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HAMBLEN: TDOT road construction roundup

HAMBLEN: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

HAMBLEN COUNTY, I-81 North and South near Exit 8: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and rolling roadblocks approaching this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crews perform overhead bridge work in this area. Motorists should be alert for slow moving traffic and use extreme caution approaching this area.

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COCKE: TDOT road construction roundup

COCKE: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

Cocke Co. firefighters head south to help Issac relief efforts

Cocke Co. firefighters head south to help Issac relief efforts

Dusting and zipping up gear in his truck, Grassy Fork firefighter Carson Cross is getting ready for a big challenge-- a challenge far away from his Cocke County home.

"I mean we want to help our brothers and sisters," Cross said Wednesday. He is one of six firefighters from Grassy Fork and Cosby that are planning to go to Hancock County, Miss., to help with relief efforts following Tropical Storm Isaac. He said the main goal is to assist the local fire departments in the area.

Carson-Newman's Sparks seeks to join 300-win club

Carson-Newman's Sparks seeks to join 300-win club

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks says he never thought about retiring even after learning this summer that he has prostate cancer.

Just over two months after undergoing surgery, Sparks will seek his 300th career coaching victory Thursday when Carson-Newman opens its season against Glenville (W.Va.) State.

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Victim in White Pine fatal crash identified

Victim in White Pine fatal crash identified

We now know the name of a man killed in a fiery crash last week.

The accident happened on August 21 in White Pine along State Highway 113, right under the I-40 underpass.

THP says the car was going fast, hit a concrete pillar, and erupted into flames.

Officials had to use dental records to identify the victim.

He is 32-year-old Curtis W. Owenby of Morristown.

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The person who was killed when they crashed into a bridge pillar in Jefferson County on Tuesday has still not been identified.

Cow escapes slaughterhouse, crashes into home

Cow escapes slaughterhouse, crashes into home

A cow being dropped off at a Greene County slaughterhouse ran out of the trailer it was in and broke into a home, causing $10,000 worth of damage.

The cow crashed through a glass door at the home on Graceland Lane in Afton and destroyed the floors in the kitchen, den and dining room.

According to a report from the sheriff's office, the cow also damaged a refrigerator, dishwasher and dining room set.

Deputies say the cow finally left the house through the back door.

The report did not say what happened to the cow following the incident.

Human case of West Nile confirmed in Greene Co.

Human case of West Nile confirmed in Greene Co.

Residents in one East Tennessee county are reacting to a confirmed human case of the West Nile Virus.

The Tennessee Department of Health says there's been one case in Greene County.

That brings the total number of cases of the mosquito-borne illness in the state to five. One case has been confirmed in Hickman County and three cases are confirmed in Shelby County.

Some Greene County residents say they'll start taking extra precautions.