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Oak Ridge Schools considers allowing students to bring devices to class


Tuesday evening, parents in Oak Ridge learned more about technology policies at their kids' schools.

The district has fallen behind technology-wise, while nearby Knox County has a one-to-one policy, meaning each student gets a tablet device.

Oak Ridge Schools are considering a technology policy that would let kids bring and use their electronics at school. The "Bring Your Own Device" policy is the school district's step toward a one-to-one policy.

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Oak Ridge city council approves loan for mall redevelopment


(WBIR) The Oak Ridge City Council made a move Monday night toward financing the redevelopment of the Oak Ridge Mall.

Redevelopment plans for former Oak Ridge Mall site move forward


Plans to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall continue to move forward.

North Carolina-based developer Crosland Southeast announced plans Tuesday to name the mixed-use project "Main Street Oak Ridge."

Plans call for existing retail anchors Belk, JC Penney, Cinemark Theaters, and Super Walmart to remain on the property and receive a facelift. The project will add new national retail stores and restaurants, along with a 150 multi-family home residential area, a Class-A office building, and a hotel.

Citizens step up to save man from fiery crash


(WBIR- Oak Ridge) A group of people stepped up to save a man from a fiery car crash in Oak Ridge over the weekend.

Oak Ridge Police Department said a van went off the road on Oak Ridge Turnpike and hit an above ground natural gas pipeline around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, which then started a gas line fire.

Oak Ridge resident Daniel Mealer said he was driving westbound on Oak Ridge Turnpike when he spotted the gas fire.

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Two bystanders help rescue man from fiery car crash


Update Saturday 7 p.m.
The Oak Ridge Police Department said two bystanders risked their lives to help pull a man out of a fiery wreck to safety.

Police said a van went off the road on Oak Ridge Turnpike and hit an above ground natural gas pipeline around 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

The crash then sparked a gas line fire.

Animal Control Officer Sara Walter was working a nearby event at the time of the crash. Police said she, along with a bystander named Danny Mealer, ran over to help.

Erin Corwin's family to hold candlelight vigil tonight


The family of Erin Corwin has organized a candlelight vigil in her honor on Friday night.

The vigil will be held at the East Tennessee Riding Club at 470 Tuskegee Drive in Oak Ridge. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Corwin, 19, was a Marine wife who vanished on June 28 after she left her home in California. Seven weeks after her disappearance, a cave rescue team found her body in an unmapped gold mine in the desert in California.

3 injured when truck crashed into Oak Ridge Waffle House


Three people were injured when a truck crashed into an Oak Ridge Waffle House Friday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Jeremy Huddleston with Oak Ridge Police, a white Ford Ranger drove into the back of the building just after noon. The impact sent debris flying through the air, which hit at least three people.

Oak Ridge Fire Chief Darryl Kerley said only one of the three people who were hurt were transported to the hospital. The driver was treated for injuries on the scene.