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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.


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

Paulette Fire Department explains fee system

Volunteer firefighters in a Union County town explained their new subscription system to keep their services afloat at a meeting Monday evening.

Earlier this year, the Paulette Volunteer Fire Department began asking residents to pay a $75 annual fee to help pay for their services. That comes to about $6.25 a month.

Speedwell starts rebuilding after tornado; federal help in jeopardy


(WBIR-Speedwell) Six weeks after an EF3 tornado hit Claiborne County, cleanup is over and the rebuilding is now underway.

10-year-old Knoxville boy injured in hunting accident

A Knoxville boy was injured in a hunting accident Monday evening.

According to TWRA, the 10-year-old was dove hunting at the Buffalo Springs Wildlife Management Area in Grainger County when he accidentally shot himself in the foot.

He was taken by medical helicopter to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Records indicate that he was a graduate of the TWRA Hunter Education Program.

Burned Iraqi boy gets East TN vacation

ID=14843363(WBIR-New Tazewell) An Iraqi boy, whose face was set on fire seven years ago, is finding reasons to smile in East Tennessee.

In 2007 men attacked Yousuf, then four-years-old, outside his home in Baghdad.

Grainger schools dismissing at 2:30 pm because of threat

Grainger County Schools are dismissing early Friday because of what the Director of Schools calls a "low-grade bomb threat."

Edwin Jarnagin says the threat came in from Jamaica and it did not specify a school. Students were evacuated when the threat came in. Schools will close at 2:15 pm.

Authorities are already searching the buildings, and have several of them and students were allowed back inside.