The Knoxville News Sentinel (Reporter, Photographer)

Ex-Knox County teacher retired with benefits while under investigation for child pornography

Published Nov. 15 2017

An ex-Knox County music teacher who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing more than 2,000 images depicting...

Tape of subordinate accusing Haslam, Hazelwood played in Pilot Flying J trial

Published Nov. 15 2017

Pilot Flying J Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Haslam not only knew one of his vice presidents was ripping off truckers...

Defense lawyer uses email to point to Jimmy Haslam in Pilot Flying J trial

Published Nov. 14 2017

With the owner of a trucking company thumbing his nose at anything Pilot Flying J offered to garner his loyalty,...

Kindhearted man's slaying haunts Knoxville authorities

Published Nov. 13 2017

As Lee Byford stepped out of his East Knoxville home on the night of his birthday, Jan. 5, 2013, his...

Tennessee colleges, universities concerned about GOP tax plan

Published Nov. 13 2017

Colleges and universities in Tennessee are raising concerns about proposed Republican tax plans, which, if passed, could include a tax...

'We kind of slid into it,' former Pilot Flying J supervisor says of fraud scheme

Published Nov. 10 2017

Tim Prins was already uneasy about ripping off trucking firms, but the former Pilot Flying J salesman was downright worried...

Testimony: Pilot Flying J execs tell sales staff their customers are ignorant, deserve rip-off

Published Nov. 9 2017

Don't feel guilty about shorting customers on rebates, Pilot Flying J executives preached to sales staffers: They deserve it.

Pilot Flying J ex-president 'earned' big bucks, didn't steal them, defense says

Published Nov. 8 2017

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood may be the highest-ranking member of the truck stop giant charged in a...

JFK files: Could Knoxville man have been mystery caller?

Published Oct. 31 2017

The release last week of 2,800 classified documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy is raising questions about...

Peyton Manning accuser Jamie Naughright appears on 'Inside Edition'

Published Oct. 31 2017

Former University of Tennessee athletic trainer Jamie Naughright is back in the public eye discussing her accusations of inappropriate conduct...

Pilot Flying J fuel fraud case could last six weeks

Published Oct. 17 2017

The upcoming trial of four former Pilot Flying J executives and assistants who remain at the defense table in the...

Sevier County deputy suffered panic attack while armed, couple charged with causing it

Published Oct. 16 2017

A Sevier County Sheriff's Office deputy opened fire without warning in a mobile home park, suffered an apparent panic attack...

UT faculty, union argue against outsourcing

Published Oct. 16 2017

Faculty at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and members of a statewide union on Monday expressed concern about hidden costs...

Eight grants totaling $1 million announced to support forests in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama

Published Oct. 13 2017

Eight grants totaling $1 million have been announced to support forestland restoration projects and working forests in Tennessee, Kentucky and...

Public defenders to Tennessee Supreme Court: Show us the money

Published Oct. 9 2017

Two men whose careers are devoted to defending the poor aren't quite ready to celebrate news that the Tennessee Supreme...

Tennessee's top court urges change, better funding to protect legal rights of the poor

Published Oct. 9 2017

The Tennessee Supreme Court announced last week it is going to try to ratchet down the costs of providing attorneys...

Tennessee counties suing drug companies over opioid epidemic

Published Oct. 6 2017

Even as a fight that could lead to a quick end to a new push to sue pharmaceutical companies over...

Four more ex-Pilot Flying J execs plead guilty to diesel fraud

Published Sep. 22 2017

To John "Stick" Freeman, the promises to customers just made for one more game.

Four-year-old girl could testify in her father's murder trial

Published Sep. 22 2017

A Knox County Criminal Court judge will rule today whether to allow a 4-year-old girl who witnessed her mother's death...

Oak Ridge parts crash into Saturn with Cassini probe

Published Sep. 18 2017

The Cassini probe went out in a literal blaze of glory early Friday morning, and with it roughly $20 million...