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Veterans are 1st grads of new program teaching technology


Two dozen veterans graduated today from a first-of-its-kind internship right here in East Tennessee.

The US Department of Energy sponsored the advanced manufacturing internship. Veterans spent time in class at Pellissippi State and in the lab at ORNL.

Leaders say it's a way for our veterans to transition from the service to civilian life and learn about a growing industry.

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Oak Ridge Schools revert to old bus plan


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For the time being, the Oak Ridge school board is doing away with its walk to school zone. The decision comes after parents voice concern about children making it to school safely.

Oak Ridge Schools revert to old bus routes


The Oak Ridge School Board came to a compromise with concerned parents about school bus walk zones.

The problem stemmed from the new one and a half mile walking zone. That means Oak Ridge students living within that radius have to find their own way to school.

Friends host fundraiser for Erin Corwin's family


(WBIR - Clinton) It's been a little more than one month since an Oak Ridge native disappeared in California. Investigators are still looking for Erin Corwin, 20, but her family and friends spent Saturday remembering her at an East Tennessee zoo.

Little Ponderosa Zoo gave a portion of its admission to Corwin's family to be used for reward and expenses related to the ongoing investigation into her disappearance. In addition, zoo visitors were able to buy t-shirts, hats, food, and other items to support the Corwin Family.

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No back pay for fired Y-12 security officer


The security officer fired over the Y-12 break-in said he lost his arbitration case, which means he won't get back pay.

Kirk Garland was the first person to spot the three protesters who broke into the Y-12 Security Complex on July 28, 2012. The trio, who called themselves the "Transform Now Plowshares," vandalized the property to protest nuclear weapons.

Despite changes, annual Hiroshima remembrance ceremony continues


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(WBIR-Oak Ridge) Wednesday marks 69 years since a major game changer in World War II took place over Hiroshima, Japan.

Three Oak Ridge officers on leave after shooting


(WBIR - Oak Ridge) Three Oak Ridge Police Officers are on administrative leave after they shot at a woman who they said aimed a weapon at them during a standoff this past weekend.

According to ORPD, Officers Leslie Miller, Christopher Carden and Kenneth Prickett responded to a call about a suicidal woman Saturday just after 11:30 p.m. The woman's boyfriend was the one who called police, and told them she had access to several guns.