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2nd death reported since July at state youth facility


(WBIR) A student at Mountain View Youth Development Center passed away this weekend, from what appear to be self-inflicted injuries. It's the second death at the facility in the past several weeks.

Both deaths are under investigation.

The center is a Department of Children's Services facility for youths that typically have three or more felony charges.

TDOT approves new Greene County pipeline


The Tennessee Department of Transportation approved a permit for a new pipeline in Greeneville.

Some have opposed the pipeline, worried about the impact it could have on the environment.

TDOT denied the original pipeline for US Nitrogen because officials thought only US Nitrogen would have access to it. The Industrial Development Board re-submitted the application and certified they will own and control the pipeline and give access to other businesses.

Cocke Co. mayor's race includes rare write-in campaigns


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(WBIR-Newport) Two rare write-in campaigns are happening in Cocke County.

Voters in Greeneville will decide on wine in grocery stores


Another East Tennessee city will be voting on whether wine will be sold in local grocery stores.

The Greene County Election Commission verified enough signatures to get the measure on the November 4 election ballot for residents of Greeneville.

Former FBI agent recalls Cocke County corruption


ID=13143503(WBIR) Two Newport police captains charged with multiple counts of money laundering have been suspended without pay. Cocke County is no stranger to corruption, once criticized as "Little Chicago" given the rash of crime and public corruption.

Newport chief: 'We'll move forward' following officers' arrests


Newport police captain charged in drug conspiracy in court


(WBIR) The first of four suspects accused in a drug conspiracy case in Cocke County appeared in federal court Thursday.

A grand jury indicted Newport Police Captain James Holt on several federal charges related to money laundering. Officials also arrested Holt's wife, Kathy, who is Newport alderwoman. Kathy Holt's son, Kenny Myers, and Newport Police Captain Roger Lynn Shults are also facing charges.