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3 kids found locked in back of U-Haul carrying drugs in Tennessee: police

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Authorities say three children have been rescued from the back of a U-Haul truck that was carrying drugs in Tennessee, and three North Carolinians have been charged in the case.

GEORGIA MAN ARRESTED FOR PUNCHING WHEELCHAIR-BOUND WIFE IN FACE, BREAKING HER NOSE: POLICE

The Tennessee Highway Patrol told reporters Monday that a bystander in Cocke County called authorities last week to report seeing children being locked in the truck. Trooper Owen Caudill pulled over the U-Haul and found a 1-year-old, 5-year-old and 8-year-old locked in the back. Temperatures hovered in the low 90s.

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Authorities say troopers then noticed the smell of drugs coming from the vehicle. Authorities say a passenger surrendered some marijuana and an ensuing vehicle search uncovered crystal meth, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Eric Larue, Lakiza Williams, and Willie Green Jr. were all arrested on charges including child endangerment.

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Video shows bear charging man who came within feet of cubs in Tennessee

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A black bear in Tennessee charged at a man who was seen on video Saturday approaching the animal and her cubs.

The man is seen coming within feet of the bear and her cubs at Cades Cove, a popular tourist spot in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The man was not hurt, according to Paige Marple of Knoxville, who was in the area with her boyfriend and brother when they noticed the bear and her cubs. Marple told Fox News that they stayed in their truck and watched from a distance as the man approached the bear.

She recorded the risky encounter.

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Marple called what she had witnessed “intense,” calling it unbelievable that the man had gotten away unscathed.

“I don’t know how he’s still alive, honestly,” Marple wrote on her Facebook page on Saturday, adding that in Cades Cove “there are signs everywhere stating to stay 50 yards away from the animals.”

“This man did not listen and could have died because of it,” she wrote.

In the video, the bear appeared to charge before backing off to follow her cubs.

Marple told Fox News, “I was confused at first, as I couldn’t understand what enticed this man to even consider going towards the bear and her cubs.”

She said fear set in shortly thereafter.

“You can hear myself, my brother and my boyfriend all gasp, as we thought it was going to get bad,” Marple said. “Shock and relief was followed by a feeling of anger because the man did something that could have very well ended bad for himself and the family of bears.”

Dana Soehn, a park spokesperson, told Fox News that visitors need to be aware that bears are wild animals, and can be dangerous or unpredictable, adding that it is illegal to come within 50 yards of them in the park.

Violations can result in fines and arrest, Soehn said.

In a statement sent to Fox News Soehn wrote, “To help us best protect bears in the park, it is critical that people act responsibly during their visit.”

Soehn added that bears should never be fed or approached.

“We work hard to keep bears wild in a space shared with 11.4 million people,” the statement said. “We need each visitor to do their part by always staying at least 50 yards back from bears and properly disposing of food waste – for their safety and that of the bears.”

Soehn said mother bears are extremely protective of their cubs and will aggressively defend them from harm.

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“By approaching a mother bear with cubs, visitors are putting themselves and others at risk of injury,” the statement said.

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Tennessee man leads chase that ends with car in flames: court documents

A man accused of leading Tennessee deputies on a chase on Sunday that ended with the vehicle going airborne and then catching fire was taken into custody — but not before he assaulted an officer, court documents said.

Travis Zimmerman, 30, struck a Dollar General store in Heiskell, Tenn., 20 minutes from Knoxville, around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and when deputies responded he took off, court records said.

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The chase continued with Zimmerman weaving in and out of traffic while reaching speeds of about 80 mph, “almost causing numerous wrecks,” according to court documents.  Zimmerman then tried to cross railroad tracks “at a high rate of speed, causing the vehicle to take flight,” according to the affidavit, which added that when his car hit the ground it caught fire and filled with smoke.

Zimmerman continued to drive for about half a mile as he was hanging out the window, according to court documents.

He then allegedly tried to jump out of the car, but it hit a curb and dropped into an irrigation ditch.

NASHVILLE OFFICER KILLED AFTER 17-YEAR-OLD DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE SLAMMED INTO HIS POLICE VEHICLE WHILE ON DUTY, POLICE SAY

At that point, Zimmerman jumped out of the car “in an attempt to flee,” according to court documents, but he fell on his back.

When he saw the officer’s police dog he “complied with verbal orders,” but once an officer tried to put handcuffs on him he “began actively resisting” and was “flopping around and flailing his free arm,” according to court records.  The affidavit said that is when Zimmerman reached between the officer’s legs and “grabbed him in the groin area.”

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Travis Zimmerman (Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

The officer was able to arrest Zimmerman after he “delivered a closed fist strike” to the back of Zimmerman’s head, which caused him to let go of the officer’s groin, records said.

According to court documents, that when Zimmerman was taken into custody his car was “completely engulfed in flames.” Firefighters responded and extinguished the fire.

The responding officer was treated for a hand injury “sustained during the scuffle,” according to court documents. His updated condition was not immediately available.

Zimmerman faces several charges including driving without a license, assault and resisting arrest. He does not have an attorney, Knox County officials told Fox News.

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He is due in court on July 23.

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Florida woman says dad died of flesh-eating bacteria less than 48 hours after entering water

A Tennessee man died just 48 hours after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria from waters in Florida after his daughter says the hospital he was treated at ignored her warnings that he had contracted necrotizing fasciitis.

Cheryl Bennett Wiygul, a resident of Okaloosa County, said her parents had come down from Memphis to spend several days with her last week.

During their stay, the family spent several days in the water, including at a beach in Destin, a creek and a swamp in Boggy Bayou. Wiygul said she had heard the recent reports of people in Florida contracting a flesh-eating bacteria and as a result, she took extra precautions with her father, who was previously diagnosed with cancer.

FLORIDA WOMAN RECOVERING FROM FLESH-EATING BACTERIA INFECTION AS DOCTOR WARNS CASES LIKELY TO RISE

“When my parents got in town I was fanatical about Neosporin and liquid bandaid,” she said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. “My Dad didn’t have any open wounds. He had a couple places that were practicality healed small scratches on his arms and legs that I made sure were super sealed up. My mom religiously sun-blocked him. We were taking precautions and we were good, so I thought.”

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Cheryl Bennett Wiygul said her father (pictured) noticed a black spot on his back less than a day after being in Florida waters.  (Cheryl Bennett Wiygul/ Facebook)

Wiygul said that at around 4:00 a.m. Saturday – some 12 hours after being in the water – her father began to complain of fever, chills and some cramping. The family decided that it would be best if he was treated back in Tennessee where the doctors were already familiar with his previous health issues.

They left later that morning where the symptoms worsened. He was taken to a hospital in Memphis at around 8 p.m.

Wiygul said that while her father was changing into his hospital gown, staff noticed a “terrible swollen black spot on his back” that had not previously been there. Her mother sent her a picture and Wiygul instantly recognized what was wrong with her father.

FLORIDA MAN SAYS HE CONTRACTED FLESH-EATING INFECTION DESPITE NOT ENTERING WATER 

“I told her to tell them he was in the water in Florida and it was necrotizing fasciitis. She told everyone that came in the room. One person told her the media had blown that out of proportion. Others said it was staph. They would not biopsy it,” her lengthy Facebook post read.

The man’s conditioned worsened despite being treated with antibiotics, and at around 1 a.m. he became septic and coded a short time after. He was brought back by medical staff but his health continued to decline.

“Less than 48 hours after getting out of the water feeling great, the bacteria had destroyed him,”

— Cheryl Bennett Wiygul

“My dad had a lot of medical issues but heart was not one of them. They had to intubate him. He coded again. They said his organs were too damaged and his blood was too acidic to sustain life,” Wiygul said. “He was gone by Sunday afternoon.”

Wiygul said that the hospital conducted tests which confirmed that her father had in fact contracted vibrio vulnificus which manifested into necrotizing fasciitis.

She blamed the beaches for not posting advisories about any bacteria in the water, adding that her father may have been alive today had she known the dangers.

“Less than 48 hours after getting out of the water feeling great, the bacteria had destroyed him,” she wrote. “I would never have taken my Dad in the water if there was a bacteria advisory but it would have been because I didn’t want him to get a stomach virus not because I thought it would kill him.”

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Wiygul shared her dad’s story hoping it would shed more light on a crucial issue that she feels the general public lacks the most basic information on.

“I do believe if there was a simple sign posted about the risk of swimming with an open wound or an immune disorder, we wouldn’t have let him get in … here is information out there but I didn’t find it all until it was too late. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”

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Former NFL player Albert Haynesworth in ‘dire need’ of kidney transplant, asks fans for help

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Former NFL player Albert Haynesworth took to Instagram Wednesday to inform his followers that doctors told him he’s in “dire need” of a kidney transplant and asked for help to find a donor.

Haynesworth, who’s been battling kidney disease for a few years, said his kidney failed on Sunday. “It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow,” he wrote alongside a picture of him in laying a hospital bed, breathing through a respirator.

WOMAN APPEALS TO HOCKEY FANS FOR KIDNEY DONATION

“First with the brain aneurysm 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me,” the former defensive tackle said.

He asked those interested to call the Vanderbilt Transplant Center in Nashville at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. “GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message,” he said, wrapping up the post.

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Haynesworth played with four organizations for over 10 years in the NFL. He played with the Tennessee Titans for seven years. He retired in 2011 with 30.5 sacks, 347 tackles and 65 QB hits, NFL.com reported. He played in two Pro Bowls and was named to two first-team All-Pro teams during his career.

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Mom of teen accused of killing Nashville officer in crash releases apology letter

The mother of a teenage girl charged in a car crash that killed a Tennessee police officer on the Fourth of July has released a letter to the officer’s family and the family of her daughter’s passenger, who was seriously injured in the crash.

The mother of Jayona Brown, 17, wrote to Metro Nashville police officer John Anderson’s family on Monday: “I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow your entire family must feel during this difficult time.”

NASHVILLE OFFICER KILLED AFTER 17-YEAR-OLD DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE SLAMMED INTO HIS POLICE VEHICLE WHILE ON DUTY, POLICE SAY

“I know nothing I say or do will ease your pain or mend your hearts. However, please accept my deepest condolences and apologies to your entire family,” she continued. “May God continue to surround you with love, support and friends to help you through this emotional time.”

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Letter from mother of Jayona Brown, 17, to Metro Nashville police officer John Anderson’s family. Police said the 17-year-old crashed into Officer Anderson’s police vehicle on July 4th, which resulted in his death.  (Metro Nashville Police Department)

Brown’s attorney, Michie Gibson, told Fox News Tuesday that the teen snuck out of her mom’s home early on July 4 with her aunt’s 2016 Ford Fusion.

Metro Nashville Police said an officer tried to pull Brown over but she took off and crashed into Officer Anderson’s patrol vehicle after running a flashing red traffic light, killing him.

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Nashville Officer John Anderson was killed in a crash on July 4th. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

Police said Brown was driving without a license. The teen was booked into juvenile detention on charges of vehicular homicide by recklessness, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault by recklessness, driving on a suspended license and juvenile curfew violation.

Gibson told Fox News that “sincere sorrow for the family” is what prompted Brown’s mother to send the letter.

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He added, “A person who was just serving and protecting the community, an innocent victim, was killed, is the mother’s concern.”

Gibson said the first thing an emotional Brown told him is, “I didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”

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Metro Nashville Police Officer John Anderson (Metro Nashville Police Department)

Anderson, a four-year veteran of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) and a father of an 18-month-old son, was heading to a nearby highway to assist a fellow officer with a pedestrian who was reported to have been in a traffic lane waving his arms, police said.

On Monday, The Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted that the police chief “presented the Medal of Valor, the MNPD’s highest honor, to Officer John Anderson’s family.”

Anderson’s funeral was held on Monday.

Brown’s passenger, Antona Esaw, was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition after the crash. She has since been released from the hospital, a spokeswoman told Fox News.

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Car that hit Nashville officer John Anderson, killing him on July 4th. (Metro Nashville Police Department)

In the letter Brown’s mother wrote to Esaw’s family, “My heart goes out to you. I am wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.”

“I can’t express enough the compassion I have in my heart for your family,” she continued. “Please know that you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May the LORD continue to give you strength during this difficult time.”

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Gibson said Brown’s detention hearing is scheduled for August 22.

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Tennessee boy, 13, stabs brother saying jail is better than car ride with sibling, deputies say

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A 13-year-old boy from Tennessee stabbed his 15-year-old brother in Florida, telling deputies he would rather go to jail than spend eight hours in the car with his sibling, investigators said.

Lt. Todd Watkins with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News on Sunday that he responded to the scene the day before and said deputies arrested the 13-year-old after he said he stabbed his brother in the arm three times with a “multi-tool.”

Watkins said the teen told deputies he did it because he was “tired of his brother picking on him.”

The incident happened inside a car parked in a driveway in Crestview, which is about a 45-minute drive from Pensacola, Watkins said.

The stabbed brother then walked to the door of the home and called 911, he added.

Watkins said as his brother was being questioned about the incident, he said he understood his rights and that he did not regret stabbing his sibling who was teasing him.

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“I stabbed him and I don’t care about going back to jail. I’d rather be in jail than eight hours in the car with him,” according to the arrest report.

The 13-year-old was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and was brought to juvenile detention.

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“We’ve had incidents with siblings but not this young,” Watkins told Fox News. “I have never dealt with them this young with this violent of a crime.”

Watkins said the older brother did not say much to deputies at the time he was stabbed. Watkins said the 15-year-old was heard calling some of his friends to retaliate against his brother while he was in the back of the ambulance, apparently to no avail.

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Doctors treated t​​​​​he 15-year-old for three “deep puncture wounds” before releasing him from the hospital, Watkins said, adding that his treatment did not include surgery.

The brothers live in Clarksville, Tennessee, about an hour’s drive from Nashville.

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Nashville apartment fire kills baby, injures 5 children, firefighters say

An early morning fire on Sunday killed an eight-month-old baby and injured five small children in Tennessee, according to fire officials.

Nashville firefighters responded to the Hickory Lake Apartments in Antioch, Tenn., about a 20-minute drive from Nashville, around 2 a.m. Sunday for an apartment fire, according to a news release from the Nashville Fire Department.

The first unit to arrive on scene found heavy smoke and flames coming from one of the apartments in the complex, fire officials said.

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They said dispatch had informed arriving firefighters that several people were trapped inside the burning apartment. Firefighters quickly rescued one person from a balcony on the third floor.

People at the scene had informed the fire department that several children were trapped inside the burning apartment. Firefighters then rushed in and were able to rescue four of them, fire officials said.

“Unfortunately an eight-month-old baby did not survive the fire and died on the scene,” the news release from the Nashville Fire Department said.

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The four children were rushed to the hospital. Firefighters later found another child, a five-year-old, who also was transported to a nearby children’s hospital.

The conditions of the children were not immediately known.

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The apartment fire killed an eight-month-old baby. (AJ Abell, Fox 17 Nashville)

Fire officials said they were able to contain the fire to one apartment and only one area of the apartment complex suffered smoke damage.

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The American Red Cross was helping those affected by the fire with temporary housing and other resources.

Fire officials said the department’s arson investigators were working to determine what caused the fire.

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Tennessee deputies investigate reports of zebra bites

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An East Tennessee Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of bites from an unlikely animal — zebras.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Fox News that it is investigating reports of people being bitten by zebras in the Seymour area, roughly 20 minutes from Knoxville. The office, however, did not immediately provide details.

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According to WATE, deputies said they have received at least three reports of zebra bites over the past two weeks.

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They reportedly said at least two of the victims had to be sent to the hospital, adding that those cases will be reported to the county health department.

The sheriff’s office told the television station that it’s unaware of any state laws regarding privately owned exotic animals.

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The Blount County Health Department could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Nashville officer killed after 17-year-old driving without a license slammed into his police vehicle while on duty, police say

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A Tennessee police officer was killed while on duty Thursday when his marked police car was struck by a 17-year-old motorist who was driving without a license, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Officer John Anderson, a four-year veteran of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) and a father of an 18-month-old son, was hit around 3 a.m. Thursday when he was heading to an interstate to assist a fellow officer with a pedestrian who was reported to have been in a traffic lane waving his arms, police said.

Anderson’s police vehicle was “violently struck” on the driver’s side by a 2016 Ford Fusion driven by 17-year-old Jayona Brown, according to police.

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Brown was booked into juvenile detention on charges of vehicular homicide by recklessness, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault by recklessness, driving on a suspended license and juvenile curfew violation.

According to a preliminary investigation, Anderson, 28, was hit by Brown after she failed to stop for a flashing red traffic light at Woodland Street and Interstate Drive in Nashville, police said.

Officer Anderson died at the scene.  Brown was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where she was treated and released. Police said Brown’s passenger was critically injured and is being treated at another local hospital.

Minutes before the collision, police said a DUI unit officer in an unmarked police car saw the Ford Fusion commit a lane violation and got behind the car.  The officer activated his blue lights to stop the car and police said Brown pulled to the right and slowed down, but did not stop.  When the officer activated his siren, Brown sped away, police said.

Police said the car was not reported stolen since it belonged to Brown’s aunt, and the officer decided not to pursue it. The officer did, however, radio that the car did not stop for him and provided the license plate number, according to police.

Nashville’s mayor, David Briley, tweeted on Thursday that “this tragedy is a stark reminder of our officers’ selfless pledge to protect and serve our city – and we will be forever grateful.”

“When our city experiences tragedy, we come together as one community to support and lift each other up. I know that will happen today and in the weeks to come. My thoughts are with the family and friends of Officer Anderson and our entire police force,” Briley also tweeted.

Anderson graduated from the MNPD academy in June 2015 and was also a member of the department’s Drill & Ceremony Team. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve as well.

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Officer Anderson received the MNPD’s Lifesaving Award in 2017 for saving a victim who had a deep wound after being stabbed. Police said Anderson minimized his blood loss until medics arrived on scene.

Anderson received the Lifesaving Award again in 2018 for saving a suicidal man who was about jump off a bridge.

Anderson also received the Department Commendation Award in 2019 for responding to a reported robbery of a business and arresting two suspects after a “several hours long standoff,” police said.

When Anderson and other officers first responded to the business “all appeared normal,” according to police.

“Rather than just leave, they continued to investigate and found a clerk hiding in a cooler in the back of the convenience store,” police said, adding that the clerk advised that the two suspects were in the office and that one was armed with a gun. Police added that the clerk told officers she had hidden in the cooler after calling 911.       

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A detention hearing for Brown is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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