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Man pleads following incident in January

A man who allegedly threatened Oak Ridge Police officers with a rifle after they responded to a disturbance at a Norton Road home in January has pleaded guilty to charges in the case. The evening of January 12th, Oak Ridge Police responded to a call about a domestic disturbance and …

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Woman burned in fire at motel

Investigators in Campbell County are working to figure out what started a fire at a Caryville motel that left an elderly woman with serious burns. Early Monday morning, emergency responders were called to the Travel Lodge Motel in Caryville on a call of a fire in one of the rooms. …

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Youth substance abuse in state trending downward

According to a new report from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration—or SAMHSA—youth substance abuse in Tennessee is declining. The recently-released “National Survey on Drug Use and Health” indicates that substance abuse among Tennessee youth declined between 2006 to 2014. Specifically, illicit drug use dropped to 3% of those …

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ORPHA proposes two international events

The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association has proposed that the Department of Energy and the City of Oak Ridge host two international events during their 75th anniversary. The events are: (a) an exhibit on the international scientific progress made during the seven decades since WWII and (b) a remembrance …

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Roane fire kills one, authorities seek ID

Roane County authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in determining the identity of a body found Thursday after a Rockwood residential fire. The body was found after firefighters put out a blaze at a residence at 1147 Mountain View Road in Rockwood. The residents had vacated the home about …

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OR JC Penney not closing

The JCPenney in Oak Ridge is not among the 138 stores closing across the country, the company said. Three Tennessee stores are closing. One is at Knoxville Center, another is at Greeneville Commons, and the third is at County Market Place in Union City. JCPenney said the closures are “part …

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