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Cremated remains missing from Oak Ridge cemetery


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An Oak Ridge cemetery has discovered the remains of nine people are missing.

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Thieves target SunTrust Bank branch with "skimmer"


(WBIR) An old trick is sparking a new warning from authorities about watching your money.

Oak Ridge Police Department said on Sunday a SunTrust customer using the ATM at the bank's Oak Ridge Turnpike location noticed something wasn't right with the machine and alerted police.

Hugh Suhr, spokesman for the Atlanta-based bank, confirmed to WBIR 10News "skimmers" were found on "a few" of the banks' ATMs recently.

Oak Ridge revitalization efforts move forward


(WBIR) Revitalization efforts for Jackson Square in Oak Ridge took a step forward Monday. The city council awarded a bid to move forward on improvements to the historic district.

The city received a $1 million grant from the state back in 2012 and they've been taking steps to start construction.

City officials say the construction will improve traffic flow in the area. They're also looking to add a splash pad for kids and make the area more easily accessible for people with disabilities.

Anderson County man shot and killed Sunday


(WBIR - Anderson County) Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an Anderson County man Sunday afternoon.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, James Alvin Russell, 58, was shot and killed on Sequoyah Road in Andersonville at 4:35 p.m. By the time deputies got to the scene, Russell had died.

Investigators Sunday night questioned the person who shot Russell, a resident of Sharps Chapel, to determine what happened.

No charges have been filed at this time.


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Judge now wants to stop Rocky Top, TN merchandise


Developers and merchandisers who were hoping to cash in on Lake City's name change to Rocky Top could now face a new road block.

A judge who initially ruled against an injunction to keep the developers from selling merchandise has changed his mind, and he's now asking to get the case back.

Anderson County asking public's help in finding missing man


(WBIR) The Anderson County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating a man who was last seen more than a week ago.

According to authorities, Michael David Miller, 42, was last seen at his parent's Claxton home on Sunday, October 5. Two days later, he exchanged text messages with a friend, but hasn't been in contact with anyone else since.

Anderson Co. building commisioner charged after TBI investigation


(WBIR) Anderson County's Public Works Director/Building Commissioner is facing charges after authorities said he illegally performed several building inspections.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said an investigation found David Lynn Crowley, 62, performed five building inspections without the proper certification.

TBI said state law allows building commissioners a 12 month grace period to get the proper certification; however agents found Crowley performed the inspections in question after that time.