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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.

Mooreland Heights students make 50-foot long sub


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(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.

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.