Thursday, April 24 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:59:52 GMT
Concussions continue to be a major concern in youth sports, but Indiana is the first state in the nation to require concussion training awareness for youth and high school football coaches. Head coachesFull Story >
Concussions continue to be a major concern in youth sports, but Indiana is the first state in the nation to require concussion training awareness for youth and high school football coaches.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:34:46 GMT
Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.Full Story >
A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:27 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:27:24 GMT
A cat missing just shy of two years was reunited with his owner in Greenville on Tuesday. Bruno escaped from a vet's office in May of 2012 while being boarded, Greenville County Animal Care Services saidFull Story >
A cat missing just shy of two years was reunited with his owner in Greenville on Tuesday. Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:05:57 GMT
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, and his first event on the road back to glory is right here in the Valley. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete in the Arena Grand Prix April 24-26, atFull Story >
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UNIONVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday began assisting in the search for two missing Bedford County children.
Authorities said they don't believe 9-year-old Chloie Leverette and her half-brother, 7-year-old Gage Daniel, died in a Sept. 23 fire that incinerated their home, but there is also no indication where or when they could have gone.
On Wednesday, ATF agents started sifting through the remains of the house. Several teams are slowly going through piles of rubble.
The ATF said they added 11 to 12 additional personnel, who might be able to help decide whether there are any remains in the debris that have not been detected.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for the children a couple weeks ago after previously issuing an endangered child alert.
Crews have spent days sifting through ashes by hand at the burned home of the children's step-grandparents, Leon McClaran, 72, and 70-year-old Molly McClaran, who died in the fire.
The TBI said they're working on a lot of leads in the case, but that has not yielded any results. All of the interviews they've conducted indicate the two missing children were actually in the house at the time of the fire.
All the while, members of the McClaran family continue to hold a vigil of sorts just feet away, sitting and waiting for answers.
"It's really sad. We can't find the kids. We really want to find the kids," Leon McClaran Jr. said.
State bomb and arson investigators said that the children were not victims of the fire and their whereabouts remain unknown at this time.
"They feel like they don't have solid evidence right now to assume that these children were in the fire," said TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm.
Search crews found what they thought was a tooth but said it is not enough to close the case.
Officials also said they found at least 20 propane tanks in the basement of the house, which probably made the fire much worse. While they do not suspect arson, they said they may never know what started the fire in the first place.
The children were last seen about three hours before the night of the fire.
Crews have also used helicopters and searched the nearby woods to see if the children escaped the fire.
"To err on the side of caution, as far as law enforcement is concerned, we feel like we can leave no stone unturned and just try to follow every lead that we can to ensure that they're not somewhere else," Helm said. "I don't know where else they would be. They were a close knit family."
Chloie is described as a white female, approximately 4'8" and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Gage is described as a white male, approximately 4' and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
The sheriff's department brought in additional cadaver dogs to assist in the search, as well as forensic teams from Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee.
Neighbor Erika Barnett said she was just starting to come to terms with the fact her neighbors died in the fire when she learned they might have survived.
"It was just fire everywhere," Barnett said. "As hot as that fire was over there, I don't see how they would have gotten out."
If you have any information concerning the current whereabouts of Chloie and Gage, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 GMT
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.Full Story >
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:09:45 GMT
Multiple individuals are in police custody after warrants were served at several Northside businesses. Authorities were called to the 4200 block of Hamilton Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Several individualsFull Story >
Multiple individuals are in police custody after warrants were served at several Northside businesses.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:02:31 GMT
Police in Dayton, Ky. are looking for a missing 2-year-old girl who is believed to be with her grandfather. The child was reported missing at 8 p.m. Thursday. Police are not expecting to issue an AmberFull Story >
Police in Dayton, Ky. are looking for a missing 2-year-old girl who is believed to be with her grandfather.Full Story >