I-40 wreck

A wreck on I-40 West bound occurred just after 2:00 a.m. involving an eighteen wheeler (Avritt trucking) and a passenger vehicle. The Knoxville Fire Department arrived to find the two vehicles fully involved with flames. The driver of the semi was transported to Physician’s Hospital (Old St. Mary’s) while the body of the person in […]

Media Release / Domestic-related Stabbing / 214 Langley Place

On 03/14/2013 at about 4:09 p.m., Officers Roger McNutt and Travis Shuler responded to Parkwest Hospital regarding a male patient that entered the Emergency Room with a stab wound. Officer McNutt briefly spoke with the 55 year-old victim. Although the victim was uncooperative, he reported that he had been stabbed by his wife inside their room at the Extended Stay Motel at […]

Community Forum Meeting on School System Budget

Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools, will host a Community Forum on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at Northwest Middle School located at 5301 Pleasant Ridge Road. The Community Forum will continue the conversation regarding the 2013-2014 budget process, in which the following four priorities have been identified: Sustaining instructional improvement […]

Car into Mac's Pharmacy

At 1:36 p.m. the Knoxville Fire Department’s Rescue Unit received a call along with Engine Company #11 for a vehicle into a building. Upon arrival rescuers found a late model ford explorer deep inside Mac’s Pharmacy (2413 Washington Pike)with two occupants still inside the vehicle. A store employee and a customer were injured when the […]

KPD UPDATE: Shooting – 306 S. Kyle

After receiving a tip that the suspect wanted for the shooting death of Rodney Miller in November 2012 was inbound on a Greyhound bus, members of the Repeat Offender Squad set up on the bus station and placed the suspect into custody without incident.  The bus was inbound from Louisiana.  The suspect was interviewed by […]

Burchett listening tour continues

  On Wednesday, March 13,  Mayor Tim Burchett continued his open constituent meetings. The meetings are designed to allow residents quality time to interact and ask questions of the Mayor. The most recent meeting took place at the Howard Pinkston library.   The next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 20, 1 to 2 p.m. […]

Statement from POTUS on Pope

Statement from the President on His Holiness Pope Francis   (March 13, 2013) On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy.  As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among […]

Corker, Warner, Vitter, Warren Introduce “Jumpstart GSE Reform Act”

Bill Would Prohibit Use of Guarantee Fee to Offset Other Government Spending and Prevent the Sale of Treasury Owned Senior Preferred Shares   WASHINGTON—In an effort to spur substantive and structural housing finance reform, U.S. Senators Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Mark Warner, D-Va., David Vitter, R-La., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., all members of the Senate Banking, […]

Coster Road and Glenoaks Drive Road Closure

KUB and its contractor will close sections of Coster Road (between Broadview Drive and Glenoaks Drive) and Glenoaks Drive (between Coster Road and High School Road) to through traffic beginning at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 14, and lasting through 6 p.m., Friday, March 15, as work is completed on the sewer collection system in this […]