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Cumberland Co. may face property tax increase for SROs

Cumberland County currently has four SROs who patrol the county's eight schools. Leaders want to have an SRO dedicated to each school, but will have to come up with a way to pay for it.

One option could include a slight property tax increase. Commissioners won't consider that until they know the full cost of the program.

The next commission meeting is scheduled for January 21st.

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WBIR Olympic Opening Ceremonies Torch Relay

WBIR Olympic Opening Ceremonies Torch Relay

WBIR is inviting our community to take part in a Knoxville-wide Olympic torch bearer relay in celebration of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and to raise money for our friends at the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Body found in Cumberland Co. pond

(WBIR) Cumberland County authorities said they're trying to find out how a body ended up in a pond.

A man on an ATV found a body believed to be John Richard Brown, 43, of Crossville in a farm pond at the end of Norris Road.

Family reported Brown missing from his home in the Wind Ridge community in October. The pond was a short walk from the farm pond where the body was discovered.

Officials said Brown was legally blind, but had no other health problems.

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

A couple of shelters have opened in East Tennessee to help folks trying to stay safe from the cold.

In Greene County, a shelter is open at Hal Henard Elementary School on East Vann Road. The director of emergency management says cots will be set up at the school, but there will not be food available.

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Flights canceled, delayed at McGhee Tyson Airport

Flights canceled, delayed at McGhee Tyson Airport

Travelers need to check their flight statuses early in the week because many airlines are having delays and cancellations due to the winter storm.

The issues aren't caused by the weather in East Tennessee, but the weather in other states.

Road crews continue to treat roads

Road crews continue to treat roads

The following is a regularly-updated report on conditions across East Tennessee as an arctic blast arrives.

District 17

All counties (Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene, Washington, Unicoi, Sullivan, Carter and Johnson) have a dusting to 1" except the mountains which have 1"-2" inches. No roadway issues anywhere in the district. Light snow blowing with somewhat heavier snow in the mountain areas. Crews are treating roadways.

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Crossville downtown about to see upgrades

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It's a renovation project that is five years in the making, but just now becoming a reality for the city of Crossville.

This spring, construction will begin on the downtown along Main Street.