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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday fuel leak
A truck loaded with tile left Interstate 40 in Cocke County on Friday, resulting in a fuel spill. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the 5:10 pm incident occurred in the eastbound lanes near the 446 mile marker during a rainstorm. The 2003 Freightliner, operated by Predrag Rasuo, 39, Greensboro, North Carolina, began to slide in the Bluffton Curve, and the driver lost control. When the rig left the right side of the interstate, it rolled before coming to rest on the driver's side. The Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Newport Rescue Squad, First Call EMS, Cocke County Emergency Management and the Cocke County, Grassy Fork Volunteer and Cosby Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene. A quantity of fuel leaked into a drainage ditch but was contained. Firefighters say some of the contaminated soil will be removed to prevent runoff into the nearby Pigeon River, and cleanup continued into this morning. Rasuo sustained scratches and bruises but did not require medical treatment. Eastbound traffic was slowed in the area for several hours.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
  • Campaign funding
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    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
  • Arrington injured by train
  • Bobby Lovell has died
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    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
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  • Worex crash/charge
  • Inmates charged
  • White cutting
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • Greene County fire fatalities

    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
  • CLB workshop
  • Bredesen in Newport
  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
  • Assad lawsuit

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
  • Hurricane Michael
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