Three West Knox County houses riddled with bullets

Three separate houses, three separate events - one common thread: Bullets and Friday nights. Not the ideal combination. The Knox County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating an issue that was described as vandalism at three residences within the same neighborhood in West Knox County after residents found bullets in their homes...


East Tennessee native wins Pulitzer Prize

A composer and artist born and raised in East Tennessee has been named a Pulitzer Prize winner. Oak Ridge native Ellen Reid earned the Pulitzer for her opera ‘Prism’, which premiered at the Los Angeles Opera's Off Grand Series back in November...


Athletes take part in Special Olympics track and field competition in Knoxville

More than 800 Knox County athletes showed off their skills Monday morning in the Special Olympics track and field competition. The event continues Tuesday at Hardin Valley Academy. Kids compete in the morning and the adults in the afternoon....


Toddler shot in head improves

An East Tennessee toddler who was shot in the head with a pellet gun while playing in her backyard on March 15, 2019, showed signs of progress on April 15, according to her mother. Two-year-old Ariel Salaices began making slow but steady improvement at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Her mother said the little girl was alert, although not speaking, and had limited movement in both sides of her body....


Knoxville team producing new Netflix show starring Rob Schneider

Ready to make your silver screen debut, East Tennesseans? You could get the chance to be cast in a new Netflix show that will be filmed in Knoxville. Richie Walls, one of the creators of " Dog Years," announced on Facebook that he would be part of a new show starring Rob and Patricia Schneider. ....


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    Statues unveiled to honor Smokey, Tennessee's favorite mascot

    Statues to honor Tennessee's favorite dog are popping up all around UT's campus. The ten statues honor the ten bluetick coonhounds that have served as the University of Tennessee's campus. The official reveal took place before the annual Orange and White Game Saturday, April 13, near the Pedestrian Bridge by the Student Union Plaza....


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    Why do innocent people suffer?

    This is it: “We suffer because men sinned and continue to sin. God isn’t to blame.” Suffering happens because God made a perfect world that Adam and Eve broke, long ago, and now there’s no escaping the consequences, especially since we continue to sin as badly as they did. God is good, and we are not...


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    Kvass, celtuce and a few other ‘new’ good-for-you foods

    You’re about to encounter a new batch of healthful foods and drinks with names reminiscent of a word scramble. These products are not actually new — rather, like quinoa, they are ancient edibles being rediscovered and gaining popularity for the way they fit into today’s food landscape.

Tim Barnwell, Asheville, NC

Tech Bites

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    Health Apps Can Share Your Data Everywhere

    The researchers examined 24 of the top-rated Android apps for health medicine management in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, including Ada, Lexicomp, Medscape, and Medicinewise. They found that 19 out of the 24 tested apps shared user data outside of the app, frequently to third-parties like Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Google, and AT&T. An app called “Pill Identifier and Drug List” shares data with the Department of Health and Human Services...