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Knoxville Zoo hoping to make a better first impression


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(WBIR-Knoxville) There are more changes in the works for the Knoxville Zoo, this time outside the gates.

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KPD makes 3 drug arrests in east Knoxville within 24 hours


Within 24 hours, the Knoxville Police Department arrested three people for drugs in east Knoxville.

The first arrest happened Sunday in the 500 block of McConnell Street shortly before 3 p.m. When an officer pulled over Anthony Jordan, 36, a K-9 indicated there was drugs inside the car, according to the release. Police said a search uncovered 24.5 grams of marijuana, 15.2 grams of crack cocaine, and $1,778 in cash.

Man shot in back, drives for help


Police identified the man shot in east Knoxville last night and said they're still searching for the person responsible.

Officials said Antonio Barfield, 43, was shot once in the lower back in Walter P. Taylor Homes. Barfield drove to himself to the public safety building for help and called police shortly before 9:45 p.m.

Based on the information Barfield gave police, investigators believe he was shot near the 2200 block of Kenner Avenue.

Early morning shooting victim is stable


The man shot in east Knoxville early Wednesday morning is stable, according to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

At about 3:30 a.m., someone called 911 to report gun shots around the area of Elmwood Street and Linden Avenue. The caller then went outside and found Johnny Hernandez Landa, 30, of New York lying in the street with several gunshot wounds in his leg.

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Knoxville Zoo makes big plans for the future


ID=15303645There are some big changes coming to The Knoxville Zoo.

"It's probably the biggest change we have made in the past 20 years," said executive director Lisa New.

Tenn. Valley Fair crowns its "Fairest of the Fair"


(WBIR) It was all about the crown Saturday night at the Tennessee Valley Fair.

Teens from across East Tennessee competed to be named the "fairest of the fair."The contestants answered judges questions and showed off some formal wear.

Electrical worker shocked by high voltage line


KUB said a contracted electrical worker was shocked while working Friday in East Knoxville.

The worker, who is employed by Pike Electric, was hit by an electrical arc from a high voltage line while working on Riverside Drive near the KUB's Mark B. Whitaker Water Plant.

The employee, whose name and condition have not been released, was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

KUB and Pike Electric are working together to determine what caused the accident.