Knox County Schools learn, adapt to protect students after national tragedies

Protocol and policies are often changed in Knox County after tragic shootings shake the country.The community has felt the sting of school shootings from the Campbell County shooting in 2005 that claimed the life of an administrator, to Central High School in Knox County where a student died.At Inskip Elementary in 2010, two administrators were wounded when a teacher opened fire. After the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, Knox County Schools launched an effort to step up security. Among the changes was putting an officer at every school...


UT students prepare to protest Traditional Worker Party visit

A student group at the University of Tennessee is planning to protest the visit of a Traditionalist Worker Party leader on Saturday.Progressive Student Alliance member Faith Held says she was upset when she first heard Matthew Heimbach was speaking on campus. ..


'Kingpin Granny' arrested on drug charges

An elderly woman known as the "Kingpin Granny" has been arrested on drug charges, CBS affiliate WTVF reports.Decatur County Sheriff officials said Betty J. Jordan had been dealing prescription drugs.In an investigation, officials executed a search warrant of Jordan's home, in which they found more than 1,000 prescription pills. The medications included morphine, oxycodone and Xanax. Officials also confiscated more than $12,000 in cash and assets...


FBI: Don't fall for Valentine's Day romance scams

The FBI released a new warning against online dating scams, just in time for Valentine's Day.CBS News reports last year, the FBI received more than 15,000 reports of romance scams. More than half of the complaints included money losses, and during the past three years, those scams cost Americans up to $210 million...


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    Get a free flu vaccine on "Flu Shot Friday"

    Flu season is far from over and the nasty bug has been widespread across Tennessee this year.If you have not yet received a flu shot this season, you still have a chance and it could make a big difference in keeping the flu far away. The Tennessee Department of Health is urging people in Tennessee to still get their flu shot as soon as possible and the department wants to make it easy on you...


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    AD 2018 is the Year of Jesus Christ

    Two thousand and eighteen years ago something happened that would change the trajectory of history forever. All our times are pin-pointed to this one significant event that we can't erase from our collective memory, no matter how much we may try. For despite what you believe, or don't believe, the simple reality is that every single day of our lives has a date that is based on a time when 'the Word [of God] became flesh and dwelt amongst us' in the person of Jesus Christ...


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    19th-Century Gothic Church Is Transformed into an Immersive Wonderland Inside

    Canadian multimedia studio Moment Factory is known for their incredible immersive experiences, having collaborated with everyone from musicians Arcade Fire to the NFL. Recently, they transformed Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica with AURA, a multimedia installation that paid homage to the church's wondrous art and architecture...


Tech Bites

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    The Hollowing Middle of the Surveillance Malware Market

    Spare a moment to consider the FinFishers and Hacking Teams of the world, the forebears of a multi-million dollar market for government spyware. While their founders relished in their personas as spies-for-hire, behind the scenes they have always been startups running on thin margins with stiff competition. Increased costs, export regulations, security improvements, and the perils of belligerent clients will make their position increasingly untenable...