Weekend Weather

A warmer weekend ahead before some cooler weather by the middle part of next week.  Data courtesy of East Tennessee Storm Team.

Hardin Valley parent Requests for parental notification rights to be added to the agenda April 2013.

A Hardin Valley Parent sent the following letter to the Focus office this morning: (The letter details his attempts to have parental notification rights added to the BOE meeting agenda and apparent refusal of the Board of Education to accommodate the request of concerned parents.) See below: Dear Dr. McIntyre, Ms. Carson, and Ms. Coatney: For the second time, […]

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 […]