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Knox men charged in Oak Ridge drive-by

Two Knoxville men are facing charges in Oak Ridge in connection to a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night. No injuries were reported, according to Oak Ridge Police. Officers responded to a call of shots fired shortly before 9:30 pm Tuesday on West Outer Drive and were told by witnesses that …

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Tennessee to be namesake of new element

Tennessee could soon be represented on the periodic table of elements. Wednesday, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry presented its recommendations for the names of four recently discovered elements. The IUPAC proposed the name Tennessine for element 117 and the symbol Ts. The name is in recognition of …

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Campbell man pleads in fatal 2015 crash

A Campbell County man pleaded guilty this week to charges connected to a traffic accident in 2015 that killed his girlfriend and injured another person. Michael Kidd pleaded guilty Monday in Criminal Court to one count of vehicular homicide by intoxication and one count of vehicular assault. In exchange for …

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Man receives 15 years in Campbell abuse case

Monday, a Campbell County man pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse of a child under eight years old and was sentenced to 15 years behind bars. As part of his plea, Eric Morton will serve 100% of the sentence. Morton pleaded guilty to holding his then-three-year-old stepson under scalding hot …

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Oak Ridge, Lafollette receive THDA funds

Oak Ridge has received a $500,000 state housing grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. The city will use the THDA funds to renovate and weatherize 63 owner-occupied, single-family homes in the Manhattan District Overlay zone. The grant award will be presented to the City of Oak Ridge at 4 …

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THP: DUI suspect arrested wearing chastity belt

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a DUI suspect arrested last month in Anderson County was wearing a chastity belt at the time of his arrest. The THP reports that 35-year-old Curtis Scott Eidam of Oak Ridge entered a sobriety checkpoint on May 14th on State Highway 62. Officers detected …

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Lawsuit over counseling law filed in Anderson

An activist for gay rights from Anderson County and another activist from Alexandria, Virginia have filed a lawsuit in Anderson County Chancery Court challenging a new state law that allows therapists in Tennessee to decline to see patients based upon religious beliefs or other”sincerely held principles.” Bleu Copas of Anderson …

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Lawsuit #3 filed against Cromwell

A third lawsuit has been filed against the Oak Ridge man accused of backing his pickup into a crowd of people and cars in the parking lot of the Midtown Community Center after last year’s 4th of July fireworks show in Oak Ridge. The incident left one man dead and …

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AC Commission to hold budget meeting

The Anderson County Commission will hold a special called meeting on Thursday June 23rd to discuss the county’s budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1st. The budget as approved by the Budget Committee, keeps spending at this year’s levels and calls for a one-cent decrease in the …

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