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Man charged with kidnapping and raping woman


(WBIR - Blount County) Sean Shannon Finnegan, 47, is in jail and faces kidnapping and rape charges.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office said it received a 911 call Wednesday from a woman who said Finnegan kidnapped from her home in Knoxville Monday. She told officers Finnegan had repeatedly assaulted and raped her, but that she was able to escape Wednesday while the two drove up to Knoxville to pick up the woman's daughter.

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Healthcare company plans to bring 450 jobs to Blount County


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(WBIR - Blount County) A healthcare company is planning a multi-million dollar expansion in Blount County.

Second person dies in Alcoa fatal crash earlier this month


A second person involved in a fatal crash earlier this month has died, Alcoa police confirmed Friday.

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Blount Co. teen charged for having 'kill list'


Blount County deputies arrested a middle school student for apparently having a "kill list" that had at least three potential victims.

Students at Union Grove Middle School overheard the 14-year-old boy talking about the list on Wednesday and told a school resource officer, according to a sheriff's office release.

The security resource officer and a deputy went to the teenager's house, where they found the list.

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Family fears they won't get money back after Craigslist scheme


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Kahli Reynolds said the ad on Craigslist for a Seymour rental house was perfect. It fit her budget, utilities included, and pets were allowed.

Woman arrested for Craigslist home rental scam


(WBIR) Authorities arrested a woman Sunday accused of scamming several people in Blount County through the website Craigslist.

Families lose money in Craigslist home rental scam


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MARYVILLE - The Blount County Sheriff's Office is investigating what they're calling a "rental scam," after four families reported being schemed out of thousands of dollars.