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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.

Embattled charity heads will pay little — Three operators of phony cancer charities each will pay less than a penny on the dollar toward their combined $106 million settlements, and investigators won't say whether any will face criminal charges after years of spending donations on lavish trips and personal paydays.

FTC, states file complaint against Knoxville charity — The Federal Trade Commission and multiple states filed a civil complaint Monday in Arizona against Knoxville-based Cancer Fund of America Inc. The action accuses the nonprofit charity of violating the Federal Trade Commission Act, according to a docket in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. The full filing was not immediately available for public viewing Tuesday morning.

CEO: Local cancer charity’s been under investigation for four years — Federal and state authorities will hold simultaneous news conferences Tuesday in Knoxville and Washington, D.C., to announce an "unprecedented multistate action" against "sham nonprofits with strong East Tennessee roots." Though officials declined to name the charities involved, James T. Reynolds Sr. told the News Sentinel Monday his Knoxville-based organization, Cancer...

City Council OKs 60-day delay on some demolition permits — Knoxville City Council members Tuesday give initial approval for a 60-day "cooling off period" for owners of historic properties who apply for demolition permits. "What this does is just gives the community, Knox Heritage, the city time to talk to those property owners if it's feasible, to ask them to maybe look at other opportunities," Mayor Madeline Rogero said following Tuesday's meeting.

City increases patrols, plans barriers for Quarry Lake — Knoxville police officers are patrolling Fort Dickerson Park in South Knoxville during daylight hours after a third man this spring died from jumping off cliffs into Quarry Lake. Officers will arrest or issue citations to anyone who jumps from the cliffs, city officials announced Monday.

Knoxville College graduates three amid cloudy future — Three Knoxville College students graduated Saturday in an emotional ceremony that delivered a tone of reverence, determination and celebration while including a rousing call to arms for the school's uncertain future. The trio will be the college's last class to graduate for at least two years - possibly longer.

Knoxville College development plans still in limbo — Two soon-to-be Knoxville College graduates walked back and forth across the stage Friday in Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, practicing for today's commencement. Just down the hall, two hours later and two blocks from campus, the board of trustees for the city's only historically black college met behind closed doors to discuss the school's future - including a proposal from a Knoxville construction firm looking to restore and redevelop the 39-acre campus.

TVA awards $7.12M to make homes energy-efficient — More than 600 families in low-income areas could get help lowering their utility bills by making their homes more energy efficient.

Tax incentive approved for center-city condos — The Mews, a 10-unit condominium project going up in Downtown North, is about to double in size thanks to $410,000 in tax incentives approved by Knoxville City Council members Tuesday. The Mews II will include 16 residential units, likely apartments, and a commercial building on the corner of Ogden Street and Magnolia Avenue, said Jeffrey Nash, president of The Courtland Group.

Same-sex marriage gets day in Supreme Court — Two Knoxville veterinarians will be among the gay couples from four states pleading their case to the U.S. Supreme Court today in what could be a watershed moment for same-sex marriage around the country. Justices will hear roughly 2½ hours of arguments beginning at 10 a.m.
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May 22, 2015

Outdoor rock climbing area opens today at Ijams Nature Center via @knoxnews

May 21, 2015

RT @MiamiDadePD: Thank you @Knoxville_PD, our thoughts and prayers remain with your recovering officer -

May 21, 2015

RT @MiamiDadePD: Deputy Director Perez addresses media regarding capture of fugitive in Knoxville. Thanks community and @Knoxville_PD

May 21, 2015

Embattled charity heads will pay less than 1% of judgment; officials won't say if case will go to DOJ via @knoxnews

May 20, 2015

@AdamGhassemi @knoxnews @CortneyRoark You're not just saying that because of your boss's four-column picture above the fold, are you?

May 19, 2015

RT @mcollinsNEWS: FTC officials announce action against Knoxville-based cancer charity.

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