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Randall Pedigo, disgraced former Knox County medical examiner, dead at age 69

Pedigo was found dead Friday afternoon in his home, according to KPD. → Read More

Knox County inmate escapes from detention facility

The inmate is identified as Samuel Fox. → Read More

Feds: Indiana man met 13YO East TN girl on Snapchat, drove here, raped her

Aungsun Naywin traveled to Morgan County to meet the girl and raped her in his van, according to federal authorities. → Read More

Musicians, fans sending good thoughts to John Prine as he battles virus

The legendary songwriter, 73, has been hospitalized for several days. He's fought cancer twice, including lung cancer. → Read More

'Extraordinary measures': Knox County judges take steps to cut jail population

The Criminal Court and General Sessions Court judges handed down an order Monday. → Read More

TN defense attorneys seek expedited release of paroled inmates from state prisons

The bar is seeking to reduce prison and jail populations to reduce the threat of exposure to COVID-19 in those confined spaces. → Read More

TN Supreme Court extends court closure order to April 30

The court earlier had declared most in-person hearings in state and municipal courts would be suspended through the end of March. → Read More

Shrinking population: Knox County jail count going down amid virus concerns

Some other area counties say they're taking steps to issue more citations, requiring fewer people to be detailed pending prosecution. → Read More

Gov. Lee announces new 'unified command,' says he'll evaluate school closure order this week

Bill Lee also said one of his staff members tested positive for the virus. But Lee said he feels find and his exposure to that staffer was limited. → Read More

A sight for sore eyes: Dogwood Trails offer beautiful way to enjoy spring

This is the 65th year of the trails, which show off some of our scenic, diverse neighborhoods. → Read More

Knoxville state representative says he won't seek reelection

Martin Daniel first won the seat in 2014. → Read More

Former Knox County Schools tech ed director accused of theft

Don Lawson worked nearly 30 years at the school system. When he was let go in 2017 he made about $100,000 a year. → Read More

Federal trials put on hold in East Tennessee

Chief Judge Pamela Reeves of the Eastern District of Tennessee put down the order Monday afternoon. → Read More

Public Defender's Office to close public access, rely on phones to meet with clients

The office on Liberty Street represents hundreds of people accused of crimes. It's limiting face-to-face meetings with clients as a precautionary measure. → Read More

Former OR concentration camp guard may be last to face US deportation for war role

Eli Rosenbaum, often referred to in the national media as a "Nazi hunter," worked on the case, which turned on the discovery of an index card found on a sunken ship. → Read More

Most Tennessee in-person court proceedings suspended for March in response to coronavirus concerns

The state Supreme Court order came down Friday. A statewide group of defense attorneys also has called for justice system changes in response to virus threats. → Read More

Records: Staples exceeded peers in hotel stays, meals, overall spending

State campaign finance auditors are looking at his 2019 report. Fellow lawmakers say they're cautious about using their campaign money. → Read More

OR man who was German concentration camp guard to appeal deportation order

Friedrich "Fritz" Berger served as an armed guard at the Meppen camp operated by the Nazis in 1945. He was a member of the German Navy. → Read More

Citing 'grievous errors', state lawmaker asks for leniency to pay back improper campaign expenses

Knoxville Rep. Rick Staples wants to pay back $8,910 in unallowable expenses in monthly installments. → Read More

Drunken driver gets 10 years for hitting, killing man while going wrong way on I-40

Kara D. Wakefield, 31, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide by intoxication and reckless endangerment. → Read More