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Owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville is Due in Court Following His Protest Arrest on UT’s Campus
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Owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville is Due in Court Following His Protest Arrest on UT’s Campus

Knoxville business owner Yassin Terou is set to make a court appearance today. He is charged with criminal trespassing after being arrested last week with ten others while protesting on UT’s campus in support of Palestine. UT Police’s internal investigation into his arrest is underway/ He is the owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville.…MORE

Clinton High School Hires New Principal, Ends Contracts with Guidance Counselors as Grade Inflation Investigation Continues

Clinton High School Hires New Principal, Ends Contracts with Guidance Counselors as Grade Inflation Investigation Continues

Clinton, TN (WOKI / WVLT) A new principal is hired and three guidance counselors are out of jobs at Clinton High School as an investigation into grade inflation continues at the school. Anderson County Schools officials announcing Wednesday that Robbie Herrell will take over as principal at Clinton High School. ACS also reports three guidance…MORE

Knoxville Police Identify Victims in Deadly Weekend Shootings
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Knoxville Police Identify Victims in Deadly Weekend Shootings

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Knoxville police have now identified the second of two victims in Saturday morning’s deadly shootings near the downtown area. KPD says 37-year-old Dennard Davis was shot and killed in the 400 block of N. Broadway and that security footage of the incident shows 28-year-old Robert Scruggs “walk up to the victim, raise…MORE

The Knoxville Fire Department Arrest a Suspect in a West Knoxville Dollar General Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department Arrest a Suspect in a West Knoxville Dollar General Fire

The Knoxville Fire Department makes an arrest in the Fire at Dollar General on Executive Park Drive which caused more than one million dollars in damage to the building and its contents. Knoxville Fire Investigators have been diligently working to identify the suspect seen on surveillance video who is responsible for last Tuesday’s fire and…MORE

Master Champion is Arrested on His Way to PGA Championship
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Master Champion is Arrested on His Way to PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Masters champion Scottie Scheffler was arrested Friday morning on his way to the PGA Championship, with stunning images showing him handcuffed as he was taken to jail for not following police orders during a pedestrian fatality investigation. In a span of four hours, the top-ranked golfer in the world was arrested…MORE

Park Rangers Find Missing Man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Park Rangers Find Missing Man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Gatlinburg, TN (WOKI) Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park announce they have found a man who went missing last week near the Chimney Tops Overlook area of the park. Sixty-two year old Timothy Cook was last seen near the Chimney Tops overlook area on Sunday, May 12; his vehicle was found unoccupied in…MORE

Knoxville Fire Department Asking for Information after Dollar General Fire

Knoxville Fire Department Asking for Information after Dollar General Fire

Knoville, TN (WOKI) The Knoxville Fire Department is asking the public for information following a fire at a Dollar General in West Knoxville. The fire happened Tuesday afternoon at the store on Executive Park Drive, and fire officials say the blaze caused serious damage to the building. The cause of the fire is still under…MORE

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