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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.

Son of Sgt. Alvin York to retire from family homestead

(WBIR-Pall Mall) For more than four decades, the son of celebrated World War I Veteran Sgt. Alvin York has shared his father's story.

Now the spotlight is on him, Andrew York, as he retires this week from the historic family homestead.

Andrew has served as a park ranger at Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Park in Pall Mall for 41 years.

The York's family home has been open to the public as a museum since 1995.

"I was born here. I got married here when I was 18, she was 16," Andrew recalled.

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.