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Tenn. House expected to approve Amelia’s Law Thursday

6 News Reporter
MARYVILLE (WATE) – The Tennessee General Assembly is nearing a vote on Amelia’s Law, named in memory of Amelia Keown. The Maryville teenager was killed in a car wreck by a prison parolee in August 2012.
While there have been setbacks for Amelia’s mother about getting the bill passed, she says she’s never given up hope.
Amelia Keown …

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Amelia’s Law Expected to Pass This Month

Amelia’s Law is expected to pass this month. The law specifically states that after July 1, 2014, and person who is released on parole where drugs or alcohol influenced their crimes, or that has a longstanding history of abuse, will be required to wear a trans-dermal monitoring device that will check them EVERY HALF HOUR for drugs or alcohol. This …

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Happy Birthday Amelia!

Happy Birthday Amelia, you are forever in our hearts. Words can not express how much you are loved, and we know that you are watching over each of us as we travel down this long road to help save lives in the future. We celebrate your birth, your life, and your love.

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State Senate
State of Tennessee
For Immediate Release
March 20, 2013
Contact: Darlene Schlicher
(615) 741-6336
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on
Wednesday sponsored by Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) that would have
tightened the operations of the Board of Probation and Parole in regards to the granting of
parole for certain …

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Walk like MADD with Team Amelia

Walk Like MADD with Team Amelia!
Join us on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 in Knoxville for the 2013 Knoxville Walk like MADD event. Help Team Amelia in this life changing walk!
Team Amelia will be walking in the beautiful West Hills Park located in Knoxville just off North Winston Road. We look forward to seeing you there!
Registration begins Saturday morning at 9:30 …

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Rep. Ramsey working on ‘Amelia’s Law’

Rep. Ramsey working on ‘Amelia’s Law’
By Joel Davis | (

Blount County’s representatives will be involved with a variety of bills during the 108th session of the Tennessee Legislature, which convened at noon on Tuesday

State Rep. Robert Ramsey, R-Maryville, said he is among a group of legislators working with the family of Amelia Keown, a 16-year-old William Blount High School junior …

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‘Sign of respect’: William Blount restores student memorial courtyard

By Matthew Stewart | (
William Blount High School’s students are doing their part to honor their school as well as students who died while attending the high school.
Students in Billy Coning’s landscaping class have revitalized the memorial courtyard outside the main building. The high-schoolers have worked on the project for the past nine weeks.
Coning’s class split into five groups and …

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‘Amelia’s Law’ tops local stories of 2012

(Source: The Daily Times)
‘Amelia’s Law’ tops local stories of 2012
By Joel Davis | (
The top 10 local news stories that marked 2012 reveal the story of a year of tragedies and accomplishments, community controversies and some farewells.
Amelia’s law
1) Sixteen-year-old Amelia Dior Keown, a beloved William Blount High School junior, died Aug. 15 in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 411 …

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Tragedies focus attention on sentencing laws


Jan. 06, 2013 @ 11:01 AM


Both the driver, 45-year-old Jeffrey Tressell, and a passenger, 16-year-old Courteney Kaliszewski, died on Sept. 16 in this van when 21-year-old Tyler Schaeffer veered into the oncoming lane and struck the van head-on. Schaeffer was out of jail on probation from burglary and robbery charges when the accident occurred.

This vehicle was invovled in …

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Victim’s family hopes to see changes made

For Wayne Keown, once known to fans of professional wrestling as Dutch Mantel, the death of a beloved granddaughter has led to a real-life battle that’s called on his skill at getting a point across in an interview and other skills he didn’t know he had.
Amelia Keown, his 16-year-old granddaughter, died Aug. 14 in a wreck on Highway 411 in …

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