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Man tased, arrested by officers after chase


(WBIR - East Knoxville) A man is in custody Wednesday afternoon after he led officers on a chase onto I-640.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Pack, 37, was caught shoplifting from a Walmart on Millertown Pike at about 2:45 p.m. Walmart security chased Pack through the parking lot.

KCSO deputies had pulled someone over on a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot at the same time, noticed the chase and also began to chase Pack.

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Police track down where 1915 baby's grave marker belongs



With the help of a good Samaritan, Knoxville police managed to track down where a nearly 100-year-old grave marker belongs, shortly after the story aired on the news Tuesday.

The gravestone was discovered at about 6 a.m. Tuesday at a business on Riverview Crossing Drive in east Knoxville.

The headstone is for Gilford Householder who was born on March 30, 1915 and died on May 14, 1915.

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.

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.

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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.

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.