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East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

Update 8:43 a.m.

Snow and ice covered mainly secondary roads Friday morning. Crews had worked into the night covering main roads and highways with salt.

The following is a list of East Tennessee and southern Kentucky counties with respective road conditions. This list will be updated throughout the morning.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

 

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Knoxville hopes input creates support for new homelessness plan

By Eleanor Beck, WBIR

It's been eight years since Knox County and the City of Knoxville released what became a controversial, and ultimately shelved, plan to tackle issues surrounding homelessness. Now a new proposal is on the table.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Thursday: Rain moving in during the morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. Rain is then expected to change to light snow by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures start to fall. A light accumulation or dusting is possible Thursday night with some icy or slick roads possible. Highs in the lower 40s, but falling to near freezing by evening.

Deputy used taser on suspected DUI suspect after chase

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office incident report, an officer was watching for speeders on Highland View Road on Sunday. Just after 4:30 pm, a Honda Civic drove by going 38 mph in the 30 mph zone. He stopped the driver, who "had an odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person and breath, red watery blood shot eyes and had slurred speech."

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Developers purchase old Baptist Hospital for $6.25 million

(WBIR) Developers purchased the site of the old Baptist Hospital in south Knoxville Monday for $6.25 million.

Blanchard and Calhoun, a commercial corporation from Georgia, said it plans to build one of the largest developments in the history of Knoxville and Knox County. Plans are for a mixed-up development on the site featuring luxury apartments, shops, a hotel, and restaurants. Developers said demolition on the 24-acre site will start in February.

East TN Red Cross looks back on 2013

(WBIR) The American Red Cross in East Tennessee released some of it's annual response numbers this week, helping out at around 1,000 disasters in 2013. 380 were right here in the Tennessee Valley.

East Tennessee was home to many disasters throughout 2013. And Red Cross crews were on scene for a great number of them. The large cabin fire in Pigeon Forge last March, the fatal church bus accident in October, even to disasters as recent as the Southwood Apartment fire.

Scott Hensley and Lisa Gryder volunteered for a number of these disasters.

Tree falls onto Knoxville woman's home

(WBIR) Sunday morning's storm created a close call for a Knoxville woman as a tree crashed onto her home.

Officials said it happened on Gilbert Lane in South Knoxville around 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

Knoxville Fire Department said a woman was home when the tree fell, but luckily she was in her bedroom on the opposite side of the house at the time of the incident. She was not hurt.

However, KFD said the home did suffer severe structural damage. The American Red Cross will be providing the woman with a temporary place to live.