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Wife of property owner killed by Blount Co. deputy files lawsuit


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Walland man charged after stabbing sends 1 to hospital


Walland police arrested and charged a suspect in a stabbing that sent one person to the hospital.

Mark Allen Raby, 58, is accused of stabbing Richard Lynn Newsom, 56, in the abdomen during an argument in a home on Loretta Drive Monday night.

Crews took Newsom to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he's listed as stable.

Officials are holding Raby on $25,000 bond at the Blount County Detention Facility.


4 injured in roof collapse


One person was seriously injured when a roof he was working on collapsed.

The accident happened at approximately 4:15 pm Thursday at a home under construction on Griffitts Mill Circle in south Blount County.

Investigators said four workers were on the roof when it started collapsing. Three of them jumped off. One, Jose Diaz, 27, suffered a broken ankle and was taken to a local hospital. The other two received minor injuries but refused being taken to the hospital.

Man injured during hike at the Sinks


(WBIR - Blount County)

Update - 8:45 p.m. Monday

An Indiana man was flown to UT Medical Center for a serious head injury Monday evening while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Park officials say rangers responded to a call of an injurd hiker at about 5:30. They found Michael Taylor Noblitt, 21, of Carmel, Indiana, who fell about 10 feet from a bank onto a rock while hiking The Sinks trail.

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Course gives low income women new skills


(WBIR-Maryville) The New Opportunity School for Women at Maryville College held a graduation ceremony today for its first graduating class.

The school is a three-week program for middle-aged low-income women to improve their educational, financial, and personal circumstances. Nine women graduated today from five East Tennessee counties.

One graduate says the program has inspired her to get a college degree when she might not have considered it before.

Maryville students head back to school


(WBIR) It's back to the books for Maryville City School students.

Students at Foothills Elementary hopped off the bus Wednesday morning ready to take on another school year. But this year, the district is launching a new initiative - a transition to digital learning call iReach.

The goal is for all students across the district to have laptops or iPads in the next two years. Many teachers spent the summer training on new the technology, and the principal said they're ready.

Grocery store wine will be on ballot in Maryville & Alcoa


Add two more communities to the list where wine lovers may soon be able to pick up a bottle or two at the grocery store.

The Blount County Election Commission confirms that they have verified enough signatures to get the measure on the ballots in Maryville and Alcoa.