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KPD: Man says he was shot leaving a Knoxville business


(WBIR) The Knoxville Police Department are investigating an overnight shooting that sent one person to the hospital.

According to KPD, a man went into the ER early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers said the 36-year-old male victim said he was leaving a business in the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue around 3:15 a.m. Sunday when he heard gunshots. He said one of the rounds hit him in the leg.

KPD said there is no suspect information available yet, but the investigation is ongoing.

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Man guilty of killing pregnant girlfriend, unborn child


Friday afternoon, a Knox County jury found Brandon Scott Donaldson, 24, guilty of second degree murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, Marcia Crider.

The trial lasted five days. Donaldson was also convicted of second degree murder in the death of Crider's unborn child, and the attempted second degree murder of her mother, Pebbles Crider.

KPD: Suspects cause crash, run from police


Knoxville police said one suspect is in custody but others are still on the run after a crash in east Knox County.

Officers said they tried to stop a Chevy Trailblazer on Cherry Street near Magnolia Avenue on Wednesday, but the driver tried to get away, speeding off, before it hit a pickup and some bushes about a half a mile away.

SUV causes wreck after trying to outrun Knoxville officers


(WBIR) Knoxville police arrested one person Wednesday night after a vehicle caused a crash during an attempt to avoid a traffic stop.

KPD said officers tried to pull over a Chevy Trailblazer on Cherry street near Magnolia around 6:40 p.m. The vehicle immediately sped up and the officer chose to not follow them.

The suspect vehicle crashed into a pickup about half a mile away and wrecked into some bushes at Cherry Street and John Deere Drive.

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Homeowner fires at armed intruder at least 5 times


An armed suspect broke into an east Knoxville home, prompting the homeowner to fire at the intruder at least five times Friday morning.

Knoxville police said the home invasion happened at about 6 a.m. inside a house on Linden Avenue near Alice Street.

4 people escape house fire early New Year's Day


Four people escaped a house fire in East Knoxville in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

The adults got out of the house on Dodson Avenue near Magnolia Avenue before Knoxville firefighters arrived about 4:40 a.m.

Firefighters extinguished the fire within 10 minutes, but the damage forced crews to cut off the utilities.

No one was injured. Officials are investigating what caused the fire.

The American Red Cross is helping the home's residents find temporary shelter.

Congregation celebrates 152 years since Emacipation Proclamation


New Year's Day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared slaves in confederate states free.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church in east Knoxville held a special service Thursday filled with song, scripture and prayer to remember the historical moment. Two Austin-East students also read the proclamation aloud.

Rev. Harold Middlebrook, a civil rights leader and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said this ceremony was about honoring the past and building a better future.