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ORT: ORFD busy Wednesday, Saturday

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, Oak Ridge firefighters were busy last week. An apartment resident on East Tennessee Avenue was pulled to safety and taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after his food caught fire on a stove on Wednesday, October 28. The resident, identified as Earnest Hurd, …

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Thompson, ex-Senator, actor passes at 73

(AP/WBIR) Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator from Tennessee, GOP presidential candidate, Watergate attorney and actor who starred on the television drama “Law and Order,” died on Sunday in Nashville. He was 73. Mr. Thompson died after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a prepared statement issued by the Thompson family. Mr Thompson, who had recently purchased a house in Nashville …

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Watch out for deer

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year due to deer-mating and -hunting season. “The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes. We want to remind drivers to watch out for deer on or around the …

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Arrest made in Dollar General robbery

Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators along with agents from the 7th Judicial District’s Crime Task Force arrested a 19-year-old Claxton man on Thursday afternoon in connection to last weekend’s robbery at the Dollar General store on Edgemoor Road. Christopher Logan Finch was arrested without incident Thursday and is facing …

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9th Annual Anderson County Veterans Day Parade info

The 9th annual Anderson County Veterans Day parade will be held on Veterans Day—Wednesday November 11th—at 6 pm in downtown Clinton. This year’s theme is “A Celebration of all Anderson County Veterans” and parade entries are currently being accepted. There is no entry fee but donations will be accepted to …

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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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