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Firefighters find Greene Co. man dead in his bed


Firefighters found a 93-year-old man dead in his bed Tuesday morning.

Crews responded to Luther Lintz's house on Newport Highway at about 7:45 a.m., according to WCYB.

Officials believe the blower locked up on an oil stove heater, causing smoke to fill the house. Authorities took Lintz to Tacoma Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His body will undergo an autopsy at the Quillen College of Medicine.


Rescued dog now fighting a tumor


(WBIR - Greene County) A starved and abandoned dog rescued about a month ago now has a new battle to fight.

We first met Ruger four weeks ago, malnourished and on the edge of death. He was rescued by Bright Hope Animal Rescue, a group run by Jason and Amanda Hopson.

Former principal charged with stealing funeral funds


A former Greene County elementary school principal is accused of stealing money from a student memorial fund.

According to court documents, Wendy Carpenter was in charge of a fundraiser at Mosheim Elementary school for the funeral that raised about $7,500.

Investigators say the family got some money, but they found a $1,000 in Carpenter's desk and almost $4000 is still unaccounted for.

Carpenter was arrested Monday on charges of theft between a $1,000 and $10,000 dollars.

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Greeneville father heartbroken losing 14-month-old daughter


(WBIR - Greeneville) Monday, a father attended a funeral for his daughter, who was just over one-year-old, and her stepsister who both died last week.

Kurtis Lewis turned 25 Sunday night. But instead of celebrating, he prepared for the heart-wrenching task of laying his daughter, Kynsleigh Easterly, to rest.

Police: Investigation into 2 infants' deaths far from over


Greeneville police said the investigation into the deaths of two babies is far from over.

Officials charged Erick Jones Jr. with two felony counts of aggravated child abuse and neglect. The 21-year-old man appeared in court Monday morning, where a judge set his bail at $700,000 and scheduled his next court date for March. Jones said he plans to hire a lawyer.

Injured East Tennessee Marine receives new home


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An injured Marine from Dandridge has a new home designed to help him move around despite his physical limitations.