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Kingston fire destroys mobile home, 3 vehicles

A Roane County man lost his mobile home and three vehicles in a fire off Mans Hollow Road in Kingston Saturday afternoon.

When firefighters arrived on scene shortly after 3:00 p.m., they said flames completely engulfed the residence.

Ammunition in one of the bedrooms caused several minor explosions, but crews were able to contain the fire shortly after arrival.

The homeowner and his two dogs were able to escape the fire safely and stayed with family Saturday night.

A total of six fire departments responded to the blaze.

Farmer loses all of his pigs to an animal attack

Frank Burgess only raises a few animals for pleasure on his small farm, but now more than half of them are gone.

"It was a massacre, an awful sight," said Burgess.

He got a call he never wanted to get from his neighbors at Roane State Community College in Harriman. His farm is adjacent to the school's property.

TVA work will cause lane closures in Lenoir City, Kingston

TVA has scheduled highway lane closures this weekend, April 19-22, for geotechnical work at Fort Loudoun Dam near Lenoir City and the Kingston Dike in downtown Kingston, weather permitting.

TVA has contracted to perform core drilling to assess the health of all 49 TVA dams as part of a continuous improvement campaign. The work at Fort Loudoun Dam will take about eight weeks.

One lane of U.S. 321 at Fort Loudoun Dam will be closed from 8 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 19, until noon on Monday, April 22. Travel will be controlled by a temporary traffic light.

Rockwood police arrest 3 suspects in meth lab bust

Rockwood police discovered a meth lab and arrested three people during a traffic stop on Wednesday.

They stopped a SUV because there was a tire hanging out the rear window. After police spoke with the driver, an officer noticed a strong chemical smell. After they got consent to search the vehicle, they found an anhydrous ammonia meth lab in the SUV.

They arrested Matthew Knight, 34, and David Foland, 51, and Teri Stephenson, 53, on meth manufacturing charges.

I-40 eastbound reopens after Rockwood Mountain wreck

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a tractor trailer drove off I-40E near mm 345 in Roane County Friday morning, injuring at least one person.

The eastbound lanes were partially blocked on Rockwood Mountain for close to 12 hours, but it fully reopened shortly before 2:00 p.m. Friday.

A THP dispatcher says the tractor trailer went into an embankment after leaving the road. The Smartmap indicates the accident happened around 1:00 a.m. Friday.

A THP dispatcher told 10News at least one person was injured in the accident.

Harriman man charged with child rape

Harriman police arrested David Milton Wales, 45, of Harriman on child rape charges Friday.

Authorities are holding Wales on a $75,000 bond in the Roane County Jail, and his next court appearance is scheduled for May 6.

Stay with 10News and wbir.com for the latest updates.

 

Cracker Barrel dine and ditch leads police to meth lab

A complaint from a Cracker Barrel led to a surprising discovery for police officers.

The Cracker Barrel in Harriman called police to say several people were trying to walk out without paying their bill.

An officer arrived and found the suspects on their way out, including Michael Adcock. Police say while talking to Adcock, he pulled a backpack out of his car. They say he eventually admitted to them that there was a meth lab inside, including tubing, Drano, and lithium batteries.

He is facing drug charges.