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Funk family looks for closure in case of missing son


(WBIR - Knoxville) The Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad says it has recovered even more human remains from the water where a truck belonging to a missing East Tennessee man was found.

The Knoxville Police Department says the truck that was found may belong 19-year-old Derek Ryan Funk. He was last seen driving his 1996 Ford Ranger on May 12, 2010.

On that night, Funk was leaving his girlfriend's house in Powell, but never arrived at his South Knoxville home.

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Knoxville man robbed after bragging about lottery winnings on Facebook


(WBIR) Three armed suspects broke into a Knoxville man's home, demanded money, and robbed him at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, according to the Knoxville Police Department. The victim told KPD the incident happened after he recently had been bragging on Facebook about winning money from scratch off lottery tickets.

The incident happened on the 700 block of Redwine Street in South Knoxville around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

KPD takes boy into custody after he makes threat on bus


(WBIR) School security officers are investigating a threat made by a middle school student aboard a school bus headed to South Doyle Middle School Friday morning.

Knoxville police officers boarded the bus on Chapman Highway in south Knoxville shortly after 7:45 a.m. and took the boy into custody. Officials said they believe the student wasn't going to act to the threat.

The bus continued to South Doyle Middle School after police took into custody.

Two people hospitalized after early morning house fire


An early morning house fire in South Knoxville sends two people to the hospital.

Around 1:40 Wednesday morning Rural Metro Fire Fighters were called out to a home on the 6800 block of Ottinger Drive. When crews arrives flames were coming from the home.

Two people inside the home were transported to the hospital, no word yet on the extent of their injuries.

As for the home, fire fighters were eventually able to get the fire under control but it is considered a total loss.

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Crews begin tearing down former Baptist Hospital


(WBIR) An major eyesore, which has plagued the south Knoxville waterfront since 2008, is finally coming down.

On Tuesday, crews began tearing down the former Baptist Hospital, making way for a future $165 million project. JW Demolition, which is the same contractor that knocked down the McClung Warehouses, is also tearing down the former Baptist Hospital.

KPD identifies woman found dead near South Knox RR tracks


Update: An autopsy has been completed on a woman who was found dead near railroad tracks in south Knoxville Sunday.

Knoxville Police said the woman has been identified as Angela Miller, 49, of Knoxville.

The cause of death has still not been determined. KPD said it could be several weeks before the results of additional testsare back that will help in figuring out how she died.

The autopsy did not show any significant signs of trauma.

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Officials: Family feud possible factor in pedestrian crash


Update 10:55 a.m.

Officials said an ongoing family feud may have prompted an accident involving a truck and a pedestrian in south Knoxville Thursday night.

Witnesses told police that Sherry Lands, 46, confronted a truck trying to pass in front of her house. Lands allegedly refused to get out of the way of the truck and began hitting the vehicle with a piece of wood and her hands, according to a Knoxville Police Department release.