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CAK honors veterans with annual program


Many celebrations are already taking place across East Tennessee in honor of Veterans Day.

On Monday morning, the Christian Academy of Knoxville honored veterans with its annual Veterans Day program. More than 1,100 students packed in the school's gym to pay their respects to current military and veterans from all branches of service. The Warrior Band and Junior Praise played for veterans who attended.


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West Knox Co. bridge dedicated to fallen pilot


A west Knox County bridge now has a new name.

The bridge at the intersection of I-140 and Westland Drive is now named after a Tennessee National Guard pilot who died in a helicopter crash in 2011.

Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cole and First Lieutenant Thomas Williams crashed during routine military training over Campbell County.

Gourmet's Market in Bearden planning expansion


(WBIR) A popular restaurant in Bearden will undergo renovations this November. Gourmet's Market will nearly triple the size of the main dining room.

"Gourmet's Market has a loyal following of customers," Adam Tyler, the general manager of Gourmet's Market, said in a press release.

"Over the past few years, that following has grown more rapidly than we ever expected. They pack this place out and line up outside the door to get in. We simply outgrew our dining room," said Tyler.

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.

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McKamey Road reopens


A west Knoxville road is back open.

McKamey Road reopened to traffic from Ball Camp Pike to Western Avenue with a new addition: a right turn lane.

The stretch of road has been closed for the past several weeks as part of an ongoing Tennessee Department of Transportation project to widen Western Avenue.

Now that McKamey is back open, TDOT will once again shut down a nearby section of Ball Camp Pike between Dewine Street and Matlock Road to finish work in that area. The closure begins Monday, Nov. 3.

Plastic owl factory moves from abroad to East Tenn.


(WBIR) A manufacturing company is bringing one of its products from across the ocean to East Tennessee.

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

Company leaders say they're happy to move the work from abroad to here in the United States.

Woman charged after accident caused by texting


Knoxville Police said a woman was texting while driving, which caused her to lose control of her SUV and crash into a utility pole.

The crash, which happened Thursday morning on Middlebrook Pike near Robinson Road, shut down one lane of Middlebrook Pike for about five hours.

Investigators cited the driver, Melanie Sheffler, with careless driving. They said she was reading text messages when the accident happened. Her SUV ran off the road, hit the pole, then rolled down an embankment.