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Ice Bears mascot out of hospital, resting at home


(WBIR) We've got great news to report: the lovable and cuddly Ice Bears mascot, Chilly Bear, is out of the hospital and recovering at home.

Chilly bruised his back and suffered a slight concussion after he was pushed down the stairs at Friday night's game in Knoxville.

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Knoxville police release items seized from A.J. Johnson's apartment


The evening after a 19-year-old student accused Tennessee football star A.J. Johnson of rape, investigators seized a series of items from his apartment. Investigators said all the items could potentially link Johnson to the crime, according to the search warrant officials made public Monday.

KARM hands out hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to those in need


(WBIR) Hundreds of Knoxville-area families received a little extra help to make their Thanksgiving special.

KARM handed out 1,500 hundred Thanksgiving meals as part of its annual Baskets of Hope drive.

The baskets provides everything necessary for a Thanksgiving feast for six people including a frozen turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy and dessert.

Knoxville host 'Save Our Sons' summit


(WBIR) Knoxville community leaders are working to help young black men achieve success.

Knoxville Mayor Rogero hosted the "Save our Sons" summit at the Civic Coliseum's ballroom on Friday. Kwabena Miller, a speaker at the summit, said the goal was to address opportunity gaps, ensuring that all young people can reach their full potential.

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Victims advocates speak out about 'victim-blaming'


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(WBIR- Knoxville) Victims' rights advocates are speaking out about the blame that is being put on the victims in a recent rape case involving two UT football players.

Retailers urge to buy local


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(WBIR-Market Square) As we get closer to the holidays, there's a growing cry from some Knoxville retailers to buy local -- locally produced items, that is.

Lottery winner donates $1 million to UT Medical Center


On June 11, Roy Cockrum won the $259.8 million Powerball Lottery. But just four years before that day, he underwent heart surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Cockrum said doctors at UT Medical Center saved his life that day. As a thank you, Cockrum donated $1 million to the hospital in honor of Dr. Thomas E. Gaines, who performed his surgery.