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No one hurt in fire at Newport manufacturing building


No one was hurt but a Newport business was heavily damaged after a fire Wednesday morning.

American Appliance is located on Chemwood Drive. The business manufactures oven racks and employees 80 to 100 people.

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Fire reported at Newport business


Firefighters have responded to a business fire in Newport late Wednesday morning.

Cocke County dispatch took a call at 11:41 a.m., reporting a fire at the American Appliance on Chemwood Drive.

Newport City, Cocke County, and several volunteer fire departments were sent to the scene.

WBIR 10News has sent a crew to the fire. As soon as we receive more information, we'll update you on wbir.com and WBIR.


Bail bondsman accused of trading sex, drugs for bond


A Greene County bail bondsman is accused of trading sex and drugs for bond.

The Third Judicial District Drug and Violent Crime Task Force arrested Henry Martin on Monday.

Authorities said Martin is the owner of South Greene Bonding Company. The task force launched an investigation into Martin after receiving several complaints that he was acting inappropriately and may be involved in criminal activity.

Investigators found Martin traded sex and drugs for uncovered bond.

Hamblen Co. woman to serve 6 years in prison for TennCare fraud


A judge sentenced a Hamblen County woman, accused of falsely reporting her income to get TennCare benefits, to serve six years in prison.

Rosa Bautista-Perez, 29, of Morristown pleaded guilty to fraud and theft of services. In addition to her prison sentence, Perez must pay more than $29,000 in restitution to TennCare.

A Hamblen County grand jury indicted Perez in July.

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3 arrested for passing fake $100 bills in Greeneville


Three people are facing charges -- accused of using fake money at multiple stores.

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Then last night, dispatchers received a call from the McDondald's down the street saying someone used a phony bill there.

Police later arrested Harry Patterson, Natesha Barrett and Kristy Hardee, all of South Carolina.

Officers say the trio admitted to use the fake money.

Authorities looking for Jefferson City bank robber


Jefferson City Police and the FBI are investigating an armed bank robbery in Jefferson City.

Officers responded to the Tri Summit Bank at about 6 pm Monday after an armed man robbed the bank, then ran towards the rear of the bank.

The Jefferson City Police Department is asking that anyone who may have information about this robbery or any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the robbery, to contact the Jefferson City Police Department.(865) 475-2002


Newport police looking for gas station robber


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Newport Police need your help to find a person they say robbed a gas station.