Our network

News

Vehicle hits utility pole, kills driver in west Knox Co.


A car struck a utility pole in west Knox County Monday morning, killing its driver.

Deputies responded to Middlebrook Pike at Walden Legacy Way shortly after 6:15 a.m. Officials said the vehicle drove over a grass median and hit a utility pole head-on.

The driver was pronounced dead at Parkwest Hospital.

Authorities said alcohol was not a factor, and the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Diocese of Knoxville launches $25 million campaign for new cathedral


(WBIR) An East Tennessee church is preparing for a massive $25-million overhaul of its current facility.

Sacred Heart Cathedral, home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville, announced its plans Sunday for what it said will be an "architectural landmark within the city of Knoxville and the Bearden community."

Church officials said they need to expand because the cathedral is "bursting at the seams" and are unable to hold the children who attend its Cathedral school.

Farragut neighbors dispute proposed apartment complex


ID=15110611

(WBIR-Farragut) Neighbors near a popular road in Farragut say they are concerned about the possibility of a new apartment complex in the area.

REI announces open date for Papermill Plaza location


(WBIR) Starting in late October, Tennessee's outdoor enthusiasts will have a new option for shopping. REI will be opening its Knoxville location on October 24, according to the company's website.

REI sells camping gear and outdoor equipment. It will also feature a bike shop with a range of professional services, according to REI's website.

The store, located in West Knoxville's new Papermill Plaza, is the chain's first in East Tennessee.

Missing teen said he was lost in the woods


According to the Knox County Sheriff's office 17 year old Andy Allen has been found safe.

A witness told authorities that Andy Allen walked out of the woods at Hart Road around 8 am Tuesday morning. He walked to a Weigel's on Northshore Drive.

Another person recognized him, and called 911. He was taken to a back room, and when deputies arrived, he told them he'd been lost in the woods and couldn't find his way out.

He was checked for injuries, then sent home with his parents.

Labor Day marks unofficial end to boating season


ID=9436051

(WBIR-Farragut) Labor Day marks the unofficial end of boating season. Many people will be spending their day off enjoying time on the lake at marinas like the one at the Cove in Farragut.

Man hit & killed by car while crossing Kingston Pike


A Harriman man was killed Thursday night when he was hit by a SUV while crossing a busy Knoxville road.

Knoxville Police said Bryan Scott Beason, 54, died of his injuries after the accident, which happened just after 10 pm on Kingston Pike near Lovell Road.

Beason was not using a crosswalk, though investigators said there was one less than 200 feet away.

No charges are expected.