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.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Department of Children's Services says it had investigated a complaint of child abuse or neglect in a Knoxville home where a boy was later fatally beaten.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported on the death last month of 5-year-old Robert Reyes, and a family member told the paper he alerted DCS last year after seeing bruises on the child.
The live-in boyfriend of the boy's mother was indicted last week. The grand jury charged 23-year-old Tyrail J. Cooke with felony murder and aggravated child abuse in the Oct. 20 attack.
DCS spokesman Brandon Gee confirmed prior investigations into allegations of abuse and/or neglect, dating back to 2008.
Gee declined to reveal the results of those inquiries, saying there is an ongoing investigation following the boy's death.
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