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Jail investigation planned after Blount Co. prisoner is accidentally released

Jail investigation planned after Blount Co. prisoner is accidentally released

Monday marked day five in the search for an escaped federal prisoner. Somehow, Dewyatt Hill was released from the Blount County Jail Wednesday.

U.S. Marshals tell 10News Hill faces a 71-year sentence after being convicted for multiple take-over style pharmacy robberies.

A special team of regional marshals, The Smoky Mountain Fugitive Task Force, is leading the Hill investigation.

A federal official said the team is working around the clock.

Fugitive searches usually include surveillance, interviews and tip information.

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Alcoa City Schools embrace short summer break

Alcoa City Schools embrace short summer break

Monday morning it was rise and shine at Alcoa Elementary School as parents and students arrived to begin another school year.

While some parent groups such as Save Tennessee Summers have worked to prolong the summer break for students, parents in Alcoa embrace returning to school with a full week remaining in July.