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No signs of flood on Prosser Road


Despite the heavy rains, there were no signs of standing water on Tuesday in an area notorious for flooding.

Prosser Road in east Knoxville was clear of standing water after hours of rain. For decades, the street would flood every time it rained, but the city has been working for months to raise the road.

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Victim identified in fatal 3-vehicle wreck on Rutledge Pike


(WBIR) One person died Sunday morning after a wreck involving a motorcycle and two cars in East Knox County.

According to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a minivan tried to cross Rutledge Pike at Hidden Valley Road near Corryton when it crashed into a motorcycle.

The collision sent the motorcycle into another car waiting at the intersection.

East Knoxville shooting sends one to hospital


Police are investigating after a shooting on Lilac Drive in Knoxville Saturday afternoon.

Knoxville Police responded to a shooting call on the 4000 block of Lilac Drive at 12:49 on Saturday.

Officers say there, they found 28-year-old Rickey Davenport who had been shot in the leg.

KPS says preliminary investigation reveals acquaintances of Davenport were involved in an "altercation" outside the home where the shots were fired, and one of the rounds hit the victim.

Teenager killed in drive-by shooting


One person is dead after a drive-by shooting in east Knoxville.

The suspects were driving a newer model silver or gray Acura. Authorities are looking for them now.

Multiple shots were fired from the vehicle as it drove down the street in the Walter P. Taylor homes neighborhood.

Dominique Johnson, 19, was hit and killed. Two vehicles parked along the street were also hit by gunfire.

Investigators are analyzing evidence and interviewing witnesses. The suspects are still on the run.

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Austin-East celebrates academic success


Students, teachers and staff at Austin-East Magnet High School are celebrating their academic success.

Last month, the state released its list of focus schools, those with the largest achievement gaps.

Austin-East was no longer on that list, and it's no longer in jeopardy of being taken over by the state.

Knox County plans first mosquito spraying of 2014


(WBIR) The Knox County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes for the first time this year on Thursday.

Testing for the West Nile Virus started in May, but the first positive results didn't turn up until now, which is a little unusual.

Kids help offer ideas for new Knoxville playground


(WBIR) Some of East Tennessee's youngest designers are getting a chance to share their thoughts on the future of a new playground.

The Muse hosted a design day on Wednesday for the new playground coming to Chilhowee park. Kids could stop by and give their own blueprints for success.