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Greene Co. murder accomplice back in custody


(WBIR - NASHVILLE) The teenager whose disappearance led to Greeneville city schools being put on modified lockdown twice last week is now in custody.

The Greenville Police Department found Liam Lawlor at a home on the east side of Nashville around noon Tuesday. It said the department got information about his location at about midnight and worked through the night with the Nashville Metro Police Department to find him.

Greenville police also said it expects charges to be filed against Lawlor within the next couple of days in Greene County.

Body found two days after fire destroyed Greene Co. home


(WBIR -GREENE COUNTY) Two days after fire engulfed a Greene County home, investigators have discovered the body of a victim inside.

According to WCYB, the fire happened Friday afternoom on the 600 block of Clear Springs Road. Several people who lived in the home were able to escape, but one woman was missing.

Morristown Police training new K-9 officer


(WBIR-MORRISTOWN)  The Morristown Police Department has a new officer on the force.

The department is in the process of certifying its newest K9 member, a 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, which will be assigned to  Cpl. Pete Shockley.  Cpl. Shockley, a 17-year veteran of the department, has been a successful part of the K9 unit since 2003.  Once the new dog is fully trained, Cpl. Shockley’s current partner, Mako, will be retired.  

Developing: 2 dead in Greene County house fire


(WBIR-Greeneville) Two people have died in a house fire in Greene County.

According to WCYB, the fire started shortly before 4 pm Friday afternoon on Kelly Gap Road, and crews were still on the scene.

The names of the victims have not been released, and there's no word yet on what caused the fire.

New details about theft charges against former detective


UPDATE: JULY 8, 2015: An investigation by the Tennessee's Comptroller's Office found former Morristown Police Sgt. Michael Hunt failed to promptly turn over at least $6,000 in cash he collected for the police department.

During an interview with investigators, Hurt turned over $5,500 in cash that he claimed he had been holding in his police vehicle for as long as 35 days. The remaining $500 was not in Hurt's vehicle.

White Pine police looking for suspect in several burglaries


I-40 westbound reopened in Jefferson Co. after fatal crash


UPDATE 10 AM: All lanes were reopened Thursday morning, after a fatal crash left the road closed for hours Wednesday.

A report released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol identifies the man killed in a crash on I-40 in Jefferson County late Wednesday night.