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Data shows Knoxville ID thefts nearly doubled in four years

Cases of identity theft across the US have risen dramatically over the past four years and Knoxville is no exception, according to a recent...

The Wire

Data shows Knoxville ID thefts nearly doubled in four years

Cases of identity theft across the US have risen dramatically over the past four years and Knoxville is no exception, according to a recent...

Hard Knox Life

NEW: Girl Scouts announce Gold Awards

The Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) have announced this year’s winners of the prestigious Gold Awards.  Many consider the Gold Award to be the...

Pride Month wraps up with Zoo Knoxville celebration

Pride Month had a memorable finish once again this year with a sold-out celebration at Zoo Knoxville, officials said. Thousands of people took in the sights,...

How to stay safe in the heat

The City of Knoxville has released a list of helpful tips for staying safe and healthy during hot summer temperatures.  Knoxville has two public pools...

Falafel Hut founder’s cookbook is a feast of memories

Walking into the Holy Land Market and Deli on Saturday afternoon felt more like crashing a family reunion than shopping.  Scores of people jammed into...

Festival on the 4th returns after COVID hiatus

If you're still looking for Independence Day plans, the City of Knoxville has announced that its Festival on the 4th celebration is returning to...

Hard Knox Histories

How crosses and mementos help some Marines remember fallen comrades

This article was written by Katrina Finkelstein, University of Tennessee and Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee Many members of the public don’t have a...

How the NRA evolved from backing a 1934 ban on machine guns to blocking...

This article was written by Robert Spitzer, State University of New York College at Cortland The mass shootings at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket and...

Hard Knox Humor

The worst dealer, fun with meth and three’s a crowd

The worst drug dealer  Unaware that they were about to encounter one of the most inept drug dealers in America, Knoxville Police Department officers responded...

Scruffies on drugs, drink and crazy

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had an installment of Tales of the Scruffy City, primarily because we’ve been tied up with more...

Scruffians battle Serpent Commandos of the Law

He didn’t want to go to jail No sooner did Knox County Officer Donald Pope try to pull over the silver Hyundai Elantra than the...

In-Depth

Lawsuit filed in death of Austin-East teen

It’s been exactly one year to the day since 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. was shot and killed during a struggle with four Knoxville Police...

“Anthony’s Laws” would force changes

If the federal lawsuit filed Monday over the death of 17-year-old Anthony Thompson Jr. succeeds, it will change how the Knox County school system...

Knoxville bloodshed continues

This year’s seemingly endless bloodshed on Knoxville’s streets continued Monday when police discovered the bullet-ridden body of a man in an East Knoxville alley. The...

Arrests made in robbery-turned-murder

Two people have been arrested and as many as three others have been implicated in an attempted robbery that allegedly turned into a murder...

2021 is officially Knoxville’s bloodiest year

With less than five weeks to go before the calendar turns, 2021 has officially become Knoxville’s bloodiest year on record.  The tragic threshold was crossed...

Hard Talk

The Corner Perspective: The Everyday Experience of February 23

He looked familiar, but I was not sure. As we approached each other, strolling on the sidewalk, I thought for a moment that I knew...

The Bridge Between Krutch Park and K-Brew

Sleeping on the hard, black metal frame of a bench in Krutch Park, indifferent to the frost or the people around him, it functioned...

NEW: A clarification and thoughts on reporting about homelessness

Officials at Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) recently took issue with comments made by some persons who are experiencing homelessness who were interviewed for...

The Housing Crisis Alarm

I have worked at Volunteer Ministry Center and Knox Area Rescue Ministries for the past twenty years within what is sometimes known as Knoxville’s...

A message from the editor

Hello, friends! We have a couple of announcements to make this morning, the most important being that we’re going to be cutting back on our...