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Kappa Alpha suspends UT fraternity


The Kappa Alpha order suspended its Pi chapter at UT due to "operational concerns." The organization didn't elaborate on those issues.

The suspension is effective through the rest of the semester.

Leaders hope to be able to reinstate the chapter at that time, after a review.

Members who live in the chapter house will be able to stay there, but all other chapter operations and activities will stop.


Downtown Shuck to close; new restaurant to take its place


A favorite eatery in downtown Knoxville will soon shut its doors, as a local chef moves into the location.

Shuck on Gay Street will soon merge with its neighbor, Cru, vacating the downtown location. However, local chef Holly Hambright said she plans to open a new restaurant, Holly's 135, in that space.

Holly's 135 will continue to serve dishes with seasonal and regional ingredients, but the menu will offer more "international" options.

Christian singer Ellie Holcomb helps local organizations


(WBIR - Downtown Knoxville) A University of Tennessee alumna performed Sunday night to help two local organizations in their missions to help the needy.

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White House selects UT to lead new manufacturing institute


The University of Tennessee will lead a new manufacturing institute spearheaded by President Barack Obama.

The hub will provide a space where 122 companies, nonprofits, universities, and research laboratories can collaborate to accelerate advanced manufacturing.

Skaters pack Market Square rink for last day of the season


(WBIR) The sound of skaters gliding across the Market Square ice rink filled downtown Knoxville for the last time this winter on Sunday.

The Holidays on Ice rink will wrap up its 10th season Sunday at 9 p.m.

Restaurant demolitions paves way for new apartments


Two former restaurants near the Cumberland Strip will soon be a piece of the past.

Demolition crews are tearing down the former McDougal's Chicken and Niro's Gyros buildings.