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4 teens charged in Greene Co. murder in court today


ID=7257085(WBIR) Four teenagers charged in a Greene County murder are expected to make their first court appearance Monday.

Greene County prosecutors have charged Zach Blanchard, 16, with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his father, Robert Blanchard.

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Four Greene Co. teen murder suspects captured in SC


The Newberry County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina says all four teen suspects wanted for a Greene County murder are in custody.

Officials say someone spotted the teens running through a field into a wooded area. Officers surrounded the area, and a helicopter was able to track them until they were taken into custody.

Greene County Sheriff Burns said Robert J. Blanchard, 36, was shot and killed in his home on Snapps Ferry Road in Greeneville. Deputies found his body Wednesday night at 11 p.m.

Greeneville man describes being trapped in garbage truck


ID=7237771(WBIR) A homeless man from Greeneville described his experience of getting trapped inside a moving garbage truck.

It happened early Wednesday morning when the truck driver picked up a dumpster, not knowing the man was inside.

TN man survives trip through trash compactor


Police say a man is lucky to be alive after he survived a trash truck compactor.

Greeneville police say the man fell asleep inside a dumpster behind a restaurant.

When the trash truck emptied the dumpster overnight, the man was dumped into the truck.

Police say the driver made two more stops and even compacted the trash before he realized the man was beating on the inside wall of the truck.

Firefighters helped rescue him.

He was not seriously hurt.

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Talbott Elementary improving school security


(WBIR, Talbott) - One Jefferson County Elementary School is trying to keep their students and campus safe by implementing some new technology.

All teachers at Talbott Elementary School will now have an emergency bag equipped with a first aid kit, student roster, and one way radio.

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Sheriff: Volunteer firefighter admits to setting 3 Greene Co. fires



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(WBIR) A volunteer firefighter is one of two people accused of setting a series of fires this week in Greene County.