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Oak Ridge pulls the plug on red light cameras


Last month, city council voted to end its red light contract and stop using its four red light cameras. The decision has been controversial.

City council members say they felt the company running the cameras was unreliable, but the Paine family says they are disappointed. They helped push for more traffic regulations when a bus crash killed a family member.

City officials say they will meet with the traffic safety advisory board to figure out traffic problems and new solutions for the city.


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Fire destroys boat on Norris Lake; woman jumps to safety


Engine problems sparked a boat fire Monday on Norris Lake.

TWRA says a woman was driving a 22-foot long wakeboard boat near Anderson County Park.

The woman's husband was parking their car when she went for a short ride. When she was coming back to the marina, the man noticed smoke coming from the boat's engine.

The woman said the engine stalled. She opened the engine hatch, the fire spread, and it destroyed the boat.

The woman grabbed something to float on and jumped in the water.

Family displaced after fire starts while cooking Easter lunch


(WBIR) An Oak Ridge woman and her two children were forced out of their home Sunday after fire broke out while they were cooking Easter lunch.

Fire Chief Darryl Kerly said crews responded to a stove fire call on Wade Lane around 10 a.m. Easter morning.

Keryl said a woman was cooking when a pan of grease began heavily smoking. She then tried to clear out the smoke by opening a window and door when flames quickly spread from the pan to the kitchen cabinets.

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.