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Newport toddler drowns in pool

Police said a Newport toddler drowned in a pool Saturday afternoon.

Officers found Hunter Frazier, 3, lying unconscious near a pool when they arrived at a home on Cambridge Drive shortly before 3:00 p.m.

Adult witnesses at the home said Hunter was playing outside, but disappeared when they stepped inside for a moment. They later found him floating in the pool and tried to rescue him. Officials said his mother was in the basement when the incident occurred.

Crews drove the toddler to Newport Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Teen hurt by soda can hurled at head

A girl walking down a Jefferson City street around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon wound up in the hospital with a concussion after someone hurled a full can of soda at her head.

Rebekah Frith and her best friend Ayla Plasencia were walking along Russell Avenue near the train tracks behind Carson Newman University.

They had just finished a dance class and wanted to get a snack.

The girls say a dark colored SUV drove up on them from behind.

"I was kind of stunned for five seconds. I didn't really know what happened," said Frith.

Greeneville crews fight two fires, cable services effected

Two fires sparked in Greeneville Saturday morning, interrupting cable services for local residents.

Around 8 a.m., crews were called out to the 200 block of West Barton Ridge Road.

An abandoned one-story home was severely damaged.

Comcast employees at the Greeneville office said they are aware of the
issue, which is affecting cable, internet, and phone services, but could
not confirm the number of customers effected.

A second fire sparked around 8:30 on the 1000 block of Susong Road. The scene was cleared by 9:30 a.m.

2 killed, 1 injured in Jefferson County crash

Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed that a late night crash Thursday night on Highway 181S. in Jefferson County killed two people and injured another.

Officials said the Yukon GMC SUV left the roadway near mile marker 3 and rolled over several times. Its driver Julio Armando Anleu, 63, and front seat passenger Gracia Isolda Anleu died in the crash. According to a THP accident report, she would have turned 95 years old this month.

Emergency crews transported the back seat passenger, Edda Anleu, 69, to a local hospital to get treatment for her injuries.

Plans for Jefferson County megasite are off

Plans for a proposed megasite that supporters said could have brought hundreds of jobs to Jefferson County are off because not enough land owners were willing to sell their property.

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce estimated a megasite would attract 4,900 jobs and a $2.7 billion economic investment in the region.

But according to the Jefferson County Economic Development Oversight Committee (EDOC), they will no longer be pursuing options on the land for the site. 

East TN woman lives without a heart rate for an hour

An East Tennessee woman walked away from a medical condition few survive.

Olivia Arnold is 35. Last Wednesday, she suffered a massive heart attack that left her without a heart rate for close to an hour.

"They call it the widow maker and they say maybe less than two percent survive," she said.

According to staff at UT Medical Center, Arnold lived thanks to multiple factors.

First, her neighbor was quick thinking in calling an ambulance to get her to the hospital. And, second, paramedics' insistence to perform CPR helped stimulate her blood flow.

'The Band Perry' releases their new album in their hometown of Greeneville


Awarding-winning sibling trio "The Band Perry" returned to their hometown
of Greeneville to debut their album "Pioneer" and perform a free concert on Saturday night.

Tens of thousands of people lined North Main Street in anticipation of the band's concert.

Carlesa Morrow of Greeneville said, "I love The Band Perry enough to
ride around with my truck saying how much we love you. We're glad you're
home."