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Summer camp still needs thousands in donations


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(WBIR) An East Tennessee organization still needs thousands of dollars to run its summer camp.

Typically, summer can be the slowest season for charities seeking donations.

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Rescued Va. bear arrives at Knoxville Zoo


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(WBIR) A young black bear rescued in Va. now has a new home in Knoxville.

The bear arrived at the Knoxville Zoo last week.

The Love Kitchen tees off new golf tournament


(WBIR) The Love Kitchen started a new tradition this year, and one that's an entirely new experience for co-founders, Helen and Ellen Ashe.

The non-profit organization held its first ever golf tournament fundraiser Monday at the Holston Hills Country Club in East Knoxville. The tournament was a four-ball scramble.

The Ashe sisters admitted they don't know much about the sport, but the tournament gave them the opportunity to meet new people and find some workers for the afternoon.

KPD officer shot twice by suspect is out of hospital


Update Monday, 1:18 pm:

(WBIR) Police said a man killed in an officer-involved shooting in east Knoxville severely beat his ex-girlfriend before officers arrived.

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Work underway to fix flooding on Prosser Road


(WBIR) Work is underway to fix problems on an east Knoxville road notorious for flooding.

Construction crews are currently working to raise the roadbed of Prosser Road. The contractor will reduce four lanes on that road to two lanes with curbs, a sidewalk on the east side, and a bike lane.

The entire project is scheduled to wrap up by Dec. 19. In April, the City of Knoxville estimated that the project would cost $1.4 million.


Search for DCS runaway turns up drugs, weapons


(WBIR) A search for a runaway in the care of Department of Children's Services led to the arrests of two adults and three teenagers on drug and weapons charges.

On Wednesday, Knox County deputies found the 16-year-old, along with two other teenagers and two adults, in a home on Stony Point Road. Inside, deputies discovered bags of marijuana packaged for sale and digital scales. Officials also said Paul Boehm, 18, and a 16-year-old were carrying loaded handguns.

Early morning fire damages East Knoxville apartment building


(WBIR) Investigators with the Knoxville Fire Department are trying to determine what caused an overnight apartment fire.

Just after midnight, fire fighters were called out to the Walter P. Taylor housing complex on McConnell Street.

When fire fighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from two-story apartment building. Crews had to make a forcible entry and were able to quickly put out out the flames.

No one was in the apartment when the fire started. No word on what started the fire.