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KPD: Suspect threatened 2 women, stole a car


Knoxville Police are looking for a man who cut a woman while trying to steal her car, then threatened another woman at knife point to get her car keys.

This happened on Sunday, March 30, just after 10 p m in the Kroger parking lot on Chapman Highway.

The first woman said she was sitting in her car when the man came up to her and started asking questions. She said he started yelling at her and demanded her car keys. As she drove away, he cut her hand with a knife. She was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Remains found belong to missing man


(WBIR) Knox County authorities have identified the remains of a body found last week in the Tennessee River as Derek Funk.

Divers found the body was found along with Funk's truck in South Knoxville in the river last week. The Knoxville Police Department is still investigating his death.

Funk, 19, had been missing since May 12, 2010 after he left his girlfriend's house in Powell.

Emery's 5 and 10 moving to Pigeon Forge


A long-time South Knoxville store is heading further South.

Emery's 5 and 10 announced it is closing its location on Chapman highway and moving to the Island in Pigeon Forge.

The store will hold a liquidation sale as it gets ready for the move. Store owners say all merchandise including gadgets, hardware, and toys is 20 percent off.

The new store will be close to the new Paula Deen restaurant and giant ferris wheel.


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.

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.