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Demolition begins on Lakeshore property


Demolition crews started bringing down the walls on a piece of East Tennessee history on Wednesday.

The city is tearing down nine of the large buildings at the former Lakeshore Mental Health Institute and turning the entire site into park land.

Construction will start soon on new Karns Senior Center


(WBIR, Knoxville) - Construction will start soon on a new senior center in Knox County.

Wednesday morning local officials gathered in the Karns community to break ground on the new facility. It will be located at the Knox County Sportspark property on Oak Ridge Highway.

The new senior center will have an outdoor kitchen and plenty of indoor space for meetings, crafts and other activities.

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.

KPD: Bear seen in west Knoxville likely killed on I-40


Spotted: Bear in West Knoxville neighborhood


A look inside former Lakeshore Mental Health Institute