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Couple killed in RV crash were returning from NASCAR race


A retired Indiana school principal who was NASCAR star Jeff Gordon's driver's education teacher was killed with his wife in a crash while returning from watching Gordon race.

Officials say 78-year-old Larry Sparks and 77-year-old Jacqueline Sparks of Pittsboro, Indiana, died in Monday's crash in Campbell County. The couple's RV went off Interstate 75 near Jellico and ran into a tree.

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Grandfather: Burns 3-year-old suffered 'red as hamburger meat'


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Witnesses took the stand Tuesday to testify in the case of a 3-year-old who suffered "scalding burns" in Campbell County.

Death row inmate dies in TN prison


A man convicted in the drowning of a Campbell County man back in 1984 has died of natural causes in prison.

Olen Hutchison, along with 6 others were convicted in the death of Hugh Huddleston of Campbell County back in 1984.

Investigators say they drowned Huddleston in order to collect $600,000 in life insurance policies.

Hutchison was sentenced to death back in 1991.


NPS sees uptick in visitors at Big South Fork


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(WBIR - Scott County) Piles upon piles of leaves cover the ground, and the trails have become harder to navigate this time of year. It's all part of what brings people to Big South Fork.

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Crash during chase sends 2 Scott Co. deputies to the hospital


(WBIR) A crash during a car chase in Scott County sent two deputies to the hospital early Wednesday morning.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesperson, the deputies were traveling northbound on Highway 27 trying to catch up to a suspect, who then turned around to travel southbound.

THP said the first deputy began to make a U-turn to follow the suspect, but the second deputy couldn't stop because of wet roads. He crashed into the back of the first deputy's vehicle.

Weekend crash on I-75 kills 1, injures 3


Bear hunting season officially opens in Scott County


(WBIR) Hunters in Scott County are already taking advantage of the first time a new kind of bear hunting has been allowed there.

The black bear bow hunting season kicked off Saturday, and hunters had already recorded five black bears during the first weekend; two of them were harvested in Scott County.