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Oak Ridge PD steps up enforcement on busiest streets

Oak Ridge police officers are stepping up traffic enforcement on some of the city's busiest streets.

Operation Drive Safe will focus extra attention on the Oak Ridge Turnpike and Illinois Avenue through Labor Day weekend.

Officers will look for drivers who are speeding, texting while driving, driving under the influence, and committing other traffic related violations.

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Firefighters 'fill the boot' for 60 years

Have drivers noticed that Oak Ridge traffic cams are off?


Months have passed since the City of Oak Ridge voted to discontinue the use of red light and speed enforcement cameras, but while tickets aren't being handed out, officials are still monitoring drivers.

Known white supremacists arrested for attempted murder

(WBIR) Five people are facing charges in relation to a gang-related attempted murder.

Officers from Anderson, Knox and Sevier counties arrested Leonard Kilgore, 36, Jacob Campbell, 33, and Michael O'Conner, 32, on Tuesday. Another man, David Dozard, II, 32, is already in state custody on an unrelated charge. Wednesday, Crystal Lynnette McGuire was arrested in Louisiana for her connection to the case.

Kilgore, Campbell, O'Conner, Dozard and McGuire are known members of the white supremacist gang The Aryan Nations.

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Clinton police drop speed limit on Charles Seviers Blvd.

(WBIR) After an increase in crashes, Clinton police dropped the speed limit on a section of Charles Seivers Boulevard.

The speed limit was 35 miles-per-hour from the Food City to the First Baptist Church. It then jumped to 45 miles-per-hour until the Veterans Bridge.

In the past year, Clinton police have worked almost 50 crashes in that area. To make the road safer, police have now dropped the 45-mile-per-hour section back down to 35 miles-per-hour.

Reality TV star facing extortion charges tied to Y-12

A Tennessee man who appeared on a reality TV show is facing charges for trying to extort millions of dollars from Y-12.

An affidavit says Adam Winters threatened that he had damaging evidence on the nuclear weapons plant.

Winters appeared on The Millionaire Matchmaker TV show.

According to the affidavit, Winters claimed he would release 12,000 slides that could be damaging to the plant unless officials paid him $5 million.

Lake City name change one step closer to reality


A federal judge has ruled that Lake City can move forward with its plans to change its name to Rocky Top.