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Crews rebuilding Island Home pillar destroyed by errant truck


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(SOUTH KNOXVILLE - WBIR) Crews on Tuesday worked to repair a 100-year-old pillar at Island Home Park. The column was destroyed after a truck driver crashed into it last week.

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Anyone missing a miniature horse?


Knoxville police are looking for the rightful owner of a miniature horse found grazing on someone's South Knoxville yard.

KPD Animal Control said they responded to a call at the 5100 block of Rebecca Lane on Thursday morning. The officers could not find the owner, and neighbors - pun intended - weren't sure where the female mini horse came from.

She's being taken care of by Young Williams Animal Center until the owner can be located.

Man drank alcohol before jumping from 100-foot cliff & drowning


Knoxville police said the man, who drowned at a south Knoxville quarry on Sunday night, had been drinking with two friends before jumping from the cliff into the water.

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Island Home Avenue to close for 8 weeks


Starting Monday, the city will close Island Home Avenue between Sevier Avenue and Maplewood Drive for at least eight weeks.

Crews will be doing utility work associated with construction of the River's Edge Apartments. The 134-unit complex is going up near the Island Home Park neighrborhood.

As part of the project, crews will also realign the road and build a new river walk and public street.

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New Dunkin Donuts opens in south Knoxville


A new Dunkin Donut opened in south Knoxville Thursday morning.

The coffee and baked goods hot spot will serve up treats from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday. The restaurant is located at 2800 Chapman Highway.

The newest location in Knoxville is one of 12 locations in Tennessee owned by Dave Baumgartner of Bluemont Group.

Driver admits to drag racing before Chapman Hwy. crash


Two people were hurt in a crash on Chapman Highway where a car was split in two Tuesday morning.

Knox County deputies said Christopher Fry, 28, of Seymour told police that he was drag racing in his black BMW against a white Infiniti, driven by Matthew Ford, 22, of Mascot shortly before 6:35 a.m.

Firefighter injured in south Knoxville house fire


A firefighter was hurt in a house fire Wednesday morning in south Knoxville but is expected to be okay.

Heavy flames were coming from the front of the house on the 3000 block of Heckman Street when firefighters arrived just after 7 a.m. The man who lived there had already left for work. When he returned, firefighters had already arrived.

One firefighter suffered injuries on the job, but he's expected to be okay. No one else was hurt.