The Knoxville News Sentinel (Reporter, Photographer)

Giant Titanic model of 56,000 Legos on display in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Published Apr. 24 2018

A 26-foot-long, 5-foot-high, 4-foot-wide Titanic model — built out of 56,000 Legos by an autistic boy from Iceland — is...

Four adults, two children killed in Sunday morning house fire in Alcoa, Tenn.

Published Apr. 23 2018

Four adults and two children were killed Sunday morning in a house fire that Alcoa Fire Department Chief Roger Robinson...

ORNL scientists shine light on 'dark' microbes lurking in our mouths

Published Apr. 16 2018

For the first time, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have cultivated an oral microbe present in adults with periodontitis, an...


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Tennessee attorney general won't file suit against Big Pharma

Published Apr. 13 2018

What was set to be a fierce legal battle over power — and money — in the effort to hold...

Manhunt in the mountains: James Earl Ray and the Brushy Mountain Prison breakout of 1977

Published Apr. 9 2018

Anyone else might have walked right by in the dark.

Suffrage Coalition needs to raise $100,000 for Burn Memorial as June statue reveal approaches

Published Apr. 9 2018

Febb Burn was a tall woman; she stood 6 feet. Now, memorialized in bronze, she'll stand even taller in a...

Prosecutors undecided on whether to seek death penalty for Eric Boyd

Published Apr. 6 2018

Knox County prosecutors said they have not decided whether the state will seek the death penalty for Eric Boyd —...

Controversial ex-Tennessee Sen. Campfield may run again

Published Apr. 3 2018

Ex-state Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, who generated local and national controversy over the years, has picked up a petition, the...

Ex-inmate who tricked IRS into paying $163,000 in returns for prisoners headed back to prison

Published Apr. 3 2018

A federal judge on Monday ordered a new prison term for a former Tennessee inmate who was part of a...

Oak Ridge, Tenn., uranium processing facility gets green light

Published Apr. 2 2018

The Department of Energy has officially given the go-ahead to construct the last three buildings that will make up Y-12...

Judge in Pilot Flying J fraud case shores up appellate record in sentencing order

Published Mar. 30 2018

A federal judge who helmed the fraud trial of the former president of the nation's largest diesel fuel retailer is...

Seven things to know about Passover

Published Mar. 30 2018

Faith, history and tradition are part of Passover, the Jewish holiday that this year begins this evening of March 30...

Smokies conference seeks ways for bears, people to live in peace

Published Mar. 26 2018

The mama bear's carcass lay by the roadside, most likely struck by a passing car in the last moments of...

Who are UT's top donors? There are pluses and minuses to knowing, experts say

Published Mar. 19 2018

At the University of Alabama, the 10 largest donors to the university contributed more than $20 million in 2017.

Former Pilot Flying J president threatened to drag Cleveland Browns into fight over firing

Published Mar. 16 2018

Caught hurling racially offensive insults at his boss' football team and its fans, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood...

Why eyes are on today's special election in Tennessee

Published Mar. 13 2018

Democrats are hoping a special election in Tennessee today will provide yet another barometer into their prospects heading into the...

University of Tennessee launches first phase of system marketing campaign

Published Mar. 12 2018

The University of Tennessee last week launched its first systemwide marketing campaign in 12 years to raise awareness about the...

Oak Ridge lab research may lead to drugs that fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Published Mar. 12 2018

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists' enzyme research may lead to drugs that will combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

DA: Tennessee trooper violated rulebook when frisking woman

Published Mar. 5 2018

A state prosecutor is criticizing the actions of a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper accused of groping a Campbell County woman...

Bias kept black scientists out of Oak Ridge's atomic bomb work

Published Feb. 26 2018

Adolf Hitler's quest to build a master race drove European scientific talent into the United States' ranks, giving the nation...