Safety and Succor

The day after a fatal shootout at Austin-East, school officials and city residents confront questions of physical security and spiritual anguish.

Student Killed in Gunfight at A-E

One Knoxville police officer was wounded in the confrontation at a school that has experienced a spike in deaths from gunfire this year.

Slicing the Pie

The Kincannon administration opened three days of budget hearings on Tuesday to help sort out next year’s spending plan.

Looking for Answers

The city is adopting new strategies to fill gaps in the services provided to help the homeless population off the streets and into housing.

A Blueprint to Block the Bullets

Even without a detailed spending plan, City Council approves $1 million of accelerated funding for violent crime intervention efforts.

Cracking Down and Lifting Up

Police cruiser with lights on

The city is mixing more aggressive policing with community-building initiatives to address the spike in gun violence.

Grief, Grievances and Grit

With anger and sorrow over the deaths of Austin-East students at a boiling point, city officials say they will redouble efforts to reduce gun violence.

Curfew Enforcement

A hearing officer issues a beer permit suspension and a fine to Paul’s Oasis for violating a health order and city ordinance.

A Team Approach

KPD and the McNabb Center claim initial success for a pilot program combining law enforcement and social services on the streets.