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10News Investigation: Are your schools safer this year?

(WBIR - Knoxville) We are taking a sweeping look at school security changes in districts across East Tennessee.

School shootings, especially Sandy Hook where 20 students died last December, helped drive a deeper conversation about how districts can do a better job keeping kids safe at school.

Cumberland Co. investigators seek help in finding teen runaways

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to local a couple of endangered runaways.

Haley Hall, 17, has been missing since June 4.  She is a white female with red hair.  

Taylor Boles, 17, has been missing since May 14.  She is a white female

Investigators did not release any other information about the teenagers or the circumstances of how they left.

Anyone with information should contact Officer Anthony Loshbough at (931) 484-6176.


Roads reopened after Crossville gas spill

Two Crossville roads are back open after a fuel leak that caused problems for days.

Crews first noticed the leak more than a week ago in Crossville, but didn't see any major spilling until Friday. Since then, they've worked to clean up the fuel, which made its way into some storm drains.

Tuesday, they reopened Miller and West avenues to traffic.

Crews went underground to check for gasoline in storm drains, but didn't find any.

Authorities say the only cleanup that still needs to be finished is on the gas station's property.

22 people treated at hospital after nursing home fire

(WBIR - Crossville) Twenty-two people, including 13 nursing home residents, were taken to the hospital after a fire on Friday, according to Chief Mike Turner of the Crossville Fire Department.

As of Friday night, all but two patients had been treated and released from Cumberland Medical Center.

The fire started in a patient's room at Wynd Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Crossville around 5 p.m.

Turner said a nurse saw smoke coming from a patient's room and pulled the fire alarm.  The patient was not in the room at the time.

Pantsless man charged with vandalizing building

(WBIR - Crossville) A 37-year-old Crossville man is facing vandalism charges after police say he broke into a building and vandalized it with no pants on.

Police say they responded to a break-in call at Cumberland County Good Samaritans in Crossville.

Police started looking around the building and found the glass on the front doors were broken. They say the suspect used landscaping rocks to bash in the windows and several display cases.

Eventually they found 37-year-old Jimmy Bowman wearing only a t-shirt and boxer shorts.

eBay auction begins for Tennessee elk hunt permit

(AP, Nashville, TN) One of the five permits for this year's elk hunt in Tennessee has been donated to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation.

Each year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency awards four permits by random computer drawing. The fifth one is given to a non-governmental organization.  The foundation will auction its permit on eBay and put the proceeds into the state elk restoration program.

Cumberland sheriff starts Internet Crimes Against Children unit

(WBIR - Cumberland Co.) The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department's newly formed Internet Crimes Against Children unit has already showed progress, with three arrests in its few weeks in service.

"We have a bad guy who meets with me or a member of the 'take down team' from the task force. Gives us the chance to take that person away and put a buffer between a real child they may have met with," said Deputy Brian Davis, the first member of that department.