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Small nuclear reactor revolution starts in Roane County

The federal government wants to shrink the size of nuclear reactors and nuclear power plants in the United States.  The hope is to develop a reactor design that will revolutionize the way nuclear plants are constructed. 

The Department of Energy announced it will co-fund a couple of projects aimed at designing and developing small modular reactors (SMRs).

Kingston Police warn stolen gear could lead to officer imposters

Detectives are in the business of cracking cases like robberies and thefts. On occasion those offenses hit a little closer to home and cause wider public safety concerns. That's the case in Kingston where police are looking for the culprit who stole official police gear from a local retailer on Thanksgiving night. Police are warning the public to be on the look out for law enforcement imposters.

Police worried about possible officer impersonator after break-in

Police in Kingston say a business break-in has them worried someone may be trying to impersonate a police officer.

Officers say someone broke into the A1 Tactical Supply Company on Thanksgiving. A long list of things were taken, including THP badges, handcuffs, and chemical spray.

Authorities are asking everyone to be on alert, and if you have questions about anyone presenting themselves as a police officer, call 911.

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

Cancer survivor hands out scarves to chemotherapy patients

An East Tennessee cancer survivor is on a mission to help fellow cancer patients feel sassy when they cover up their head with a hat or scarf.

Samantha Garcia has endured two rounds of breast cancer.

She says she hated the feeling of being stared at when she wore a scarf to cover up her head during cancer treatments.

Garcia wants to do away with that stigma, make scarves sassy, and just support other cancer patients.

So, she and her friend started a Facebook page and received more than three hundred scarves and hats from across the county. 

VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

VolQuest.com: Dooley departure not matter of if, but when

According to WBIR contributor VolQuest.com, it is not a matter of if Tennessee will seek its fourth head football coach since 2008, but when.

This reports follows a 51-48 four-overtime loss to the Missouri Tigers inside Neyland Stadium Saturday. It was the Vols' seventh straight loss SEC loss

Missouri beats the Vols in 4th OT at Neyland

Missouri beats the Vols in 4th OT at Neyland

Andrew Baggett's 35-yard field goal in the
fourth overtime gave the Missouri Tigers a 51-48 win over the Tennessee
Volunteers in a Southeastern Conference nail biter at Neyland Stadium.

James Franklin threw for 226 yards and four touchdowns to help the Tigers
(5-5, 2-5 SEC) claim the first-ever meeting between the new conference foes.
Kendial Lawrence carried 21 times for 153 yards and two TDs in the victory.

Veterans honored this weekend through events, free meals and deals

Veterans honored this weekend through events, free meals and deals

In a tradition that dates back to World War I, marking the end of what was known as "The Great War" in the 11th month, on the 11th day at the 11th hour, events honoring our veterans continue throughout the weekend across East Tennessee.

Gatlinburg has its 10th annual Veterans Day celebration starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday. A ceremony at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery also starts at 2.

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Chorus has a Veterans Day concert at 3 p.m. at the Clayton Center.