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East Knoxville Pilot robbed at gunpoint


(WBIR) The search continues for two men accused of robbing a Pilot gas station in east Knoxville early Wednesday morning.

Knoxville police said the men entered the gas station on Tazewell Pike at about 5:30 a.m. They pulled out guns and stole money and cigarettes before running out of the store. The suspects also forced a victim to the floor, but no one was injured.

KPD officers determined the men ran into the woods behind the gas station, but they don't know where they went next.


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East Knoxville home robbed at gunpoint


An East Knoxville home was ransacked and items were stolen during an armed robbery Thursday evening.

Knoxville police say the homeowner was home when three men wearing all black and ski masks forced their way inside and robbed the home at gunpoint.

They took some money and other items before fleeing.

An investigation is ongoing.


Police IDs man killed after his car ran into a home


Update Monday 10:30 am:

(WBIR) Knoxville police identified a man killed after his car ran into an east Knoxville home Sunday afternoon.

William Dixson Jr., 55. of Knoxville passed away at UT Medical Center after firefighters pulled him from his car.

Officials said they believe a medical condition may have caused Dixson to crash his car into a home on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The crash's impact knocked the house from its foundation.

Knoxville officer back at home after accident Wednesday


Update 10:00 a.m.

The officer involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon was released from the hospital overnight.

The officer, Nathanael Skellenger, 28, had been taken to UT Medical Center after his cruiser crashed into a median on I-640.

Skellenger's K9 unit partner, Ammo, was not injured in the accident.

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A Knoxville Police officer was taken to the hospital after being involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon.

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Students raising money for Love Kitchen get to meet its founders


A group of beauty school students met with the founders of the Love Kitchen on Wednesday.

The Paul Mitchell School is in the middle of a three-month long fundraising effort for its Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation.

Each school gets to choose a local charity to receive a donation through the fund, and the Knoxville students chose the Love Kitchen.

Students got to meet with Love Kitchen founders Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner to find out more about the organization and why they started it.