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Pastor helps rescue 3 East TN boys who fell through the ice

Update Sunday 12:30 p.m.:

The three boys who fell through ice on Watts Bar Lake Saturday morning have been released from the hospital.

According to the Nurse Supervisor on duty at UT Medical Center, the three boys were discharged Sunday morning. Earlier Sunday, they were listed in stable condition.

Saturday night, one remained in serious condition, and two were listed in stable condition.

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Mistrial declared in Rocky Houston's federal gun trial

(WBIR) A error in jury selection has forced a mistrial for a Roane County man facing federal gun possession charges.

After federal court closed early on Tuesday because of snow, Rocky Houston was back to face a jury Wednesday morning.

Twelve of the thirteen jurors made it in this morning, despite the icy road conditions. But one of those jurors was not supposed to be there, according to Houston's defense attorney.

Roane County industrial park could welcome foster kids

(WBIR) It's a project that could give children in need a place to stay, but its location had certain people asking questions.

In early January, the Roane County Commission approved a proposal to rezone an unused building in an industrial park.

It was rezoned to be a foster care center.

Omni Vision Inc. worked with the county to rezone 503 Cardiff Valley Road.

The future of this old industrial building is now a foster care center.

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WBIR Olympic Opening Ceremonies Torch Relay

WBIR Olympic Opening Ceremonies Torch Relay

WBIR is inviting our community to take part in a Knoxville-wide Olympic torch bearer relay in celebration of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and to raise money for our friends at the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Roane Co. inmates help keep community warm

(WBIR-Harriman) A new program in Roane County is catching fire due to the cooler temperatures, and it's enlisted some unlikely help.

The Roane County Highway Department regularly cleans up debris on the roads, including fallen trees.

Instead of taking the wood to a landfill, which costs $45 per load, Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson decided to give it back to the community for free.

Police: Elderly Rockwood man froze to death in his home

An elderly Roane County man was found dead in his home Tuesday. Officials said he'd fallen through the floor and froze to death.

According to Chief Danny Wright of Rockwood Police, Ray Knight, 85, lived alone in his home on Elm Street. He was reclusive, and never wanted anyone to help him.

Someone checked on him on Sunday and Monday during the unusually cold weather, and he was fine. But on Tuesday, it was discovered that Knight was trapped up to his armpits in the floor, which was in bad shape. The coroner said he died of hypothermia.