Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Monday, October 20th, 3:19 pm
The public will have a chance to comment on a proposed Tennova hospital in west Knoxville next week.
Tennova wants to replace Physicians Regional Medical Center in north Knoxville with a new facility off Middlebrook Pike. Tennova's parent-company bought two parcels of land for the hospital in August. Some residents from both neighborhoods opposed the plans.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Friday, October 10th, 10:23 am
(WBIR- West Knoxville) An unidentified man was sent to the hospital after he was struck by a car early Friday morning in west Knoxville.
According to a press release from the Knoxville Police Department, the man crossed Papermill Drive near Weisgarber Road where there are no sidewalks or crosswalks. He was wearing dark clothing. Police also say he was very intoxicated.
The release says a Mitsubishi Eclipse driving east on Papermill Drive struck the man. Police say the driver was looking down to plug in his phone.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Tuesday, October 7th, 7:10 am
An overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 40 in west Knox County isn't affecting traffic.
The semi has blocked westbound on-ramp to the weigh scales in between Campbell Station and Watt roads. The accident happened shortly before 6 a.m., and the Tennessee Department of Transportation estimated that crews would clear the accident by 9 a.m.