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Remote Area Medical moves headquarters to Rockford


(WBIR) Remote Area Medical is settling into its new headquarters in Rockford and plans to host an open house in July.

The free medical-care provider began moving out of its old building in Knox County at the beginning of the year to its new headquarters on Stock Creek Boulevard in Rockford. The new building is large enough to store its mobile clinic units and supplies.

The building will also serve as a hub for affiliate support and training. The official ribbon cutting was Tuesday.


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Appeals court reinstates Townsend tubers trespassing fine


An appeals court has reinstated the trespassing fine against a Hamblen County man who was tubing on the Little River in 2012.

Authorities said Anthony Damico was tubing with friends when they missed the designated takeout point where they could have ridden a van back to their cars.

Mother of shooting victim files wrongful death suit


The mother of a high school student shot to death last year is now suing the man charged in the case and three other people.

17-year-old Skyler Boring died last May. He was a wrestler at Heritage High School and graduated just a few days before his death.

Parents charged after toddler showed up at neighbor's house


A Blount County couple is charged with child abuse and neglect after a neighbor found their two-year-old son on his back porch.

According to a report from the Blount County Sheriff's Office, the deputies were called to a home on Watson Drive in Maryville last Friday morning.

The man found the little boy on his porch wearing only a very dirty diaper and a red t-shirt. The officer noted the child was "filthy" and had an old, untreated injury on his foot.

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Former Alcoa schools employee pleads guilty to theft


A former Alcoa city schools employee pleaded guilty to stealing more than $344,000 dollars from the district.

According to court documents, Kathy Ann Winters pleaded guilty to theft of government funds.

A 6-year state comptroller's office investigation found she stole the money for personal use.

Winters also admitted to stealing more than $83,000 dollars from two other organizations.

She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 dollar fine.


Blount Co. Schools sues Alcoa, Maryville for unpaid liquor taxes


(WBIR) The Blount County Board of Education is suing Alcoa and Maryville for almost $800,000 in unpaid liquor taxes.

State law requires 50 percent of the tax revenue collected from mixed-drink sales go to education. Blount County School said Alcoa and Maryville haven't given any of their liquor tax revenue to the school system.

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East TN marina prepares for new law


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