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East Knoxville Pilot armed robbery suspects in custody


(WBIR) Police arrested two suspects, including one minor, accused of robbing a gas station in east Knoxville.

Deonte Womac, 18, of Knoxville was charged with aggravated robbery and especially aggravated kidnapping. Officials said Womac will also be charged with aggravated robbery for an incident at the Family Market on Tennessee Avenue earlier this month.

The other suspect, a 17-year-old, is expected to be charged with aggravated robbery on Monday.

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Two men charged after high-speed chase in Holston Hills


Update Monday 10:15 am:

(WBIR) Officials released the suspects' names accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in east Knoxville Easter morning.

Knoxville police said they received a call at about 3:40 p.m. Sunday, reporting people in two vehicles shooting at each other on Jefferson Avenue.

Students plant community garden at YMCA


Friday, some students got a hands-on lesson in gardening and sharing.

Children involved in after-school programs at the Cansler Family YMCA planted the spring crop in their community giving garden.

The students will learn about gardening through programs at the Y, then share the fruits of their labor with people in the community through food banks like Second Harvest. It's part of the YMCA's mission to help teach children life skills and serve the community.

East Knoxville home robbed at gunpoint


An East Knoxville home was ransacked and items were stolen during an armed robbery Thursday evening.

Knoxville police say the homeowner was home when three men wearing all black and ski masks forced their way inside and robbed the home at gunpoint.

They took some money and other items before fleeing.

An investigation is ongoing.


Police IDs man killed after his car ran into a home


Update Monday 10:30 am:

(WBIR) Knoxville police identified a man killed after his car ran into an east Knoxville home Sunday afternoon.

William Dixson Jr., 55. of Knoxville passed away at UT Medical Center after firefighters pulled him from his car.

Officials said they believe a medical condition may have caused Dixson to crash his car into a home on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The crash's impact knocked the house from its foundation.

Knoxville officer back at home after accident Wednesday


Update 10:00 a.m.

The officer involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon was released from the hospital overnight.

The officer, Nathanael Skellenger, 28, had been taken to UT Medical Center after his cruiser crashed into a median on I-640.

Skellenger's K9 unit partner, Ammo, was not injured in the accident.

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A Knoxville Police officer was taken to the hospital after being involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon.

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