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KPD, KCSO practice abducted child search

KPD, KCSO practice abducted child search

(WBIR - Knox County) Frantic screams filled the area near Rocky Hill Elementary School Wednesday afternoon as the the school's principals ran to rescue a young student. One moment he was on the playground playing with a ball. The next, taken by a stranger driving a white SUV.

It's wasn't an actual child abduction, only a large-scale test for the Knoxville Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Man shot by officer outside West Town Mall is released from hospital

A man shot by a Knoxville police officer outside West Town Mall earlier this month is now out of the hospital. Knoxville police say 30-year-old Abraham Dudley was released from UT Medical Center.

Witnesses called 911 back on November 1 while police say Dudley was fighting with his girlfriend in the mall parking lot.

He then got into an altercation with police when Officer Christopher Edmunds shot him.

Vanessa Coleman jury to be selected from West Tennessee

Vanessa Coleman jury to be selected from West Tennessee

With the trials of her three co-defendants still on hold as a new judge takes over, Vanessa Coleman will face another jury next week.  That jury will come from West Tennessee.

Coleman was the only woman charged in the brutal murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom.  The young Knox County couple was carjacked, raped, and killed in 2007.  Four people were charged in connection with their deaths, and three men were found guilty of first degree murder.  Coleman was found guilty of facilitation of Christian's murder. 

Authorities looking for man who robbed West Knox bank

Authorities looking for man who robbed West Knox bank

Knoxville Police and the FBI are looking for a man who robbed a West Knoxville back Tuesday morning.

Investigators say the suspect robbed the FSG Bank located at 307 Lovell Road near Parkside Drive just before 10:00 am.  He was armed with a black semi-automatic pistol.  He got an undisclosed amount of cash and took off on foot, running north on Lovell Road.

Man shot outside mall has criminal history

Man shot outside mall has criminal history

Knoxville Police say a man who was shot by an officer outside West Town Mall on Thursday was overheard by witnesses saying he had a weapon and was going to "shoot."

Investigators say Abraham Dudley, 30, of Knoxville, was shot once in the lower torso by Officer Christopher Edmunds. 

Baumgartner guilty on 5 of 6 counts, loses pension

Baumgartner guilty on 5 of 6 counts, loses pension

A federal jury has found former disgraced Knox County judge Richard Baumgartner guilty on 5 of the 6 counts against him.

Baumgartner is charged with misprision of a felony, which in this case accuses Baumgartner of knowingly covering up a drug conspiracy involving his mistress, and former graduate of the drug court he founded, Deena Castleman.

West Town shoppers describe moments after shooting

West Town shoppers describe moments after shooting

Some shoppers inside the West Town Dillards said they did not hear the single shot fired from a KPD officer from the parking lot Thursday evening. Instead, they saw police lights and ambulances around the busy West Knoxville mall.

"I was definitely scared of being outside. Should I turn around, go back in?" shopper Mycah Bernius said. She was inside the department store at the time Knoxville Police responded to a domestic dispute outside, leading to an officer-involved shooting.