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Two cars hit and kill pedestrian on Chapman Highway


Officials released the name of the man hit and killed by two cars while trying to cross Chapman Highway Wednesday evening.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said two cars struck and killed 49-year-old Robert Covington Jr. as he was crossing the street at the 8200 block of Chapman Highway shortly after 7 p.m.

A passenger in one car and the the driver of the other were also hurt in the crash.

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Baptist Hospital demolition deadline pushed back again


Demolition of the old Baptist Hospital continues, but once again, developers are pushing back the date to tear it down.

Rhodes Seeger, a developer with Blanchard and Calhoun, says he hopes demolition crews finish their work by the end of January.

Construction booming in Southwest Knox County.


Police looking for man who robbed a pizza restaurant


Knoxville police are searching for a man they say held up a pizza restaurant in South Knoxville.

Police responded to an armed robbery at Napoli Pizza off Chapman Highway.

Investigators say a man entered the store and robbed it at gun point. The robber grabbed a small amount of crash and ran away. Nobody was injured.

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Grease fire displaces family on New Year's eve


A grease fire damaged a home in South Knox County Wednesday night.

Firefighters responded to the blaze off Hopewell Road.

They say a grease fire spread to the attic and caused major damage.

The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department put out the fire and Rural/Metro provided relief.

There people were home at the time of the fire. They all made it out safely. One person did receive care at the scene.

Officials say the Red Cross is helping find housing for the residents.

Kimberlin Heights postal unit closing its doors


(WBIR) A contract postal unit in South Knox County is closing its doors.

According to the U.S. Postal Service, the owner of the store on Kimberlin Heights told the USPS he wants to end the contract.

Buster Smith is retiring after more than 25 years. Smith is in his late 80's and when he wasn't delivering the mail, he could often be found singing and playing guitar with his friends.

His friends say that is why he worked so long.

Smith is also known for handing out bubble gum to kids.

Police investigate why 2 men were shot in south Knoxville


Crews took two men to the hospital after they were shot in south Knoxville overnight.

Officers responded to a shooting call at Southmont Apartments at 1413 E. Moody Avenue shortly after midnight Monday. When officers arrived, they found 17-year-old Devin Smith, who was shot in the leg, and 23-year-old Teshon Brinson, who was shot in the arm.

Emergency workers took both men to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.