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St. Louis man killed in Tennessee accident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (KMOV.com) - A flying piece of metal killed a St. Louis man on an interstate in Knoxville, Tennessee.Police say Mark Elliott, 71, was driving on I-40 when he was hit by a metal wind skirt, a device typically used on a semi-truck.

KMOV - 2018-10-23 02:51:00

Police identify man killed after metal wind skirt from tractor-trailer enters car

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Police have identified a man who was struck and killed Sunday when a tractor-trailer piece flew into his vehicle while driving on I-40 west in Knoxville. Knoxville police on Monday identified Mark Elliott, 71, of St. Louis, Missouri as the victim who was struck and killed b

WATE - 2018-10-22 13:53:05

Y-12 approved for B61-12 weapons work - Oak Ridge Today

The approval was the final step to authorize the manufacturing and delivery of the first production unit of a component called the canned subassembly. It’s scheduled for March 2019, according to Y-12. A canned subassembly is the second stage of modern thermonuclear weapons, and it is part of the nuc

OAKRIDGETODAY.COM - 2018-10-21 15:14:39

TBI: Argument led to fatal shooting and car crash

Madisonville, Tenn. — An Athens man is accused of shooting and killing a man while they were both passengers in a car that crashed after the shooting.According to the TBI, Christopher Garrett, 26, was in the front passenger seat of a car driven by a woman. Paul Strickland was sitting in the back sea

WBIR - 2018-10-22 16:41:55

Man shot and killed after showing gun while being served a warrant

attempting to serve this capias, there was a police-involved shooting. And as I and Sheriff (Armando) Fontes do, we asked for an independent agency to come in to do the investigation, in this case, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation."

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-10-22 14:10:00

18-year-old woman killed in crash near Seymour

An 18-year-old Sevierville woman was killed Saturday in a fiery crash near Seymour, a Tennessee Highway Patrol report shows. The victim was identified as Brittney Whaley. She was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. Also injured was Kinsey Rucker, 26, of Seymour. She was driving a 2016 Ford Escape that

WBIR - 2018-10-22 14:11:00

City of Knoxville to create new day space for homeless people

A new multi-agency coordinated intake, assessment and referral system, called "CHAMP" (or Coordinated Housing Assessment and Match Plan) has also been created to speed up the referrals to housing and prioritize people with the most urgent needs.

WATE - 2018-10-22 18:48:03

ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles - Oak Ridge Today

Researchers demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless power transfer at the National Transportation Research Center, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. From left to right above are ORNL’s Saeed Anwar, Burak Ozpineci, Gui-Jia Su, and David Smith;

OAKRIDGETODAY.COM - 2018-10-21 19:22:34

Cocke County man shot, killed in confrontation with officers

Officers entered the home around 5 a.m. and found Williamson. The TBI says he drew a weapon, which resulted in a Cocke County deputy and a Newport police officer firing shots, hitting Williamson. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

WATE - 2018-10-22 15:05:23

Man dies in freak accident

Bear cub taken in by Appalachain Bear Rescue after being hit by carSeymour VFD: Child hit by car off of River Divide RoadNot all 'frowns' after Bama blowout of UT$2 million Powerball winner in Knoxville, jackpots continue to soarKCSO: Suspect flees after robbery at Lee's MarketPursuit of a stolen ve

WATE - 2018-10-21 22:13:02

$2 million Powerball winner in Knoxville, jackpots continue to soar

NASHVILLE - One Knoxville resident is $2 million richer after last nights Powerball drawing. Saturday night, a lucky Powerball player in Knoxville won the $2 million prize by matching all five white numbers drawn - just one number shy of the jackpot. The base prize for matching the five white numb

WATE - 2018-10-21 14:06:31

Metal piece kills 1-40 driver in Knoxville

Knoxville Police says a piece of metal flew through a driver's window and killed him. The passengers managed to pull the car over safely.

WBIR - 2018-10-21 22:02:37

Rural Metro Fire responds to fire at South Knox County house under renovation

Rural Metro Fire Department was called to a South Knox County fire Monday morning. Metro Fire tweeted just before 10 a.m. they responded to a house fire at a South Knox County home. They say the house was currently under renovation. House in South Knox County currently under renovation damaged by f

WATE - 2018-10-22 14:13:04

Candidate Forum: Local candidates running for Tennessee House, Senate - Oak Ridge Today

The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge will sponsor a candidate forum on Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the Oak Ridge High School Amphitheater. This forum will feature candidates running in the Tennessee state general election for Tennessee Senate District 5 and Tennessee House Districts 32 and

OAKRIDGETODAY.COM - 2018-10-22 15:22:13

Foreman at Kingston coal ash clean-up site says he was ordered to trash protective gear

“The ash dust would eat the bearings up, like, all the idlers, the belt, the serpentine belt, idler pulleys, probably had three of four sets put on it in a couple of years,” Roane County native Michael Robinette testified Friday in U.S. District Court.

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-10-22 12:00:00

Knox County Sheriff's Office investigating robbery at Lee's Food Market

Authorities said the suspect came in to the store and demanded the contents of the register. He left with cash and lottery tickets. Officials say the suspect is a black male who is bald with a mustache. He is 6'0 and about 180 pounds. He was wearing black shorts and a black hoodie and possibly drivi


2018 ORHS Homecoming Court - Oak Ridge Today

The Oak Ridge High School Homecoming Court for 2018 is pictured above. Top left, Kaitlin Valenzuela, Abigail Gerlock, Hailee Ladd, Makiya Garrett, and Kaylynn Eastridge; and top right, Thomas Peplow, Dillon Nowatchik, Javonte’ Thomas, Quentin Viau, and Alex Baker. (Photo courtesy Diana Homan)


UT Vols cornerback Alontae Taylor ejected in Tennessee vs. Alabama game

Alabama analyst Butch Jones walks onto the field wearing an Alabama tie before the against Tennessee game Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.Michael Patrick/News SentinelFullscreen


Police: Truck's dislodged metal skirt kills vehicle driver

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Police in Tennessee say a metal skirt became dislodged from a tractor-trailer and went through another vehicle's window, killing the driver. "This morning about 10:30 am the 911 center got a call indicating there was a vehicle on the Cedar Bluff ramp and the driver was deceased

WVLT.TV - 2018-10-21 12:44:00

Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones, now on Alabama's staff, gets a Gatorade bath in his return to Knoxville

Butch Jones certainly didn't have the worst day on Saturday. As a football analyst forAlabama, he watched the Crimson Tide cruise to a 58-21 win overTennessee, his former employer. And the game was in Knoxville, Tennessee.It wasn't a surprise that Alabama players thought it best to give Jones a a Ga