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Greeneville police: Man had sex with teen he met online


(WBIR) An East Tennessee man is behind bars accused of having sex with a teenager he met online.

Sullivan County deputies arrested Joel David Cormier on Friday and charged him with aggravated statutory rape. Greeneville police said the 26-year-old met a 15-year-old girl for sex on two separate occasions.

Investigators said Cormier created online profiles on Facebook and MeetMe, claiming he was 18 years old and used the aliases "Phillip Benton" and "Matt Briarton."

Hamblen Co. Habitat for Humanity holding blitz build


Several East Tennessee contractors are volunteering their time this week to help build a home for a family in need.

The Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity in Hamblen County is holding a blitz build. Monday, they teamed up with local contractors to build the structure of the home.

Hundreds compete in Bassmaster Northern Open today


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(WBIR) More than 300 anglers from around the world are in East Tennessee, searching for the biggest bass in Douglas Lake.

TWRA: Boater drowns despite rescue effort by witnesses


A boating accident has claimed the life of a Knoxville man on Douglas Lake in Dandridge.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig, the drowning was reported at 9:44 am at the Inspiration Point Boat Dock in the Muddy Creek area.

TWRA identified the victim as James Edward Arnett III, 67, of Knoxville.

Military ordnance found in Dandridge home


A Jefferson County family is waiting on military officials to arrive after they found a military ammunition round inside their new home.

Officials were called to the house on Meeting Street Thursday morning.

According to officials with the Dandridge Police Department, the new owners bought the home three weeks ago. The home had not been lived in for some time, and the original owner's belongings were still inside.

Hamblen County Jail looks to ease overcrowding


'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

Monday kicked off the start of the national campaign urging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Officials said they hope "Click It or Ticket" campaign reminds people that wearing a seat belt could mean the difference between life or death.

Many fatal accidents could have been avoided if people were wearing their seat belts. Last year officials said more than 360 fatal crash victims in Tennessee weren't wearing seat belts. So far this year, 128 fatal crash victims were unrestrained.