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Youth baseball tournament benefits first responders


(WBIR-West Knoxville) A baseball tournament benefiting Knoxville first responders wrapped up Sunday night at Lakeshore Park.

Youth baseball teams have been playing to raise money for the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation.

The foundation benefits four core agencies: Knoxville Police Department, Knox County sheriff's office, UT police, and Knoxville Fire. It helps out when an officer or firefighter is in a time of need or in a situation where all expenses can't be covered.

Crews battle two late night Knoxville fires


(WBIR-Knoxville) The Knoxville Fire Department battled two late night fires Friday.

The first call came in around 10 p.m. on Walden Avenue in West Knoxville. According to officials, no one was home when the fire broke out, damaging the home.

While crews were working on hot spots, neighbors in North Knoxville spotted flames at a home on Emerald Avenue.

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A look inside former Lakeshore Mental Health Institute


Day one of Lakeshore Park demolition focuses on hazmat


(WBIR - Knoxville) There were no wrecking balls or dynamite, but Monday marked a milestone as demolition crews arrived for the first day of work at Lakeshore Park.

Joe Walsh, director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Knoxville, said the demolition crews will spend the first week examining the buildings for potential hazards. It could be sometime next week before any walls actually come down.

KFD rescues woman after fire at West Knox apartment complex


(WBIR) Dozens of people were forced to temporarily evacuate an assisted living facility Saturday night after a kitchen fire.

According to the Knoxville Fire Department, a call of a fire came in for the Westview Towers on Gleason Drive in West Knoxville at around 7:30 p.m. The sprinkler system went off when a woman living in a 13th floor apartment fell asleep while she was cooking.