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UT closed Tuesday due to inclement weather


The University of Tennessee is closed Tuesday, after a powerful storm ripped through East Tennessee, blanketing the area with snow and ice.

The university closed at noon Monday as the winter storm moved through the area.

Initially, UT announced that it would delay classes for two hours Tuesday. However, shortly after making that announcement Tuesday morning, UT officials decided to close the Knoxville campus altogether due to hazardous conditions on roadways.

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UT student arrested during party bust files $2.2 million lawsuit


Attorneys for a University of Tennessee student, who was arrested during a massive party bust near campus, filed a $2.2 million lawsuit against Knox County, the sheriff's office, three deputies, along with several unnamed officers.

Final meeting for UT Task Force on campus sexual assaults


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(WBIR-Knoxville) Sexual assault has become a stigma on college campuses.

Man hit by train near UT in critical condition


A man hit by a train near the University of Tennessee's campus Tuesday evening is in critical condition Wednesday.

Investigators confirmed that Elbert Flowers, 63, was lying across the tracks as a train approached Tuesday evening. Conductors tried to blow the horn and stop, but they couldn't avoid hitting him.

Crews took Flowers to UT Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said Flowers is homeless.


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Vol Hoops fans call Coach Pearl's return emotional, bittersweet


Biscuit Festival to expand, add companion event


(WBIR - Knoxville) What's more southern than a piping hot biscuit? Each year, Knoxville celebrates the flaky favorite with the International Biscuit Festival in downtown Knoxville.

2015 is going to be a big year for the International Biscuit Festival, now in it's sixth year. On January 29, "Biscuit Boss" John Craig announced plans for expanding the festival to add more days and a companion event in March of 2015.

First of nearly 250 new signs going up in downtown Knoxville


The City of Knoxville installed the first of nearly 250 signs, designed to help people find their way around downtown Knoxville.

The signs guide drivers and pedestrians around downtown, highlighting public parking, historical sites, cultural attractions, districts like the Old City, government building, hospitals, and more.

The new signs will replace about 400 existing signs. Eighty percent of the $1.2 million project was federally funded.