Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Monday, April 7th, 8:47 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal officials say two former U.S. Postal workers from Maryville have admitted to lying to collect government benefits by falsely claiming that one of the pair was so injured she couldn't work.
Federal Prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's office in Knoxville say the couple was caught after video captured the two taking a cruise, waking for hours at a time at different ports, followed by a trip to Disneyland.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Monday, April 7th, 3:08 pm
Officials with Alcoa City Schools have made substantial changes to their financial policies after they say an employee stole close to $350-thousand dollars from the district.
Director of Schools Dr. Brian Bell said they have developed stricter guidelines when it comes to placing a purchase order. The district also has new protocols for travel reimbursements and use of the district's credit card.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Sunday, April 6th, 10:54 pm
(WBIR) Most soon to be 12-year-old boys want a game or toy for their birthday, but not one local boy. He's asking for cases of bottled water.
Nicholas Bryant is a 5th grader at Townsend Elementary who turns 12 on June 29. He's asking for bottled water donations instead of regular gifts.
Nicholas began his water collection last year after helping his church feed the homeless and learning on the radio that people also need bottled water. So, that's what he asked for from friends and relatives.
Submitted by WBIR Web Staff on Friday, April 4th, 4:54 pm
A woman is facing charges after police say she abused a resident at a Blount County group home.
Maryville police arrested Charity Powell on Saturday at the home on Cherry Street.
Police say Powell works at the home and came in on her day off to drop off medication for a resident, when the 65-year-old victim used the bathroom on the floor. Police say Powell then pushed the woman down on the floor, scratching her neck, face and shoulders.