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Snow makes clean-up from wind damage tough for Claiborne Co. family

Strong winds Sunday night tore into a New Tazewell family's home and Monday's winter weather isn't helping with clean up efforts.

Sunday, gusty winds knocked down trees, tore down power lines, and badly damaged the porch on Tracy Love's home. It even tore doors off the hinges.

Now they're dealing with winter weather and trying to clean up.

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2nd degree murder, drug charges among Union Co. Grand Jury indictments

Update 6:15 p.m.

Wind gusts cause damage in New Tazewell

Strong winds blew through New Tazewell in Claiborne County on Sunday night.

The gusts blew part of the porch off one old Victorian home located on Straight Creek Road.

It's owner, Tracy Love, said the strong winds broke several of her windows. She said a tree also flew into her sister's front porch.

"I don't know if it was a tornado, it had to be more than a wind gust, that's for sure," said Love.

10News has not confirmed any tornados in our view area and only strong winds have been reported.

Grand jury indicts man for assaulting an officer

A Union County grand jury indicted a Maynardville man on Friday for assaulting an officer in February.

The grand jury indicted Mark Stephen Smith, 53, on one count of aggravated assault and one count of domestic assault.

Maynardville Police Sgt. Donnie Shipley responded to 169 Somerset Way to investigate a domestic dispute on Feb. 3. After arriving on scene, Shipley heard someone inside run to the back of the home and fire three gunshots. Shipley ran to behind the residence and found Smith on the back deck of the house. Next, Smith fired the gun twice.

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East TN counties score low in state health report

A report ranking counties on health factors and outcomes showed a sharp contrast in East Tennessee, with Knox, Blount, and Loudon counties scoring well, but Campbell, Fentress, and Scott counties getting the worst ranks in the state.

The University of Wisconsin released its 2013 'County Health Rankings and Roadmaps' study, which is based on two categories, health outcomes and health factors.

Health outcomes were based 50% on mortality, or length of life, and 50% on morbidity, or quality of life.

Maynardville woman dies in single car crash

A 41-year-old Maynardville woman was killed in a single car crash Wednesday evening according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

A THP report states Sonya R. Wolfenbarger was driving her 2000 VW Jetta westbound on Hickory Star Road when the car veered into the eastbound lane.  The car continued traveling off the side of the road and crashed into a tree.

The accident happend around 7:45 p.m. near the intersection of Hinds Creek.

Audit: Former Sneedville Utility District manager stole more than $27K

The former manager of the Sneedville Utility District is accused of stealing more than $27,000 in cash, checks and unauthorized insurance
benefits, according to an audit by the state Comptroller's Division of Investigations.

A Hancock County Grand Jury indicted Connie Mitchell on one count of theft over $1,000 last month.