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Busch wins XFinity race at Bristol

(MRN) Race leader Chris Buescher’s gas tank ran dry on an overtime restart Friday night in Bristol, opening the door for Kyle Busch to grab his third victory of the season. Buescher dominated the second half of the race, leading for a stretch of 106 laps when the night’s final …

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Logano leads Sprint Cup pack at Bristol

(MRN) Team Penske’s Joey Logano kept a hard-charging Kevin Harvick in his rear-view mirror throughout the closing laps Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, winning under the lights in “Thunder Valley” for the second year in a row. Logano kept the Number-22 Ford in front over the final sixty-three trips …

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ORT: OR Airport update

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, while conditions are subject to change, current plans call for starting construction on a general aviation airport at Heritage Center, the former K-25 site, in 2018. The current estimate range says the airport could cost between $30 million and $40 million. Work …

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Roane suspect nabbed in Loudon

A man accused of burglarizing a Roane County home and leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit was arrested Monday in Loudon County. Christopher Dawson is in custody at the Roane County Jail facing several charges, with more pending. Loudon County deputies say they were advised Monday morning to be on …

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OR man facing charges

An Oak Ridge man who allegedly poured gasoline on the living room floor of a house he shares with his girlfriend and threatened to kill her and burn the house down Wednesday was arrested by Oak Ridge Police later that night. At last check this morning, 49-year-old John Franklin Rutherford …

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ORT: Main Street Oak Ridge subject of special IDB meeting

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, the Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board will consider a financing-related resolution for Main Street Oak Ridge during a special meeting on Monday. The resolution would approve documentation related to the tax increment financing, or TIF, for Main Street Oak Ridge. The $13 …

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FBI offering reward in extortion, robberies

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification and arrests of the suspects in the kidnappings and extortions involving Y-12 Federal Credit Union and SmartBank. The FBI, Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and Oak Ridge Police Department are asking the public …

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Diesel fuel spill on Longmire brings out road crews

The Anderson County Highway Department responded to a diesel fuel spill on Tuesday afternoon on Longmire Road. The road was temporarily shut down while crews spread sand across the road to soak up the spilled fuel. Once the weather clears, crews will head back up to Longmire to clean it …

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Arson fire probed

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a building belonging to Coal Creek Mines on Airbase Lane in Briceville sometime between Friday night and Tuesday morning, Deputies could only reach the site using a four-wheeler and an employee told them that the building had been …

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Tourism up in Tennessee, Anderson County

(Governor’s Office) Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, announced during a special event at the Ryman Auditorium Tuesday that tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached $17.7 billion in 2014, up 6.3 percent, and an all-time high for the state. Tourism-generated jobs for …

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