Knoxville camp gives girls the tools to become firefighters

Women make up only a small fraction of firefighters in the United States, but a camp here in East Tennessee hopes to change that. The Rural/Metro Fire Department had their third annual girls' fire camp...


10 East Tennesseans sentenced in meth distribution conspiracy

According to the Eastern District of Tennessee Attorney General's office, a 65-year-old Knoxville man has been sentenced to 295 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine...


Corporal punishment in Tennessee schools

The Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has released a new report on corporal punishment in Tennessee public schools, including an analysis of its use for students with disabilities. The report was requested by members of the Tennessee General Assembly in July 2017.Corporal punishment refers to paddling, spanking, or other forms of physical punishment imposed on a student...


Patients lined hallways for pills in Morristown doctor's scheme

A Morristown doctor and his wife were sentenced Wednesday on one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and 10 counts of health care fraud that involved opioid prescriptions...


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    Discovery Center Seeking Submissions for New Exhibit

    The Discovery Center will open We Are Tennessee, an exhibit exploring concepts of Tennessee’s cultural identity, opening 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28. Artists of all ages and mediums from Tennessee are invited to submit their work by March 23...



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    Facebook’s ‘Secret’ File on You Is Bigger Than You Think — Here’s How to View It

    Facebook’s user data gathering prowess has been common knowledge for some time now, but one journalist’s impromptu experiment suggests it is even more ubiquitous and pervasive than previously believed. Nick Whigham, a reporter for the New Zealand Herald, decided to test out a feature on Facebook that allows users to download a ‘secret’ file showing how much personal history the company has gathered about them...