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Former inmates suing Grainger County on rape allegations


(WBIR) Three former inmates of the Grainger County Detention Facility are suing on allegations they were repeatedly raped by a guard.

The Bowlin Law Firm in Morristown filed the multi-million dollar suit on behalf of the former inmates.

Lawsuits settled in electrocution deaths of swimming boys

Attorneys for the families of two young boys who died in an electrocution accident have reached settlements in their lawsuits.

10-year-old Noah Winstead and 11-year-old Nate Lynam died after the July 4, 2012, incident at German Creek Marina in Grainger County.

Slick road conditions hit rural East TN counties


As conditions start to clear up along highways and main roads around East Tennessee, rural counties are still dealing with ice covered roads.

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

A couple of shelters have opened in East Tennessee to help folks trying to stay safe from the cold.

In Greene County, a shelter is open at Hal Henard Elementary School on East Vann Road. The director of emergency management says cots will be set up at the school, but there will not be food available.

Flights canceled, delayed at McGhee Tyson Airport

Flights canceled, delayed at McGhee Tyson Airport

Travelers need to check their flight statuses early in the week because many airlines are having delays and cancellations due to the winter storm.

The issues aren't caused by the weather in East Tennessee, but the weather in other states.

Road crews continue to treat roads

Road crews continue to treat roads

The following is a regularly-updated report on conditions across East Tennessee as an arctic blast arrives.

District 17

All counties (Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene, Washington, Unicoi, Sullivan, Carter and Johnson) have a dusting to 1" except the mountains which have 1"-2" inches. No roadway issues anywhere in the district. Light snow blowing with somewhat heavier snow in the mountain areas. Crews are treating roadways.

District 18

Ribbon cut on newly renovated library in Maynardville

A big donation is helping one East Tennessee school get a technology upgrade.

Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville cut the ribbon on its newly renovated library Saturday.

Donor Freddie Brasfield donated $50,000 to get new furniture, carpeting, and 30 new computers for the school.