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Mooreland Heights students make 50-foot long sub


(WBIR) Have you ever seen a Subway sandwich that is 50 feet long? On Thursday, third graders at Mooreland Heights Elementary School got to help make one.

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Possible vandalism spoils food at South-Doyle High School

Ice cream and milk were spoiled at South-Doyle High School due to a power outage that was possibly vandalism-related.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a janitor noticed a power outage in the school cafeteria early Monday morning. A school resource officer found a breaker box that had been opened and several breakers that had been turned off.

The school lost $64 worth of ice cream and $200 worth of milk due to the outage.

Fire damages south Knoxville home

A house fire early Tuesday morning leaves a family of six looking for a new place to stay.

Around 2:45 a.m. Knoxville Fire Fighters were dispatched to a home on the 4300 hundred block of Woodlawn Pike in South Knoxville. Neighbors called 9-1-1 to report flames coming through the roof.

The family made it out of the home safely and fire fighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.

The Red Cross with working with the family to find them a place to stay for the time being.

Crews remove rock, stabilize slope near Chapman Hwy.

TDOT crews spent Thursday removing large rocks from a cliff alongside Chapman Highway.

One northbound lane was closed most of the day as crews used a track hoe to take down the loose rocks. It's expected to reopen by around 4:30 pm, however more work will be done tomorrow. That same northbound lane will be closed after the morning rush hour.

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Section of Chapman Hwy to be closed Thursday for rock removal

Update Thursday 9:30 a.m.:
Lane closures on Chapman Highway will begin Thursday morning as crews work to remove large rocks from the cliff along the roadway. TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi told 10News that work should begin on the rock slope after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday's lane closures are scheduled to wrap up by 3 p.m.

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(WBIR) TDOT announced Monday morning it plans to close a section of Chapman Highway on Thursday to remove large rocks from the cliff along the roadway.

Rock falls onto Chapman Hwy, damaging five cars

Several rocks falling off a cliff caused some problems for several drivers Friday afternoon.

According to Knoxville Police, officers were called to Chapman Highway near Ye Olde Steakhouse around 2:15 pm. A basketball-sized rock fell into the roadway, and it damaged at least five vehicles. No one was injured.

One vehicle had to be towed away. The others were able to be driven after one or more damaged tires were changed.

TDOT engineers will examine the cliff to make sure there's not a possibility of more rocks falling onto the road.

1 taken to hospital after fire alarm at S. Knox business

One person was sent to the hospital after officials say he was exposed to chemicals when some equipment malfunctioned.

According to the Knoxville Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Elavon Merchant Services on Chapman Highway around noon.

When they arrived, there was no fire, but one person needed medical care because he had been exposed to a chemical after a heat and air unit malfunctioned. The building partially evacuated the area around the room where the unit was located. .

Elavon processes credit card transactions.