MORRISTOWN: TRUCK CARRYING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CATCHES FIRE, AREA EVACUATED

Wednesday, June 11, 2014Crews evacuated a half-mile radius around a tractor trailer fire this morning on Interstate 81 in Hamblen County, according to a county dispatcher. Shortly before 9 a.m., officials reopened the southbound lane of I-81 near mile marker 8. Northbound lanes remain closed.  The semi was carrying some kind of hazardous material when…

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CROSSVILLE CITY VOTERS TO DECIDE TERM LIMITS

Wednesday, June 11, 2014It’s going to be up to the voters to decide if the City of Crossville implements  term limits for elected officials.  The Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of putting the matter to a referendum this November.  The term limits would allow only two consecutive four-year terms to be served by…

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CANNIBALIZED MURDER VICTIM FROM PIKEVILLE TENNESSEE

Tuesday, June 10, 2014The victim killed in a bizarre murder and cannibalism case has been identified.Police called it one of the most gruesome murder scenes they’ve ever seen. Gregory Scott Hale, age 37, has been accused of killing a woman he met from Bledsoe County.The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Lisa Marie Hyder. She’d…

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MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASE WITH NO VACCINE OR SPECIFIC TREATMENT NOW IN TENNESSEE, MAYBE

Tuesday, June 10, 2014A disease that just emerged in the Americas may have made its way to Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Health said today it is investigating the first potential cases of chikungunya fever in the state. It is a mosquito-borne disease that is now circulating in the Caribbean. Tennesseans who recently traveled there…

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