KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- 1. Two men dead in shooting on Whittle Springs Road.
A shooting on Whittle Springs Road in Knoxville Monday night has left two men dead, according to police. Police responded to the scene at approximately 6:11 p.m. after a female caller said that a male had been shot inside her residence. Police said they discovered two deceased males at the scene. One male was located inside the residence while the second male was located lying in the front yard. Police said it appeared both males died from gunshot wounds. The family of one of the shooting victims told Local 8 News he was actually the cousin of Jajuan Latham, the 12-year-old shot and killed in a gang-related shooting in Mechanicsville. Multiple investigators are conducting interviews and reviewing evidence recovered from the scene. It was unknown as of 9:15 p.m. Monday what events led to the shooting.
KPD responding to shooting call at Whittle Springs https://t.co/sy50gPtnVe— Local 8 News (@wvlt) May 15, 2017
Neither male victim were identified as of 9:15 p.m. Their names will be released once they are identified and next-of-kin has been notified.
2. RECALL: Baby wipes recalled due to presence of mold.
The Honest Company issued a voluntary recall for certain types of baby wipes due to the presence of mold. The product is distributed and sold in the United states and Canada in the following packaging:
-10 count packages, UPC 0817810011276, 0816645024079, 0817810011276
-72 count packages, UPC 0817810011863, 7000000011863, 0816645023584, 0816645023591
-288 count packages, UPC 0817810014680
-576 count packages, UPC 0817810028540
These wipes have also been included in Honest Diaper Cakes, Baby Basics Gift Set and Baby Arrival Gift Set.
The company said they do not believe the affected product was likely to cause health problems in baby; however, the wipes may have a spotty discoloration and "the aesthetics are unacceptable."
No other products were affected by the recall. If you bought any of these wipes, you can return them to your point of purchase with proof of purchase for a full refund.
3.Police say Hamblen Co. teen killed girlfriend; calls 911.
The Hamblen County Sheriff's Office confirmed a shooting Saturday morning. In a Facebook post, Hamblen County Sheriff Esco Jarnagin said that the murder victim is a 16-year-old female. Morristown East High School identified the teen as Tamia Clark.
At around 11:58 p.m. on May 12, Hamblen County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting inside Cherokee Park at 3045 Floyd Hall Drive. Dispatchers said that Dalton Mitchell Hodges, age 19, was the shooter. Officers found Hodges in the park and he was taken into custody without incident. Authorities told Local 8 News that Hodges was charged with second degree murder.
The lead investigator on the case from the Hamblen County Sheriff's Office said Hodges called 911 on himself after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the head. The investigator said they think it was a crime of passion and a cold killing.
Detectives said they don't have a clear motive for the case, but said initial interviews indicated Hodges was upset because other males were messaging Clark on Facebook.
4. World's Fair Park and Krutch Park fountains closed for massive leaks.
The play water fountains in both World's Fair Park and Krutch Park have been closed due to necessary repairs to address water leaks within the fountains' pipes.
The World's Fair Park fountains are facing more significant repairs to infrastructure that is leaking 5,000 gallons of water per hour. The fountain system is made up of 75 individual spray fountains and an estimated 280 underground pipes. These pipes are facing several identified leaks, as well as a major leak that has not yet been located.
"We were losing massive amount of water with this leak—so much so that we could fill a pool in only a few hours with the water lost," said Jayne Burritt, Public Building Authority Administrator and CEO. "Our team is working diligently to reopen the fountains as soon as possible."
Crews at the Public Building Authority are working to identify a short-term repair for the summer season, and more permanent repairs will be made after the fountains close for the winter season.
The fountains at Krutch Park on Gay Street have also been closed due to several water leaks. However, the repairs to these fountains are less extensive than those needed at World's Fair Park. The fountains at Krutch Park are anticipated to open in three to four weeks.
5. U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test
The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and vowing to impose new sanctions in response to its "flagrant and provocative defiance" of council demands to halt all nuclear-related tests.
A press statement issued by the council late Monday expresses "utmost concern" at what it calls North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior" and demands that Pyongyang conduct no further nuclear or ballistic missile tests.