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State funds York Institute for another year

State funding will continue for a Fentress County school.

State Senator Ken Yeager says about $1 million dollars of the state's 2014-15 budget will go to the York Institute, keeping it a "Tennessee Special School."

That means the school, which was established by General Alvin C York in the early 20th Century, will remain in state control.

There's been talk for years that the school could be relinquished to county control, but the county has said that would cause financial problems for the district.

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Rangers save three-legged deer stranded in frozen pond


Over the past several years, rangers at the Cumberland Mountain State Park have developed an unofficial mascot, a three-legged deer they lovingly referred to as 'Tripod.'

Lucky pig escapes death, finds new home at Pig Preserve


Some people don't believe in luck, but others sometimes count on it.

When Richard Hoyle got a little luck, he named one of his "babies" after it.

Florida man charged with raping E. Tenn. teen

A Florida man will be brought to Tennessee to face charges that he had sex with a teenage girl.

According to the TBI, an investigation into an improper relationship between James Abernathy, 41, and a 16-year-old Fentress County girl began in June 2012, after authorities received a tip from social media.

More than a year later, in September 2013, a Fentress County grand jury indicted Abernathy on two counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape and one count of Solicitation of a Minor.

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Plateau deals with another blast of wintry weather

The Cumberland Plateau first started seeing flakes early Tuesday afternoon.

The storm impacted plenty of people there too, from those charged with making sure everyone stays safe to those just trying to make a buck for their businesses.

Darrick Gysbers works as the general manager of GG's Pizza and Subs.

He said the cold, snowy weather has kept many of his customers inside.

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Investigators searching for suspect in Cumberland Co.

The home invasion happened Tuesday. On Wednesday, a Cumberland County deputy found a truck parked in the woods in the Sandy Creek area near the Overton County line.

The deputy got out and heard shots being fired, although it's unclear if the suspect fired at the deputy. Deputies searched the area and found stolen items and vehicles.

Authorities put Pleasant Hill Elementary School on partial lockdown as a precaution during the search.

Investigators have not made any arrests and say it's possible more than one suspect may be involved.