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  • Rockwood police use Narcan to revive woman

    Rockwood police used Narcan to revive a suspected overdose victim earlier this month. The incident happened at 411 W. Rockwood St., on Dec. 15.

    “I observed a female unconscious on the living room floor with no pulse and not breathing,” Rockwood officer Blake Norman’s report said. “The female was turning blue.”

    Norman said he spoke with another woman in the apartment, who told him she thought the victim had consumed heroin or fentanyl.

  • Kingston Engine 3 in service
  • Is your volunteer a Star?

    Volunteer East Tennessee is looking for outstanding adult and youth volunteer nominations in Roane County as part of the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards.

    The organization is coordinating nominations for Roane, Anderson, Blount, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe and Sevier counties.

    Nominations are due by Jan. 11 and can be submitted online by going to www.volunteeretn.org/VolunteerAwards.

  • Christmas gas prices highest in 3 years

    Oil prices reached new heights Tuesday, causing a bump in the road for falling gas prices.

    AAA reported Tennessee gas prices climbed nearly a full cent overnight. The state average is $2.24 per gallon, after rising 2 cents during the past week.

    “We may see moderate increases at the pump this week, but the downward trend should resume in the new year,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins.

  • Brother and sister killed in Wednesday crash

    The holidays turned tragic for a Kingston family Wednesday night. Brother and sister Teddy and Tara Kalnasy were killed in a car crash on Interstate 40.

    “I can’t think straight right now,” said mother Mary Kalnasy, as she struggled to speak through the tears.

    The accident happened around 9 p.m. near the 350 Exit in Midtown. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated.

  • Child injured after being struck by pickup

    A Harriman youth was struck and injured by a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon on Long Drive.

    "A juvenile was hit with a pickup truck. The suspect took off, drove down a couple of streets, crashed into another mailbox on a different street and then bailed out of the vehicle and took off running," said Sgt. Cody Guge.

    The suspect is still unknown at this time, Guge said Thursday morning.

    Guge said he didn't know where the child was taken but confirmed they were taken to an area hospital.

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  • Election officials gear up for ’18 decision

    The Aug. 2 county general election and state primary is anticipated to be a major event for Roane County.

    “I think it will be a pretty good-sized election next year,” said Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway.

    “It should be a big election, because all the county officials except the property assessor and road superintendent, they are all up.”

  • New Margrave bridge a magnet for speeders

    Speeders already have a Margrave Drive resident concerned about safety now that the bridge on the Harriman roadway is open.

    Mike Balsley lives near the south side of the bridge. He said traffic is slowly starting to pick up as people become aware the bridge is open. He said those travelers are often not acknowledging the speed limit.

    “I just know something has got to be done there,” he said.

  • Driver in pursuit, crash racks up charges

    A Harriman man is in trouble again after leading the Tennessee Highway Patrol on a pursuit that ended in a crash Dec. 19.

    Timothy Daniels Stevens, 30, was charged with theft by possession; reckless driving; leaving the scene of an accident; vehicular assault; evading arrest; DUI second offense; driving on revoked; resisting stop, frisk, halt; assault on an officer; possession of methamphetamine while operating a vehicle; possession meth for resale; and possession of drug paraphernalia.