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Knox County deputies search for armed robber


Knox County deputies are searching for an armed robbery suspect accused of robbing an east Knox County store early Monday morning.

The store's clerk told deputies that a man came into Lee's Food Mart on Rutledge Pike, showed a firearm, and demanded money. He then ran out of the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, heading east through the parking lot.

RAM clinic provides hope to those needing health care


(WBIR) A new pair of eyeglasses or a cleaning at the dentist may be things you find part of your regular health routine. However, for others, the chance to see a doctor can be nearly impossible.

Hundreds of people stood outside for hours in Chilhowee Park Saturday morning to attend Remote Area Medical's Knoxville clinic. These events are valuable for many here in East Tennessee.

Prosser Road to reopen after yearlong renovation


City leaders will reopen a road in east Knoxville known for flooding Monday afternoon following a year of renovations.

In the past year, crews raised the elevation of the Prosser Road, added concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks, installed new storm drains, and created bike lanes. In all the city spent $1.4 million on the project.

Prosser Road connects Knoxville Zoo Drive and East Magnolia. For many years, heavy rains consistently shut down this section of road.


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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.

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.