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Two arrested in Claxton shooting

Two people have been charged in connection to a Saturday shooting on Clinton Highway in Claxton.  23-year-old Jacob Lynn Rutherford of Oak Ridge has been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder and he remains in the Anderson County Detention Facility pending bond being set at arraignment.  His girlfriend, 24-year-old …

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TBI: Suspect in shooting of KPD officer in custody

A man who was added to the TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list Friday is now in custody. Ronnie Lucas Wilson was captured this morning. Wilson (DOB 4-7-86) was wanted by the Knoxville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face a charge of Attempted First Degree Murder of a police …

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One jailed after Campbell raid

One man is facing drug charges after a search warrant was executed early Thursday morning by Campbell County authorities at a home on Howard Road in LaFollette. 57-year-old Marvin Lee McGhee is facing several charges of selling a Schedule II narcotic following a months-long undercover investigation conducted by the Campbell …

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TDOT preps for winter weather

(TDOT)  The Tennessee Department of Transportation can assure motorists it is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow. In preparation for the winter season, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks. “We begin our winter preparations …

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More ET counties file suit against “Big Pharm”

(Press release–State Attorneys General)  The coalition of East Tennessee district attorneys general that brought an October 2017 lawsuit against several prescription opioid producers filed an amended complaint in Campbell County Circuit Court on Friday. The complaint now includes an additional plaintiff, District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn, who represents Tennessee’s Fourth …

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ORNL to lay off 100+ following voluntary separations

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced Tuesday that it will begin involuntary separations of over 100 employees. Last year, ORNL began implementing a workforce restructuring plan that included the elimination of 350 positions by the end of the calendar year, a reduction of 7%. Lab Director Thomas Zacharia said at the time …

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