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Permits clear way for Greene Co. pipeline

(WBIR) US Nitrogen will build a new 12 mile double pipeline in Greene County after local, state, and federal leaders approved the final permits Monday night.

The pipeline will pull water from the Nolichucky River. Greeneville and the Greene County industrial development board will own the pipeline and US Nitrogen will foot the bill.

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Newport man accused of robbing 3 stores

A Newport man is facing multiple charges after police say he robbed three Cocke County businesses over the last three months.

On Thursday Newport Police arrested 20-year-old John Morgan Lovell and 21-year-old Jacob Shelton in the robbery of Fred's Store.

Police have also charged Lovell with the robberies of the Dollar General Store in Newport on Wednesday and Jabo's Pharmacy back in July.

Former Dr. admits seeing patients after smoking crack

GREENVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former Greeneville physician has been sentenced after pleading guilty to crack cocaine distribution and health care fraud.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District Judge J. Robert Greer on Monday ordered Robert W. Locklear to serve 24 months in prison and pay $121,959 in restitution.

Locklear ran two businesses - Trinity Recovery Clinic and Trinity Internal Medicine and Sleep.

New Market golf course bouncing back after losing 42 carts in fire

A community golf course in New Market is picking up the pieces Monday after a massive fire.

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Fire destroys dozens of carts, supplies at a New Market golf course


(WBIR) Fire completely destroyed a large golf cart shed and many items inside at Lost Creek Golf Course Sunday night, according to Sammy Solomon with the New Market Volunteer Fire Department.

Couple accused of leaving dogs to starve in abandoned home

A Newport couple is facing charges after officers found a dead dog and two others that appeared to be malnourished inside their rental home.

April and James Hux are charged with animal cruelty.

Their landlord called police Sunday after discovering the dogs. He told authorities that the couple had not paid their rent in several months, and he assumed they had abandoned the home on Lakeview Street. The electricity had been shut off at least three weeks earlier, and he hadn't seen either of them for a while.

Tennova adds Lakeway Regional to group of hospitals

(WBIR - Morristown) Lakeway Regional Hospital will become the newest member of the Tennova Healthcare family.

The hospital group made the announcement Monday. Lakeway Regional will be Tennova's seventh location, and will officially join the group Wednesday September 24.

Lakeway Regional Hospital is a 135-bedroom facility and provides inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a 24-hour acute care rehabilitation center.