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State and county leaders want changes after prison attack

(WBIR- Morgan County) Following an attack on a Morgan County correctional officer on Tuesday, state and county leaders are pushing for changes.

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Boater critical after running aground on Norris Lake

(WBIR-LaFollette) A LaFollette man is still hospitalized after a running his boat aground last week in Norris Lake.

According to TWRA, Jimmy Arnold, 52, was the only one on board the open bow 24-foot Chaparral boat when he ran aground near Shanghai Marina. The boat came to rest 69 feet onto the point.

Witnesses on a nearby houseboat said Arnold was headed to their location at Heatherly's point. They saw the accident and called 911.

Death of man found in Campbell Co. ruled suicide

Update: An autopsy has determined that the 81-year-old Georgia man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Original story 7/5/15

(WBIR – LaFollette) Authorities found a dead unidentified male Sunday afternoon who sustained an apparent gunshot wound in Campbell County.

Authorities responded to the 200 block of Chapel Heights Lane around 2:40 p.m.

Scott County mother & boyfriend arrested for child abuse

(WBIR - Scott County) A mother and her boyfriend are facing charges in Scott County after being accused of abusing her two children.

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THP: Campbell Co. woman killed after crashing into a tree

(WBIR) A Campbell County woman died after her vehicle went off the road and crashed into a tree late Thursday night.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Patsy Smiddy was heading eastbound on State Highway 90 in White Oak when her vehicle went off the right side of the road during a curve.

The report said her vehicle crashed into a large tree before finally stopping about 40 feet off the road.

The Jellico woman was not wearing a seat belt, according to the report.

Community mourns loss of 5-month-old


ONEIDA - A Scott County family is remembering a young life that ended too soon.

Missing man found dead in Campbell Co. pond

Officials have discovered the body of a missing man in a car submerged in a pond.

John Sellers, 27, was last seen a week ago in the Elk Valley Community of Campbell County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol found his car in a pond near State Highway 297 and Brickplant Lane in Jellico on Wednesday.

The investigation shows Sellers exited Highway 297, traveled through thick underbrush, then crashed into the pond, which is about ten feet deep.