Stats on Shootings

As part of a report on gun violence, KPD told Council last week that shootings are on the rise in Knoxville but a majority of cases get solved.

Enforcement Uncertainty

Cumberland Avenue crosswalk

As a new restriction on alcohol sales in Knox County takes effect, questions remain about how authorities will address businesses that don’t comply.

Closing Times Mandated

Taking more action to combat the pandemic, the Board of Health votes to restrict alcohol sales and reduce the permitted size of gatherings.

Birx Positive About Local Plans

The White House’s coronavirus response chief endorsed UT’s response plan and recommended early last calls for drinking establishments.

Knox County 2020: A Primer (Part 2)

A survey of what’s changed, what hasn’t and what to watch in the local political and economic landscape. Today: the City of Knoxville and the private sector.

How the Force Uses Force

Police cruiser with lights on

KPD briefs City Council on how its officers deploy physical response and the oversight in place to keep them from crossing the line.

The Pandemic Takes Its Toll

The number of deaths from COVID-19 complications reaches 50 in Knox County as cases continue to rise and schools prepare to open.

Dancing Around the Diamond

Neither Smokies owner Randy Boyd nor local officials want to make the first move toward financing a baseball stadium in the Old City.

Last Call Again

The Knox County Board of Health orders bars to close a second time as local cases of COVID-19 continue to soar.

No Referendum on KUB

City Council opts to channel changes through the Kincannon administration and the city utility’s Board of Commissioners.