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Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Thursday: Rain moving in during the morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. Rain is then expected to change to light snow by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures start to fall. A light accumulation or dusting is possible Thursday night with some icy or slick roads possible. Highs in the lower 40s, but falling to near freezing by evening.

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Caught on camera: Burglars steal from displaced family

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(WBIR-Philadelphia, TN) A Loudon County family already dealing with loss suffered another blow, thanks to two burglars. However, their low blow was all caught on camera -- and now authorities have a better picture on who the suspects are.

Authorities investigate mail thefts in Tellico Village

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(WBIR-Tellico Village) Mail thieves have targeted dozens of neighbors in Tellico Village in the last month, and now police are putting out a warning for folks throughout the area to be careful.

Sailor surprises sister at UT graduation

By Ashley Izbicki, WBIR

Nearly 2,000 graduates in black caps and gowns received their diplomas at the University of Tennessee Friday, but one journalism and electronic media major had no idea her younger brother, who has been deployed for the past 16 months, flew home to surprise her on stage.

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Thieves cut walls, ceilings, in elaborate break-in

Sometime between 11 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, someone broke through the front door of Fiesta Brava, in Lenoir Mills shopping center on Highway 321. The owner said his restaurant was just their starting point.

"You can see here where the frame is bent," said Martin Ayala, the restaurant owner. "Then they came back here to the office, you can see the hole, but they didn't get anything so then they came back here to the back room."

Wet summer means lower electricity bills, TVA says

Wet summer means lower electricity bills, TVA says

By The Tennessean, WBIR

While heavy rain in the summer might have ruined lots of cookouts and picnics, for Tennessee electricity customers the cloudsthat brought the rain came with the proverbial silver lining.

Hydroelectric dams have been in overdrive for much of the year, producing cheap energy that has brought down energy bills across the state.

Mother & kids with special needs to get new home

A family with special needs children will soon get a brand new home.

The Loudon County Habitat for Humanity is partnering with three Lion's Clubs in Loudon County to build a house for Kristin Brownlee and her two kids.

This is a first for the Loudon County Lion's clubs.

They raised $20,000 and their national organization matched the gift. They also plan to help with the construction of the handicap accessible house over the next few months.