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Jail death probed by TBI

The TBI is investigating the death of an inmate at the Anderson County Jail that occurred in March. Preliminary investigations have not turned up anything suspicious, according to the TBI, but their investigation is ongoing. 53-year-old Patricia Jones of Oliver Springs was booked into the jail on March 17th on …

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TBI: Ex-probation/parole officer indicted on rape charge

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) announced Monday that a former probation officer has been indicted by the Anderson County grand jury on charges including rape. In a Monday new release, the TBI says that 7th Judicial District Attorney General Dave Clark requested the TBI investigate allegations of sexual misconduct …

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ORPD: 3 arrested after alleged robbery

Three people were arrested in Oak Ridge on Monday evening after an alleged robbery at a house on East Tennessee Avenue. Oak Ridge Police say that at around 5 pm Monday, two men identified as 37-year-old Joshua Young of Oak Ridge and 27-year-old Benjamin Davis of Powell, allegedly forced their …

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State observes National Crime Victims Rights Week

(Press release)  The Board of Parole (BOP), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the Department of Correction (TDOC) and the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction (TRICOR) are marking 10 years of ceremonies honoring crime victims and victim advocates statewide. All events this year take place April 9-13, which coincides with the …

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GSMNP announces temporary, single-lane closures of Wiley Oakley Crossover Bridge

(GSMNP)  Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced temporary, single-lane closures of the Wiley Oakley Crossover Bridge located between the north and southbound Spur on Tuesday April 10 and Wednesday April 11.  The single-lane closures are necessary for Sevier County Utility District to conduct gas line inspections.  The bridge will remain open, …

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TDOT: Work zone safety is everybody’s responsibility

(TDOT release)  The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists that “Work zone safety is everybody’s responsibility” and to ask them to Work with Us – move over and slow down for highway workers. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week …

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Longtime Clinton Council member passes

Friday, longtime former Clinton City Councilman Harry Patton Sr. passed away. Patton served for several years on the Clinton City Council, serving one stint as mayor, and also served on the Melton Hill Regional Industrial Development Board, the Sons of the Revolution (including a term as chapter president), and was …

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Mental health eval ordered for man accused of threatening MMC

A mental health evaluation has been ordered for a man who was charged with terrorism in January after allegedly threatening to blow up Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge with dynamite and shoot everyone inside with a shotgun. The first evaluation for 40-year-old Agey C. Stamey II of Knoxville was ordered in January and …

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