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Report: Employee steals nearly $145K from Jefferson Co.


Officials said a Jefferson County employee stole nearly $145,000 for taxpayers, according to a special report by the Tennessee Comptroller of Treasury.

The comptroller's office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that Terese Crusenberry used county funds to pay her personal credit cards and other vendor accounts. Auditors said Crusenberry issued 98 county checks to pay those balances over three years.

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Newport officer charged in money laundering case retires


The Newport Police Department confirmed that one of its officers, charged in a money laundering case, retired.

Former Cap. Roger Lynn Schults, 54, was among four people charged in the crime. A grand jury indicted Schults for one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and three counts of money laundering.

Greeneville working on veterans memorial park


Work has begun on a new veterans memorial in Greeneville.

The groundbreaking began at the old site of the Forest Park Pool. The city announced plans for the park last May, but waited until Tuesday for the celebration.

A city official hopes the park can open back up in time for Memorial Day next year on May 30th.

The city also kicked off a fundraising campaign to raise money for the project, which is expected cost between $70,000 and $80,000.


Cocke Co. man charged in deadly hit-and-run


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Cocke deputies arrested a man they say hit and killed a 78-year-old woman with his vehicle and took off.

The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. Monday in front of a home on Glendale Road in Bybee. The sheriff's office identified the victim as Fannie Sue Moore.

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Update: Couple arrested in Hamblen armed robberies


ID=18642261The search is over for two armed robbery suspects wanted in Hamblen County.

Hamblen County authorities located Jonas Bolden and Sarah Long in Grainger County around 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

Jefferson County Fair in "financial despair"


Two Jefferson Co. Schools closed Monday due to water line break


(WBIR) Jefferson County High School and Patriot Academy will be closed Monday due to a water line issue, according to Julie Baker with Jefferson County Schools.

"Due to a serious water line break, the Shady Grove Utility District will not be able to furnish water tomorrow (Monday) for the fire suppression system at Jefferson County high school," the schools said in a statement to 10News.