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Loudon County looks into jail and courts expansion


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(WBIR-Lenoir City) - Loudon County officials are discussing a project that could put county courts and the jail all under one roof.

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Lenoir City renovates War Memorial Building


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(WBIR- Lenoir City) Lenoir City is renovating the War Memorial Building, a centerpiece of the city's downtown and a tribute to local veterans.

Amber Scott, assistant city administrator, said the city will open bids for the roof repair on Feb. 19.

SUV crossed center line before colliding head-on into school bus


Troopers determined that an SUV crossed the center lane before crashing head-on into a school bus carrying nine students in Loudon County.

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Tractor-trailer fire shuts down I-75 N. in Loudon Co.


A tractor trailer caught fire on Interstate 75 in Loudon County, shutting down all northbound lanes.

The cargo fire happened at exit 72 shortly before noon on Thursday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation expects crews to clear the crash by 1 p.m.

Officials said rubbernecking is causing delays for southbound traffic.


Crash involving school bus kills 1, sends 3 to hospital


A woman was killed, and three people transported to the hospital after a head-on collision involving a school bus carrying nine students in Loudon County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed that the woman driving the SUV was killed in the crash on Highway 11 near Callaway Road, which happened shortly before 7 a.m.

Personal vehicles took two of the nine students to the hospital. A bus took the other seven students to school.

Deputies find missing 78-year-old man unharmed


A 78-year-old man, who went missing Friday morning, was found unharmed, according to the Loudon County Sheriff's Office.

For several hours, law enforcement across the area searched for Howard Patton. The 78-year-old man left his home at 7148 North Trigonia Road in Greenback at about 7 a.m. Officials said Patton suffers from severe dementia.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., Loudon County deputies told 10News the man was found. Deputies said Patton was cold, but unharmed.