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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
Booze It and Lose It: Local law enforcement participating in increasing impaired-driving enforcement
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Local law enforcement agencies are announcing the launch of their participation in the state's program for increased impaired-driving enforcement beginning Friday through January 1, 2019, which will encompass the holiday season.
Basketball: Mavericks stun Oak Ridge with last-second win
The Oak Ridge boys hadn’t lost a basketball game to Anderson County in more than eight years. That changed Friday. The Mavericks, who trailed by 12 points with three minutes left in the fourth quarter, scored on a game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds remaining to beat the Wildcats 65-64.
KPD: Man found dead in car after possible overdose on Johnston Street; chemical sickens responders
The body of a man was found in a vehicle in a back alleyway Friday night after what police believe was an overdose from inhaling an unidentified chemical, according to the Knoxville Police Department.
Four arrests made after 56 firearms stolen from Knoxville Tactical
Four men were arrested in connection with a Nov. 29 burglary at Knoxville Tactical where one of them stole 56 firearms, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. KCSO responded to a burglary alarm at the Powell gun shop shortly after 7 a.m., the agency wrote in a Facebook post.
New class of Y-12 employees being evaluated for worker compensation program
A new class of employees at the Y-12 National Security Complex is being evaluated for possible inclusion in a worker compensation program that involves certain illnesses and work at sites affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy.
East Tennessee rattled by 2 more earthquakes
OAK RIDGE T.N. (WLOS-TV) - People living in east Tennessee were rattled by 2 more earthquakes on Thursday. 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 the Manh
Warrants Check Nets 72 Grams Of Meth
Sheriff’s deputies on a warrants check about 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a house at 2600 Gap Creek Road in Bulls Gap took seven people into custody on drug- and warrant-related charges.
PETA to erect billboard memorializing dead chickens at home of the atomic bomb
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) plans to erect a billboard in Oak Ridge, home of the atomic bomb, memorializing the "unknown number of chickens who died" in a Dec. 10 truck crash, according to a news release from the animal rights group.
Knoxville homeless 'day park' open a month only part of solution; town hall planned Friday
The usual number of people hanging out under and around the interstate overpass along North Broadway has declined, likely due to the wintry cold and, some say, the city’s new safe space created for the homeless under the bridge.
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
KCSO arrests 4 after suspect broke into gun shop and walked off with 56 firearms
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Four men are behind bars after a suspect broke into a Powell gun shop and got away with dozens of firearms. According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, officers responded to a burglary alarm at Knoxville Tactical off Blueberry Road in Powell around 7 a.m. on Nov. 29.
Knoxvile police officer speaks for first time since attack, reward increased to $23,400
KNOXVILLE, T - A Knoxville police officer who was attacked while directing traffic following a Tennessee football game spoke publicly on Friday for the first time since the incident.
Drunk driver claimed she was hit by parked cars; jury disagreed
A Knoxville woman was convicted of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, after striking several parked cars last year and claiming the parked cars struck her, according to 6th Judicial District Attorney Charme Allen's Office.
What if Bull Run closes? Council inks concerns
Tennessee Valley Authority is considering closing Bull Run Fossil Plant, located just outside Oak Ridge's city limits, and City Council is sending a letter outlining concerns about such action.
Small earthquakes recorded near Oak Ridge, Blaine
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) - Two small earthquake was reported Thursday in East Tennessee, a day after a 4.4 earthquake and numerous aftershocks were recorded in Meigs County. The first quake, a magnitude 1.5, was reported at 10:20 a.m. just southwest of the former K-25 site, where uranium was enriched
Sheriff: Suspected heroin, cocaine, marijuana found in Claxton arrest
Authorities found several types of drugs—including suspected heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and hydrocodone—and arrested a Powell man in Claxton on Thursday on multiple charges of possessing drugs for sale, a press release said.
Jury duty scammer poses as Anderson County sheriff's deputy
The Anderson County Sheriff's Office on Monday warned residents about a scammer who has attempted to steal several hundred dollars from at least one Clinton woman by impersonating a deputy from the sheriff's office.
Madisonville Christmas Parade is Sunday
“Keep Christ in Christmas” is the theme of the annual Madisonville Kiwanis Christmas Parade, which has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. The parade will form on Anderson Drive by the Monroe Farmers Co-Op and travel north on College Street past the Courthouse and then follow the route f
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.