A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Hawkins County authorities say a couple asking for donations to bury their unborn twins were working a scam.
Irvin Henry Murrell III and Courtney Ladawn Murrell are each charged with creating the false impression of death and theft over $500. Courtney Murrell also faces theft under $500.
According to the Kingsport Times-News, Irvin Murrell showed a photo of two dead babies to gain sympathy and Courtney Murrell showed an ultrasound image.
A Hawkins County Sheriff's investigator found the husband's co-workers took up a cash collection for him and he also received a $250 check at work. Irvin Murrell also took off bereavement time, supposedly for the funeral, and was paid $270 in salary for it.
Both were arrested Sunday night.
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