We're seeing that in Knox County as...
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Man jailed in Knox after attack in Campbell

A Campbell County Sheriff’s Office employee attempting to provide mobile crisis services was stabbed Friday evening, allegedly by a man she was trying to help. LaFollette Police say that 54-year-old Angela Worley of Jacksboro was contacted by 40-year-old Cameron Jones, who asked her to drive him to the Tennova Hospital in LaFollette for an evaluation.
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Mullins is Hardin Valley’s new athletic director

Mike Mullins’ retirement was a short one. The personable and hard-working Mullins is back at it as Hardin Valley Academy’s new athletic director. He had been the AD at Oak Ridge High School for 15 years until announcing his retirement on Dec. 3. Mullins’ new position has been...
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