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Missing person found dead in hospital parking lot


(WBIR-Oak Ridge) Oak Ridge Police say they found the body of a missing person inside their car, which was parked in a hospital parking lot.

The person, who was not identified, was reported missing to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office on Sunday. They asked Oak Ridge officers to check the parking lot at Methodist Medical Center for the missing person's car.

Officers found the car, unlocked, with the missing person unconscious in the back seat.

First responders were unable to revive the person, who was pronounced dead.

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Local officer awarded after saving woman's life in fire


(WBIR-Oak Ridge) An Oak Ridge police officer's courageous act this year is earning him accolades.

Officer Nathan Stinnett was awarded the Lifesaving Award at the 2015 Police Memorial after rescuing a woman earlier this year. Stinnett saved the woman's life after rushing into her burning home, which had been engulfed by 10-foot flames, according to the Oak Ridge department.

RAM hosting free clinic this weekend in Anderson County


(WBIR) Remote Area Medical will hold a free medical clinic on Saturday and Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Clinton.

Doctors will provide free medical, dental and vision screenings for anyone who needs it.

Patients are served on a first-come first-serve basis. Hundreds of people normally turn up for the clinics.

Clinton PD looking for scrap metal thief


Clinton Police detectives hope surveillance video will have them track down a thief.

Investigators said someone broke into Scrap Metal Solutions, on J.D. Yarnell Industrial Parkway, sometime over the weekend.

One of the suspects was caught on tape, and they ask if anyone has any information about the man in the video, to call Lt Carl Bailey or Detective Jason Lawson at 865-457-3112.


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Former nurse pleads not guilty to filing false report


A former nurse pleaded not guilty to filing a false report on the death of an inmate in the Anderson County jail.

The district attorney said in 2012, Billy Joe Brockman filed a report claiming that he checked the inmate's vital signs, when he actually had not checked them. Officials said the inmate appeared to be drunk and high when he was booked and later died in custody.

Brockman was an employee of a company that provides medical services for the jail.

Officials: Cigarette may have sparked fire in Oak Ridge duplex


Firefighters believe a discarded cigarette sparked a fire that damaged an Oak Ridge duplex.

Officials evacuated the duplex on Hillside Road at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, according a City of Oak Ridge press release. A father and son safely escaped the fire, and firefighters were able to rescue a pet cat during the response.

In 15 minutes, crews quickly extinguished the fire and prevented it from spreading to adjacent residence. The fire significantly damaged one of the units in the duplex.

Oak Ridge police search for attempted first degree murder suspect


Oak Ridge police are searching for a man wanted on attempted first-degree murder charges.

According to a police department release, Asante Harris, 33, of Oak Ridge is considered armed and dangerous.

Police said based on evidence at the crime scene, Harris fired several shots at a person on the 200 block of S. Dillard Avenue shortly before 9:45 a.m. Monday.