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Former teacher assistant charged with abuse & assault


A former teaching assistant at Halls Middle School has been charged with child abuse and assault, stemming from her behavior in the classroom.

Rebecca Shoemaker, 53, worked in a special education classroom.

According to a lawsuit filed in November, the investigation began in September after a complaint. The Knox County Sheriff's Office and Department of Children's Service went to the school to look into the allegations. Shoemaker resigned less than a week later.

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6 people injured in north Knox Co. school bus crash


Crews took four students to the hospital after a bus crashed in north Knox County on Monday morning.

Knox County deputies said a Halls High School student was traveling south on Scenic View Drive lost control of his car and crashed head-on into a school bus at 8:30 a.m. The bus 5 was headed to Ridgedale School, according to Knox County Schools.

Deputies said three children on the bus suffered minor injuries. Crews also took two adults aboard the bus and the Halls High School student to the hospital.

Operation Christmas Child collection week set to begin


(WBIR) An East Tennessee church is working to spread holiday cheer to children worldwide, in memory of a young Knoxville girl.

Salem Baptist Church packed hundreds of boxes Sunday evening for Operation Christmas Child, a long standing project through the group Samaritan's Purse.

Each one included donated items such as toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for kids less fortunate around the world.

GPS leads to stolen car, suspects in carjacking case


Two juveniles are facing charges after a reported carjacking in north Knoxville.

Police say a woman reported a possible carjacking at 4454 North Broadway at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. She told officers she was sitting inside her vehicle in the parking lot when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside asked her for directions.

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All lanes of I-75 S. in north Knox Co. reopen


Update: 8:22 a.m.

Crews cleared a crash involving several vehicles, which shut down Interstate 75 southbound in north Knox County for a couple hours.

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A crash involving several vehicles has shut down Interstate 75 southbound in north Knox County.

TDOT plans to buy out homes for I-640 construction


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(WBIR-Fountain City) A construction project in North Knoxville looks to alleviate traffic at a busy interchange, but it's also forcing some people from their homes and businesses.

Assault suspect runs from officer, hides under bed


Officers said a suspect hid under a bed in his mother's house to escape police during a chase in north Knoxville.

An officer said he saw Orlando Glass, 18,, who was wanted on several warrants, walking on Hiawassee Avenue. When the officer tried to approached Glass, he said the 18-year-old ran off. After a brief chase, the officer said Glass jumped into a vehicle. Glass then jumped from the vehicle and ran into his mother's house on Hiawassee Avenue, according to a Knoxville Police Department release.