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Cows disrupt flow of traffic after I-40 crash


A traffic accident in Cocke County made for an unlikely site and backed up traffic Thursday afternoon.

Dispatchers say several cows got loose on I-40 after a cattle truck crashed near Cosby Highway. One cow died in the accident.

Crews had to round the cattle up before traffic could move again.


Report critical of DCS facility after 2 teen suicides


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TDOT to halt road construction Labor Day weekend


Soon millions of people will hit the roadways for Labor Day weekend.

To help ease the travel headaches, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closures on interstates and highways over the long weekend.

Construction crews will stop all lane closures beginning at noon Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. But workers will still be on site at many construction zones, so drivers need to follow posted speed limits. Drivers pulled over for speeding in work zones could face a fine of $250 to $500 dollars.

Jefferson Co. worker charged with stealing from county


A Dandridge woman who worked as a purchasing agent for the Jefferson County Finance Department is accused of taking money for her personal use.

Teresa Marie Crusenberry, 45, was charged with Theft over $60,000 and Official Misconduct..

According to a TBI investigation, Crusenberry used county money for personal use from January 2011 until it was discovered in March 2014.


Bristol brings in big bucks to East Tennessee tourism


(WBIR-Morristown) While "the World's Fastest Half Mile" is a few hours from Knoxville, East Tennessee is seeing the effects of this weekend's races when it comes to tourism.

"It's been busy. We had a lot of people come in last night, several coming in this evening," said Landree Brotherton with the Morristown Best Western Plus. Many of those occupants are visitors to Bristol, who found their hotel rooms more than a hour away.

Charges dropped for meeting disruption


A judge has dismissed all charges against a 76-year-old Greene County man after he was arrested for disrupting a meeting last month.

Police arrested Eddie Overholt for disrupting a meeting about a pipeline between the U.S. Nitrogen Plant and the Nolichucky River.

The district attorney general asked for the case to be dismissed after watching video of the meeting.

Overholt was asking board members to speak up so the audience could hear.


TN family plans move to Colorado for daughter's cannabis oil


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(WBIR-Mohawk) The family of 7-month-old Josie Mathes said they will leave behind East Tennessee for the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in October. It is a move they do not want to make, but say they have to.