The first arrest of the incident began at about 1 a.m. Officers said a "suspicious subject" got out of a vehicle in the Market Square Garage. The 20-year-old man was detained without incident. KPD said officers found and confiscated six handguns, two shotguns, two rifles and various quantities of narcotics from the man and the vehicle.

Buildings vandalized in downtown Knoxville, officer injured, two arrested

Neyland Stadium?

"We’ve spent several weeks planning this to be able to provide people with a safe option to go out and enjoy movies, classic Dolphins content, concerts, and celebrate 2020 graduates," said Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium Vice Chairman and CEO Tom Garfinkel.

Miami Dolphins to turn Hard Rock Stadium into drive-in movie theater

A member of the Knoxville-Knox County Reopening Task Force fired off a scathing email earlier this week to Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs' office, telling officials to butt out of the committee's work on the coronavirus pandemic.

SoKno Taco manager to county: 'Shut up' and keep politics out of coronavirus decisions

I go there for some particular items. Although I don't shop a lot.

JCPenney operates 850 stores and it has nearly 90,000 workers. It said that it received $900 million in financing to help it operate during the restructuring.

JCPenney joins Neiman Marcus, J. Crew and Sage Stores in filing for bankruptcy amid the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. Plenty of other retailers are expected to follow.

JCPenney to file for bankruptcy, will close some stores

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As DONALD TRUMP vows to save the economy amid the global pandemic, while the number of Americans filing for unemployment has skyrocketed to 30 million, the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA, the nation’s largest government-owned power provider, has announced plans to outsource 20 percent of its highly-skilled technology workforce to Capgemini, CGI, and Accenture — companies based in France, Canada, and Ireland respectively.

Despite skyrocketing unemployment, TVA plans to outsource federal jobs overseas

"Tennessee doesn't have the adequate or accurate data to be opening," a union leader said, despite the state's decision to reopen businesses this week.

A Southern mayor had careful plans to reopen the city. His governor had other ideas.

US oil prices plunged, falling below $0 Monday to $-37.63 a barrel. That's the lowest level since NYMEX opened oil futures trading in 1983

American oil crashes below $0 a barrel -- a record low


Testing nationwide is currently at 150,000 per day, they said, adding that "If we can't be doing at least 500,000 tests a day by May 1, it is hard to see any way we can remain open."

In the US, 20% of those tested for coronavirus get positive results. The World Health Organization has said that to reopen, that number should be between 3% to 12%.

12% seems high to me. Shouldn't that be between 0% and some number?

Coronavirus testing needs to go up by 350,000 per day for the US to reopen, Harvard researchers say

If you'd like to be tested, you can go to the Knox Co. Engineering and Public Works Building, located at 205 W Baxter Ave., for drive-thru testing. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. There is no cost.

People should bring photo ids if they have them. KCHD said team members will collect nasal swabs and notify patients as soon as their results are available, which will depend on lab turnaround time. Typically those are available between three to five days, KCHD said.

Knox Co. to expand COVID-19 testing to people without symptoms on Monday

I thought the entire interview was interesting...

Doctor: We're lost without widespread Covid-19 testing

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Entire interview regarding testing and vaccine, etc.

The expanded testing effort launches this weekend, April 18-19, 2020, with the Tennessee National Guard popping up 15 drive-through testing sites across the state. Drive-through testing sites will also be available during the weekends of April 25-26 and May 2-3.

Tennessee to expand free COVID-19 testing, even for those without traditional symptoms

Only 21.6% of hotel rooms in the United States were occupied between March 29 and April 4, according to new data from hospitality analytics company STR. That is a 68% decrease when compared to the same week last year.

Those numbers could continue to drop, according to STR. The percentage from last week is slightly down from the week before.

Oahu Island, Hawaii is one of the most impacted by the lack of hotel guests. Only 7% of hotel rooms are occupied, the lowest rate for any market in the country. That figure is down more than 90% from the same week last yea

Nearly 80% of hotel rooms in the US are empty, according to new data


You are more likely to die from Covid-19 if you live in a county in the United States with higher levels of long-term air pollution, according to new research released Tuesday by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

"We found that an increase of only 1 gram per cubic meter in fine particulate matter in the air was associated with a 15% increase in the Covid-19 death rate,"...

Covid-19 death rate rises in counties with high air pollution, study says

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