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Tenn. soldiers head to training then the Middle East


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(WBIR-Cleveland) Some East Tennessee soldiers shared a goodbye breakfast with their families early Friday morning.

Purple Heart given to family 70 years after soldier's death


Almost seventy years after his disappearance, an East Tennessee family finally knows what happened to their missing soldier.

Campbell Co. man stabbed several times in his back


Campbell County deputies arrested and charged a suspect accused of stabbing a man several times in the back late Monday night.

Deputies responded to a stabbing at 196 Bethel Lane in the Victory community shortly after 10 p.m. When they arrived, they learned the man who lived at the address, 54-year-old Ferrall Reynolds had been stabbed several times in his back.

Crews took Reynolds to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. His condition is unknown at this time.

Kids "play with no boundaries" at new playground


(WBIR- Scott County) After four years of planning, fundraising, and building, a playground designed to accommodate special needs children is finally open in Oneida.

Amy Martin has a son with global developmental disabilities. She said she thought of the idea for the playground after visiting a similar one in Knoxville.

Scott County voters elect sweeping change


Voters in one part of East Tennessee have drastically changed their county's political landscape.

In Scott County -- that meant nine new county commissioners and a new mayor elected to office last Thursday.

Second victim dies in July crash


A second victim from a crash last month has died.

It happened July 21st in Campbell County near Caryville. Tennessee Highway Patrol says one car carrying four passengers on Patty Hill Road ran off the road and hit a tree.

The crash killed Charles Morris, and troopers say a second victim, Darrell Carroll, has died.

THP says possible criminal charges are pending.


One year later: Recovery court helps drug addicts


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(WBIR-Wartburg) It has been one year since a drug recovery program, aimed at cutting down the number of repeat offenders, opened in East Tennessee.