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  • The Price of Fashion Published 1/26/2011 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments

    Even though certain “totally phat” ’90s fashions are making a comeback, the backwards ballcap has been permanently placed in the vault of retired trends at one Old City nightclub.

  • Tempting Fate (and Car Burglars) Published 1/19/2011 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments

    This week, an important lesson: Making life easier for burglars doesn’t necessarily save you money

  • Life in the Gutters Published 1/12/2011 at 12:42 p.m. 0 comments

    As the concept of developing “green” habits continues to become a part of day-to-day life, it’s no surprise that some find it hard to decipher what is and what isn’t appropriate to recycle. Aluminum cans, paper, and cardboard all have ...

  • Starting the Year Weird at "Fellini Kroger" Published 1/5/2011 at 10:54 a.m. 0 comments

    New Year’s Eve has always been cherished for serving as a free pass for overindulgence before the start of the new year and its daunting resolutions. Dieters binge on brownies, smokers consume multiple packs, and some of the Broadway Kroger’s ...

  • Knoxville’s Very Own Grinch (Before the Change of Heart) Published 12/29/2010 at 12:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The holiday spirit haunts us all in different ways—some take to compulsive shopping and over-the-top decorations, while others steal from charities.

  • What if it Had Been 'Tron'? Published 12/22/2010 at 10:35 a.m. 0 comments

    According to a Knoxville Police report, on Dec. 17, a young man reported being assaulted after viewing The Fighter at Knoxville Center Mall—by a friend.

  • And Now, the 2010 Father of the Year Published 12/15/2010 at 10:19 a.m. 0 comments

    According to a Knoxville Police report, on Dec. 9 at approximately 6:30 a.m. a young woman arrived to her home on Clinch Avenue to find the outer window of her double-pane bathroom window slightly ajar. Not thinking much of it, ...

  • U-Haul, U-Steal Published 12/8/2010 at 12:39 p.m. 0 comments

    Services such as car and truck rentals traditionally rely on their customers. However, when that trust is broken and a 26-foot U-Haul truck goes missing, someone is going to be held accountable no matter the mysterious circumstances.

  • What Would Columbus Drink? Published 12/1/2010 at 11:10 a.m. 0 comments

    Sailors of historical ships raiding the shores of unknown territories and reconciling their differences with natives through a stiff drink is common in Hollywood films, but not so much on the docks of Neyland Drive.

  • The Banditos Bandit Published 11/24/2010 at 9:59 a.m. 1 comment

    Here is a classic case of an employee taking his establishment’s name a bit too literally.

  • Vehicular Abuse in the Name of Love Published 11/17/2010 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments

    On Nov. 6, police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call discovered a large crowd consisting of a man, his former girlfriend, and witnesses—all arguing on the sidewalk.

  • A Creepy Mr. Twisty Published 11/10/2010 at 5:03 p.m. 3 comments

    A strange event occurred at Knoxville Zoo on Nov. 1 at about 2:45 p.m. What began as appearing a little odd quickly escalated into a definitely creepy situation.

  • Burglary as a Cry for Help Published 11/3/2010 at 11:44 a.m. 0 comments

    Knox County police officers file countless reports each day about stolen prescription medications, many of which are treatments for anxiety. It is easy to jump to the conclusion that criminals are stealing the meds for a quick fix or for ...

  • Homeless Check-Cashing Scam Published 10/28/2010 at 1:55 p.m. 0 comments

    According to a police report on an incident that occurred Oct. 20, Georgia interlopers may be shamelessly using less fortunate people in Knoxville to commit their crimes—and then allowing them to take the fall.

  • Threatened Assault With Intent to Harm Xbox Updated 10/21/2010 at 2:36 p.m. 2 comments

    Fandom over local high school football has proven to be strong over the decades—and, in some cases, it can be too strong. According to a Knoxville police report, this was the case recently when a friend turned foe.