At the Courtroom, Citizen Journalism, City Live, Women

Sheriff’s Detective accused of a sexual crime

Memphis, Tenn. — A Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Detective has been charged with fondling a woman who came to him for help.

Allegdly, Det. James Bishof took nude photographs of the victim telling her it would help her in another case. She says Bishof later came to her home to take more photographs and touched her inappropriately during that time.

Detective Bishof has been charged with aggravated sexual battery, sexual battery by an authority figure, and official oppression. He remainds free on bond.

Children, Citizen Journalism, From the Newsroom, Social life

Summer fun for children in Knoxville

 The City of Knoxville’s Parks and Recreation Department is holding its annual “Splash Jam” for children who have participated in the City’s Summer Playground Program this year.

Kids will represent their recreation center and will be split into age groups to compete in rounds of friendly competition. These include the dive and retrieve, cannonball, brick swim, underwater frogman, diving, traditional swim, and a four-person swim relay. The recreation center with children who win the most events will be declared the overall winner. Approximately 150 children will participate in the event.

Children who participated in the Summer Playground Program took field trips to the city’s Ed Cothren and Inskip Pools to learn water safety and swimming techniques. This “Splash Jam” celebrates what they learned this summer.

For information on public swim lessons offered by the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department please call 865-687-9919.

Tennessee Tourism, Travel, Un Momento con Dios

The Great Outdoors, a place to connect with God

 Dandridge, Tenn.— Sherman Oaks Ampitheater is the chosen venue for the two-day outdoor Christian Music Festival scheduled for September 2011.

On September 17–18, the Sherman Oaks Campgroundslocated at 1601 E. Hwy 25/70 in Dandridge will present performances of Award Winning Christian Music Artists Soul Sister Sally, Lara Landon, Logan Gillen, UR1, First Flight Out, Among the Thirsty, 3 Times Rescued, Pierced Holy, and Day SevEn.

Information on the festival, camping and more is available at  Gates open at 9 am. Tickets can be purchased through or at your local Lifeway Christian Bookstores in Knoxville or Morristown, Tennessee.

Citizen Journalism, From the Newsroom

Washingtion, DC — El representante democrata Luis Gutierrez fue arrestado una vez mas,hoy, mientras participaba en una demostracion de desobediencia civil frente a la Casa Blanca.

Gutierrez expreso su compromiso con la comunidad inmigrante y sus familias y en contra del olvido de las promesas que el presidente Obama hizo a esa comunidad.

El representante Gutierrez, hijo de puertorriquenos, fue puesto en la carcel por denunciar que las deportaciones de padres de familia deben de cesar.

From the Newsroom, Morristown is tha place!!

Another bank robbed

 Morristown – The Morristown Police Department reports that the Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union at 3955 W. A.J. Hwy. has been robbed.

According to the report, on 7-22-11, at approx. 2:40 PM, a white male enter the Credit Union, and walked up to a teller demamding for money. During the armed robbery no employee was injured and the suspect left with an undetermined amount of money.

The suspect is described as a white male approx. 6’00” tall. He was wearing dark clothing with a baseball cap. He also had a salt and pepper mustache and beard. It is possible that the suspect is driving a small white pick up truck. The suspect is still considered armed and dangerous.

If any one has any information, please contact the Morristown Police Department at 423-585-4630. The FBI has been contacted, and a FBI agent is currently assisting in the investigation.

Detective Phil Hurst is leading the Morristown Police Department’s investigation.

From the Newsroom, Health

Muertes por excesivo calor en Tennessee

Memphis — La policia ya ha encontrado muertas a dos personas mayores de 60 adentro de sus viviendas. Las viviendas tenian el aire acondicionado apagado en ambos casos y las victimas vivian solas.

Las autoridades piden a la comunidad verificar que quienes viven solos y son de edad mayor sean visitados para verificar que tienen el ambiente necesario en estos dias de altas temperaturas y humedad.

Children, From the Newsroom

Yo Gabba Gabba!™ Characters Coming to Knoxville Zoo Tomorrow

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.Knoxville Zoo will be welcoming two special visitors tomorrow. Brobeeand Foofa, the friendly toy monsters from the popular Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba!, will be making a special appearance at KnoxvilleZoo from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

Fans can meet lovable characters Brobee™ , who’s green, cuddly and cute, and Foofa™, who’s pink and bubbly and pose for photos, too.

The chance to meet Brobeeand Foofais included with general zoo admission. For more information, visit Knoxville Zoo’s Web site at or call (865) 637-5331.