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State audit details veteran services officer's alleged theft

(WBIR-Cumberland County) A new state report outlines authorities' accusations that a former Cumberland County veterans services officer stole thousands of dollars from the office for his personal use.

A grand jury indicted Mark Daniels on a charge of theft of more than $10,000 last September. The state comptroller's offices said Daniels stole at least $134,000 from the office between July 2009 and September 2012, but auditors said he didn't keep good records, so he may have stolen more.

No students injured in Cumberland Co. school bus crash

(WBIR-Cumberland County) Authorities responded to a two vehicle crash involving a school bus in Cumberland County Thursday morning.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said the crash happened on US Hwy 127 at Hwy 28 near the Old Cumberland General Store.  Dispatchers got the call at about 8 a.m. EST.

Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Donald Andrews said the bus was transporting students to Homestead Elementary and Stone Memorial High School. 

Recall: Chefmate tea kettle poses burn hazard

More than 700,000 tea kettles are being recalled because they pose a "burn hazard" to consumers.

The "Chefmate" two-quart tea kettles were sold in "Target" stores and on Target.com from January 2006 through this past May.

The US Consumer Products Safety Commission says steam can travel up the handle, or water can spill from the spout, posing a burn hazard to the consumer. In addition, the leaking steam can cause the kettle to fail to whistle. If water completely evaporates from the kettle, the aluminum bottom can melt onto the stove and pose a burn hazard.

Monday Forecast: More rain moving in

(WBIR - Knoxville, TN) After a soggy Sunday, East Tennessee is set to see more rain Monday.

Here's Meteorologist Mike Witcher with your complete forecast.

Tax-free weekend: What's on the list

(WBIR - Knoxville, TN) Tennessee's annual tax-free weekend kicked off once again early Friday morning.

The "holiday" is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night.

What is tax free?

  • Clothing $100 or less
  • School supplies $100 or less
  • Computers $1500 or less

Deputies find 587 pot plants worth roughly $1 million

(WBIR - Allardt) The Fentress County Sheriff's Office discovered a marijuana grow operation at a house off Highway 296 in Allardt on Tuesday.

Sheriff Tony Choate credits a long investigation with leading to the bust.

The sheriff says 587 high-quality marijuana plants could be worth more than $1 million. Deputies also found 23 pounds of processed pot worth almost $30,000.

Sheriff Choate says a successful bust like this can make a big difference for the county.

Fentress judge finds 'Camelot' at US 127 yard sale

Thursday kicked off the 26th edition of the annual "World's longest yard sale" on U.S. 127. 

The event was the brainchild of Fentress County leaders in the 1980s and has now grown into a 690-mile sale that stretches from Michigan to Alabama.

With hundreds of miles of merchandise, this year the item that is arguably turning the most heads on the highway is not for sale.