5 things to know this morning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Here are the top five stories from Local 8 News Anchor Casey Wheeless to get you out the door this morning. Stay connected to Local 8 News online.

1. THP searching for driver in hit-and-run that possibly killed 13-month-old child

Police are seeking the public's help to find the driver who they say possibly hit and killed a 13-month-old child Wednesday morning on Chapman Highway, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to reports of a child hit at 10:05 a.m. by a car traveling northbound near the area of 12806 Chapman Highway.

The toddler was taken to UT Medical Center.

The suspect is believed to be driving a Red Pontiac Vibe 4-door. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the location of the vehicle and arrest of the person responsible for the crash.

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2. More than 225 dead after Mexico earthquake

Police, firefighters and Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 225.

Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around Mexico had held earthquake drills to mark the date.

Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone as high-rises across the city swayed sickeningly.

It came less than two weeks after another powerful quake caused 90 deaths in the country’s south.

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3. Puerto Rico "100 percent without power" after direct hit by Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico is completely without electricity, according to a spokesman with the governor's office, after a direct hit this morning by Hurricane Maria.

"We are 100% without power," said Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for Puerto Rico's governor.

The then-category 4 storm made landfall with winds whipping at 155 mph. It thrashed Puerto Rico, ripping up trees with its hurricane force winds across two-thirds of the island.

"This is total devastation," Mercader said. "Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will not be the same. ... This is something of historic proportions."

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4. Cruze Farm finds permanent home in East Knoxville

Cruze Farm has found a permanent home in East Knoxville, according to a post on Facebook.

The new shop is located at 2721 Asbury Rd., 7 miles east of downtown.

The group has set up pop up shops in downtown Knoxville the past two summers. Each year lines were out the door for people wanting to get their hands on some Cruze Ice Cream.

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5. Safety changes coming to Highway 411

Tennessee's Department of Transportation is making some changes on 411 to improve safety.

In coming days, drivers may notice resurfaced roads, additional rumble strips, fresh paint, reflective signs and more markings.

Find the full list here.