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Knoxville neighborhood roads still snowy and icy


(WBIR-Knoxville) Drivers around East Tennessee could face another slick commute on Thursday morning.

While the sun melted some snow, the brutally cold temperatures are expected to refreeze roads on Wednesday night.

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KPD: Teen crashes car taken without owner's consent

Update: Jan. 28, 2014

The driver of a car that flipped off the road and crashed into a house had taken that car without the owner's consent, according to Knoxville Police.

Darrell DeBusk with KPD says the Saturn's owner's daughter used the car to get to work at a business on Chapman Highway. During her shift, another employee took the car without the owner's consent.

Shortly after, the driver crashed on Mimosa Avenue.

The driver of the car has been identified as 18-year-old Jackson Martin. He could face charges as the investigation continues.

Officer tased by fleeing shoplifting suspect

A Knoxville police officer was injured while trying to arrest a shoplifting suspect Friday afternoon.

According to KPD, officers were sent to the Walmart on Chapman Highway just before 1 p.m. The suspect, identified as Ricky Womack, 36, of Knoxville, was trying to leave the store with a stolen microwave when he was confronted by loss prevention employees and the first officer on the scene, Jeff Damewood. They managed to get Womack into the loss prevention office, but then he began arguing with Officer Damewood.

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Bitter cold cost Knox Co. Schools nearly $50K

School leaders canceled classes two days last week after the single-digit temperatures caused pipes to break and heaters to malfunction in several schools.

WBIR Olympic Opening Ceremonies Torch Relay

WBIR Olympic Opening Ceremonies Torch Relay

WBIR is inviting our community to take part in a Knoxville-wide Olympic torch bearer relay in celebration of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and to raise money for our friends at the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Church broadcasts service despite frozen pipes

A local church found some innovative ways to continue their service Wednesday evening, even though church goers weren't allowed in the building.

A pastor at Calvary Chapel in South Knoxville says they had frozen pipes. Since the church had no running water, it had to cancel its service at the chapel, but still broadcast the sermon online and on the radio.