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‘Booze It & Lose It’

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) reminds residents to stay safe this summer and always find a sober ride home. THSO executes its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign through public service announcements (PSAs), impaired driving safety messages, and increased support for local law enforcement to prevent traffic injuries and …

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Fire damages Campbell home

A fire early this morning in Campbell County damaged a home but injured no one. The Campbell County Rural Fire Service responded to a fire on Longmire Lane shortly after 4:30 am Monday along with crews from the Caryville, Jacksboro, Lafollette and Ridgeview Fire Departments. The fire was brought under …

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Roane wreck kills one

A Harriman man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 61 in Roane County on Friday, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Troopers reported that 37-year-old Martin J. Palenski had been headed west on Highway 61 shortly after 12:30 pm Friday at a high rate of speed in a …

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State unemployment rate data released

With the seasonal closing of schools, county unemployment rates for June 2016, released today, show the rates increased in all 95 Tennessee counties. Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, remaining the same from the previous month’s revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 4.9 percent, …

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Union home invasion ends with 1 dead

Union County authorities are investigating an apparent home invasion that ended with one of the suspects shot to death. Dispatchers were called at around 4 am Thursday on a report that two masked men had forced their way into a home on Beard Valley Road. The resident confronted the suspects …

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Smoot murder trial underway in Roane

The Roane County murder trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a Knoxville woman is underway, nearly four years after the crime. 44-year-old Shawn Smoot is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 23-year-old Brooke Morris, a former employee of Smoot’s insurance business and his …

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