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Technological trip-up leads to trouble

Technology tripped up an Oak Ridge High School student who was allegedly trying to arrange a marijuana deal on Monday. Oak Ridge Police say that the student, a junior, entered his personal Apple ID into an iPad issued by the school, which caused his iPhone to sync with the device. …

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State issues online safety, security tips

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit (ICU) wants to help Tennesseans protect themselves from identity theft. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the perfect opportunity to remind citizens to make good choices when logging onto the Internet.  The ICU has compiled a list of helpful …

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High School Football Polls: OR up to #3 in 5A

The Associated Press high school football polls for this week were released on Monday and here is how area teams and those with the potential to face out local teams in the playoffs stack up heading into the final week of the regular season. In Class 6A, Maryville remains #1 …

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Roane in-school flu vaccinations delayed

First it was Knox County, and now a delay in receiving shipments of the Flu Mist vaccine will force Roane County school officials to postpone their planned flu vaccination clinics that were supposed to start this week. The school system has not received its full shipment of the vaccine from …

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Man enters plea in two cases

Monday in an Anderson County courtroom, an Oak Ridge man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a pair of incidents that occurred in May of 2014. 24-year-old Christian Cooper pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment in connection to an incident in which he accidentally lit a large firework inside an Oak …

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Man pleads in sword attack

An Oak Ridge man pleaded guilty Monday in Anderson County Criminal Court to reduced charges in a case in which he was originally charged with attempted first-degree murder after stabbing a man with a samurai sword in July of 2012. 33-year-old Jeffrey John Smith II of Oak Ridge pleaded guilty …

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Kingston man indicted on child sex abuse charges

A Kingston man was indicted last week on charges of rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery. 28-year-old Matthew Fonza Smith is accused of raping a 7-year-old girl sometime between May of 2013 and June of this year, according to court records. Smith was taken into custody on the …

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Dura-Line to build facility in Clinton, create 70 new jobs

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Dura-Line officials announced today the company will open a new manufacturing facility and research and development center in Clinton. The communication and energy infrastructure manufacturer will invest over $25 million and create 70 new jobs in Anderson County. …

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Claxton Dollar General robbed

The Dollar General Store on Edgemoor Road in Claxton was robbed at knife-point on Saturday evening, October 24, shortly before 10:00pm.  The suspect threatened the clerk with a knife and demanded money.  The assistant manager opened the register and the suspect fled on foot across Edgemoor Road with some $375.00 …

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HS Football Week 10 schedule

Thursday October 29th…CAK at Alcoa Friday October 30th…(WYSH, Fox & Farley Friday Night Football) Farragut at Clinton Anderson County at Carter Campbell County at Oak Ridge Wartburg at Oliver Springs Kingston at Loudon Karns at Lenoir City Catholic at Union County Central at Fulton West at Gibbs Sunbright at Greenback …

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