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Grainger teen dies after falling from cliff

Grainger teen dies after falling from cliff

A Grainger County teenager has died after falling from a cliff.

According to Sheriff Scott Layel, Dustin Michael Dalton, 14, died after he fell approximately forty feet into a rocky area on Sunday.  The accident happened just after noon on Indian Ridge Road in Blaine.

Dalton was taken to UT Medical Center where he died of a traumatic head injury.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this tragic situation," said Sheriff Layel

 

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

Man dies after being found unconscious in vehicle parked outside bar

Man dies after being found unconscious in vehicle parked outside bar

The Union County Sheriff's Office is investigating what they call a suspicious death, after a man was found unconscious in his vehicle parked outside a bar.

According to Detective Phillip Johnson with the Union County Sheriff's Office, Arlos Masinga, 55, didn't come home Monday evening.  The next morning, his son went to search for him, and found him outside the C&W Bar in Grill on Big Valley Road in Sharp's Chapel. 

Mom charged after delivering her baby in hospital parking lot

Mom charged after delivering her baby in hospital parking lot

According to court documents, a pregnant 21-year-old Tazewell woman left the Claiborne County Hospital Monday after a doctor told her doing so would result in her and her unborn child's death.   

Police say Jessica Diamond Miracle signed herself out saying she just wanted to go home.  Miracle then had a baby boy in the hospital parking lot.  

The baby later died in the hospital.  

Miracle is being charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect.  Her bail was set $50,000.  An initial court date has been set for September 27th.

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

Pot plant growing in plain sight in Washburn

Pot plant growing in plain sight in Washburn

Drug investigators have found a 6-foot-tall pot plant growing in plain sight along a rural road.

The Grainger County Sheriff's Department spotted it Monday morning along Highway 131 in Washburn.

They say it has a street value of $1,600.

Charges are pending, but no arrests so far.

Grainger Co. takes steps at regulating pain management clinics

Grainger Co. takes steps at regulating pain management clinics

With pain clinics becoming a more common sight in East Tennessee, yet another county is looking to take steps to try and keep them out.

Monday, the Grainger County Commission heard from the community and voted to form a special committee to look at the ways they can regulate pain management clinics.

One possible avenue is zoning restrictions, but commissioners point out that surrounding counties have decided to deal with the clinics in differing ways.