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Labor Day marks unofficial end to boating season


(WBIR-Farragut) Labor Day marks the unofficial end of boating season. Many people will be spending their day off enjoying time on the lake at marinas like the one at the Cove in Farragut.

It's already been a busy boating weekend. But here are a few safety tips for those plan on hitting the water Monday.

First, make sure to have a life jacket readily available for every person on board.

Second, don't overload the boat with too many people.

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Man hit & killed by car while crossing Kingston Pike


A Harriman man was killed Thursday night when he was hit by a SUV while crossing a busy Knoxville road.

Knoxville Police said Bryan Scott Beason, 54, died of his injuries after the accident, which happened just after 10 pm on Kingston Pike near Lovell Road.

Beason was not using a crosswalk, though investigators said there was one less than 200 feet away.

No charges are expected.


City to fix flooding issues on Third Creek greenway


If you're planning to hit the greenways this weekend, you may need to take another route.

The City of Knoxville is rerouting a section of the Third Creek Greenway near Tobler Lane in west Knoxville, which is near West High School.

More Knox Co. roundabouts being constructed


ID=14140021(WBIR-Cedar Bluff) The term "roundabout" is more of a sight you'll find on European roads, not in East Tennessee. However, more of them are replacing traditional four-way intersections.

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Progress made to lease Eugenia Williams house


In the next couple weeks, university leaders say the historic and vacant Eugenia Williams house could see some progress.

The house located off Lyons View Pike has sat empty since Williams donated it in 1998.

The university has been in the process of trying to find a long-term renter they hope will maintain and restore it. UT President Joe DiPietro approved the plan in June.

Pantsless woman charged with DUI after West Knoxville crash injures 2


A woman suspected of driving drunk hit and injured two people in another car in West Knoxville Monday night.

Police arrested and charged Candice Taylor with DUI after they say she hit another car at Middlebrook Pike and Piney Grove Road. A witness told police she was wearing nothing but a tank top.

The driver and passenger in the car Taylor hit were both injured and taken to UT Medical Center by ambulance.

There is no word on their conditions.


West Knoxville crash critically injures motorcyclist


A crash in west Knoxville sent a motorcyclist to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Knoxville police said as a car turned onto Montvue Road from West Town Mall late Monday night, a speeding motorcycle topped the hill, went down on its side, and hit the rear of the car.

The motorcyclist, 23-year-old Etimlin Phillips, was driving on a suspended license, according to the Knoxville police. Phillips suffered critical injuries, but the driver of the car was unharmed.