February 2020

February 2020

I’ve never lived in a place with weather quite like Knoxville.

People love brag about “how crazy the weather is” in their city is and how “it’ll turn on a dime,” but they’ve never experienced a day of widespread flooding followed by a snow storm followed by a balmy 70 degree day.

Besides chasing the weather (or trying to escape it), I filled my time working on a project about a clown church, basketball games and following leads on a national story about an Amber Alert for Evelyn Boswell, a 15-month-old girl who has been missing for three months outside of Knoxville.

It will be difficult to top Janaury 2020, but I try. Here are some videos from the past month as well as photos.

KNS Vols Florida Basketball

Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) celebrates after defeating Florida 63-58 at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

KNS Vols Florida Basketball

uTennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) shoots the ball past Florida forward Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) and Florida forward Keyontae Johnson (11).

KNS Vols Florida Basketball

Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) goes for a layup as Florida guard Tre Mann (1) defends.

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Pedestrians pass by a flooded First Creek on Walker Blvd. in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.

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High water floods the parking lot at Chillhowee Park in Knoxville.

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A vehicle drives through flood waters on Walker Blvd. and Mineral Springs in Knoxville.

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A stranded vehicle is seen submerged in water along Beaver Creek Road in Powell, Tenn. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.

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clown ministry

Ruth Naessig, 7, who plays Princess Diamond in the Sonshine Bunch clown ministry group, gets help with her makeup while preparing in the “Clown Room” at Ridgeview Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.

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From left, Sonshine Bunch clowns Harmony, played by Hannah Walker, Bubble Gum, played by Annabeth Smith and Rosy, played by Chloe Young, wait for their costume check in the hallway.

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Richard Shulz is greeted by the Sonshine Bunch clown ministry group during a visit to Courtyards Senior Living in Knoxville, Tenn. on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.

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Knoxville Fire crews battle a blaze at a reported abandoned building near the 6600 block of Chapman Highway in South Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

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Oak Ridge historian Ray Smith poses for a portrait at the K-25 History Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The once secret K-25 complex was part of the Manhattan Project and Cold War. The museum tells the story of the facility which was used to enrich uranium.

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Dr. Bryan Coker gives an interview with the media after being introduced as the 12th president of Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Dr. Coker, currently vice president and dean of students at Maryland’s Goucher College, will begin his term on July 1, 2020.

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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar makes a campaign stop at the downtown Hilton in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar takes a photo with an attendee during a campaign stop at the downtown Hilton.

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Photo illustration of bed over basketball in the Knoxville News Sentinel photo studio in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. This photo was edited.

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Colt Galvan is falls from his bull at the PBR Velocity Tour Knoxville Invitational at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2020.

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Eleanor Dildine, 10, of Knoxville, and her dad Edward, sled down a hill at Island Home Park during a morning snow shower in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.

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Emilio Moore, of Knoxville, runs through the snow with his nine-week-old blue heeler Kylo at Suttree Landing Park.

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A large sinkhole caused by a water main break opens up on Middle Dr. beside the Science and Engineering Research Facility on the UT-Knoxville campus in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, February 28, 2020. There is currently no estimate on how long repairs could take.

KNS Vols Florida Basketball

Tennessee Dance Team members perform during a time out during a game between Tennessee and Florida.

KNS Vols Vanderbilt Basketball

Tennessee guard Josiah-Jordan James (5) defends against Vanderbilt guard Maxwell Evans (3) during a game between Tennessee and Vanderbilt at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Fort Sanders Director of Critical Care Jeremy Mikles shows one of the critical care rooms inside the newly constructed Emergency Department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, February 28, 2020. The $115 million expansion includes a dedicated public and ambulance entrance, double the amount of patient rooms and a radiology suite with CT scanner and X-Ray. The hospital, celebrating its 100th anniversary, will open the new expansion March 7.

House and Garden Show

Visitors take in a landscaping display the 2020 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show at at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Featuring over 10,000 sq. ft. of beautifully landscaped gardens, the show also features unique art, jewelry, and handmade products from local and regional artists.

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Visitors take a seat in hammocks and hanging chairs at the 2020 Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show.

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National Signing Day

Family members hug during a signing day ceremony at South-Doyle High School in Knoxville, Tenn. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2020.

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Bearden’s AJ Pruitt (1) shoots the ball during a district basketball game between Bearden and William Blount at Bearden High School in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

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Knox News Auto Show

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