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TN chooses new test to replace TCAPs in English and math

wbir.com — The Tennessee Department of Education and the Haslam administration have chosen a new assessment to replace current language arts and math standardized testing in the state's public schools. The Tennessee legislature voted in April to delay implementation of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers -- or PARCC test, which is aligned with Common Core standards.
Nov 24, 2014

Looks like @kendallWBIR with a great scoop: TN chooses new test to replace TCAPs in English and math on.wbir.com/1qPRCDY

Campbell Co. Animal Shelter sees solution after confusing week

wbir.com — Animal advocates and county leaders are pushing for changes at an East Tennessee shelter in turmoil. On Monday, the Campbell County Animal Shelter stopped accepting or adopting out animals. RELATED: Campbell County works on animal shelter issues This is a shelter that takes in as many as 200 animals per month, though that number can be much lower in any given month.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @wbir: Campbell Co. officials may vote today on future improvements to a local animal shelter. on.wbir.com/1umkSNl pic.twitter.com/Kb1K8ACdW0

Ice Bears mascot recovering after incident at Friday's game

wbir.com — (WBIR) The person who plays the lovable and cuddly Ice Bears mascot, Chilly Bear, is recovering from a bruised back and a slight concussion after being pushed down the stairs at Friday night's game in Knoxville. According to Mike Murray, the team's President/General Manager, they had to cut open the mascot's suit to evaluate and transport the person to the hospital.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @wbir: Ice Bears mascot recovering after incident at Friday's game bit.ly/1qWdnlL

3 suspects arrested in connection with McMinn burglaries

wbir.com — Three people are facing charges in connection with a string of armed burglaries in McMinn County. Sontonique McClain, 21, Julius Edwards, 24, and La Porshec McClain, 22 are each charged with aggravated robbery. Sontonique McClain faces additional charges of aggravated robbery and possession of a handgun during the commission of a dangerous felony.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @wbir: 3 suspects arrested in connection with McMinn burglaries bit.ly/1qX0VlC

KARM hands out hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to those in need

wbir.com — (WBIR) Hundreds of Knoxville-area families received a little extra help to make their Thanksgiving special. KARM handed out 1,500 hundred Thanksgiving meals as part of its annual Baskets of Hope drive. The baskets provides everything necessary for a Thanksgiving feast for six people including a frozen turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy and dessert.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @wbir: KARM hands out hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to those in need bit.ly/1yJm2a0

Local letter carrier marks 50 years, 2 million miles

wbir.com — Arkie McKinney couldn't count his career in steps even if he wanted to. "I don't think I can count that high," he said. This 70-year-old letter carrier walks more than 10 miles every work day through the original neighborhoods of Oak Ridge. It's the same route he's had since 1973, though he started with the USPS in 1968.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @BeccaWBIR: Meet 70-yr-old Arkie McKinney, TN's longest-serving letter carrier, with 50 yrs of service & no plans to retire soon: http:/…

High school students learn forensics in new program

wbir.com — (WBIR-University of Tennessee) Future forensic experts are learning a thing or two, thanks to a first-of-its kind partnership with the University of Tennessee. Fifteen juniors and seniors from Knox County Schools wrapped up a two-week internship at the Forensic Anthropology Center at UT this Friday.

Casual Pint opens in Farragut

wbir.com — (WBIR-Farragut) The seventh location of a local chain specializing in craft beer opened Friday in Farragut. The Casual Pint opened in Farragut, next to the Kroger Marketplace. The first 40 customers received free growlers -- glass jugs to hold that craft beer.

Football players submit DNA in rape investigation

wbir.com — The two UT football players at the center of a rape investigation submitted DNA samples to law enforcement earlier this week. A 19-year-old woman claimed that senior linebacker A.J. Johnson and sophomore defensive back Michael Williams raped her at a party this weekend. Another woman, a 19-year-old visiting from Florida, said that Williams sexually assaulted.
Nov 21, 2014

The scoop machine is killing it: The two UT football players accused of rape submitted to DNA tests, says warrant tinyurl.com/o6dx6g5

Knox Co. Schools official resigns amid misuse of funds allegations

wbir.com — Superintendent Jim McIntyre sent an email to school board members confirming Jon Dickl's resignation on Thursday.
Nov 21, 2014

Update on KCS Jon Dickl firing with resignation letter and "I didn't do it" letter tinyurl.com/mwgud45

Nov 21, 2014

RT @wbir: Knox Co. Schools official resigns amid misuse of funds allegations bit.ly/1qGD0Xr

Drug dealers from Detroit find Knoxville a target

wbir.com — (WBIR-Knoxville) The Michigan invasion has been in East Tennessee for some time. From retired auto workers who call Tellico Village home, to two University of Tennessee coaches who are 'Mitten State' natives, it is known that Tennessee has many connections to our neighbor to the north.

Mission of Hope kicks off Christmas drive

wbir.com — The holidays are a special time of year, not only to get together with family and friends, but also a time to help those in need. The holidays are a special time of year, not only to get together with family and friends, but also a time to help those in need.