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Founder of Museum of Appalachia Dies at 91

Founder of Museum of Appalachia Dies at 91

The Museum of Appalachia founder, John Rice Irwin, died Sunday at the age of 91. The announcement was made on the museum’s Facebook page. Irwin who founded the museum in 1969, collected over 250,000 authentic Appalachian artifacts that were gathered over half a century.Donations made in memory of John Rice Irwin may be made to…MORE

Silver Alert issued by TBI for Cocke County Woman

Silver Alert issued by TBI for Cocke County Woman

Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for a missing Cocke County woman Saturday afternoon. Kathryn Bruce, 64, was last seen at her home in Hartford on Jan. 6 and has a medical condition, TBI officials said. Bruce is 5-foot-5-inches, weighs 230 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes, according…MORE

SPARTA WOMAN FOUND DECEASED, DAUGHTER IN CUSTODY

SPARTA WOMAN FOUND DECEASED, DAUGHTER IN CUSTODY

An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the arrest of a Murfreesboro woman, charged with aggravated assault in connection with the death of her own mother. Last night, TBI special agents joined officers with the Sparta Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol in a death investigation at a residence on N.…MORE

Three Sports Book Companies Approved for Licensing in TN

Three Sports Book Companies Approved for Licensing in TN

(AP) A Tennessee panel on Wednesday conditionally approved licenses for the first three sportsbook operators under Tennessee’s online-only sports betting program, which is expected to begin allowing wagers on Nov. 1. FanDuel, BetMGM and DraftKings drew the approval Wednesday from the Tennessee Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee. The panel has also approved companies to play various…MORE

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Oak Ridge

TBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Oak Ridge

The TBI is investigating after a man was shot and killed by police Saturday night. Oak Ridge Police got a call of a man in need of assistance around 9:30 p.m. at a home on the 100 block of Briar Road. Officers say they found 41-year-old Fred John Henry Arcera armed with two knifes. Officials…MORE

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