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Wine in grocery stores will be on ballots in Morristown


We now know voters in at least one East Tennessee city will get to vote on selling wine in grocery stores.

Election officials say the question will be on the Morristown ballot this November. Hamblen County Election Commission says the city needed 481 petition signatures and they certified 549.

The state says Morristown is not the first city to get wine in grocery stores on their ballot, but wouldn't say how many have qualified.

If voters approve it, grocery stores could start selling wine by July 2016.

Morristown American Legion looking for a home


Morristown man faces federal computer hacking charges


(WBIR) A Morristown man faces federal computer hacking charges after investigators say he planned to launch cyber attacks on two universities and three companies since last summer.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Timothy Justin French, 20, at his home in Morristown. Officials charged French, also known as "Orbit," with conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse.

If convicted, French could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Greene Co. teen found safe


June 18 update:

The Greene County Sheriff's Department says Sabrina Jones has been found safe.

They haven't provided any other information at this time.

Previous story reported on June 17, 2014:

The Greene County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing teenager.

Her mother said that Sabrina A. Jones, 15, left home on Friday with her older sister and another woman.

Greene Co. records high turkey harvest


Greene County comes in at number two for most turkeys harvested this season.

A total of 32,495 turkeys were killed during the March 29-May 11 season, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, 786 of which were in Greene County.

Maury County came in at number one with more than 1,100 turkeys.

The record harvest, 36,780 wild turkeys, was in 2010.


Morristown woman killed when her car was hit by train


A Morristown woman was killed Tuesday when her car was hit by a train.

According to investigators with the Morristown Police Department, Mary Devotie, 79, drove her car through the crossing barricade at South Liberty Hill Road and Main Street. Her car was hit by a Norfolk Southern train and pushed 83 feet down the track then down an embankment.

73-year-old man captures burglar after shootout


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(WBIR) Even though he was hit in the face by buckshot, a 73-year-old Hamblen County man managed to hold an armed suspect, who tried to rob his granddaughter's home, at gunpoint until deputies arrived.