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Pumpkins transform to support East TN's cancer community


(WBIR) As many people prepare to carve up pumpkins to get in the Halloween spirit, others are transforming theirs to help support those fighting cancer in East Tennessee.

Sweet Pea in Bearden hosted its 4th annual paint your pumpkin event on Saturday.

Car strikes intoxicated pedestrian


(WBIR- West Knoxville) An unidentified man was sent to the hospital after he was struck by a car early Friday morning in west Knoxville.

According to a press release from the Knoxville Police Department, the man crossed Papermill Drive near Weisgarber Road where there are no sidewalks or crosswalks. He was wearing dark clothing. Police also say he was very intoxicated.

The release says a Mitsubishi Eclipse driving east on Papermill Drive struck the man. Police say the driver was looking down to plug in his phone.

Local diocese breaks ground on new convent


The Catholic Diocese of Knoxville celebrated the groundbreaking of a new convent Thursday.

The home will house local members of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, which is based out of Michigan.

The sisters in the order serve the local diocese in many roles, including education, health care, and the nonprofit Catholic Charities organization.

Overturned semi on I-40 isn't affecting traffic


An overturned tractor trailer on Interstate 40 in west Knox County isn't affecting traffic.

The semi has blocked westbound on-ramp to the weigh scales in between Campbell Station and Watt roads. The accident happened shortly before 6 a.m., and the Tennessee Department of Transportation estimated that crews would clear the accident by 9 a.m.


KCSO: Body found in West Knox County considered a homicide


(WBIR) The Knox County Sheriff's Office wants the public's help after a woman's body was found on the side of a road Saturday afternoon.

KCSO said a man discovered the body on the side of a gravel road in an undeveloped area at the corner of Valley Vista Road and Carmichael Road.

Authorities identified the victim as Anita Lynn Martin, 40, of New Market, Tennessee. The cause of her death has yet to be released, but an autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

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.