5 things to know this morning

(WVLT)- Here are the top five stories from Local 8 News Anchor Casey Wheeless to get you out the door this morning. Stay connected to Local 8 News online.

1. Volquest: UT's search moves from Brohm to Dave Doeren

Local 8 Sports' partner Volquest.com reports the Tennessee coaching search will continue after Tennessee moved on from Jeff Brohm on Wednesday. The next target in the search could land on Dave Doeren of N.C. State.

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2. Bean Station mother, 3-year-old killed in early morning crash

A multiple vehicle crash closed down several lanes of traffic on I-40 Westbound at mile marker 375, which is near Pellissippi Pkwy., early Wednesday morning, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a semi-truck, a Ford F-15- pickup, and a Volkswagen Cabrio all involved in the crash.

According to the preliminary investigation, the Cabrio was traveling west on I-40 when the driver made a sudden lane change, clipping the front of the semi and causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Police say the Cabrio then came to a rest sitting across the outside lane of I-40 where it was hit by the pickup.

Wednesday evening, police said the female driver, identified as 32-year-old Sabrina Mae Brown, and her 3-year-old toddler inside the Volkswagen Cabrio died as as result of their injuries. The two were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver's 1-year-old female child was transported to UT Medical Center suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries. The family lived in Bean Station, Tenn.

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3. Alcoa police, FBI ask for help identifying bank robbery suspect

The FBI assisted local authorities with an Alcoa bank robbery Wednesday.

Officials said it happened a Capitol Bank, located at 325 Joule Street in Alcoa just before 4:30 p.m..

Agents said the robber entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money, and the teller complied. The teller put the money in a brown bag the suspect brought with him. The robber then fled the bank.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing dark clothing.

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4. 'Fire Currie' chants erupt at Mercer game

'Fire Currie' chants echoed at Thompson-Boling Arena as Vol Fans took their disappointment in Tennessee football to the basketball arena.

Students had a lot to say about the exhaustive search.

Reed Reynolds said, "It's a train wreck." "We're just a laughing stock,"
Sanderson Wall said. And Taylor Patterson said, "It's embarrassing, really."

Some even threatened to boycott their own university.

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5. Lt. Governor: ACT puts 'petty policies' ahead of young people

A disagreement over ACT scores withheld from students at a Tennessee high school could lead to the state to consider moving to a rival assessment test.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and state Senate Speaker Randy McNally were among officials who met with ACT officials Tuesday in an unsuccessful attempt to persuade them to validate the scores of 409 Bearden High School students who took the test last month.

Those tests were deemed to have been "mis-administered" because students were given the Oct. 3 version of ACT when they took their assessments on Oct. 17.

Burchett said McNally "made it clear" that the state could instead decide to go with the rival SAT, the assessment test owned by the nonprofit College Board.

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