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Sen. Alexander to help East TN family with Congo adoptions


Senator Lamar Alexander is asking President Barack Obama to take action and speed up adoptions from the Congo.

Alexander wrote the president a letter Wednesday. In it he says, "It is time the president helps end this heart wrenching delay to see that these children and their adoptive parents are able to leave the country and return to the United States."

Alana Carroll, an East Tennessee mother, is waiting to adopt her two boys Neema and Canaan from the Congo. She says it can't come soon enough.

Man pleads guilty in golf cart accident that killed Tenn. woman


The man accused of hitting a golf cart, causing an accident that killed a Jefferson City woman, has pleaded guilty.

Authorities in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, said James Bloodworth slammed into the golf cart last July, then left the scene of the accident.

Dandridge approves new bridge to replace one paved with history


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(WBIR- Jefferson County) The Dandridge City Council approved plans last week for a new bridge to replace the Hoskins-Jarnagin bridge that crosses Douglas Lake.

Firefighters battle blaze at Morristown metal recycling and scrap business


(WBIR-Morristown) Firefighters responded to a fire at a Morristown metal recycling and scrap business Sunday night.

Hamblen County dispatchers say the call about a fire at Morristown Iron and Metal came into the E-911 Center around 10:10 p.m.

At the time of this posting, there have been no report of injuries.

Dispatchers say three volunteer fire agencies are on scene including South Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Department.

Morristown set to activate new speed cameras


(WBIR) Police in Morristown will be turning on speed cameras this week at two new locations in hopes of reducing crashes.

The systems on Highway 25E and Highway 160 are scheduled to be activated on Tuesday. Officers will be sending out warnings for speeding violations caught on camera for two weeks. After that, drivers will be fined $50 for violations.

According to authorities, the cameras will only track vehicles traveling more than 11 miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

Construction, holiday travel back up traffic on I-40


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(WBIR) Construction, Hurricane Arthur and the Fourth of July are creating a perfect storm for traffic delays on one stretch of road in East Tennessee.