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Seymour Mother Sentenced to 25 Years After Toddler Drowns in Bathtub

Seymour Mother Sentenced to 25 Years After Toddler Drowns in Bathtub

A Seymour mother who left her children unattended in a bathtub will spend 25 years in prison. 34-year-old Bethanie Carriker pleaded guilty Monday morning to two counts of Aggravated Child Neglect. Her 15-month-old died and her 20-day-old was hospitalized in May. Carriker says she left the children in the tub for 10-12 minutes, and returned…MORE

BCSO Investigating Drowning Death of Toddler

BCSO Investigating Drowning Death of Toddler

Blount County authorities are investigating the drowning of a toddler. Deputies were called to West Cumberland Drive in Louisville Friday night. The family and first responders performed CPR, but the 3-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. The family says the toddler was eating dinner at a picnic table in the backyard. They came out…MORE

Florida Man Charged with DUI after Crashing into Motel

Florida Man Charged with DUI after Crashing into Motel

A Florida man is facing DUI charges after crashing a semi into a motel Saturday night. Officials say 34-year-old Raul Medina hit the canopy over the main entrance of the Roadway Inn off Strawberry Plains Pike. Medina told authorities he was trying to pull into the parking lot when he hit the building. Then he…MORE

Cumberland Co Teen Killed in ATV Crash

Cumberland Co Teen Killed in ATV Crash

Family are mourning the death of a Cumberland County teen after an ATV crash over the weekend. Samantha Bullock says her son Grant, was full of life, a loyal friend and would make you laugh. Dispatch got the cal of at 8:50 Saturday night. Investigators say the 16-year-old was driving the ATV on private property…MORE

NTSB Discusses Earnhardt Plane Crash Investigation

NTSB Discusses Earnhardt Plane Crash Investigation

An investigation into a plane crash at the Elizabethton Airport is underway.  A private plane carrying NASCAR broadcaster and former driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, along with his wife, child, and two pilots, crashed at the airport Thursday afternoon. Everyone on board is okay. NTSB investigator Ralph Hicks says they’ve already reviewed video of the crash…MORE

Stephen West Put to Death – Vigil Held for Victims

Stephen West Put to Death – Vigil Held for Victims

An East Tennessee murderer was put to death by the electric chair Thursday night. 56-year-old Stephen West kidnapped and stabbed to death Wanda and her 15-year-old daughter Sheila Romines in 1986. He was pronounced dead at 8:27 at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Our TV Partner WVLT News’ Justin McDuffie served as an official witness…MORE

TN Ready Scores Are In

TN Ready Scores Are In

Results are in from last year’s TN Ready tests. Schools Listed as Exemplary: Alcoa, Clinton, Loudon and Maryville Advanced Districts Include: Anderson, Blount, Claiborne, Hamblen, Jefferson, Lenoir City, Monroe, Oak Ridge and Sweetwater Satisfactory School Districts: Campbell, Grainger, Knox, Morgan, Sevier and Union Only one school in our area was listed as Needs Improvement, that…MORE

A Loudon County Woman Facing 32 Counts of Having Sex with a Minor

A Loudon County Woman Facing 32 Counts of Having Sex with a Minor

A Loudon County woman is facing 32 counts of having sex with a minor. A press release from the District Attorney General says 35-year-old Courtney Michelle Bingham is under indictment for the incidents that allegedly began last November. Bingham is accused of having sex with a minor numerous times at her home, she’s also accused…MORE

FAA Releases Preliminary Cause of Earnhardt Jr. Plane Crash

FAA Releases Preliminary Cause of Earnhardt Jr. Plane Crash

An initial report released by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed more about a plane crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family. The description in that FAA report reads, “Aircraft experienced hard landing, bounced, departed runway, and caught fire.” NTSB officials arrived in Elizabethton Friday morning to investigate the crash. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Previous Story Dale Earnhardt Jr. will…MORE

TN Death Row Inmate Chooses Electric Chair

TN Death Row Inmate Chooses Electric Chair

A Tennessee inmate makes a last minute request to be put to death in the electric chair instead of dying by lethal injection. The Department of Correction says 56-year-old Stephen West made the request ahead of his Thursday execution. Offenders who were sentenced to death before January 1999 can request electrocution.  The Governor has denied…MORE

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