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Woman sues Jefferson Co. after husband dies while incarcerated


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(WBIR - Jefferson County) Jefferson County is facing a $300,000 lawsuit following the death of three people who were serving time in the Jefferson County jail.

Morristown PD: Stop for pedestrians or you will get a ticket


(WBIR) The Morristown Police Department says it's keeping an eye out for drivers not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks. If officers catch someone not obeying crosswalk and intersection laws, they'll write them an $89.75 ticket beginning April 24, according to a release.

Under Tennessee law, drivers are required to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks and intersections. Police are also urging people to stop and look before they walk across a highway.

Arson investigators offer $1,000 reward


The Hamblen County Sheriff's Department is offering a reward after seven fires burned more than 50 acres of land.

According to Sheriff Esco Jarnigan, investigators have looked into seven fires set on TVA and personal property since February and they're all on the same road.

They don't believe the Anderson Bend Road fires are accidental. They're offering a $1,000 reward for information or leads.


Missing Greene County man found and is safe


Update: The Greene County Sheriff's Department says Mr. Wawerski has been located safely. They did not release any further details.

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(WBIR) Greene County deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a missing, elderly man.

William W. Wawerski, 73, was last seen riding a three-wheel motorcycle Saturday in the area of W.I. Bowman Road in Greene County. Officials said he may need treatment for some health issues.

TN teen murder suspects caught in SC back in Greene Co.


Four teens tied to a murder investigation in Greene County will remain behind bars. The teens arrived at a juvenile detention center in Johnson City Tuesday night and appeared in juvenile court Friday.

The judge ruled that all of the teens should remain in custody for now.

Investigators did not reveal a motive for the crime.

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Morristown man accused of distributing child porn


(WBIR) Officials said they've uncovered child porn amounting to thousands of images and hundreds of videos inside a man's Hamblen County home Thursday.

A federal grand jury indicted Fred Frank Whitacre Jr., 40, of Morristown with distributing and possessing child porn among other charges.

Morristown police raided Whitacre's house after the FBI said it had evidence the suspect emailed child porn to New York. Detectives said they found 7,460 images and 308 videos of child porn inside his residence.

UT Extension seeking children for 4-H summer camps


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee 4-H camps Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville are looking for children to participate in this summer's programs.

According to the University of Tennessee Extension office, more than 4,000 children are expected to attend the three summer camps in 2014. Any child in the fourth through eighth grade is eligible. They don't have to be 4-H members to attend.