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Man indicted on charges connected to deadly 2016 crash

(Information from Oak Ridge Today, staff reports)  A Knoxville man has been indicted on vehicular homicide and other charges in the death of a 23-year-old Heiskell woman after a two-vehicle crash on Clinton Highway in April 2016. 27-year-old Scott Allen Gray is facing a vehicular homicide by intoxication charge as well …

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MENCS: Dillon notches first career win at CMS

(MRN)  Jimmie Johnson’s fuel tank went dry on the next-to-last lap Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway and as a result, Austin Dillon went to Victory Lane. The Richard Childress Racing driver was seemingly destined to finish second as Johnson was motoring toward what would have been his eighty-third career victory. …

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Two weekend fires deemed suspicious

Two weekend fires in Anderson County are being investigated as suspicious. The first occurred late Sunday night at a mobile home on Hillvale Road. Deputies reported that the trailer was engulfed in flames upon their arrival at around 11:30 pm Sunday. Crews from the Claxton and Andersonville Volunteer Fire Departments …

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GSMNP: Man dies after fall at Ramsey Cascades

On Sunday, May 28, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers received a report that a 37 year-old male fell from the top of the 100-foot tall Ramsey Cascades waterfall late that afternoon. The man, who was hiking alone, was observed climbing across the top of the waterfall before he fell. …

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ORPD: One killed, 4 injured in two-vehicle crash

(Oak Ridge PD release). On Friday, May 26, 2017, at approximately 2:47 p.m., Oak Ridge police officers responded to a traffic crash on South Illinois Avenue at Commerce Park Drive. Both roads were closed to traffic in all directions while crews responded to the area. Two vehicles were involved, a …

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Unemployment rate falls in all 95 counties

Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for April 2017 have decreased in all 95 counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). “One year ago, we had eight counties with an unemployment rate above 6 percent,” said TDLWD Commissioner Burns Phillips. “This April, only …

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