Tyler Whetstone, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tyler Whetstone

Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Tyler:

Knox County medical examiner report says Robert Bailey died of drug overdose in police custody

Toxicology reports showed several drugs were in his system when he died. → Read More

You can now donate money to put your name on a Knox County park

How naming rights will be handled will vary by donation and request and will be determined based on the county’s needs and the size of the donation. → Read More

Tennessee-based adoption agency refuses to help couple because they're Jewish

The faith-based adoption agency is backed by a law put into place two years ago by Tennessee Republicans. → Read More

Knox County DA prevents release of police video showing Robert Bailey's death in custody

Knoxville city leaders planned to release video footage of Robert Bailey's arrest and time in custody this week, but DA Charme Allen prevented it. → Read More

Criticism mounts over Knox County Sheriff's Office arrest of activist David Hayes

"I’m curious," Knoxville NAACP President Sam Brown asked, "how many other citizens have they embarrassed like that and who gave the order?” → Read More

Fire at Knoxville Planned Parenthood was set intentionally, investigators say

The building erupted into flames Friday morning, New Year's Eve. Fire officials said the structure was a total loss. → Read More

Knoxville man dies overnight while in police custody

The Knoxville man was pulled over for having a broken tail light. He later died in police custody. → Read More

Now exonerated, Tennessee's Adam Braseel hires high-profile lawyer famous for 'Making a Murderer' client

Adam Braseel spent 12 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Gov. Bill Lee just exonerated him and now he's signed with a high profile lawyer. → Read More

Another Knoxville deputy police chief is retiring amid an investigation, Kenny Miller calls it a career

Knoxville Police Deputy Chief Kenny Miller is under investigation asserting he helped cover up an officer's racist remarks. → Read More

Girl, 7, dies as tree falls on Townsend cabin Monday morning

The tree fell onto the girl's bedroom. → Read More

Plan for rain, possible severe storms to start 2022 in East Tennessee

The bottom line, according to a Friday morning NWS report, “Saturday evening will be a time to stay weather-aware and be prepared for warnings.” → Read More

Knoxville's Planned Parenthood total loss in early morning New Year's Eve fire

It’s too early in the investigation, with parts of the building unsafe to enter, to be able to say what caused the fire or whether it’s suspicious. → Read More

KARM's care clinic expands services so benefits can extend beyond downtown

Once fully operational, leaders say, the center could save hospitals boatloads of money and ambulance services hundreds of hours. → Read More

Disgraced Knoxville police deputy chief Ron Green eligible for $6,200 a month pension

Despite four findings that Ron Green engaged in inappropriate behavior, he could be paid $74,000 a year if the Pension Board approves his pension. → Read More

Knoxville Police Department deputy chief retires amid complaints over sexual misconduct

In March 2020, KPD ended an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct that reached into the highest command levels. → Read More

Lawsuit challenges Knox County sheriff's claims that ICE partnership increases safety

A Knox County woman says she called 911 as she and her children were being threatened by her partner. She was arrested instead. → Read More

Adam Braseel, a convicted murderer who maintained his innocence, is exonerated

Adam Braseel was among 16 other executive clemency cases announced by Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday. → Read More

'I can’t go back to the what ifs’: How Gatlinburg mourned and then safely built back

“The people of our community built this area into the tourism destination that it is today, and they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps." → Read More

Grand jury will decide if activists will be prosecuted for Anthony Thompson Jr. protest

The judge said she respects the message of the seven activists, but not how they disrupted a Knox County Commission meeting. → Read More

City Council approves stadium, Tennessee Smokies are coming back to Knoxville

The $74.5 million stadium and the $142 million facility surrounding the stadium will be the centerpiece of a development on the edge of the Old City. → Read More