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ABA grants provisional approval to LMU law school


Lincoln Memorial University is one step closer in its quest for accreditation from the American Bar Association.

LMU officials announced Monday that the ABA provisionally approved its law program, which allows graduates to take the bar exam in states other than Tennessee. To gain full approval, LMU has five years to show it fully complies will all ABA's standards.

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Crowds pack downtown Knoxville for Christmas parade


ID=19980781Downtown Knoxville was packed Friday night with people out to see the annual WIVK Christmas Parade.

Floats, bands, singers, and dancers marched down Gay Street to entertain the crowds filling the sidewalks.

New Civil War marker in Knoxville remembers a divided city


A moment in history which divided our nation, state, and city will be forever remembered now in downtown Knoxville.

A new Tennessee Civil War Trails marker is in place at the Knox County Courthouse. It's titled "Knoxville: A Divided City"

It focuses on simultaneous Union and Confederate rallies which took place in April 1861, only a few blocks apart on Gay Street.

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Doctors help the homeless stay healthy, warm this winter


Doctors in Knoxville worked to help the homeless and needy get a good pair of shoes this winter.

On Wednesday night, doctors and staff from University Orthopaedic Surgeons distributed shoes as part of the Souls for Soles program at Lost Sheep Ministries' Under the Bridge event.

Red Wing Shoe Company donated 100 pairs of shoes and 200 pairs of socks.

Fire near downtown Knoxville under investigation


Knox County dispatch said officials are investigating a fire that started in a building near downtown Knoxville Wednesday morning.

Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 701 N. Central Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. Firefighters have already extinguished the fire, but investigators are still on scene to determine how the incident happened.


KPD cadet recovering after being hit by car during protest


(WBIR) A police cadet stuck by a vehicle during a local Ferguson protest is expected to leave the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The Knoxville Police Department confirmed that a pickup truck hit Hayden Varner, 20, while he was on a bike directing traffic away from the protesters.

Knoxville police spokesperson Darrell DeBusk said Varner received numerous cuts and abrasions, and an ambulance took him to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment.