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Transformer failure knocks out power to thousands of customers

It was a rough start for thousands of East Tennesseans this morning after their power went out just before 6:30 a.m.

WBIR was told that a transformer in the primary substation for Morristown Utility tripped, knocking out power to 21,000 people.

That failure knocked out power for customers with Holston Electric and Appalachian Utility districts.

The utilities affected were able to re-route power from other substations.

The problem at the substations was corrected and it was back on-line by 10:45 a.m.

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Greeneville doctor charged with possession of crack cocaine

A Greeneville doctor is charged with possession of crack cocaine.

According to the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force, Dr. Robert Wayne Locklear, 42, was charged Wednesday with two counts of felony possession of schedule II, Crack Cocaine. He's being held on an $80,000 bond and has a court appearance scheduled for Thursday morning.

WCYB-TV in Bristol reports that Locklear is a physician with Trinity Internal Medicine in Greeneville.

Everywhere and Always, Under One Flag

Everywhere and Always, Under One Flag

Upon the death of President Andrew Johnson in 1875, among his final wishes was that his body be wrapped in one of the most sacred of our national symbols, the U.S. Flag.  In keeping with this deep reverence of our flag, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site will present a Flag Day Program  at 6:00 pm on the evening of Friday, June 14.The program will be conducted at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery located at 121 Monument Ave. in Greeneville.

Former major leaguer to hold camp in Morristown

For you parents who have a little baseball player or softball player, you have a chance to send your kid to camp under the guidance of a former big leaguer.

Former Major League All-Star Brian Jordan is spending a weekend in Morristown to teach youngsters the game. 

"I never had that opportunity as a young kid to go to camp with Major League Baseball players where they're teaching, motivating and inspiring me to dream big," said Jordan.

Jordan's camp will run Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd at Frank Lorino Park.

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Pharmacist sentenced for stealing over 20K Oxycodone pills

A Greeneville pharmacist charged with stealing more than 20,000 Oxycodone pills will spend the next 63 months in prison.

A judge sentenced 39-year-old Robert McNeese on Tuesday. Prosecutors say the pharmacist stole the pills and gave them to five others who sold the pills.

The other five suspects have all be tried and sentenced.

Dandridge recognized among top small towns on water

Dandridge is being recognized by Life on the Water magazine as a finalist for the title of top small town on a body of water in the South.

Dandridge is one of 25 finalists from around the country and one of two Tennessee towns to make the list. The other is Clarksville.

The rankings are based on the quality of lifestyle, ground and water-based amenities among other things.

Man, child die in Cocke Co. crash

A man and a child were killed in a Cocke County crash Monday afternoon, confirms THP.

Officials say a Honda Accord was traveling east on US Highway 25/70 at approximately 4:20 p.m. and attempted to turn left into a driveway, when it was struck from behind by a Ford Explorer. It then crashed into a tree.

Both passengers of the Honda Accord, 62-year-old Charles McMahan and 6-year-old Dylan Sisk, were killed in the crash. Both drivers were injured.

An investigation is ongoing.