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Rural/Metro ends Loudon Co. emergency service


Rural/Metro ambulance service will stop emergency services in Loudon County at the end of the year.

The ambulance service has been at odds with Loudon County for months after the county put Rural/Metro "on notice" in August for personnel and quality complaints.

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'Felony Lane Gang' breaks into cars, steals IDs, wears costumes


ID=15997530(WBIR-Lenoir City) A nationwide trend of car break-ins, thanks to a Florida-based criminal ring, appears to have struck Loudon County.

One man killed in Lenoir City crash


A truck crash has claimed the life of a Lenoir City man.

Just before 11:00 pm Thursday night, 33 year old Demetric Heiple was traveling northbound on Beals Chapel Road in Lenoir City when the truck he was driving ran off the right side of the road.

According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Heiple's truck then hit a mailbox and continued on into a nearby river.

Heiple passed away from the injuries he received in crash.

Loudon Co. crash kills two drivers


A crash in Loudon County Tues
day morning killed two people.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 66-year-old John Houston was driving southbound on Highway 11 near Lenoir City Tuesday morning.

Around 10 a.m., troopers say he drifted into the northbound lane and hit 62-year-old Susan Kylce head on.

The crash killed both drivers and created some traffic problems.

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Part of I-75 dedicated for fallen Loudon deputy


(WBIR) Drivers traveling through East Tennessee will now have an extra reminder of a Loudon County deputy's ultimate sacrifice.

Officials dedicated several miles of I-75 on Saturday as the Deputy Jason Michael Scott Memorial Highway.

Loudon County takes firearm ban signs down in county building


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(WBIR) The Loudon County mayor is opening the county building to guns, with legal exceptions. In other words, it is for people with a concealed carry permit.

Rural/Metro nears end of 60 days on notice, answers complaints


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(WBIR) After their 60-day "on-notice" letter from Loudon County in August, Rural/Metro Ambulance answered complaints over personnel and quality control during an emergency.