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Woman faces charges for shoplifting steaks in pantyhose

A woman and a man are facing charges after police say they stole hundreds of dollars worth of filet mignon steaks.

Police say Randy Lycristal Harris helped Annie Grace Smith steal $206 worth of steaks from the IGA in Rockwood by helping hide them in her pantyhose.

The store manager captured the event on video and called police. When police arrived, Harris fled on foot, and officers say they caught him about two blocks away from the store.

Harris and Smith both face shoplifting charges.

Roane Co. plans for own Boys & Girls Club

An organization that helps keep children out of trouble is planning an expansion in East Tennessee.

Plans are underway to bring the Boys and Girls Club to Roane County for the first time, spearheaded by leaders of their own community, from the D.A.'s office to the Roane County Anti-Drug Commission. The club provides after school and summer activities for children. Leaders said in a place with poverty in many areas, the club can be beneficial.

 

TVA mediation process gets 4 month extension

TVA and the people suing the company have more time to come to an agreement over the 2008 ash spill.

Representatives for the plaintiffs and TVA asked for the extension due to the complexity of the case. More than 600 people are involved.

The court ruled to give them an additional four months to mediate.

It's frustrating news for some homeowners who have lived with the impact of the spill for more than four years.

In 2008, one billion gallons of ash spilled out of a retention pond at TVA's Kingston fossil plant.

Knoxville man charged in ex-girlfriend's death is out on bond

An insurance agent accused of killing a Knoxville woman is out of jail.

Tuesday, a judge agreed to grant a $250 thousand dollar bond to Shawn Smoot.  He is charged with murder in the death of Brooke Morris.

Morris was Smoot's former girlfriend and employee.  She was found dead in Roane County in November 2011.

A Roane County grand jury indicted Smoot on murder charges last June.

He was arrested a week later in Mississippi, after he failed to show up in Roane County court to surrender to authorities.

Kingston creates solar farm at no cost to city

It's been over four years since more than a billion gallons of TVA coal ash spewed into Roane County waterways, but the City of Kingston is still working to reinvent it's image.

Construction is set to start on a 50-kW solar farm at the city's water treatment plant, and plans are in the works for a 200-kW farm just down the road.

TVA delays road closures during dam maintenance work

Drivers could encounter some traffic around two TVA dams in a couple of weeks, while crews perform maintenance checks.

Right now, TVA is conducting "core drilling" checks on Fort Loudoun Dam and Tellico Dam, which will take about eight weeks to complete.

According to TVA, this work will require some lane closures.  One lane of Highway 321 will be closed at the dam starting at 8:00 p.m. on April 5 through noon on April 8.

In Kingston, one lane of Highway 70 will be closed at the Kingston Dike from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on April 7.

Oliver Springs educator charged with DUI has been reassigned

An Oliver Springs educator arrested for DUI has been re-assigned.

Roane County's Director of Schools says former Oliver Springs High School Assistant Principal Donna Renee Moore has been removed from her job.

She will work in a non-administrative position at Midtown Education Center for the rest of the year.

Moore also must complete a professional development plan.

Oliver Springs Police arrested her for DUI last week.