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North Knoxville man dies following fire

Update Monday 10:02 a.m.

A 64-year-old Knoxville man is dead following a fire in his Coker Ave. home.

A KFD spokesman said in a press release that firefighters pulled William L. Thompson from his smoked-filled house when they arrived Sunday.  He was unconscious.  

Thompson was taken to UT Medical Center.

The fire department believes an electrical problem near or around the refrigerator caused the fire.A man was sent to UT Medical Center after firefighters pulled him from a burning house.

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Offenses impress in Week Zero of high school football


East Tennessee offenses didn't show any rust as the 2012 high school football season started with Week Zero.

Grace Christian started things on Thursday night, opening their new turf field with a 49-21 win over Carter.

Will McKamey scored three total touchdowns and rushed for 181 yards to lead the Rams.

The offensive fireworks continued on Friday night.

Visit Knoxville board to vote on CEO contract & bylaw changes

In a short, 20 minute meeting Thursday morning, the Executive Committee of Visit Knoxville's Board of Directors unanimously voted to pass changes to its bylaws, and a new contract for the Convention and Visotirs Bureau president, on to the full board for a vote next week. 

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

tnAchieves now accepting applicants, mentors for upcoming year

As many high school seniors begin to prepare for college, one local scholarship program is gearing up for a higher number of applicants this year.

"tnAchieves" provides assistance to public school students who continue their education at a community college. In East Tennessee, those schools include Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, and Walter State Community college.

The "last dollar" scholarship provides funds to cover whatever tuition costs remain after financial aid and other scholarships.

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Knox Co. high school teacher resigns following inappropriate conduct allegations

A Knox County high school teacher will not be back in class for the new school year. Jeffrey Wilson has resigned from Fulton High, according to a school spokesperson.

He taught electrical studies and HVAC, but was placed on administrative leave following allegations of inappropriate contact between him and a female student.

The system placed him on leave with pay back in May.

Dental clinic serves hundreds of Knox County students

Knox County students will return to school next week, and Saturday many families got the supplies and health resources they needed to start the year off right.

Western Heights Dental teamed up with Remote Area Medical (RAM) to provide the services. RAM volunteers are known for traveling far distances to deliver health care to people in need, but organizers say it is important to recognize local needs, too.

"When we were asked by the folks at Western, we gladly accepted the offer to come over and to work with them," said Ron Brewer, RAM Director.

Knoxville horse rescue full, adoption day Saturday

A horse rescue facility is at capacity after taking in another 8 horses.

Horse Haven of Tennessee already housed more than 30 horses.  The extra eight limits space at their facility in West Knox County.

Over the past two weeks, four horses were rescued from Sevier County, three from Morgan County and one from Campbell County.  The recent rescues are malnourished and have skin disorders.

The rescue must hold those particular animals for future court cases.