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ORT: ORFD busy Wednesday, Saturday

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, Oak Ridge firefighters were busy last week. An apartment resident on East Tennessee Avenue was pulled to safety and taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after his food caught fire on a stove on Wednesday, October 28. The resident, identified as Earnest Hurd, …

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Crafton wins, championship race tightens up

Matt Crafton’s bid for a record third straight Truck Series championship gained new life Saturday at Martinsville Speedway when he drove to his fifth victory of the season in the Kroger 200. Crafton entered the weekend third in the standings, twenty-three points behind Erik Jones. He comes out of it …

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Sprint Cup: Gordon wins at Martinsville

Four-time champion Jeff Gordon stood triumphantly atop his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Sunday evening at Martinsville Speedway after conquering the Virginia half-mile, with new-found dreams of a fifth championship later this month at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gordon grabbed the lead from A-J Allmendinger with twenty-two laps remaining and kept the Number-24 car …

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Thompson, ex-Senator, actor passes at 73

(AP/WBIR) Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and actor who starred on the television drama “Law and Order,” died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 73. Mr. Thompson died after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a prepared statement issued by the Thompson family. Mr Thompson, who had recently purchased a house in Nashville …

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Watch out for deer

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year due to deer-mating and -hunting season. “The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes. We want to remind drivers to watch out for deer on or around the …

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