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Man shot by officers is out of hospital and in jail


A Seymour man has been released from the hospital and charged with attempted second-degree murder after trying to run down two Knoxville Police officers on Monday.

Charles Franklin, 32, had been hospitalized for treatment of a gunshot wound to the hand. The officers opened fire on Franklin when he tried to hit them with his car.

He will be held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.

Update April 29, 11:56 am:

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South-Doyle Middle shows off renovated stadium


A South Knoxville middle school showcased renovations to a historic stadium.

Demolition for the South-Doyle Middle School football complex was set for 2012, but residents fought to keep it open.

Friday, during a special ribbon cutting ceremony, the school showed off the improvements. They include structural repairs, repainting, and new plumbing.

The stadium, dating back decades, holds an important place in the minds of many people in South Knoxville.

Man who fell off cliff has serious injuries


UPDATE 8:10 am:

(WBIR) The Knoxville Fire Department rescued a man who fell a long distance off a south Knoxville cliff early Thursday morning.

According to KFD Spokesman DJ Corcoran, the man and his friend had come to a lookout area near Cherokee Bluff overlooking the Tennessee River after finishing work at a west Knoxville restaurant.

As the men were standing there, one of them turned around momentarily. When he turned back around, the other man was gone.

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73-year-old suspect accused of attacking man with hammer


Update 9:10 am:

(WBIR) Knoxville police arrested a suspect accused of attacking a man with a hammer and stabbing him with a pocket knife.

Fred Thomas, 73, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Crews transported the victim, Bill Swann, to UT Medical Center for injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening.

Officials said money could have motivated the attack.

KFD contains fire threatening subdivision and greenhouse


(WBIR) A brush fire scorched six acres Monday morning in south Knoxville, threatening a nearby subdivision and a popular greenhouse.

Knoxville firefighters arrived at Lippencot Street at about 3:30 a.m., where they battled the fire as it ravaged across the hilly terrain for several hours. Fortunately, crews were able to keep the brush fire from spreading to nearby homes and Stanley's Greenhouse.

The Tennessee Department of Forestry is now clearing trees so firefighters can access the burnt areas.