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Free exhibit teaches about solar energy


(WBIR-East Knox County) Visitors to the Knoxville Center can learn more about the sun at a free exhibit.

The University of Tennessee's new solar farm exhibit helps teach ways the sun creates power. The exhibit, called SPECTRUM, uses interactive activities.

UT has designed SPECTRUM with helping children understand solar energy technology in mind.

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No one injured in east Knoxville apartment fire


(WBIR) An early morning fire broke out in an east Knoxville apartment Monday.

Knoxville firefighters responded apartments near the intersection of Parkview Avenue and Olive Street shortly before 5:45 a.m. Only one of the three units was occupied at the time of blaze, and everyone got out safely.

Authorities don't know what sparked the fire.

No word on the extent of the damage.


Groups working to add public ramps to a popular fishing spot


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Murder victim's family continues search for answers


(WBIR) It's been a year and a half since Leslie Guy Byford, was found shot to death in his SUV on his birthday. But, his family says they know as much now as they did the day it happened.

On Saturday, Byford's family and friends handed out fliers in Knoxville in hopes of finding answers to their loved ones murder. His mother, Ann Marotti, said someone out there knows who killed her son, who went by Lee.

Age is just a number at Knoxville softball tourney


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(WBIR-Knoxville) A group of women competing in a softball tournament this weekend is proving age is just a number.

UPDATE: Kuumba Festival cancels concert after flooding damage


Deputies make two arrests connected to officer-involved shooting


(WBIR) Knox County deputies arrested two people possibly connected to an officer-involved shooting that sent a man to the hospital last weekend.

About four days after the shooting, deputies caught Allan Anthony Ownby, 38, and Mechelle Lynn Parton, 36, in a U-Haul truck towing an SUV out of the woods near 7200 Charlotte Drive in northeast Knox County.