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TVA weighs in on potential coal ash regulation


TVA's president and CEO weighed in on the safety and use of coal ash before the Environmental Protection Agency issues regulations for the first time.

The EPA is expected to announce those regulations by Friday. That's just six days before the sixth anniversary of the Kingston Ash Spill

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TOSHA: Trench rescue investigation to take 4-6 weeks


(WBIR) An investigation into last week's trench collapse that trapped a man in Roane County for several hours will likely take several weeks.

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration said its investigation could take four to six weeks.

Machete-wielding suspect caught after Kingston robbery



Update Monday 7:30 p.m.

Kingston Police have arrested a man who used a machete to rob a gas station over the weekend.

According to a release, Thomas Joshua Branham, was charged with aggravated robbery in connection to the Saturday night incident at an Exxon gas station on East Race Street in Kingston.

Surveillance cameras showed a man walk into the store armed with a machete. He then demanded money from the clerk on duty and fled the scene.

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Lawsuit by ash spill worker says job made him sick


A worker who helped clean up after the TVA coal ash spill is suing two contractors.

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Bill Rose says working on the ash spill made him sick. He says exposure to toxins and radioactive material gave him leukemia.

Worker rescued after trench collapse in Roane County


Rescue crews were able to free a man who was trapped up to his chest in dirt after a trench collapse in Roane County.

The incident happened at 116 Moses Lane near Harriman at noon Friday. Emergency crews pulled the man, believed to be in his 20's, from the trench around 4 pm. He was taken to UT Medical Center by Lifestar helicopter. We have no word on his condition.

Three-vehicle crash kills two people in Roane Co.


A three-vehicle crash in Roane County killed two people Tuesday night.

The accident happened on Highway 27 near Eagle Furnace Road at about 6:50 p.m.

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers said Brenda Gardner, 64, was driving on Highway 27 when her car crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another car near Eagle Furnace Road at about 6:50 p.m.

The crash killed Gardner and a passenger in the second car, 20-year-old Kaleb Poe.