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TBI: Man shot by Maryville officer had BB pistol


UPDATE: The man shot Tuesday night in a confrontation with a Maryville police training officer was carrying a CO2-powered BB pistol, according to the TBI.

71-year-old man shot in chest at his Maryville home

A 71-year-old Maryville man is hospitalized with significant injuries after he was shot in the chest at his home early Wednesday morning.

Police arrived at the house on Waller Avenue shortly after 2:40 a.m. While inspecting the house, officers found an open basement door and a broken window.

Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said officials found the homeowner, Garry Kahn, with a gunshot wound in his chest at the top of the stairs.

Blount Co., Alcoa, Maryville join forces to combat drunk driving

Blount County Sheriff's Office, Alcoa Police Department, and Maryville Police Department are joining efforts this weekend to patrol roadways for impaired drivers and other safety violations.

On Friday night into Saturday morning, drivers will see more law enforcement on roads and highways in Blount County, Alcoa and Maryville.

These law enforcement agencies have partnered with the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office to secure funding for overtime.

Police: Girl mistook pistol for BB gun, accidentally shot teen

K-9 tracks suspected drunk driver down in doghouse

An Alcoa police dog tracked down a wanted suspect-- who was hiding in a doghouse.

It happened Sunday on Grant Street in Alcoa, according to the police report. Witnesses told officers that a woman driving an orange Saturn had crashed into two parked cars, hit a woman who was trying to help her, then fled the scene.

The driver first hit a car parked on the left side of the road, then crossed over and hit one parked on the other. A neighbor heard the crash and went out to check on the driver.

4-year-old cancer survivor receives new bedroom

ID=24785775(WBIR) A bedroom can be a place of rest, a safe haven and even where a child's imagination can come to life.

A group of volunteers on Saturday took their tools and talents to Maryville to create a special place to sleep and play for a brave little boy.

Dave Ramsey Show will feature local couple on March 16

An Alcoa couple featured on WBIR for paying off $92,645 in debt in just two and a half years will talk about their journey on the Dave Ramsey Show next week.