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Plastic owl factory moves from abroad to East Tenn.


(WBIR) A manufacturing company has made its way across the ocean to its new home in East Tennessee.

Dalen products moved some of their plastic owl manufacturing to Knox County in September. This week, they will begin shipping out their East Tennessee-made products.

The company said they're happy to have moved work from abroad to here in the United states.

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Public hearing tonight on proposed west Knoxville hospital


The public will have a chance to comment on a proposed Tennova hospital in west Knoxville Monday night.

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.

Guns in parks becomes discussion in Farragut


(WBIR - West Knox County) Right now, guns are banned from parks in Knox County.

The discussion centers around Campbell Station Park. The change was recently voted down at a citizen forum. Now, Liston Matthews has submitted a petition to bring up the issue again.

Tennessee state law allows each county and municipality to decide whether or not to allow concealed carry in parks -- Farragut bans them.

WBIR takes part in Make a Difference Day


WBIR joined millions of volunteers across the country on Saturday in taking part in USA WEEKEND Make a Difference Day.

USA WEEKEND magazine started Make a Difference Day more than 20 years ago to encourage people to help improve their communities.

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Man arrested after fake 911 robbery call


(WBIR) A man is facing charges accused of lying about an armed robbery at an apartment complex. It happened Monday night at Sunchase Apartments on North Cedar Bluff Road in West Knox County.

The Sheriff's Office said Jordan Ray called 911 saying someone assaulted him and stole his money. The department responded with heavy police presence.

Pumpkins transform to support East TN's cancer community


(WBIR) As many people prepare to carve up pumpkins to get in the Halloween spirit, others are transforming theirs to help support those fighting cancer in East Tennessee.

Sweet Pea in Bearden hosted its 4th annual paint your pumpkin event on Saturday.

Car strikes intoxicated pedestrian


(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.