5 things to know this morning

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (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. Parents charged in death of 2-year-old boy found in vehicle outside Gatlinburg home

According to a release from District Attorney General James Dunn, a grand jury returned indictments against Anthony Dyllan Phillips and Jade Elizabeth Phillips, the parents of 2-year-old Kipp, who was found in a vehicle outside a Gatlinburg home on July 14. Jade Phillips is the daughter of the mayor of Westmoreland, Tennessee, Jerry Kirkman.

ipp's parents were indicted on one count of first degree murder, committed through aggravated child neglect; one count of first degree murder, committed through aggravated child abuse; one count of aggravated child neglect; and one count of aggravated child abuse against their son.

On Monday afternoon, officials learned that Anthony and Jade Phillips were at a home in Westmoreland, Tennessee. TBI agents and officials from the Sumner County Sheriff's Office arrested the couple without incident.

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2. Knoxville woman taken to hospital after saving father, son from house fire

Units from the Knoxville Fire Department responded to a fire at 615 South Beaman Street at 8:29 p.m. Monday for reports of a house fire.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found flames coming from the garage of the home, and heavy black smoke was forced from all openings.

One female victim was transported to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. She reportedly removed her father and son from the dangerous flames before going back several times to try and extinguish the fire.

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3. McCain making Senate return for crucial health vote

John McCain will make a return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party’s reeling effort to repeal Obamacare.

The decision by the 80-year-old senator to travel to Washington from his Arizona home was announced by his office in a brief press release late Monday night. It comes with the GOP bill to erase and replace President Barack Obama’s law on the brink as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushes toward a pivotal vote Tuesday, prodded by an impatient and frustrated President Donald Trump.

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4. Four plead guilty in Pilot Flying J rebate fraud case

On Monday, July 24, John Spiewak, John Freeman, Vicki Borden and Katy Bibee submitted plea agreements to the U.S District Court of Tennessee at Chattanooga, all pleading guilty to charges related to the Pilot Flying J rebate fraud case that's been making headlines since 2013.

Unsealed documents previously showed the defendants were part of a conspiracy to scam trucking companies out of thousands of dollars.

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5. Church surveillance footage shows goat theft

Kingston Police are trying to find out who stole a goat from someone's property, and the farmer just wants to know why.

Jennifer Underwood said her father's livestock is his livelihood. She said, watching two people steal a goat from his property made her angry. Now she's warning other folks in their rural community to look over their animals.

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