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Homeowner fires gun during reported attempted burglary


(WBIR - East Knox County) The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported attempted burglary in East Knox County Friday night.

Deputies responded to a call on Millertown Pike near Mascot just after 8 p.m. The homeowner told the officers he saw three people standing outside on his property with plans to break in and burglarize his home. The man told officers he shot his gun and the people ran away.

KCSO said there were no injuries in the incident, but the investigation is still ongoing.

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Knox County officers bring Christmas cheer to families


(WBIR - Knox County) Officers from the Knoxville Police Department and Knox County Sheriff's Office spread a little Christmas cheer Thursday night.

The Fraternal Order of Police hosted its annual "Shop with a Cop" event. Officers were given $100 to help pick out and buy presents for 360 children from families in need.

The event is personal for many of the officers; each family who goes on the shopping spree is nominated by the officers and deputies themselves.

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KCSO looks for early morning robbery suspects


The Knox County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who robbed a convenience store early Friday.

Deputies responded to the Quick Shop Market on Rutledge Pike in East Knox County at about 3:15 a.m. The store clerk told deputies two men wearing ski masks and hooded sweatshirts demanded money from the cash resister. The men then got away with a white garbage bag that had some money in it. Deputies said the men were last seen walking toward Old Rutledge Pike.

Firefighters cope after toddler dies in house fire


Toddler dies in Knoxville house fire, 3 others injured


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A house fire in east Knoxville Monday night killed a 23-month-old boy and sent three others, including two kids, to the hospital.