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Monroe Co. authorities searching for missing teenager

Monroe Co. authorities searching for missing teenager

Deputies in Monroe County are using every resource they have to bring home a missing teenager.

18-year-old Tucker Wells has been missing since September 11. Authorities say he does not have a car, his ID or his wallet.

He's around 5'7" and weighs 140 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department at (585) 753-4178.

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Trial begins for elderly man charged with killing man in Tellico Village

Trial begins for elderly man charged with killing man in Tellico Village

The trial for an elderly man charged with killing another man in Tellico Village is underway Tuesday.

Norman Whitton is charged with killing Larry Butcher in April of 2010. Butcher was 74 years old.

According to Loudon County investigators, Whittons was driving his car when Butcher pulled in behind him with a golf cart. The two got in an argument, and investigators say Whitton shot Butcher.

Tuesday, the Loudon County Circuit Court said attorneys picked a jury and the trial began in the morning.

Haslam, McMinn Co. mayor return from Japan trip

Governor Bill Haslam returned to Tennessee Saturday after taking his first trip to Japan as governor.

Haslam went to Japan as a part of the Southeast U.S./Japan Association. The group, which includes governors and local officials from other southeastern states like Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina, meets with Japanese business leaders to discuss potential partnerships and opportunity.

The meetings have taken place for 35 years, each one swapping between locations in Tokyo, Japan and Mississippi.

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.

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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.

Monroe Co. Sheriff's Office uncovers drug operation

Monroe Co. Sheriff's Office uncovers drug operation

Working on tips from the public and a preliminary investigation, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office discovered pain medicine, meth, and drug-selling materials while serving a search warrant at a residence in Tellico Plains.

Majorettes present Butterfly Fund with check at Sequoyah game

Majorettes present Butterfly Fund with check at Sequoyah game

Before kickoff at Sequoyah High School Friday night, the majorettes presented a check for $5,500 to the Butterfly Fund.

Students raised that money through a fundraiser.

"They have been creating butterfly pins with Australian crystals on it, and for a donation of $5-10, they get a butterfly with Australian crystals in it. They picked it up on their own," said Christina Harrill.

The Butterfly Fund raises money for childhood cancer research, treatment and services.