Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Thursday, April 9th, 4:24 pm
The Knox County District Attorney General's Office said Thursday it won't file charges against an owner of a liquor store who fired a warning shot into the air after an armed man apparently tried to rob his business.
Initially Knoxville police said the business owner, Modupe Osaro, fired his gun at two shoplifters as they ran from his North Knoxville store.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Tuesday, April 7th, 8:28 pm
Lightning is being blamed for two house fires in north Knoxville early Tuesday afternoon.
The Knoxville Fire Department responded to the first at 614 Mitchell Drive. Two men were inside the house around 11 am when they heard a loud crack that seemed to knock the power off. They soon smelled smoke, and called 911. Firefighters found smoke and a small fire in the attic above a laundry room, which was quickly extinguished.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Monday, March 30th, 6:55 am
Firefighters are investigating what started a fire at a Fountain City house early Monday morning.
Just after 5 a.m., firefighters were called out to a home on Garden Drive. Two adults living in the basement ran through the flames to alert the family living in the upstairs unit. Everyone managed to get out of the house safely, but firefighters said a pet was missing.
Investigators believe the fire started in the basement of the home, but no word on how it started.