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New details in fatal Lovell Rd. motorcycle fatality

New details in fatal Lovell Rd. motorcycle fatality

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is still investigating a wreck that killed a motorcyclist in West Knox County late Tuesday afternoon.

According to the preliminary investigation, Brian Burns, 27, of Knoxville, was driving his 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle east on Lovell Road.  Around 5:30 pm, he ran into the side of a truck that was going west on Lovell and turning onto Bob Gray.

The driver of the Dodge Ram truck, Michael Brown, 66, of Harriman, was not injured in the crash.

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Car pulled from water at Carl Cowan Park was stolen

Car pulled from water at Carl Cowan Park was stolen

Knox County sheriff's officials say a car found underwater at Carl Cowan Park Monday was stolen from a Knoxville man's driveway.

A witness called authorities shortly after 2 a.m. after seeing a vehicle roll into the water at the park on South Northshore Drive in West Knox County.

Rural/Metro Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene.  Knoxville Rescue Squad Divers discovered a submerged 2005 Ford Five Hundred with no one inside. The keys were inside the vehicle, and a rock had been placed on the gas pedal.

Butler & Bailey Market chosen for next cash mob

Butler & Bailey Market chosen for next cash mob

It's one of the only mom and pop grocery stores you can find in West Knoxville, and Friday it'll be the subject of the latest cash mob.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is hoping to attract shoppers to Butler and Bailey Friday evening. It's been in business for over 20 years, and puts a lot of emphasis on customer service, along with local products from coffee and produce to dairy and bacon.

New home decor shop moves into Turkey Creek

New home decor shop moves into Turkey Creek

A new store will soon set up shop in what was once billed as "Tennessee's biggest flea market."

The Turkey Creek Public Market closed in late July after only being in business for 11 months.

Now, First Commercial Real Estate confirms a Texas-based home decor chain called Garden Ridge will soon fill that location.

Garden Ridge has 53 stores in 19 states. It sells everything from furniture and holiday decorations to silk flowers and party supplies.

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tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

As many high school seniors begin to prepare for college, one local scholarship program is gearing up for a higher number of applicants this year.

"tnAchieves" provides assistance to public school students who continue their education at a community college. In East Tennessee, those schools include Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, and Walter State Community college.

The "last dollar" scholarship provides funds to cover whatever tuition costs remain after financial aid and other scholarships.

Karns Football: Getting ready for the 2012-2013 season

Karns Football: Getting ready for the 2012-2013 season

Karns HIgh football starts in a couple of days, just as students wrap up the first week of classes.

Coach Derek Witt is starting his third season at Karns and the first game is on Friday August 17th @ 7:30pm vs. South Doyle.

Karns is coming off a 6-5 season and a playoff loss to Science Hill. 

14 starters return and 17 seniors try to build on to another winning season.

Good luck this year and come out and support the local high school and the students.

Rocky Hill principal returns from year deployment in Afghanistan

Rocky Hill principal returns from year deployment in Afghanistan

From the battlefield to the classroom, a Knox County principal returned from Afghanistan this summer to take the helm back at Rocky Hill Elementary School.

Cory Smith says his experience overseas has prepared him for eight hours a day with hundreds of energetic children.

Smith was called to active duty last May and returned home this Mother's Day.

Prior to that, he was the principal at Rocky Hill since 2006. He had to take a year off of work and family to serve our country in Afghanistan.