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East TN woman lives without a heart rate for an hour

An East Tennessee woman walked away from a medical condition few survive.

Olivia Arnold is 35. Last Wednesday, she suffered a massive heart attack that left her without a heart rate for close to an hour.

"They call it the widow maker and they say maybe less than two percent survive," she said.

According to staff at UT Medical Center, Arnold lived thanks to multiple factors.

First, her neighbor was quick thinking in calling an ambulance to get her to the hospital. And, second, paramedics' insistence to perform CPR helped stimulate her blood flow.

Security footage shows Claiborne Co. funnel cloud

Before this week's snow arrived, a storm system brought strong winds and damage to Claiborne County. Wednesday, National Weather Service crews surveyed the damage to determine what caused the damage.

Security footage from Claiborne County High School shows the storm move through Sunday night. It appears to show a funnel cloud move behind the school, but meteorologists say it wasn't a tornado; it was a strong gust of circulating wind.

The gust picked up a trailer and tossed it around the parking lot, and caused some other minor damage around the school.

Winter fruitful for Grainger greenhouse tomatoes

As of this week, there are exactly four months until the delicious tradition returns to East Tennessee with the annual Grainger County Tomato Festival in July.  The event draws thousands of people to Rutledge every summer.

Farmers typically start planting in mid-to-late April and cross their fingers that the unpredictable spring weather does not take a bite out of their precious crop.  The annual gamble with the weather was extremely evident Monday as Steve Longmire and his four-year-old daughter Elizabeth braved the springtime snow at their Grainger County farm. 

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.

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.