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TN National Guard assisting 32 medical facilities across the state

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Additional personnel from the Tennessee National Guard are assisting Tennessee hospitals this week to aid health care workers in the fight against COVID-19. The Tennessee Department of Military said the uptick began Friday. In a news release shared out over the weekend, the state military department says the additional support brings the Guard’s total… Keep Reading

Tennessee Highway Safety Office launches ‘Slow Down Tennessee’ campaign

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Tennessee Highway Safety Office announced the launch of a new speeding prevention campaign called, “Slow Down Tennessee.” The campaign is in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, AAA, Students Against Destructive Decisions and several law enforcement agencies. From… Keep Reading

Tennessee City’s Uniformed Police Now All Have Body Cameras

KNOXVILLE, TENN. (AP) — Knoxville’s police force says it has finished equipping all of its uniformed officers with body cameras. Knoxville police say they have also installed upgraded in-car camera systems. The department has deployed 297 body cameras and installed 333 in-car systems over the past several months. By the end of the first phase in… Keep Reading

A Crisis of Civility & Civics, Not Politics and Presidents

Submitted by Contributing Author, Jeff McElroy, President and Cofounder of Forever Families, Inc., a non-profit organization) As the historic events of January 6th, 2021 unfolded, I not only watched in horror the video at the Capitol, I listened in heartbreak to the pundits who were perpetuating the issues even as they were trying to report… Keep Reading

Knoxville US Attorney’s Office Collected $7.4M Last Year

KNOXVILLE, TENN. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Knoxville collected more than $7.4 million in criminal and civil actions last year, U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey announced on Thursday. The collection effort includes a $3.6 million forfeiture from Sylvia Hofstetter, who was sentenced for her role in operating East Tennessee pill mills, according to a news… Keep Reading

Knoxville City Court suspends proceedings until Feb. 1

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — City Court is suspending court proceedings through the month of January to coincide with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s COVID-19 order. City Court offices will remain open during regular business hours but won’t be in session again until Feb. 1. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. “Individuals… Keep Reading

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