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Harriman PD looking for two witnesses in building fire

(WBIR - Harriman) The Harriman Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in finding two people who may have witnessed the cause of a fire that destroyed a historic building earlier this month.


Harriman PD released a piece of surveillance video (above) that shows two people.

Sex offender accused of raping two teens with special needs

Roane County Schools facing $3.5 million shortfall

(WBIR) Roane County's Board of Education held its first budget meeting Wednesday night as it prepares to deal with a massive money shortfall.

The school system has a $3.5 million deficit. The district's fund balance that it has used in previous years has run out, so it either has to increase revenue or cut programs.

Roane County's Director of Schools said for a system that size, a cut that big has a huge impact.

Contractor hired to root out, put out Harriman fire source

HARRIMAN - A contractor will start removing debris to reach and finally douse the fire that's been burning five days and destroyed a historic downtown Harriman commercial building.

City officials agreed to spend up to $240,000 if necessary and will hire Ace Inc. to address the lingering fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in the old Miller & Brewer Building, once one of Harriman's largest buildings. It served for many decades as a department store and then later was used for apartments.

Harriman woman killed in house fire

A house fire claimed the life of a Harriman woman Monday afternoon.

According to Chief Randy Heidle of the Harriman Police Department, firefighters were called to the fire on Margrave Drive at 1 pm and discovered the victim, Francis Anne Snow, 65.

Firefighters said the fire started in a back bedroom, but no cause has been determined.

Other family members lived in the home, but only Snow was home when the fire broke out.

Firefighters work at wrapping up Miller and Brewer fire

Cookeville man dies nearly two weeks after wreck

A Cookeville man has died nearly two weeks after the car he was riding in went off an Interstate 40 overpass.

Jack Craig, 79, died Friday from injuries he received in the wreck on Saturday, Dec. 27.

The accident happened near mile marker 356 on I-40 eastbound in Roane County. An SUV tried to change lanes and hit a car driven by Norma Craig, 70, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report. Jack Craig was a passenger in the car.