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MPNHP could take 3-5 years to come to fruition

Last week, officials with the National Park Service indicated that the process of creating the actual Manhattan Project National Historical Park will take some three to five years. The park, made official last year by officials from the NPS and the Department of Energy, will tell the story of the …

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Third man pleads guilty in 2011 OR shooting death

A third man pleaded guilty Monday in an Anderson County courtroom to charges related to a drug deal-turned-deadly shooting in Oak Ridge in 2011. Now 22-year-old Bronx Washington entered a plea to reduced charges of facilitation to commit second-degree murder and facilitation to commit aggravated robbery, and received concurrent sentences …

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Farragut team wins DOE Middle School Science Bowl

Farragut Middle School finished first in the U.S. Department of Energy’s East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday. Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge finished second, and Norris Middle School finished third. The sixth annual East Tennessee Middle School Science Bowl was on Saturday, February 6, at Roane State …

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Truck fire injures none, closes road for 2+ hours

No one was injured Monday morning when the Oak Ridge Fire Department extinguished a fire in the bed of a commercial landscaping truck on Melton Lake Drive, but the road was closed for about two-and-a-half hours. The truck fire was reported at about 8:30 am on Melton Lake Drive near …

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ORT: TBI still probing OR man’s 2014 death

The investigation of the death of an Oak Ridge man in an apartment in December 2014 remains open and ongoing, a state official told our partners at Oak Ridge Today on Monday. 29-year-old Thomas Steven Thrasher Jr. died December 8, 2014. He was found dead in a second-floor apartment when …

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Friday hoops round-up

Wrapping up your high school basketball action from Friday night: Powell girls 61 Clinton 41: Clinton committed 24 of its 36 turnovers in the second half as Powell rallied from a 29-25 halftime deficit on the road and picked up a District win going away. Kelley Wandell led Clinton with …

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Man pleads guilty in 2011 OS stabbing

A 32-year-old Maine man pleaded guilty late last month to second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the death of an Oliver Springs man after a drug deal in May 2011. Scott Benjamin Pike, of Lewiston, Maine, entered the guilty pleas in Anderson County Criminal Court on Friday, January 29. Pike …

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Amber Alert for Morgan Co. 12-year-old canceled

An East Tennessee Amber Alert issued early Monday for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office for 12-year-old Constance Nichole Morris has been canceled as Constance has been safely recovered. Constance was last seen on Sunday February 7, 2016 around 8:40 pm near Lower Rockwood Rd. in Rockwood, Tennessee. She is 5’1″ tall, weighs …

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Strutner wins national honor

Stephanie Strutner has been named the 2016 Advocate of the Year by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization representing over 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions across the country. She accepted the award on Thursday, Feb. 4 during CADCA’s 26th annual National Leadership Forum at …

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ORT: ORHS teacher suspended amid investigation

(Oak Ridge Today) An Oak Ridge High School teacher has been suspended from all teaching duties without pay while information reported to Oak Ridge Schools is investigated by the Oak Ridge Police Department, an official said Friday. Officials have not identified the teacher. “If the teacher is vindicated or reinstated …

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