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Powell bypass road set to open next week


After more than four years of construction, TDOT has announced the road that's been dubbed the Powell bypass will finally open.

The new road will take drivers away from narrow congestion in the heart of the Powell community, from Gill Road directly to Clinton Highway, just south of Beaver Creek Road.

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Identity released in weekend discovery of body under I-40


The woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon under Interstate 40 near Mitchell Street has been identified as Stacy Phillips, 35, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

The autopsy on the Knoxville woman's body was finished Monday but the cause of death still is pending. It will be released by the county medical examiner's office.

Authorities told 10News on Sunday there appeared to be no obvious signs of foul play.


Man robs North Knoxville Dollar General store


(WBIR) Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a North Knoxville Dollar General Sunday afternoon.

Knoxville Police said he robbed the store at about 4:30 p.m. and forcefully took cash from the register. He got into a small scuffle with the cashier in the process.

Car hits pedestrian in north Knoxville


Emergency crews took a pedestrian to the hospital Friday morning after she was hit by a car in North Knoxville.

Knoxville police said at about 6:10 a.m. a car traveling south on Broadway hit a pedestrian near Grainger Avenue.

Officials said the pedestrian, 28-year-old Jessica Wright of Knoxville, was in the middle of the road. Crews transported Wright to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where she's listed as critical.

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Crash early New Year's Day kills 1, injures 2


A crash in northwest early New Year's Day killed a man and injured two women in northwest Knox County.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Christopher A. Gibson, 22, of Knoxville was traveling eastbound on Schaad Road when his car crossed into the westbound lane and hit a Toyota. The impact threw Gibson and his passenger 18-year-old Tamera S. Dunn from the vehicle. Gibson died.

Armed robber hits Knoxville business on the day after Christmas


(WBIR) An armed robber demanded money at a North Knoxville business on the day after Christmas, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

KPD said it happened around 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Superior Cleaners on Tazewell Pike.

The robber held a handgun in one hand and a plastic bag in another. He told the victim to put the money in the bag. The victim gave him the money then the suspect ran out a side door.


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