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Church: Deadly crash kills two foster children

Church: Deadly crash kills two foster children

We're learning more about the foster family involved in a fatal wreck.  The crash occurred Monday afternoon on Highway 11E in Jefferson County.

The foster mom and dad, and their three biological children, are very active members of Jefferson City Christian Church.

"I cannot express how much love and heart Terry and Bryan have for the kids and how much they've poured into them," said John Emmert, Director of Worship and Missions at JCCC.

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No mechanical problems found on bus that hit, killed grandmother

No mechanical problems found on bus that hit, killed grandmother

Authorities say the bus that accidentally struck and killed a grandmother in Hamblen County Friday had no mechanical issues wrong with it.

The accident killed 63-year old Sandra Acres.

She was driving with her two grandkids near Meadowview Middle School when another driver hit her from behind.

She got out to talk with the driver and a school bus passing by hit her.

The Times they are A Changin'

The Times they are A Changin'

Bob Dylan never sang truer words than these when I reflect upon September 11, 2001.  Today is filled with remembrances and somber reflection.  Watching the coverage takes me back 11 years.  I had the flu and was on my sofa watching TV after taking my little one to kindergarten.  My hubby was flying for a major airline and spent the night in Cincinnati with a broken aircraft.  He had been scheduled to spend the night in upstate New York but fate intervened and he was only 5 hours away.

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

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2 children die, others hurt in Jefferson Co. rollover crash

2 children die, others hurt in Jefferson Co. rollover crash

Two children are dead following a fatal crash in Jefferson County.

It happened Monday afternoon on Highway 11E in Strawberry Plains.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the car the kids were in dropped off the pavement, the driver over-corrected, and the car rolled three times before hitting a tree.

A 6-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were killed. Two other boys, 9 and 8 years old, were hurt.

The driver, 47-year-old Theresa Hackett was also hurt.

No word on their conditions.

Troopers say charges are pending.

Police: Mother Nature may have played role in school bus crash that killed grandmother

Police: Mother Nature may have played role in school bus crash that killed grandmother

A Hamblen County community is grieving following a violent accident that killed one woman in front of more than a dozen school children. Police believe Mother Nature might have played a part in the cause of the crash.

That accident, involving a school bus and two other vehicles, happened shortly before 8 a.m. Monday morning, near Meadowview Middle School in Morristown.

Portion of Cherokee Lake still unsafe for swimming

Portion of Cherokee Lake still unsafe for swimming

Four days after sewage overflowed into Cherokee Lake, swimmers are still urged not to swim in one section of the water. 

A car accident caused a power outage at the Spring Creek pump station in Morristown on Labor Day. The outage resulted in 90,000 gallons of sewage seeping into the lake.