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Search for human remains called off after skull discovery


(WBIR) A search for human remains in Claiborne County is over, according to the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office.

Two ginseng hunters found a human skull last week near the Cumberland Gap National Park, along the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

Human skull found in Claiborne County near state line


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(WBIR) Claiborne County authorities are investigating the discovery of a human skull near the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Kentucky state line.

Animal shelter carries out woman's last wish for a pet cemetery


(WBIR - Claiborne County) A Claiborne County animal shelter is helping build the area's first-ever pet cemetery. It will also help fulfill one woman's dying wish.

Sitting near the Claiborne Animal Shelter is 1.5 acres of land. It was bought to develop a pet cemetery. Now, a cat and a dog named Toe-Toe and Blackie are buried on the land. Their owner put in her will that she wanted them to be buried on her property.

Tennessee Virtual Academy's future still uncertain


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(WBIR) Leaders at Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA) say they are working hard to improve test scores at the school.

Suspect killed during Grainger Co. police standoff


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A suspect was killed Thursday after a standoff with officers in Grainger County.

Ricky Lynn Bunch, 40, of Tazewell, was shot after a chase and a standoff.

Victim identified in fatal Grainger County fire


(WBIR) Authorities have identified the Grainger County man who passed away after a fire earlier this week at his home.

Grainger County Sheriff's Department said an autopsy positively identified the victim as Randy Dwayne Dalton.

Preliminary autopsy results also showed there was no trauma to the victim before the fire at his home at 1085 Coffey Chapel Road in Thorn Hill. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

One East Tennessee organization is moving forward in light of the loss of one of its creators.


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(WBIR) One East Tennessee organization is moving forward after the loss of one of its creators.