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$28M in grants going towards community infrastructure and improvements

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gov. Bill Haslam has announced more than $28 million in community development grants to help improve infrastructure, health and safety projects and downtown improvements.

Seventy cities and counties around the state received the block grants under Wednesday's announcement.

Haslam said the improvements help communities attract investment and jobs.

Highway named in honor of fallen East Tennessee marine

(WBIR) The sacrifice of a Lenoir City marine killed while fighting for our country will be remembered forever thanks to a new dedication.

Lance Corporal William Koprince Jr. died in Iraq in December of 2006 after an improvised explosive device blew up behind him. He was on his second tour.

One Loudon County church unleashes new Comfort Dog


(WBIR) One Loudon County church is unleashing a new ministry.

Churchgoers came in on Sunday to meet their newest member, Jewel the comfort dog.

Battle of the Bridge goes off the field, helps charity


Family fighting for foreign exchange students, but is denied


A Lenoir City family is looking to add culture to the school district in a different way, but state limitations are making it difficult.

Suspect in stolen car hits, injures Loudon Co. deputy


Update: 12:30 p.m. Saturday

(WBIR-Loudon County) Loudon County officials released the name of the suspect who injured a deputy and led officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle.

NWS: No tornado in Loudon Co.