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LCUB explains power failures over past couple of days

(WBIR-Knoxville) Thousands of households went without power for brief periods of time over the last two days, according to the Lenoir City Utilities Board.

LCUB tells 10News a transformer control cable failure at the Solway substation shut down power to 5000 customers for an hour and 45 minutes Tuesday morning and for 45 minutes again Wednesday morning.

Crews found and isolated the failed cable and are working to installing a new one.

Rain brings river to backyard, complete with some pretty big fish

(WBIR-Lenoir City, Tn) All the recent rain has left a river flowing through a Lenior City family's front yard, and with that water came some pretty big fish.

"Every time it rains like that, it just pours and after the storm quits runnin' about 20, 30 minutes later, it's like a river that comes down through here, it overflowed up there somewhere and then here come the fish," said Carl Jones.

Complete guide to East TN fireworks shows, laws

Fireworks shows:

City of Knoxville: Festival on the Fourth runs from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. at World's Fair Park. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will begin performing at 8 p.m., and fireworks start at 9:35 p.m., rain or shine.

Athens: Celebration postponed until Saturday night at 9:30.

Clinton: Fireworks have been postponed until Saturday, but Museum of Appalachia festivities will go on as planned.

ETHRA bus service will continue for at least six more months

With only three days until the start of a new fiscal year, the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency's bus program will keep the wheels turning.

On Thursday, the Knoxville Transportation Authority voted to give ETHRA $176,500 to keep the program going for seven East Tennessee towns, where the program would have been cut.

The service transports people to doctor's offices, grocery stores, and other places.

Lightning strike leaves 11K LCUB customers in the dark

LCUB says a lightning strike left 11,000 customers in the dark Thursday evening.

The utility says two substations were affected after the strike.

The majority of the customers affected were in Lenoir City, but some people in West Knoxville around Northshore also lost power.

TDEC announces first 6 Select Tennessee sites

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says the first six Select Tennessee Certified Sites are ready for development.

The Select Tennessee program helps Tennessee communities prepare available sites for investment and expansion.

To become certified, a site must have at least 20 developable acres, be properly zoned, have good road access and either have all utilities at the site or a formal plan to extend them to the site.

Body found in Ft. Loudoun Lake identified

(WBIR-Loudon County,TN)

Update

A man whose body was found in Fort Loudoun Lake early Tuesday morning has been identified as 75-year-old Tony Heitzman, according to TWRA.

Heitzman's family said he had gone fishing and never returned home. His boat was found Monday night.

Officials say there are no signs of foul play, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.

Update

Rescuers found the body of a man whose family reported him missing after he failed to return from a missing trip on Ft. Loudoun Lake Monday.