LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge has reset the trial for three nuclear protesters who broke into the Y-12 weapons plant in Oak Ridge to May 7.
The three people were scheduled to start trial on Feb. 26, but The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Federal Magistrate Judge C. Clifford Shirley Jr. moved the trial back during a conference call Monday with attorneys because of a new charge of felony sabotage that a grand jury added earlier this month.
Michael Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed and Sister Megan Rice are accused of breaking into the plant in July, cutting through security fences and defacing the plant's storage facility for uranium.
A deadline to reach a plea deal has been set for April 7, although the defendants have said they will not plead guilty.
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