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Middlebrook Pike tire thief captured on tape

Middlebrook Pike tire thief captured on tape

A Knoxville businessman hopes video nails a tire thief.

"Hopefully we can put an end to his criminal career and he turns over a new leaf," said Mike Lewis, owner of Mike Lewis State Farm Insurance Agency.

Lewis is both an insurance agent and car dealer.  His businesses are located at 9044 Middlebrook Pike.

Four tires were stolen from a BMW convertible for sale in his office parking lot around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. 

A surveillance camera captured the suspect in action.

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Costco donates backpacks to West View Elementary students

Costco donates backpacks to West View Elementary students

Knox County schools gearing up for the school year, and one new Knox County business is working to help students at one elementary school get a good start.

West View Elementary School held their welcome back meet-and-greet Monday evening at West View Park.

In addition to getting to catch up with old friends and meet their new teachers, the students got a gift courtesy of Knoxville newcomer Costco.

The grocer provided free backpacks for every kid to begin the school year off right.

Controversial book remains on Hardin Valley's reading list

Controversial book remains on Hardin Valley's reading list

A controversial book that's required reading for the STEM students at Hardin Valley Academy remains on the school's approved reading list.

Thursday we told you that the family of one student discovered the book Robopocalypse is peppered with language they consider "foul" like the "f" word and taking the lord's name in vein.

Sam Lee told 10News the school never notified him about the book. He said he feels they showed "disregard for parental consent."

Lee wants the book taken off the required reading list.

Trader Joe's finally opens its doors!

Trader Joe's finally opens its doors!

The new Trader Joe's on Kingston Pike opened Friday in the Suburban Plaza shopping center.

Employees say they don't take themselves too seriously, and offer a different shopping environment.

If you want to try a product, just ask a staff member and you can sample in the store.

From the basic to the exotic, the store boasts a wide range of products.

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Hardin Valley STEM reading assignment stirs up controversy

Hardin Valley STEM reading assignment stirs up controversy

Knox County students head back to the books next Tuesday, but some students at Hardin Valley Academy in West Knoxville didn't leave the books behind during the break.  A summer reading assignment, which alarmed one student's parent, has stirred up controversy.

Students in the STEM Academy at Hardin Valley were assigned to start reading a science-fiction book, called "Robopocalypse."  Sam Lee, the parent of a 14 year-old incomming freshmam, is calling it "inappropriate" and tells 10News it should have never been part of the curriculum.

Lightning sparks fire at W. Knox house

Lightning sparks fire at W. Knox house

No one was home Thursday afternoon when fire broke out at a home on Lady Slipper Lane in West Knox County. But what made it an odd occurrence for Rural/Metro firefighters was the cause of the blaze: lightning.

"Storms like this could pop up and not show on the radar as a 'formed cell' and that's what happened here," said Rural/Metro battalion chief Rick Herrell.

According to the National Weather Service, about 4,400 house fires caused by lightning are reported annually.

One firefighter said seeing this kind of blaze is "once in a blue moon."

Residents welcome traffic around Northshore Town Center

Residents welcome traffic around Northshore Town Center

Northshore Town Center still has plenty of construction projects underway, but with new additions the area is seeing a recent surge in traffic.

Now, some nearby residents say they are thrilled by the crowds.

"It's really attractive and it's really popular now that it's new," said Town Center homeowner Margaret Backhurst.

"I think it will be really convenient for the whole region in the southwest sector here."