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Fake online profile leads to robbery, assault


A Knoxville man was robbed and assaulted after showing up for what he thought was a date with a girl he met on the internet.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, the 19-year-old victim thought he had been texting with a girl he met on meetme.com. He planned to meet up with the girl, but the address he was given did not exist.

When he got out of his car, two men assaulted him with a hammer and a baseball bat, then took his wallet and cell phone.

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Lake City teacher wins classroom makeover


A TCAP discussion at an Anderson County middle school took a surprising turn on Monday..

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities and Roane State Community College surprised teacher Susan Silvey with a $30-thousand dollar classroom makeover during a seventh grade assembly.

Silvey teaches science at Lake City Middle School.

She entered O.R.A.U.'s annual Extreme Classroom Makeover contest hoping to win new technology to help her students achieve their goals.

Three people arrested during drug raid in Anderson Co.


(WBIR) Anderson County deputies arrested three people during a drug raid Thursday.

Investigators searched the house on Wells Road following an investigation into illegal drug activity in the home. Inside they uncovered four pounds of marijuana and prescription drugs along with other illegal items. Officials also seized two vehicles and several electronics used to process marijuana for resale.

UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old found safe


Update 10:30 p.m. Saturday:

Clinton Police said 14-year-old Destiny Simonds was located Saturday evening.

Assistant Police Chief Vaughn Becker said the teen called a family member and was brought to the police station around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Simonds had been missing since Thursday evening.

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(WBIR) Clinton Police are asking the public's help in locating a teenager missing since Thursday evening.

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Team creates new plan for costly Y-12 project


A team of experts has come up with a cheaper alternative for the most expensive construction project in Tennessee.

The U.S. Department of Energy is set to build a new uranium processing facility at Y-12 in Oak Ridge.

Original estimates for the project called for up to $6.5 billion in funding, but changes to the design pushed the estimated cost of the project up to $10 billion.

Human skull found in Anderson County


Investigators are working to determine the origin of a human skill that was found Tuesday in the Claxton community of Anderson County.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, a resident of Norman Rd. reported finding the skull to police. It was apparently carried there by an animal.

The sheriff's department called in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Regional Forensic Center to assist in the investigation.