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Fire kills cat

A cat was killed in a fire at a single-wide mobile home on Dutch Valley Road Wednesday night. The fire occurred at 2665 Dutch Valley Road and was reported shortly after 11:30 pm. By the time deputies from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene, the blaze had …

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Report: OR fines against Levitt tossed

According to the News-Sentinel, Knoxville attorney and Oak Ridge apartment owner Joseph Levitt has had a $406,250 fine assessed against him by the city of Oak Ridge for building code violations at the three apartment buildings on Hillside Avenue vacated. The Tennessee Court of Appeals vacated the fine after determining …

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Ex-Roane fire captain accused of theft

The former captain of Roane County’s Fire Department has been indicted on charges of stealing county property, including chain saws, generators and a pump used to extricate trapped wreck victims. 42-year-old John Roy “Shorty” Rayburn of Kingston was indicted last week by the Roane County grand jury. The indictment states …

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Amber Alert over, girl safe, dad in custody

The Knoxville man who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive list Thursday morning was captured in Ohio, just hours after being added to the list, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and his two-year-old daughter was recovered safe and sound. 36-year-old Tyler …

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AC man charged in woman’s death

After more than a year of investigation, Metro Nashville Police Department Homicide-Cold Case detectives arrested 34-year-old Caleb J. Cannon of Anderson County for the May 2014 murder of Nashville-area resident Nichole “Nikki” Burgess. Cannon was formally named a person of interest in this death investigation in Anderson County search warrants …

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Knoxville man killed in OR wreck

A Knoxville man died after he was ejected from his pickup truck and struck by another vehicle in a three-pickup crash on Bethel Valley Road in Oak Ridge on Tuesday afternoon. Oak Ridge Police identified the driver as 25-year-old Victor Gujmuit. Officers say that Gujmuit was driving west on Bethel …

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OR OK’ed for TVA energy efficiency project

Oak Ridge has been chosen for a $2.9 million TVA grant that will help residents save money on their utility bills, while making some of the city’s so-called legacy housing more energy efficient. Legacy homes are those homes in Oak Ridge that date back to the Manhattan Project and the …

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BBB: Harriman fire chief out

The city of Harriman fired its fire chief on Monday, according to our partners at BBB-TV. Last week, City Manager Kevin Helms suspended acting Fire Chief Brad Goss with pay while investigating complaints lodged against him by the firefighters under his command. City officials have not released too many details …

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Technological trip-up leads to trouble

Technology tripped up an Oak Ridge High School student who was allegedly trying to arrange a marijuana deal on Monday. Oak Ridge Police say that the student, a junior, entered his personal Apple ID into an iPad issued by the school, which caused his iPhone to sync with the device. …

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State issues online safety, security tips

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit (ICU) wants to help Tennesseans protect themselves from identity theft. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the perfect opportunity to remind citizens to make good choices when logging onto the Internet.  The ICU has compiled a list of helpful …

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