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Roane Co. kids benefit from Boys and Girls Club


(WBIR-Harrriman)

Six months into operation, the Roane County Boys and Girls Club says it is a success.

The Roane County club found a home in Harriman a year ago but officially opened up to kids this January.

Kids who visit the club can play and get a healthy meal.

Roane County kids can also learn lessons about character.

Horse auction helps raise $25,000 for service dogs for veterans


(WBIR) An East Tennessee horse ranch is helping out some other four-legged friends who give new hope to wounded military veterans. LexLin Gypsy Ranch made a $25,000 donation Saturday to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, as part of a horse auction.

TVA donates coal ash spill equipment to Roane Co.


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(WBIR) Roane County is benefiting years after one of America's worst man-made environmental disasters.

Plans underway for first Renaissance festival in Roane Co.


New attorney appointed for accused killer Shawn Smoot


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(WBIR) A man accused of murdering his former girlfriend returned to court Wednesday, where he was appointed his fourth attorney in the case.

Missing witness leads to dropped murder charges


A missing witness has forced authorities to drop charges against a man wanted for a Roane County murder.

The Deputy District Attorney says they asked the court to dismiss the murder charges against Ralph O'Neal because they can't find one of their witnesses.

Authorities originally charged O'Neal with the 2007 murder of Ronnie "Boone" Cofer.

O'Neal will return to federal prison because he's already serving a life sentence on drug convictions.

Overturned semi blocks right lane of I-40 E. in Roane Co.


(WBIR) An overturned tractor trailer has blocked the right lane of Interstate 40 eastbound in Roane County Monday morning.

The accident was reported near mile marker 341 shortly before 2:15 a.m. The Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay map reported that the accident blocked the right lane running eastbound.

TDOT expects crews to clear the overturned semi by 2 p.m.