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Police recover equipment stolen from Habitat for Humanity site

(WBIR-Loudon) Three men are facing charges after heavy construction equipment was stolen from a Habitat for Humanity site.

The Loudon Police Department says 27-year-old Josef Smith, 26-year-old Paul James Bovard and 22-year-old Joshua Eric Allen have been arrested and face charges of theft over $1,000.

Police say they are also seeking an additional person of interest to interview.

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

Tour shows progress at new Greenback School

Despite the recent deluge, the first K-12 public school to be built in decades is slated to open in January 2014.

"It's just a good time to get a new building," Greenback principal Mike Casteel said after a tour inside the new 150,000 square foot new school.

Nearly a century after the original Greenback School was built, several gas and water leaks plagued the facility as of late.

LCUB manager resigns, employee disciplined following internal investigation

(WBIR - Lenoir City) A Lenoir City Utilities Board manager has resigned from his position following an internal investigation and another LCUB employee is also in trouble.

LCUB Spokesman Shannon Littleton said the company's gas manager, Mike Strange, resigned. An investigation found he had other LCUB employees perform "minor work" at his home during work hours.

"Wake Wars" creates water battle in Lenoir City

Wake Wars Wakeboard Tournament is scheduled at Melton Hill Dam Park Saturday, July 27 in Lenoir City.

Amateur wakeboard enthusiast, of many ages, will compete for prizes.  It's not too late to enter the tournament.

If you don't want to get in the water, watch from the bank for free.

Wake Wars should begin around 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

For more information, check out the Wake Wars website.

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.

Couple raises more than $10K for charity with motorcycle ride

(WBIR - Tellico Village) Charlie and Teresa Bernard left their church in Tellico Village Wednesday night, headed for Seattle Washington. The duo is riding motorcycles across America to raise money for the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County.

Before leaving, members of Tellico Village First Baptist enjoyed dinner, fellowship and blessed the bikes.

People donated a few dollars for each mile that will be traveled,and raised almost $12,000.