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Police ID man who drowned in South Knoxville quarry


Knoxville police have identified the man who drowned in a South Knoxville quarry on Friday.

Officials recovered Edward Dilbeck's body at about 5 a.m. Saturday, according to a Knoxville Police Department release.

The 50-year-old died after jumping from a 60-to-80 foot cliff into the quarry near Fort Dickerson Friday evening, said Knoxville police. Witnesses said they saw Dilbeck go underwater, resurface, and then go back underwater.

Authorities recovered his body using divers and a submersible robot.

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Chapman Highway sees two fatal crashes in 24 hours


ID=9741277(WBIR) Crews have reopened all lanes on Chapman Highway following a fatal crash, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

One dead after Chapman Highway crash


A crash on Chapman highway in South Knoxville Wednesday evening killed one person.

It happened around 5:30 just south of Meridian Road. Police say a truck and SUV were driving opposite directions when one vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic. The SUV driver died.

Emergency crews took the truck driver to UT Medical Center. We do not know the driver's condition at this time.


'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

Monday kicked off the start of the national campaign urging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Officials said they hope "Click It or Ticket" campaign reminds people that wearing a seat belt could mean the difference between life or death.

Many fatal accidents could have been avoided if people were wearing their seat belts. Last year officials said more than 360 fatal crash victims in Tennessee weren't wearing seat belts. So far this year, 128 fatal crash victims were unrestrained.

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Knox Co. commission to discuss budget this evening

Knox Co. commission to discuss budget this evening

by Mike Donila, WBIR

The Knox County Commission this week will begin picking through and potentially tweaking Mayor Tim Burchett's proposed budget.

The emphasis, officials say, will be on school spending .

Knox Co. school budget takes $3M hit after state funding reduced

Knox Co. school budget takes $3M hit after state funding reduced

by Mike Donila, WBIR

The Knox County School system will get $2.9 million less than it initially expected in state funding, according to new estimates.

That now means Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will revise his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to reflect the drop.

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

Report: Tobacco fields poisoning kids

by Anita Wadhwani, , The Tennessean

Kids can't buy tobacco products, but in Tennessee children as young as 9 are working in tobacco fields and suffering symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, according to a report by an international human rights group.