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Law Enforcement
6:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

KPD Proposal Would Add Citation Fee For Electronic System

If a Knoxville Police Department officer pulls you over and issues a traffic citation, that officer is doing so by hand, on paper. KPD Chief David Rausch says it's time to bring that system into the 21st century.

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Education
3:30 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Increasing Number Of Tennessee Teachers Disciplined

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The number of public school teachers facing disciplinary action is rising in Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reviewed disciplinary data over the past decade. The Tennessee State Board of Education has taken action against 434 teachers in the last 10 years.

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Transportation
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Knoxville Bus Proposals Include Changes In South Knoxville, UT Campus

A more direct route to south Knoxville and access to a new shopping center are among the changes that might be coming to riders of the city's bus system, pending approval from transit officials.

On Thursday, the Knoxville Area Transit board will consider proposals that would adjust the routes of the 40 and 41 buses that serve south Knoxville and the 90 crosstown line, as well as extend the free Vol Trolley service deeper into the University of Tennessee and to the University Commons shopping center now under construction.

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Tennessee Economics
8:16 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Tennessee Comptroller Releases Annual Cash Shortage Report

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Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson says the theft of public funds is prevalent in the state.

The comptroller released the annual Report of Cash Shortages yesterday. The report details the money stolen during the year, as well as stolen money that remains unrecovered.

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Science
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

UT Researcher Working To Unravel Aquatic Virus

Larval marbled salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, killed by ranavirus.
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Fish, turtles, frogs and other animals that live in or near Tennessee waterways are being threatened by a dangerous virus. University of Tennessee researcher Matt Gray and his colleagues around the world are trying to determine the extent of the disease, called ranavirus, and its often-fatal effects on the species it infects.

The evidence in Tennessee, Gray said, is mainly anecdotal so far.

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Business
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Knoxville Commercial Real Estate Market Filling Up

Office, retail and industrial spaces in Knoxville and East Tennessee are filling up. The numbers show a significant improvement over business activity during the great recession.

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Education
8:33 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Report On Teacher Training Puts Tennessee Among Top Three In US

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A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality measures the quality and effectiveness of teacher training programs in the US. 

Tennessee, Ohio, and Texas have the most top-ranked teacher training programs in the country.

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Elections 2014
8:39 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Tennessee Election Officials Preparing For Third Party Candidates

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Tennessee election officials are preparing to have candidates from the Green Party and the Constitution Party on the ballot in November.

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Science
4:30 am
Tue June 17, 2014

ET Researchers Developing Preventative Treatment For Chemical Gas Attacks

An August 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria left hundreds dead and thousands injured.
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 Researchers at the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’re moving closer to the development of a drug that can be taken to limit the effects of a chemical gas attack.

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Tennessee Weather
3:30 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Tennessee In Top Two For Tornado Death Rate In US

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An analysis of tornadoes over the past three decades finds that Tennessee is among the states most vulnerable to tornadoes.

The study from the federal Southeast Regional Climate Center at the University of North Carolina shows Florida and Tennessee have the most deaths for each mile that a tornado is on the ground. North Carolina, Ohio, and Alabama round out the top five.

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