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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.

Man dies after being shot in head by his father


A 45-year-old Jefferson County man has died after being shot in the head by his father.

The sheriff said Monday that Edward Bullard, Jr, died from his injures after the shooting on Saturday.

His father, Edward Bullard, will be charged with first degree murder.

Investigators said the shooting happened during an argument between the father and son in their home on Dumplin Valley Road.


Update 8:00 PM Sunday:

One northbound lane reopens on I-81 in Hamblen Co.


Update 11:16 am:

(WBIR) Officials reopened one northbound lane on I-81 in Hamblen County after a semi caught fire near mile marker 8.

Update 10:45 am:

(WBIR) People are allowed to return to home after a semi fire on Interstate 81 in Hamblen County forced crews to evacuate a half-mile radius around the scene.

Greeneville radio icon set to retire


ID=10310889(WBIR-Greeneville) After more than 60 years on the air on WGRV-AM, longtime midday anchor Maxine Humphreys announced her retirement Tuesday.