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Pastor: It was a blessing church van crash wasn't worse


ID=29934229(WBIR-Athens) A pastor says its a blessing that a church van crash that injured 14 people, including 11 kids, wasn't worse.

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Carlex Glass expands in Vonore, adds 50 new jobs


Fifty jobs are on the way to East Tennessee.

On Thursday, Carlex Glass celebrated a groundbreaking on a new building in Vonore. The company manufactures a wide variety of replacement glass, including glass parts for several types of cars.

They say the expansion will help keep up with demand and changing trends in the automotive industry.

Parents pack school board meeting after destructive school prank


(WBIR) Despite it not being on the agenda Thursday night, parents packed the Monroe County School Board meeting in hopes of talking about the punishment students received for a destructive school prank.

Teens credited with saving woman from domestic assault


Two teenage boys are being credited with saving a McMinn County woman's life.

According to Sheriff Joe Guy, the boys, Devon Green, 15, and Chase McCallister, 13, heard an argument Tuesday at a neighbor's home.

They saw the 38-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair come outside on the porch and scream for help. Then a man came outside, assaulted her, and pulled her back inside.

The boys called 911.

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Monroe Co. man charged with rape of a child


A Monroe County man has admitted to raping a an 8-year-old girl.

The child told officers that it had happend twice before in the last few months.

Johnson confessed to the crimes. He was charged with three counts of rape of a child.


Deputies: Sex offender attacks 17-year-old outside her house


Monroe County deputies said a sex offender tried to attack a 17-year-old girl outside her home.

The victim told deputies that when she went outside her house to get her dog on Friday, David W. Carter ran from the woods nearby and tried to rip off her clothes. The teenager managed get away from Carter, ran inside, and called 911.

Former Monroe County deputies indicted on assault charges


(WBIR) A grand jury has indicted two former deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department on assault charges.

TBI investigators determined former captain Bill Johnson and former detective Derrick Graves assaulted a person who was in custody last April at the Monroe County jail.

The sheriff's department fired both men in September 2014 after an internal investigation.

Johnson and Graves are each charged with one count of assault and one count of official misconduct.