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Eastbound lane on Cumberland Avenue set to reopen Saturday


(WBIR - KNOXVILLE) An eastbound lane on Cumberland Avenue is set to reopen between Alcoa Highway and 22nd Street on Saturday.

The reopening is a part of the $17 million reconstruction of Cumberland Avenue.

"This represents a big step forward for all Cumberland Avenue stakeholders," said Knoxville project manager Anne Wallace said.

Wallace said reopening traffic in both directions prior to the start of fall classes at the University of Tennessee is on schedule, and a "major milestone."

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City to change one-way streets off Cumberland Avenue


(WBIR) The Cumberland Avenue corridor will soon include fewer one-way streets.

City officials announced Friday it's moving forward with plans to permanently convert four one-way streets off the eastern end of Cumberland Avenue into two-way roads.

The list includes 18th, 19th, Mountcastle and 21st streets.

UT professor dies after allergic reaction to wasp sting


(WBIR) A severe allergic reaction claimed the life of a University of Tennessee music professor over the weekend.

Knox County plans to sell Andrew Johnson Building in writing


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(WBIR) - Knox County officials are working together to bring life back to the south end of Gay Street. It begins with the redevelopment of the historic Andrew Johnson Building.

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UT alert issued after armed robbery on Cumberland Ave.


UPDATE: Knoxville Police say the two victims who reported an armed robbery outside of Sunspot Wednesday night were hostile to investigators.

KPD Spokesperson Darrell Debusk said two girls reported that two suspects with a gun stole a cell phone from them. He said the alleged victims then walked somewhere else, to a different business, to report the crime.

Debusk explained the two did not have stories that matched up and were hostile to officers when pressed.

Dogwood Arts Festival event to close roads in downtown Knoxville


A three-day Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square will close a couple main roads in downtown Knoxville for the next four days.

The event will close Union Avenue, between Walnut and Gay streets, and Market Street, between Union and Clinch avenues, through Sunday night.

More than 60 artists will show of their work for the street fair.


Fulmer: The fight against Alzheimer's is personal


For former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer, the fight against Alzheimer's is personal - his mother lives with the disease.

Fulmer and his family will join more than a thousand walkers participating in the Knoxville Alzheimer's Tennessee WALK on Saturday, April 18 at the University of Tennessee Gardens on the agriculture campus off Neyland Drive.