A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect until Monday afternoon as rain will be changing to snow in the high country during the overnight hours, inhibiting travel. Patchy ice my develop on bridges and overpasses region-wide around sunrise Monday. The morning commute could run into slowdowns. Windy conditions will persist overnight as well, especially in the mountains.
ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) -- A state bank examiner is under indictment on official misconduct charges, accused of offering a secret deal to a McMinn County business.
John Mark Stewart, 31, of Cleveland was indicted by the McMinn County grand jury on four counts.
He is accused of approaching a business owner he had met through his job and offering to examine the owner's financial records secretly for $25,000 to ensure the business would always pass a state exam.
Stewart was booked into the McMinn County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
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