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UPDATE: Stolen ashes returned to Knoxville woman


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Update: 8:30 a.m. Sunday

(WBIR-Knoxville) A North Knoxville woman is calling it a miracle; her mother's ashes, stolen from her car trunk overnight Tuesday, have been safely returned.

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Car crashes into building after driver passes out at the wheel


A car crashed into a North Knox County building Tuesday afternoon after the driver passed out at the wheel.

The crash happened at the Clinton Highway Veterinary Hospital.

Officials say the driver was taken to the hospital but he's ok.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office and THP are investigating the incident. It's unclear what caused the driver to pass out.


New Happy Holler bar features large variety of craft brews


A new bar is coming to the Happy Holler neighborhood of Old North Knoxville.

Saturday marks the grand opening of Hops and Holler in North Knoxville. They'll be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day.

The tap room features 32 beers on tap, 12 of which are brewed in Tennessee, as well as more than 100 bottled beers.

The owner says he just wants to represent his community.

2 teens in custody for threats at Gibbs High


Two minors have been arrested in connection with threats made at Gibbs High School, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities added extra patrols this week after hearing rumors about threats of violence at the school.

Court hearings are expected Monday for both young people in custody.

We aren't able to pass along specific charges given the ages of the suspects.


Fire severely damages north Knox Co. home


(WBIR) Investigators said they're trying to determine what sparked a fire overnight Wednesday, which severely damaged a north Knox County home.

Rural/Metro firefighters responded to the house fire near Andersonville Pike at about 1 a.m.

Crews on the scene said it didn't appear anyone was inside the home when the fire began.


Brush fire burns a couple acres near House Mountain


Rural Metro says firefighters have put out a brush fire near a popular East Tennessee outdoor destination.

Dispatchers say crews responded to a brush fire near House Mountain just before 6:30 Tuesday evening. The fire was on Hogskin Road, less than a mile west of the House Mountain park entrance.

Dispatch says the blaze burned a couple acres. Firefighters say they have put out the fire.


KPD officer receives minor injuries in car accident


A Knoxville Police officer has been involved in an accident with another vehicle.

The accident was on Broadway near Hiwassee Avenue at approximately 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

KPD said Officer Stephanie Wilson was driving north on Broadway when a KIA Sportage pulled out in front of her.