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. Suspect in deadly hit-and-run on Gay St. Bridge located

The Knoxville Police Department responded to a hit-and-run on the Gay Street Bridge at 2:54 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Police said a man and woman had gotten off of their motorcycle on the side of the road and were then hit by a vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman was taken to UT Medical Center and is in serious condition.

Police say the suspect left the scene and continued southbound on Gay Street.

At around 2:20 p.m. Sunday KPD located the suspect.

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2. Police: Oak Ridge man admits to killing dad's dog, setting living room on fire

A father believes his son entered his home, beat and killed his dog, damaged the television and set fire on the living room floor, according to the Oak Ridge Police Department.

Police said the killing and destruction happened Friday around 5:39 a.m. at the home of 19-year-old Skyler Griffin's dad, in the 200 block of Villanova Road.

When officers arrived to the residence, they found Griffin inside and took him to the police department for questioning.

Investigators said Griffin admitted he walked to and entered his father’s residence, beat and stabbed his father’s dog to death and set fire to items on the living room floor before walking back to his own residence.

Griffin was arrested and charged with aggravated arson, aggravated cruelty to animals and vandalism.

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3.TBI responds to man shot in Roane Co. officer-involved shooting

A man was shot over the weekend in an officer-involved shooting, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

TBI agents were sent to the scene at 352 Mays Valley Road in Harriman.

Initial reports say Roane County deputies were confronted by a man with a weapon Saturday morning.

The TBI confirmed the man was shot during a confrontation and taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. His identity and age have not been released at this time.

No officers were hurt during the incident.

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4. Vols drop out of AP Top 25 poll

The Vols have dropped out of the top 25 in the Associated Press college football poll.

Florida, on the other hand, rose four spots to No. 20 after Saturday's 26-20 win over Tennessee.

Some other teams dropped out as well. Kansas State, which lost 14-7 at Vanderbilt, and UCLA, which lost 48-45 at Memphis, are also out.

Clemson moved up to the No. 2 spot, and Alabama remains at No. 1 with 45 first-place votes and 1,504 points.

5. Hurricane Maria following Irma's path

Hurricane Maria is forecast to strengthen over the next few days as it takes aim at the Caribbean islands already hit hard by Hurricane Irma.

The latest report from the National Hurricane Center shows Maria could make landfall over the next several days, intensifying to a Category 4.