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DCS asks TBI to review state youth facility suicides

The Department of Children Services has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to review two recent deaths at the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Dandridge.

Rob Johnson, communications director for DCS, said they believe a student hanged himself in his dorm room Friday morning. Crews took the 18-year-old to Jefferson Memorial Hospital and then to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He passed away Saturday evening.

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Crews working to finish Jefferson H.S. before class Friday

(WBIR-Dandridge) Classes begin at Jefferson County High School in just a few days, but work continued Monday to finish a major construction project..

"We're on schedule to open," said Michael Phagan, the director of facilities at the school system. "Four out of the five classroom pods, and we'll have the commons area open and the media center open."

2nd death reported since July at state youth facility

(WBIR) A student at Mountain View Youth Development Center passed away this weekend, from what appear to be self-inflicted injuries. It's the second death at the facility in the past several weeks.

Both deaths are under investigation.

The center is a Department of Children's Services facility for youths that typically have three or more felony charges.

TDOT approves new Greene County pipeline

The Tennessee Department of Transportation approved a permit for a new pipeline in Greeneville.

Some have opposed the pipeline, worried about the impact it could have on the environment.

TDOT denied the original pipeline for US Nitrogen because officials thought only US Nitrogen would have access to it. The Industrial Development Board re-submitted the application and certified they will own and control the pipeline and give access to other businesses.

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Cocke Co. mayor's race includes rare write-in campaigns


(WBIR-Newport) Two rare write-in campaigns are happening in Cocke County.

Voters in Greeneville will decide on wine in grocery stores

Another East Tennessee city will be voting on whether wine will be sold in local grocery stores.

The Greene County Election Commission verified enough signatures to get the measure on the November 4 election ballot for residents of Greeneville.

Former FBI agent recalls Cocke County corruption

ID=13143503(WBIR) Two Newport police captains charged with multiple counts of money laundering have been suspended without pay. Cocke County is no stranger to corruption, once criticized as "Little Chicago" given the rash of crime and public corruption.