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Texting teen crashes into dump truck


A teenager who officers say was texting crashed her car into a dump truck Monday morning.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Madeline Arden's phone was found open to the text screen at the scene of the crash. It happened around 10:15 a.m. on Hickory Creek Road in West Knox County.

Arden was taken to UT Medical Center with leg injuries. The driver of the dump truck was not hurt.

KCSO is investigating the crash as a texting while driving accident.

Victim of Friday's I-40 multi-vehicle crash identified


The victim of a fatal multi-vehicle crash that created major back-ups during Friday's afternoon commute has been identified.

Jimmy Scott, 43, of Philadelphia, Tenn., died in that crash.

Knoxville Police Department says Scott was slowing down for traffic when his Camaro was rear-ended, which set off a chain of events. Four cars were involved in the crash.

The three other drivers were injured.

The crash happened around 4:23 p.m. on I-40 westbound near the Cedar Bluff exit.

Retired Knoxville police officer killed in car crash


A retired Knoxville police officer died in a car crash in west Knoxville on Thursday night.

Knoxville police said David Gaston Sr., 52, was driving down the West Hill Road exit ramp from I-40 eastbound when his car and a mini-van collided shortly before 11 p.m. Gatson's car slammed into a steel utility pole; the impact killed the retired officer, who police said wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Crews took the 17-year-old driver of the van to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for non-life threatening injures.

West Knoxville hotel projects filling up the city's skyline


The landscape in west Knoxville is changing and the new additions to the skyline include a series of hotels.

Three hotel projects are expected to wrap up in early 2015. One near Papermill, another on Parkside Drive, and a third in Farragut.

WWE Wrestler brings message of kindness to East Tenn. kids


(WBIR) Some East Tennessee children are getting a lesson in kindness from a professional wrestler.

Glenn Jacobs, better known as "Kane" to professional wrestling fans, brought the Kindness Revolution message to four and five year-olds at two children's academies in West Knoxville on Thursday.

Archer's BBQ opens new location in Farragut


In honor of its grand opening, Archer's BBQ is giving away free sandwiches all day Friday.

On Friday morning, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett joined the restaurant for a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new location in Farragut on Kingston Pike.

Archer Bagley, a Memphis native, opened the restaurant in 2010. This is the shop's fourth location.

Blaze Pizza to open in Knoxville this November


Blaze Pizza has announced it will open a new location in West Knoxville this November.

Blaze Pizza is a build-it-yourself pizza joint where customers make their own pizza on an assembly line. You then send your 11-inch personal pizza to the oven to cook in about three minutes.

The 80-seat restaurant will feature an outdoor patio.

In March Business Insider named Blaze Pizza as one of 35 companies that are revolutionizing the food industry.