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WYMT News reports
A Tennessee man faces charges following a complaint about counterfeit money in Southwest Virginia.
Earlier this month, Wise County deputies say 38-year-old Jason Massengill, of Kingsport, gave a person three hundred dollars of fake money.
Police found Massengill at a Norton business and recovered more than $7,000 in counterfeit bills.
On Sunday, July 16 the Bell County Coroner’s Office was contacted by Middlesboro ARH Hospital to respond to the death of a child, by drowning, that had been brought to the Emergency Department in that facility by Middlesboro Fire Department.
Upon arrival, Deputy Coroner Don Horton officially pronounced a two year old male deceased at 1:57PM. Preliminary investigation by Middlesboro Police Department’s Officer Jeremiah Johnson and Lieutenant Tom Busic concluded no foul play was involved in the incident, which took place in a pool at a private residence. Deputy Horton consulted with the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office about the incident, and it was concluded that an autopsy would not be performed due to the clearly tragic circumstances of this accidental death investigation.
At this time, no further information or names are being released by the Bell County Coroner, out of respect to the family members, due to the involvement of the accidental death of a child.
10 News out of Knoxville reports
A 2-year-old child has died after being left in a vehicle overnight in Gatlinburg last week.
According to the Gatlinburg Police Department, the child was found dead on Friday around 1:57 p.m. in a car on Laurel Avenue.
The TBI and Gatlinburg Police Department have launched an investigation into the incident. The investigation will continue and pending charges will be determined through investigative efforts of the TBI and GPD as well as the Sevier County District Attorney’s Office.
also from 10 News
A young girl has been hospitalized after falling off a ride at The Island in Pigeon Forge.
The girl was on the Wave Rider on Saturday around 5 p.m. when the accident happened, according to The Island’s VP of Operations David Wear.
A certificate of Liability Insurance dated June 15, 2017 states the Wave Rider passed a state inspection.
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