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Burchett must answer to state over campaign finance allegations

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett must answer to the state over allegations of campaign finance misdoings.

On Wedneday, the board of the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance voted 4 to 1 to issue a show cause to Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, after they discussed a complaint filed by Knoxville News Sentinel opinion columnist Pam Strickland. 

In it, she cites a series of KNS articles that raise questions over mis-stated funds from Burchett's 2010 election, involving checks to Burchett's estranged wife, Allison Burchett.

Knox school board extends superintendent's contract

In the past hour, the Knox County School Board approved a contract extension for the superintendent.

Dr. Jim McIntyre's four-year contract will be extended one more year, through 2016.   He asked for the extension as part of his annual performance review.

The board approved the extension with seven "yes" votes.
Mike McMillan was the lone "no" vote.  Kim Sepesi abstained.

Board members selected Karen Carson as chair of the board.

Police looking for man scamming local fast food restaurants

Local authorities are looking for a man who is scamming Knoxville fast food businesses.

According to Knoxville Police, they are working with the Knox County Sheriff's Office to investigate six bail bond scam incidents.

Board of Education to discuss additional revenue

In their Tuesday night work session, the Knox County Board of Education is discussing what do with millions of dollars in additional revenue coming to the school district.

KPD releases Labor Day holiday traffic enforcement numbers

The numbers are in from the Knoxville Police Department's holiday traffic enforcement campaign. KPD holiday enforcement ran between 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31 and midnight on Monday, September 3.

During the campaign, 1,894 driving related citations were issued.

ETCH launches specialty license plate

ETCH launches specialty license plate

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is launching a new specialty license plate to commemorate 75 years of leading the way to healthier children.

All proceeds from the colorful new specialty plates will benefit Children's Hospital.

Drug overdose call leads police to pot, mushroom growing operation

A medical call ended with police finding a sizable drug operation in South Knoxville.

On September 3 around 4:00 pm, Knoxville Police responded with EMS to a possible drug overdose at 401 Center Oak.  That 30-year-old man had apparently overdosed on an unknown drug.  He was treated and later released from the hospital.

While on that call, officers saw evidence of drug activity, and got a search warrant for the home.