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Mo. man found dead in Little River arrived in Knoxville by Greyhound

Officials say they now know how a Missouri man whose body was found in the Little River arrived in Knoxville.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office says Lance Michael Larson arrived in Knoxville on a Greyhound bus on February 18th. His body was discovered on March 14.

Officers still don't know why Larson was in Tennessee.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Blount County Sheriff's Office.

Previous story (March 20, 2013)

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Calhoun's restaurant to open in Maryville

One of Knoxville's most popular restaurant chains is expanding into Maryville.

According to Bart Fricks, the Chief Operating Officer of Copper Cellar, the company will open a Calhoun's restaurant next to the Smoky Mountain Brewery of Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville.

They hope to open up in late summer or early fall, but are still awaiting approval on their final plans.

There are four Calhoun's locations in Knoxville, one in Loudon County, two in Sevier County, and one in Nashville.

County health rankings: Blount, Knox near top; Campbell at bottom

Update: In East Tennessee, Blount County was ranked as the 4th healthiest county.  Knox County was #14.

At the bottom of the list, Campbell County came in at #94.  Grundy County was the state's unhealthiest county, ranked #95.

You can see how your county ranked here.

Man accused of killing two in church van crash pleads not guilty to robbery

The man accused of being high on bath salts during a deadly crash with a church van pleaded not guilty to unrelated burglary and weapons charges in federal court on Tuesday.

He also qualified for a court-appointed attorney.

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Man dies after falling off moving van

A man riding on top of a moving van died after falling off in Blount County.

The sheriff's office says 37-year-old David Harold Chandler, Jr. was standing on top of a 2002 Toyota Sienna as it drove on Cloyd's Church Road Sunday night. He fell off as it went around a curve, then slid 29 feet before landing in the middle of the road. He was pronounced dead at UT Medical Center on Monday.

The driver of the van, 20-year-old Patrick Borden, was charged with reckless endangerment. He remains in the Blount County jail on a $1,500 bond.

Body of missing Tellico canoeist recovered

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Blount Co. dentist provides services at flea market

A Blount County man is making people smile through a special service.

Dr. Randall Ford runs a mobile dental clinic at Green Acres Flea Market in Louisville, TN.

Every Sunday, he provides several services including: exams, X-rays, cleaning, partials, and dentures.

Dr. Ford operates Green Acres Dental out of a trailer, that is approximately 8.5 ft x 35 ft.

It used to be a mobile dental clinic in Florida.

"I think everybody needs to have access to dental care and this is our way to help do that," Dr. Ford said.