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ORPD investigating home invasion robbery

Oak Ridge Police are investigating an armed home invasion robbery that occurred Saturday afternoon. Officers were called to a home on Jonathan Lane at around 3:15 pm Saturday and when they arrived, found the two occupants of the home injured. The victims told investigators that three suspects had entered the …

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Crowley’s legal bill to be considered

The Anderson County Commission’s Operations Committee will consider Public Works Director David Crowley’s request that his legal bill be paid after he was acquitted of criminal charges last month. Crowley had been charged with illegally inspecting five buildings without the proper certification but was acquitted on those charges in April …

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Follow-Up: OR pastor caught in TBI sting

Authorities in Knoxville arrested an Oak Ridge pastor Saturday on a human trafficking charge. 32-year-old Zubin Percy Parakh of Oak Ridge is charged with human trafficking of a child. Parakh, according to the website for Lifehouse Church in Oak Ridge, was a creative pastor at the church. Officials there, and …

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OSFD uses new equipment for first time

The Oliver Springs Fire Department responded on Sunday to a mutual aid call from the Blair Volunteer Fire Department to a single-vehicle crash that left one person trapped in a pickup truck. Using newly purchased extrication equipment, members were able to remove the victim and turn him over to Anderson …

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Company files lawsuit over OR paving contract

A company that submitted the lowest bid to pave 16 Oak Ridge city streets but was not awarded the contract has filed a lawsuit in Anderson County Chancery Court. Duracap Asphalt Paving of Knoxville filed the suit last week following a 6-1 vote by the Oak Ridge City Council to …

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Man charged after running from traffic stop

A Lafollette man is facing charges after running away from police during a traffic stop early Friday. Police attempted pulled over a car near Cherry Street at around 4 am and the passenger, later identified as 27-year-old Ryan Currier, jumped out of the car and ran. He was located a …

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Record number of jobs on Jobs4TN website

(TDLWD) The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) reported Friday almost 200,000 jobs were posted on the www.Jobs4TN.gov website in April, 2016.  That marks a record number of job opportunities employers across the state have advertised on the site. “As the unemployment rate in Tennessee declines, we continue …

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