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Local teens and parents gather at West Town Mall for driving safety event

Local teens and parents gather at West Town Mall for driving safety event

State Farm Insurance and local community leaders joined hundreds of areas in North America on Saturday encouraging teens to be safe drivers.

Saturday afternoon, local teens and their parents gathered at West Town Mall from 9 a.m. until noon. Knoxville was one of 300 events organized by State Farm occurring simultaneously across the U.S. and Canada.

The event kicked off State Farm's "Celebrate My Drive" campaign. The company hopes this initiative will provide a new approach of teaching the importance of safe driving for teens.

KNOX: TDOT road construction roundup

KNOX: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

 

KNOX COUNTY, I-140 East and West: On Thursday, August 30, 2012, motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews repair bridge joints at various locations. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Knoxville officials prepare for busy weekends ahead

Knoxville officials prepare for busy weekends ahead

Hundreds of thousands of people will flood Knoxville this weekend for the annual Boomsday and Labor Day activities.

"They're estimating somewhere around 400,000 for the entire event," said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch.

Construction on the Henley Bridge complicates things this holiday weekend, and as crowds fill the city for the weekends to follow.

Knoxville police will be out in force this weekend directing traffic and monitoring drivers.

New details in fatal Lovell Rd. motorcycle fatality

New details in fatal Lovell Rd. motorcycle fatality

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is still investigating a wreck that killed a motorcyclist in West Knox County late Tuesday afternoon.

According to the preliminary investigation, Brian Burns, 27, of Knoxville, was driving his 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle east on Lovell Road.  Around 5:30 pm, he ran into the side of a truck that was going west on Lovell and turning onto Bob Gray.

The driver of the Dodge Ram truck, Michael Brown, 66, of Harriman, was not injured in the crash.

KAT eliminates Cedar Bluff Express route

KAT eliminates Cedar Bluff Express route

After no one showed up at a public meeting to discuss the elimination of the Cedar Bluff Express, KAT voted to end the route effective on September 30.

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The Knoxville Transportation Authority is asking for public input as they consider eliminating a west Knoxville KAT bus route this fall.