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Wireless electric vehicle charging a future thanks to ORNL project

Wireless electric vehicle charging a future thanks to ORNL project

An electric car that gets a charge just by driving down the road? 

It may sound impossible, but it could happen in the not too distant future thanks to a project at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Laboratories.

"We're developing this to the point where it's so convenient, we wouldn't think about it," said John Miller, a researcher with ORNL.

Using an Electric GEM car, that gets about 30 miles between each time it needs to be plugged in, a team of scientists are looking into alternatives in charging these vehicles.

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First African-American astronaut to walk in space visits ORNL

First African-American astronaut to walk in space visits ORNL

Dr. Bernard Harris was greeted with applause at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Friday morning.

It was a welcome befitting one of our nation's elite.

UCOR cuts 41 jobs at Manhattan Project cleanup

UCOR cuts 41 jobs at Manhattan Project cleanup

Dozens of people are out of a job in Oak Ridge where crews continue the demolition and clean-up of a historic Manhattan Project site.

Wayne McKinney with Department of Energy contractor UCOR announced 41 "position reductions" in its subcontractor workforce.  Of those 41 positions, 35 were working on the clean-up of the historic K-25 uranium enrichment plant that was during the Manhattan Project in World War II.  Six of the laid off workers were assigned to prepare the K-27 demolition project.

Clinton man charged after woman's fatal fall from van

A Clinton man is now charged, after a woman fell out of his moving vehicle last September.

A grand jury indicted James Wylie, 54, on one count of criminal homicide, one count of kidnapping and one count of leaving the scene of a death or personal injury. He was arrested on Tuesday and booked into the Anderson County jail on $500,000 bond.

Investigators say Martha Rose McGhee, 33, of Lake City, died after falling from a van driven by Wylie.  He did not stop to help her when she fell.

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Clinton Fed Ex driver was delivering drugs along with packages

Clinton Fed Ex driver was delivering drugs along with packages

The Campbell County Sheriff said the arrest of a Fed Ex delivery man came after accusations that Dabney peddling narcotics as well as packages.

Sheriff Robbie Goins said undercover investigators arranged to meet with Chris Cole Dabney, 47, of Clinton, to buy drugs.

Officers arrested Dabney on the spot.  He admitted to being in possession of narcotics and distributing them while on his FedEx route, twice a week for an undetermined amount of time.

In the delivery van, police found cash and what they think are morphine pills.

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.