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Man faces federal charges for stealing military-bound bulletproof vests

(WBIR - Jefferson City) A grand jury has indicted an East Tennessee man accused of stealing bulletproof vests and other armor from a manufacturer in Jefferson County.

According to court documents, Timothy Warren Mann is accused of stealing the equipment from BAE Systems in Jefferson City over a six-month period from June 2012 to January 2013. Mann was an employee.

The vests were supposed to go to the Department of Defense for military members.

Mann is facing federal charges.

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Tax-free weekend: What's on the list

(WBIR - Knoxville, TN) Tennessee's annual tax-free weekend kicked off once again early Friday morning.

The "holiday" is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night.

What is tax free?

  • Clothing $100 or less
  • School supplies $100 or less
  • Computers $1500 or less

Fire destroys Morristown apartment building

(WBIR-Morristown) At least two people had to jump from the second floor of an apartment building after it caught fire on Thursday evening.

Crews with the Morristown Fire Department responded to Fairway West Apartments around 5:20 p.m. When they arrived, heavy flames were coming out of both stories and the roof.

20-25 people were living in five of the units. The most extensive damage occurred on the west end of the building.

Everyone managed to get out safely. One man was transported to Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System with non-life threatening injuries.

Frightmare Manor hiring 100 actors for fall season

(WBIR - Talbott) If you love all things Halloween and haunted, Frightmare Manor is looking for some spooky new employees.

The haunted house will soon hire 100 actors for the upcoming fall season.

Anyone interested in applying can attend a job fair at Frightmare Manor on West Andrew Johnson Highway in Talbott on Saturday, August 17th at 1 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to wear casual clothes and should be ready for an audition.

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Miller Industries to expand Greene Co. operations

(WBIR-Greeneville) A Tennessee-based company is expanded in Greene County, bring dozens of new jobs to the area.

Miller Industries, a towing equipment manufacturer headquartered in Chattanooga, announced plans Thursday to invest $1.8 million to expand in facilities in Greeneville. The company plans to create 58 new jobs for this facility.

Cocke Co. students hit the books today

Students in Cocke County hopped off buses loaded with backpacks ready for the start of school Thursday morning.

It was the first day of classes for students in the Cocke County School system.

10News reporter Katie Roach reported live from Cocke County High School.

There she spoke with the school's principal, Dr. Martin Stewart.

Cocke County High School has 1,300 students according to its website.

Charges increased against man who hit golf cart, killing Jefferson Co. woman

(WBIR - Jefferson City) The man who was driving the car that slammed into a golf cart, killing a Jefferson County woman, is now facing additional charges.

Janice Patterson, 75, of Jefferson City died in Fountain Inn, SC after the golf cart she was riding was involved in a hit and run earlier this month.

Fountain Inn Police have charged James Stephen Bloodworth with reckless homicide.  Based on their investigation, officials say Bloodworth was driving an estimated 49 miles per hour.  The speed limit was 25 mph.