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Prosecution will seek death penalty against Bean Station shooting suspect

(WBIR-Rutledge) A former police officer charged with killing two people and injuring two others in a shooting spree at a Bean Station pharmacy waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Thursday morning.

The accused shooter, Jason Brian Holt, appeared in court at the Grainger County Justice Center for the second time since the arrest.

District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn says the state will seek the death penalty against Holt.

Because Holt did not have a preliminary hearing, his case will face a grand jury.

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5 Claiborne Co. bridges closed after failing inspections

(WBIR-Claiborne Co.) Five bridges have been closed in Claiborne County after TDOT said it found serious problems during this week's inspections.

Of the 67 bridges in Claiborne County, TDOT has inspected 38. Five failed inspections.

"The biggest thing about it is when they make that recommendation, and if we don't do something and someone gets hurt, we're going to be liable so I'm not going to put myself in that position. So we're going to shut them down as a mandate," said Bill Fultz, the Claiborne County Road Superintendent.

Dog found on playground with broken leg now up for adoption

The dog rescued by a group of Claiborne County school children is now ready to be adopted.

In April, New Tazewell elementary students saw the dog, who they've named TNT, come out from one of the bushes on school grounds with a noticeable limp.

Volunteers help build a Speedwell church

(WBIR-Speedwell, TN) More than 150 volunteers from 18 different states are spending the week in Speedwell.

On Saturday, Mobile Baptist Builders started working on what will be the new Haynes Flat Baptist Church.

The old church is more than 90 years old.

By the time the church is built, Haynes Flat Baptist Church will have saved about $200,000 in labor because of volunteers.

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East TN 14-year-old graduates college, begins master's at Harvard

You'll find Eugenie de Silva, like most teenagers, behind her laptop or playing sports. But she's got more on her plate than the typical 14-year-old from Harrogate.

"I've already completed the first assignment for my class this summer," de Silva said.

Her class is not for a high school or even middle school curriculum. She's taking a graduate research class to start her master's degree at Harvard University.

"I would probably be in 8th grade but I'm currently doing master's level work at Harvard University," de Silva said.

Kids with illnesses take a break to ride horses

Volunteers at Nottingham Farm in East Knox County boosted children onto horses Monday morning then the horses boosted their spirits.

"This camp is the world to them," Grainger County Resident Carrie Bryant said.

Her daughter Caitlin came to camp last summer so she knows what to expect.

"Riding a horse and getting to do the bounce house and get to see my friends every day at horse camp," nine year old Caitlin Bryant said.

Grainger Co. dispatcher back at work after heart attack

A Jefferson County woman is back at work after surviving a heart attack that left her without a heartbeat for almost an hour.

Olivia Arnold, 35, returned to work as an emergency dispatcher for Grainger County on Saturday morning.

On March 27, a heart attack left Arnold on the other end of 911.

After an ambulance rushed Arnold to UT Medical Center, she flatlined.

The hospital staff performed CPR on Arnold for nearly an hour before her heart beat returned.

She flatlined one more time after that.