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Knoxville horse rescue full, adoption day Saturday

A horse rescue facility is at capacity after taking in another 8 horses.

Horse Haven of Tennessee already housed more than 30 horses.  The extra eight limits space at their facility in West Knox County.

Over the past two weeks, four horses were rescued from Sevier County, three from Morgan County and one from Campbell County.  The recent rescues are malnourished and have skin disorders.

The rescue must hold those particular animals for future court cases. 

Refurbished JFG sign to debut at Boomsday festival

One of Knoxville's most recognized landmarks will get brand new life during one of the city's biggest annual events.

Two years ago, the JFG sign at the southern end of the city went dark. The lights were turned off at the Boomsday Festival in 2010, and it was taken down for some much needed TLC.

Thursday, the city announced plans to re-install and "flip the switch" to the iconic sign at this year's Boomsday festival, and it will be at its new location at the Kebela Temple near Gay Street.

Abandoned home destroyed in fire

Arson investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed an abandoned home.

It happened just after midnight Friday on Vucrest Avenue in South Knoxville.

The structure was fully engulfed and had already collapsed when firefighters arrived on the scene. The Incident Commander ordered a defensive attack to reduce risk of injuries and protect occupied homes near the fire.

The fire was under control in less than 16 minutes.

HomeGrown: Jeff Joslin, Actor

HomeGrown: Jeff Joslin, Actor

This summer, Jeff Joslin made it to the big screen.

"I play Tyler Perry's boss. I'm a federal prosecutor."

You could say he's come a long way from Cedar Bluff Elementary.

"We did the play "Rumpelstiltskin" and I had one line."

That was Joslin's first brush with acting, but, back then, he was more interested in sports.

"At age 6, I started playing football and that's all I wanted to do. I wanted to be a professional athlete."

Highway 127 yard sale keeps law enforcement, wrecker companies busy

Highway 127 yard sale keeps law enforcement, wrecker companies busy

As bargain shoppers flock to the annual Highway 127 yard sale, vendors aren't the only ones expecting a busy weekend.

Law enforcement and wreckers also plan for a weekend of heavy traffic and accidents.

"It took me 30 minutes to go five miles," said tower Jimmy Pritchett. His Fentress County business always sees an increase in calls during the annual yard sale weekend.

"It's lined up for miles, just bumper to bumper. You can't get on the road, you can't turn," he said.

Claire Donahue's former coach watches achievements from London

Claire Donahue's former coach watches achievements from London

"You say 'wow, she's really here; she has really made it,'" John Matson recalled Friday -- just 24 hours since returning from London to watch his former student in the pinnacle of her career.

Lenior City native Claire Donahue competed in the 100 meter butterfly in the 2012 Olympics last Sunday. Friday, she helped the U.S. women's team get to the finals of the 400 meter relay.

It has been a long road to get to the London Aquatics Centre for the 23-year-old, a road that began in Blount County. That's where Matson first met Donahue more than a decade ago.

$6K reward offered in Knoxville hit & run bike accident

A Knoxville bicyclist is truly lucky to be alive after a driver struck him and just kept going. It happened last Sunday evening on Tedford Lane in Southwest Knox County. Now, the Knox County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help to track down the driver who did it.

"The pain is more from the labored breathing," explained cyclist David Schlosser from his hospital room at UT Medical Center.

Each breath he takes is a step closer to recovery.

"I don't know if the leg broke first or if my arm broke first," said Schlosser.