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Shawn Smoot's 1st degree murder trial delayed


The trial for a Knoxville man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend has been delayed.

Shawn Smoot is charged with first degree murder in the death of Brooke Morris in Roane County. She was his former employee and girlfriend.

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TVA completes retaining wall at Kingston


More than five years and $1 billion after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Kingston, the Tennessee Valley Authority says it has finally contained the spill.

The TVA recently completed a 12-mile, four-foot-wide underground retaining wall to surround 240 acres of toxic coal ash. The wall was needed in December 2008, when a dike at TVA's Kingston Fossil Plant failed, sending sent 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash into the Emory and Clinch rivers, polluting the water, destroying three homes and damaging dozens of other homes.

No officers injured in booby trapped meth lab explosion


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(WBIR-Rockwood) Officials believe no one was injured when officers entered a booby trapped Rockwood home in their attempt to arrest a drug suspect.

Knoxville man killed in Roane Co. motorcycle crash


(WBIR) A motorcycle crash in Kingston killed a Knoxville man Friday afternoon.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, a motorcycle ran off the road and hit a culvert on Kingston Highway at about 4:40 p.m., killing Rick W. Berry, 62, of Knoxville.


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Woman accused of allowing teens to drink, smoke pot at party

A Roane County woman is accused of letting a group of teenagers drink and smoke marijuana at a party at her house last September.

Kimberly Lynn Hall, 47, of Harriman is charged with eleven counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after a birthday party at her home on September 21.

Through the ice and back, teen speaks about struggle

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Record breaking year for Roane Co. economic development

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Roane County's economic development agency, Roane Alliance, knew 2013 was a good year. After all, they worked to bring new industry to the county.

But it wasn't until they started researching numbers for their annual report that they discovered 2013 was a record breaking year.