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Sheriff: Dandridge parents facing charges after "torture" of child


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(WBIR-Dandridge) Investigators in Jefferson County said they believe a 7-year-old boy was tortured by his adoptive parents.

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Man wanted on drug charges considered armed & dangerous


A man wanted on drug-related charges is considered armed and dangerous by Hamblen County authorities.

Authorities who were trying to arrest Brian Hawkins, 42, of Kingsport, pursued him from Sevier County into Hamblen County Thursday night. His vehicle ran out of gas on Collinson Ford Road and he took off in foot. Investigators believe Hawkins hid under a porch to keep from being caught.

Hawkins is also on Sullivan County's Most Wanted list for a violation of probation.

Police looking for thief who stole copper from Boys & Girls Club


Greeneville Police are looking for a man who has stolen thousands of dollars worth of copper from the local Boy's and Girl's Club.

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Cows disrupt flow of traffic after I-40 crash


A traffic accident in Cocke County made for an unlikely site and backed up traffic Thursday afternoon.

Dispatchers say several cows got loose on I-40 after a cattle truck crashed near Cosby Highway. One cow died in the accident.

Crews had to round the cattle up before traffic could move again.


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TDOT to halt road construction Labor Day weekend


Soon millions of people will hit the roadways for Labor Day weekend.

To help ease the travel headaches, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closures on interstates and highways over the long weekend.

Construction crews will stop all lane closures beginning at noon Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. But workers will still be on site at many construction zones, so drivers need to follow posted speed limits. Drivers pulled over for speeding in work zones could face a fine of $250 to $500 dollars.

Report critical of DCS facility after 2 teen suicides


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Jefferson Co. worker charged with stealing from county


A Dandridge woman who worked as a purchasing agent for the Jefferson County Finance Department is accused of taking money for her personal use.

Teresa Marie Crusenberry, 45, was charged with Theft over $60,000 and Official Misconduct..

According to a TBI investigation, Crusenberry used county money for personal use from January 2011 until it was discovered in March 2014.