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Conference focuses on succeeding with disabilities

(WBIR) Parents and teachers of children with disabilities in East Tennessee spent Saturday learning new ways to help each other succeed.

The ARC in Anderson County hosted a mini-conference featuring several speakers to teach about the transition from school to adulthood for those with disabilities.

The group said it hopes to ensure everyone feels comfortable in the community. With Saturday's event they worked to help not only those with disabilities, but their families and friends as well.

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Historic Alexander Inn continues renovations


A decrepit historic hotel that had fallen into ruin is now close to being reopened as a retirement facility.

Anderson Co. sees increase in traffic fatalities

(WBIR-Oak Ridge) The past year's statistics are showing an alarming increase for traffic accidents in Anderson County.

From 2010 through 2013, 55 people died in traffic crashes in the county. This year alone, the county has seen 16 people lose their lives.

The Governor's Highway safety office director, Kendell Poole, and Law Enforcement Liaison Steve Dillard joined members of agencies in Anderson County to talk about the data.

Cremated remains missing from Oak Ridge cemetery


An Oak Ridge cemetery has discovered the remains of nine people are missing.

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Thieves target SunTrust Bank branch with "skimmer"

(WBIR) An old trick is sparking a new warning from authorities about watching your money.

Oak Ridge Police Department said on Sunday a SunTrust customer using the ATM at the bank's Oak Ridge Turnpike location noticed something wasn't right with the machine and alerted police.

Hugh Suhr, spokesman for the Atlanta-based bank, confirmed to WBIR 10News "skimmers" were found on "a few" of the banks' ATMs recently.

Oak Ridge revitalization efforts move forward

(WBIR) Revitalization efforts for Jackson Square in Oak Ridge took a step forward Monday. The city council awarded a bid to move forward on improvements to the historic district.

The city received a $1 million grant from the state back in 2012 and they've been taking steps to start construction.

City officials say the construction will improve traffic flow in the area. They're also looking to add a splash pad for kids and make the area more easily accessible for people with disabilities.

Anderson County man shot and killed Sunday

(WBIR - Anderson County) Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an Anderson County man Sunday afternoon.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, James Alvin Russell, 58, was shot and killed on Sequoyah Road in Andersonville at 4:35 p.m. By the time deputies got to the scene, Russell had died.

Investigators Sunday night questioned the person who shot Russell, a resident of Sharps Chapel, to determine what happened.

No charges have been filed at this time.