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Monroe County asking public's help to find missing child


(WBIR) The Monroe County Sheriff's Department wants the public's help to find a teenager who has been missing for several days.

Trina Wagner was first reported missing last Tuesday around 6 p.m, according to Wes Martin with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said she the 17-year-old was reported to have ran away from her Tellico Plains home, but her location is still unknown as of early Sunday evening.

Wagner is five feet, two inches tall, with brown eyes and brown hair.

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Police: Father made son drink until he passed out


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An Athens man was arrested after officials said he forced his 15-year-old son to drink alcohol until he passed out.

Hundreds of grams of crystal meth found in Sweetwater home


Police arrested a man after they found hundreds of grams of crystal meth in his Sweetwater home.

On Thursday, officials searched 41-year-old James David Bradley's home at 227 Country Road 298 as part of an on-going investigation. Inside, officers discovered more than 225 grams of crystal meth as well as cocaine and marijuana for resale. Police also found drug paraphernalia, two assault rifles and a pistol that was reported stolen in Loudon County.

Lawsuit dismissed against new Monroe Co. sheriff


One of two lawsuits against Monroe County's new sheriff has been dismissed.

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UPDATE: I-75 reopened after fiery crash in McMinn Co.


(WBIR) A fiery crash closed northbound interstate 75 for a couple hours Sunday afternoon in McMinn County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said it worked two separate injury crashes within a few miles of each other.

Dispatch said one crash occurred near mile marker 34, while another was at mile marker 36. Both were single vehicle crashes.

Injuries were reported and life star went to each scene, according to THP. No word yet on the extent of those injuries.

Judge denies request to keep new Monroe sheriff from taking office


A special judge has denied a request for a temporary injunction that would have kept Monroe County sheriff-elect Randy White from taking office next week.

Current sheriff Bill Bivens and the county's Democratic party have filed separate lawsuits against White, claiming he is not qualified to serve as sheriff.

Monroe sheriff files lawsuit to keep his job


Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens filed a lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of keeping his job.


Click here to read the lawsuit