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Firefighters battle-below freezing temps while fighting house fire


Firefighters said bitter-cold temperatures are a major concern as they battle a house fire in New Market.

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Massive fire severely damages Mosheim business


Morristown residents report hearing, feeling loud boom


The Hamblen County Emergency Management Agency is checking into a loud boom several people heard and felt Tuesday morning.

The agency says it received dozens of calls from people living on the East and Southeast side of Morristown.

Officials are working with an agency in Memphis to determine what caused the booms and where it came from.


Proposed closure of care facility could affect 600 jobs, 96 residents

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Firefighters find Greene Co. man dead in his bed


Firefighters found a 93-year-old man dead in his bed Tuesday morning.

Crews responded to Luther Lintz's house on Newport Highway at about 7:45 a.m., according to WCYB.

Officials believe the blower locked up on an oil stove heater, causing smoke to fill the house. Authorities took Lintz to Tacoma Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His body will undergo an autopsy at the Quillen College of Medicine.


Rescued dog now fighting a tumor


(WBIR - Greene County) A starved and abandoned dog rescued about a month ago now has a new battle to fight.

We first met Ruger four weeks ago, malnourished and on the edge of death. He was rescued by Bright Hope Animal Rescue, a group run by Jason and Amanda Hopson.

Former principal charged with stealing funeral funds


A former Greene County elementary school principal is accused of stealing money from a student memorial fund.

According to court documents, Wendy Carpenter was in charge of a fundraiser at Mosheim Elementary school for the funeral that raised about $7,500.

Investigators say the family got some money, but they found a $1,000 in Carpenter's desk and almost $4000 is still unaccounted for.

Carpenter was arrested Monday on charges of theft between a $1,000 and $10,000 dollars.