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SUV hits and kills woman crossing Hwy 411 in Vonore


(WBIR) A SUV traveling on Highway 411 in Vonore hit and killed a woman attempting to cross the road.

Christopher Stalvey, 36, hit and killed Whitney B. Whitehead, 21, near Tallent Lane at about 9 p.m. Monday, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report.

Troopers said charges are pending in this investigation.


Missing Monroe Co. teen located in Knox County


Update: Authorities say Melody Wilburn was located safely in Knox County. They released no further details.

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(WBIR - Monroe County) Monroe County authorities are looking for a missing teenager who's been missing since earlier this week.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department said that Melody Wilburn, 16, went missing from her Madisonville home Tuesday night. They believe she ran away.

Wilburn has brown hair and blue eyes and is 5'3".

New V.A. clinic opens in McMinn County


East Tennessee veterans now have a new option for care.

The new Veterans Affairs Outreach Clinic in Athens held its grand opening ceremony Friday.

Before, those veterans had to drive to Chattanooga or Nashville to get V.A. healthcare. They say this location is more convenient, especially for our older veterans.

Wanted: Copper thieves caught on tape


Authorities hope surveillance photos will help them track down some chronic copper thieves.

According to the McMinn County Sheriff's Office, around $250,000 dollars worth of copper has been stolen from Resolute Forest Products over the past couple of months.

Investigators say the first reported theft was on March 14, when more than two-thousand feet of copper wire was stolen, and the thieves kept coming back. They believe the suspects are coming onto the property from Highway 163.

Investigators still don't know cause of small plane crash


A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) does not reveal the cause of a crash that killed a popular stunt pilot in East Tennessee.

Jim Maroney of Wisconsin was on his way to an airshow in Florida, but never arrived. When he didn't arrive at his destination on March 23, the FAA issued an alert, and the search began in rugged terrain in the Cherokee National Forest. The wreckage was discovered the next morning by a Knox County Sheriff's Office helicopter.

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