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1.5 magnitude earthquake recorded in Kingston
KINGSTON, Tennessee — It happened again -- a day after an earthquake rocked East Tennessee and part of Georgia, a small 1.5-magnitude quake was recorded in Kingston. The USGS map showed it happened around 10:20 a.m.
Kingston coal ash spill: Roane County leaders push for testing of children's sports complex
A decade ago, heavy equipment operators were all that stood between the residents of Roane County and the 7.3 million tons of toxic coal ash spilling from a busted TVA dike. Now, on the fast-approaching 10-year anniversary of the nation’s largest man-made environmental disaster, Roane County wants t
Earthquakes hit Kingston, Blaine
KINGSTON, Tenn. (WVLT) - A 1.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Kingston around 10:20 Thursday morning, while a 2.7 hit near Blaine, according to the USGS. Two quakes have comes one day after East Tennessee's second largest earthquake on record hit in Decatur around 4:14 in the morning.
Report: East Tennessee rattled by 2 more earthquakes
OAK RIDGE, T.N. - People living in east Tennessee were rattled by two more earthquakes on Thursday, WLOS reports. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 1.5 magnitude around 10:20 a.m. in Oak Ridge just southwest of the former K-25 site, where uranium was enriched for use in atomic bombs as part of t
Tennessee Governor Mulls Clemency for Teenage Sex Trafficking Victim Serving Life in Prison for Murder
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam called Cyntoia Brown’s life sentence “unjust” and said his office is looking into clemency for the former teenage sex trafficking victim serving life in prison for murder.
TWO MORE EARTHQUAKES STRIKE OAK RIDGE, KNOX COUNTY
Two small earthquakes struck East Tennessee again Thursday, a day after a 4.4 magnitude quake struck Meigs County. The first was 1.5 magnitude reported around 10:20 AM just southwest of the former K-25 site, where uranium was enriched for use in the manufacture of the atomic bombs in the Manhattan p
Laura Buckingham pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot
KINGSTON, Tenn. — A former New Albany café owner has pleaded guilty in a case in which she's charged with hiring a man to kill her ex-husband. Laura Buckingham, 32, previously operated Bread and Breakfast in downtown New Albany, closing in 2015 before moving out of state. She was arrested in Tenness
Second earthquake shakes East Tennessee Thursday
A day after an earthquake rocked East Tennessee and part of Georgia, two more quakes were recorded Thursday. A small 1.5-magnitude quake was recorded in Kingston. The USGS map showed it happened around 10:20 a.m. and showed a 17.6-kilometer depth.
Testing reveals groundwater contamination threat from TVA's Kingston coal ash landfill
The same toxins disaster relief workers at the site of the nation’s largest coal ash spill say poisoned them are showing up in groundwater test wells at the edge of Roane County’s waterways, a report shows.
Woman pleads guilty to hiring hit man to kill her son's father
A former Marine and baker has admitted she tried to hire a hit man to kill the father of her child. Laura Buckingham, who owned a cafe in southern Indiana but moved to East Tennessee, pleaded guilty to Solicitation to Commit First Degree Murder on Tuesday.
Woman arrested for murder in Middle Tennessee after fentanyl overdose claims man's life
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A woman wanted for second degree murder was arrested in Middle Tennessee on Thursday for her alleged role in a fentanyl overdose. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports 27-year-old Grace Ellen Milner was arrested in Crossville on second degree murder indictments from a grand jury
Church Youth Leader in Tennessee Jailed on Charges of Statutory Rape and Sexual Exploitation of 16-Year-Old Boy
A 35-year-old church youth leader in Tennessee is now in jail on charges of aggravated statutory rape and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor after a 16-year-old boy told police that they had sex at least 10 times. The youth leader doesn’t recall being intimate with the teenager more than four
Nightlife: 5 spots to unwind, grab a drink while holiday shopping
We’re closing in on peak holiday shopping season, which means lots of last-minute stress and plenty of Kingston Pike traffic is upon us. Need an excuse to slip away and catch some Christmas spirit with your fellow retail warriors? These five spots are conveniently located for unwinding after braving
Woman faces murder charge in fentanyl overdose death, Knox sheriff says
A 27-year-old woman faces a second-degree murder charge after Knox County authorities say she gave the powerful painkiller fentanyl to a man who overdosed and died. Grace Ellen Milner was arrested Wednesday morning in Crossville, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kimberly Glenn.
East Tenn. contractor takes customer's money, doesn't finish driveway
CLINTON, Tenn. (WATE) - A consumer is warning tonight about having contractors. They came to the front door of a homeowner saying they had asphalt left over. Men worked on the driveway for three days, but never finished it.
Loudon woman charged with rape
The arrest last week of a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Loudon for aggravated statutory rape and solicitation sexual exploitation of a minor has left the congregation in shock.
Man wanted in alleged November car theft arrested
A man who allegedly pulled a gun on another man during a search for a stolen car has been arrested. The incident happened on Nov. 18 around 6:15 p.m. when Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Littleton said he was dispatched to Nichols Road, outside of Sweetwater to check on a 911 call hangup.
Meigs Middle sweeps at Cherokee
KINGSTON — The Meigs Middle School basketball teams swept their games Tuesday at Cherokee Middle School in Kingston. The Lady Tigers won, 43-38, led by Kaylea Tholin with 24 points and Julia Howard's 10.
Michigan-based drug trafficking organization busted in Harriman
Roane County, Tenn. — A Detroit drug trafficking organization was busted in Harriman on Nov. 30. According to a release from the Roane County Sheriff's Office, the Michigan-based drug trafficking organization had been sending dealers on a rotating basis to the Hillside Apartments on Midtown Lane in
Roane County leaders accuse TVA of deceit, approve funding for legal battle
Nearly a decade after more than 7 tons of TVA’s toxic coal ash threatened their community – and ultimately poisoned the first responders to the disaster – Roane County commissioners are preparing to sue the nation’s largest electricity provider and its contractor.