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Labor Day Weekend
3:58 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Knoxville Braces For Busy Weekend

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The City of Knoxville is preparing for what has evolved into the busiest weekend of the year. 

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Interview: Howard Hall
5:16 am
Fri August 30, 2013

The University Of Tennessee's New Radiochemistry Center Of Excellence

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The University of Tennessee has just opened a new Center of Excellence in Radiochemistry. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with center director Howard Hall about what radiochemistry is and why he feels its applications are important…

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Cherokee Bear Zoo
4:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Animal Rights Group Increases Pressure On Cherokee NC Zoo

Images of captive bears at the Chief Saunooke Bear Park in Cherokee, NC eventually led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to shut it down.
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The national animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is turning up the heat on a small privately-owned roadside zoo in Cherokee, North Carolina, where, PETA officials say, the bears are forced to live in stark, concrete pits with little or no natural stimulation.   PETA says it will focus more of its attention on the Cherokee Bear Zoo now that a similar attraction in Cherokee has been shut down.

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Justice For All
12:03 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

WUOT Original Series: Justice For All

The Knox County Public Defenders staff is headquartered at the Community Law Office on Liberty Street in Knoxville
Credit WUOT, Matt Shafer Powell

If you’ve ever watched a cop show on TV, you’re probably familiar with the line in the Miranda Warning that guarantees an attorney for those defendants who can’t afford one. 

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Knoxville
3:59 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Urban Wilderness Adds Acreage In Midst Of Parkway Debate

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Knoxville’s urban wilderness is gaining new ground in the midst of a debate over its future development. 

The wilderness gained a hundred acres this week in a land grant from the family of late Knoxville businessman and developer Pat Wood.

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Transportation
6:00 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Knoxville's Henley Street Bridge to Open by Thanksgiving

Workers pour the final load of concrete onto the Henley Street Bridge, August 22, 2013.
Credit Tennessee Department of Transportation

Two-and-a-half years of detours and headaches for South Knoxville residents, business owners and commuters will come to an end before the year is out. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it plans to re-open the historic Henley Street Bridge by Thanksgiving, restoring a critical direct link between Knoxville and its southern neighborhoods in time for the holiday travel season.

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Tennessee Virtual Academy
4:00 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Virtual School Students See Failing Scores Again This Year

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A virtual school that’s part of the Union County school district will remain open, despite two years of failing scores.                        

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Knoxville Museum of Art
4:30 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Knoxville Museum Of Art Closes For Renovations

Credit knoxart.org

Visitors who want to see the Knoxville Museum of Art will have to put their plans on hold for a while.

The museum officially closed Sunday evening and won’t reopen for three months.  During that time, construction crews will remodel bathrooms, replace floors and upgrade lighting, all part of the museum’s most ambitious renovation since it moved to World’s Fair Park in 1990. 

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Anderson County Jail Fees
4:00 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Anderson County Jail Inmates May Pay More Of Their Way

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Anderson County plans to increase inmate fees to offset the county’s financial burden as it approaches the opening of an addition to the county's detention facility.                                         

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that commissioners have approved raising current rates on items like toilet paper and inmate clothing and may also require inmates to co-pay medical and dental care.

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American Idol
4:30 am
Fri August 23, 2013

American Idol Audition Bus Rolls Into Knoxville

Credit cityofknoxville.org

Aspiring pop stars from all around East Tennessee are expected to converge on Knoxville's Krutch Park today to audition for the popular FOX TV talent competition American Idol.  The American Idol Audition Bus is currently on a five-city tour throughout the Southeast in search of contestants.  Crowds in previous tour stops like Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Little Rock, Ark. have numbered in the thousands.     

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