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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.

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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.

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


ID=9527461(WBIR-Maryville) The unofficial start to summer comes just a month after legislators passed a bill aimed at improving safety for electrical equipment at marinas.

A year after son's death, mother breaks silence looking for answers


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(WBIR - Blount County) The mother of a Blount County teen who died almost a year ago is breaking her silence and wants to speak up about the life of her son.

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

'Click It or Ticket' campaign kicks off today

Monday kicked off the start of the national campaign urging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Officials said they hope "Click It or Ticket" campaign reminds people that wearing a seat belt could mean the difference between life or death.

Many fatal accidents could have been avoided if people were wearing their seat belts. Last year officials said more than 360 fatal crash victims in Tennessee weren't wearing seat belts. So far this year, 128 fatal crash victims were unrestrained.