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Homeless citizens to face fines or community service if bill is signed into law

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Those who are homeless may soon be paying a $50 fine or doing community service if a bill expanding the Equal Access to Public Property Act of 2012 is signed by Governor Bill Lee. Both the House and Senate have approved the bill.

“It basically allows local governments an enforcement mechanism, if they so choose, to use it for those who are camping on any public property,” State Senator Paul Bailey, who introduced the bill said.


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North Knoxville neighborhood finds ways to stop speeding drivers

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE)– There are legal ways and illegal ways to make drivers slow down on a road. Residents in a north Knoxville neighborhood have done both.

On Tuesday, residents of the Oakwood-Lincoln Park neighborhood noticed some speed bumps show up on Hiawassee Avenue. City officials said they haven’t heard back from the law department yet, but since Hiawassee is a city-owned road, putting those speed bumps without permission was not exactly legal. They also said the city did not place them, nor gave approval for someone to do so.

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Knoxville Bar Association offering free virtual debt relief legal clinic

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – The Knoxville Bar Association announced a free virtual debt relief clinic.

The clinic will be held on Saturday, June 12, beginning at 9 a.m. by Zoom. The clinic will be available to qualified individuals who live in East Tennessee.

Qualification for the free services will be income-based, with pre-screening by Legal Aid of East Tennessee. The clinic clients may also be eligible for free bankruptcy services.

The deadline to call for qualification screening based on income is June 4.

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