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Wanted sex offender arrested in Anderson County


(WBIR) Anderson County deputies arrested Glen Reed Keller, 43, Tuesday evening after dispatch received a tip from a resident.

Keller, a registered sex offender, was wanted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office for violation of the sexual offender registry.

According to a release, after dispatch received the tip they worked to come up with his location. Deputies went to the White Oak Lane address in the Heiskell community where they found Keller and arrested him without incident .

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Y-12: Chemical leak contained to building, no employees hurt


ID=3358971Emergency officials are closely monitoring a facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge after a chemical leak Tuesday afternoon triggered an emergency alert.

Congress approves Manhattan Project Historical National Park


(WBIR) It looks like a new national historic park will be coming to East Tennessee.

The U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week, which authorizes the establishment of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in three sites-- Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington as a three-site national park. The House and now Senate have both passed the bill.

Officials ID man found dead in Oak Ridge apartment


The Anderson County District Attorney General's Office identified a man found dead inside his apartment this week.

Officers found the body of Thomas Steven Thrasher Jr., 29, about 4:40 a.m. Monday in his Rolling Hills Apartment on West Vanderbilt Drive.

Police said Thrasher's wife and two children also lived at the apartment.

Oak Ridge police and the TBI are conducting a criminal investigation, according to the district attorney. Thrasher's death is considered "suspicious", according to authorities.

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Clinton woman, 71, dies in crash


A 71-year-old Clinton woman died Tuesday morning when her car ran off a Clinton road, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reports.

Marianna G. Pearson was by herself in the 2000 Mazda 626 when it crashed about 9:03 a.m., according to Trooper Joseph Lindsay's report.

According to Lindsay, the four-door Mazda was heading south on Lake City Highway while on a right-hand curve. It went off the left side of the road near Pumphouse Road and struck an embankment on the car's passenger side.

Y-12 retirees protest benefit changes


(WBIR) More than 100 people gathered outside the Y-12 National Security Complex today to protest changes to their retirement benefits.

The group said Consolidated Nuclear Security is implementing a new health package for retirees starting January first. CNS began operating at Y-12 in July.

One protester we talked to worked at the complex for almost 34-years. Betty Hatmaker said right now, her health plan covers everything but co-pays.

Big future planned for Oak Ridge Mall area


The city of Oak Ridge is moving forward with plans to redevelop the Oak Ridge Mall area.

Developers and city leaders met Tuesday morning to outline their plans.

Crews will tear down everything except the Belk and J-C Penney stores. In its place, Oak Ridge will build a town center-type development called "Main Street Oak Ridge." It will include retail, restaurant and maybe even residential space.