News Hole, July 12, 2016: Local Bicyclists Would Like Motorists to Stop Hitting Them

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News Hole [ˈnüz ˈhōl] — The vast media chasm that devours and records bits of timely information from around East Tennessee and beyond. This is a sporadic roundup of thought-worthy morsels scoured from its depths.


Tennessee Department of Transportation officials are holding another meeting tonight about plans to make improvements to sections of Chapman Highway (background). The meeting will be 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Seymour, 11621 Chapman Hwy.

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About 30 bicyclists took part in a “Ride for Justice” Monday night. The cause? They want officials to enforce traffic laws already on the books, specifically after cyclist James Bacon was hit by a motorist and severely injured on July 3.

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State Rep. Jeremy Durham would rather not have an investigation into his conduct made public. But if Attorney General Herbert Slatery has his way it could be released Wednesday.

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The robot police used to blow up a gunman in Dallas was made right here in East Tennessee. A number of people have raised concerns about the robot being improvised to deliver a bomb, fearing the U.S.’s long-standing tactic of drone killings overseas may be coming home to roost.

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Black Lives Matter protestors stopped traffic in downtown Knoxville Friday afternoon, and a bunch of teens took to the streets for the same cause over the weekend. Knoxville police officers later shutdown Henley Street for a time and turned the bridge blue in support of the police officers killed in Dallas.

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In a possible turf dispute, a beaver suspected to be carrying rabies attacked an elderly paddle boarder on Beaver Lake in Asheville on Monday.

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Evidently 12 Olympians heading to Rio de Janeiro have ties to Knoxville. So does one Ninja Warrior.

Clay Duda

Former Mercury staff reporter Clay Duda has covered gangs in New York, housing busts in Atlanta, and wildfires in Northern California. And lots of stuff about Knoxville.

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