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City Hall Reporter — Knoxville News Sentinel

City hall reporter for @knoxnews, alum of @universityofky. Fan of UK basketball, Reds baseball, alt country and all things outdoors. RTs not endorsements, etc.

Records: Drugs, lies no bar to Knoxville police, fire department jobs — Two years before Officer Marcus Stalsworth totaled his cruiser with alcohol in his system from the night before, the Knoxville Police Department nearly passed on hiring the 24-year-old candidate. Among the reasons: He had once been booked on a reckless driving charge.
Sep 24, 2015

Great read, work by @meganboehnke in News Sentinel: Drugs, lies no bar to police, firefighter jobs in Knoxville.…

Sep 24, 2015

RT @knoxnews: Records: Drugs, lies no bar to #Knoxville police, fire department jobs. (via @meganboehnke)

Sep 24, 2015

RT @Dave_Boucher1: Interesting investigation from @meganboehnke:Knoxville hired cops despite knowing of drug use, poor driving records:…

Fourth coliseum employee placed on leave during probe — A fourth employee at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum has been placed on leave while the city continues an investigation officials still won't discuss. Salina Garrett, a financial analyst for the coliseum who earns $49,679 annually, was suspended with pay Friday, city spokesman Eric Vreeland said.

Proposed records fee met with public backlash — Nearly every one of the roughly 30 people who delivered comments at a public hearing Tuesday told Tennessee officials they were against government agencies charging citizens to inspect public records. Those speakers included private citizens, journalists, leaders of nonprofits and elected officials who came from as far away as Chattanooga, Crossville, Bristol and Johnson City.
Sep 16, 2015

Here's the story from yesterday's public hearing on the proposed fee for inspecting records:…

Rogero joins opposition to inspection fees for records — KNOXVILLE - City Mayor Madeline Rogero Monday became the second local official to speak out against proposed legislation that would charge residents to inspect public records. "Such charges would create an obstacle for citizens seeking information about their own government," Rogero said in a statement.

Through the fragments of 9/11 — Amy Mundorff stares as her delicate hand brushes the smiling faces on the pages of a book of people who died in the World Trade Center. For just a moment the division she has built to separate the personal and the professional narrows. Because she knows them all.

Early voting begins Wednesday for city primary — Early voting begins Wednesday, but only one race will see any candidates eliminated in what will likely be a low-turnout city primary election.
Sep 08, 2015

In case you missed it from Sunday, Seat C is the only race that will have candidates eliminated in primary:…

Magpies Bakery owner challenges new sign ordinance — Knoxville's new sign ordinance is about to get its first challenge from a jubilant cartoon egg and her companion butter stick. The owner of Magpies Bakery, a beloved local cake shop on Central Street, wants to install two metal roof displays featuring Ms. Egg and Mr. Butter.

Court: City Council must vote on garage demolition — Knoxville City Council members must take a vote on whether the historic Pryor Brown Garage can be razed and replaced with a parking lot, the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled this week in a opinion that could have wide-ranging implications.

KCSO investigates $19K in vandalism, theft at Farragut cemetery — The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft and vandalism of an estimated $19,240 in property at the historic Pleasant Forest Cemetery in Farragut after families reported graves of their loved ones had been damaged and sentimental items stolen, a spokeswoman said.

18 officers, firefighters installed by appeals panels, despite failed background checks — Both Knoxville Police Department detectives assigned to investigate the killings of Brittany Eldridge and her unborn baby were hired in spite of failed background checks, city records show. Former KPD investigator Lance Halseth, initially the lead detective in the case, was hired anyway in 2005 after his application - and its rejection by internal affairs investigators - were reviewed by an outside appeals panel of three city employees.
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Oct 06, 2015

RT @knoxnews: On today's 1A: Questions linger in shooting of 8-year-old; sheriff pushes for safety center; museum to seek new head.

Oct 03, 2015

@pfbarker Are you really, though? This takes all the wind out of the season. Also, we're four weeks from basketball.

Sep 30, 2015

Council meeting is underway, and it looks like there's about three dozen Fountain City residents here on this cell tower zoning issue.

Sep 29, 2015

RT @madelinerogero: I am honored to be re-elected to serve as Mayor of Knoxville for four more years. Thanks so much for your support!!

Sep 29, 2015

More than 80 percent reporting, still unclear who will face Saunders for seat c.

Sep 29, 2015

Stage is filled now, including all the incumbent council members up for reelection -- and some who aren't

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