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150 new jobs are latest in Blount Co. job spike

Tuesday Windham Professionals announced they are adding 150 new jobs to their Alcoa business center and 95 jobs in Hendersonville.

The Blount Partnership, who recruited the New Hampshire company here less than two years ago, says these are high paying jobs.

"These jobs are the type that's been on a strategic list of employment opportunities we want to provide for our citizens. So these would definitely be filling a need in our community," said Bryan Daniels, Blount Partnership's CEO and President.

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Man shot, arrested in Maryville police standoff

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Maryville teen makes sister's dream come true

Maryville woman pleads guilty to sexual relationship with teenage boys

(WBIR-Maryville) A Maryville woman accused of having sexual relationships with two teenage boys pleaded guilty to felony rape charges.

Court documents show 43-year-old Teresa Forester had relationships with a 14-year-old and 16-year-old. She pleaded guilty earlier this week to two counts of aggravated statutory rape.

A judge setenced her to 4 years in prison.  Forestser must register as a sex offender.

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Weather team could be cut at McGhee Tyson Airport

Weather observers at McGhee Tyson Airport said they are concerned about safety for pilots and passengers after their contracts through the FAA were only extended through the end of May.

Budget cuts from sequestration are prompting the FAA to reduce spending. While the FAA said the contract weather observers, or CWO, are budgeted through the fiscal year, which ends September 30th, local observers said they were told the contracts are only good through the next 60 days.

Park officials plan prescribed burn in Smokies

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials plan to burn 178 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to reduce the risk of an uncontrolled fire.

However, a controlled burn scheduled for Wednesday was postponed because of expected high wind gusts Wednesday night and Thursday.

A National Park Service crew will later set a fire just inside the park boundary south of Wears Valley in Sevier County. The area is bounded by Wear Cove Gap Road, Indian Camp Branch, Little River Road and the park boundary.

Votes would help Maryville teen win wheelchair van

The parents of a 15 year-old Maryville teen hope you will help their son in an online contest.

The teen, Jezreel Rubio, suffers from mitochondrial disease which has damaged organs in his body.

Nancy and Jeffrey Rubio said their son has 10 doctors who monitor his condition on a regular basis.

Unfortunately, the Rubios do not own a handicap accessible van.

That's where you come in.