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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.

Miller murder investigation now focuses on 'other persons'

Miller murder investigation now focuses on 'other persons'

Now that a jury has convicted 29-year-old Jessica Kennedy of helping rob and kill Monroe County Election Commissioner Jim Miller, the victim's family wonders what is next in the ongoing investigation of those Kennedy supposedly helped.

Kennedy found guilty of facilitating murder of Jim Miller

Kennedy found guilty of facilitating murder of Jim Miller

It took a Monroe County jury nine hours to determine the fate of a woman accused of killing Election Commissioner Jim Miller in 2010.  When all was said and done, at 8:20 p.m. Monday the jury determined 29-year-old Jessica Kennedy was guilty of facilitating the murder of Jim Miller.

Kennedy's trial started last week and featured almost nine hours of recorded interrogations where she repeatedly changed her story until ultimately confessing to a role in Miller's death.

State to honor teens killed by drunk driver in Athens

State to honor teens killed by drunk driver in Athens

This week, state leaders will honor two East Tennessee teenagers and their friend who were all killed by a drunk driver.

The crash happened four years ago, in July of 2008 along Highway 305 in Athens.

17-year-old Racheal Slade and 16-year-old John Daugherty died. Their friend, Shane Standridge, survived but died this year from his injuries.

The state says it will announce details on an upcoming sobriety checkpoint in memory of the three young people. That announcement is set for Wednesday at the McMinn County Sheriff's Department.

Testimony continues in Monroe Co. commissioner's murder

Testimony continues in Monroe Co. commissioner's murder

On day two of testimony in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing the Monroe County election commissioner, the jury learned more about how Jim Miller died.

2 charged in Madisonville robbery, stabbing

2 charged in Madisonville robbery, stabbing

Two women are facing charges accused of stabbing an older woman and then robbing her.

It happened Thursday at a home on Pedigo Road in Madisonville.

Officers say the 71-year-old victim told them that a woman approached her while she was in her yard and said she and the second suspect were having car problems and needed to borrow a rag.

The victim says she went into her home to get one, and the woman followed her inside and stabbed her twice, then stole her wallet.

Athens PD searching for man paying with counterfeit bills

Athens PD searching for man paying with counterfeit bills

Athens police are searching for a man they say walked into several businesses and paid with fake $100 bills.

They say the man used the counterfeit cash at six area businesses, including a CVS drug store and Ingles grocery store.

So far, police have collected about $600 of the fake bills.

A current $100 bill is filled with security features like a watermark, hologram and special strip that says what currency it is.