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Bentley and Strange will hold a news conference at 8 a.m. this morning to make what they are calling a "major announcement."
There are similar news conferences being held by attorney generals in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi at the same time, according to WSFA, so there is speculation the announcement may be about the BP oil spill that happened in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
You can watch the announcement live here.
According to AP, at least one care of a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in Maryville near Knoxville, which prompted the evacuation of thousands of people within a two-mile radius.
About 5,000 people in the Maryville area were being evacuated along with several businesses, according to fire officials.
Six or seven police officers had to be decontaminated but no deaths have been reported, according to the Blounty County Fire Department Lt. Johnny Leatherwood. He could not say how many cars derailed or what substance they were carrying.
10-year-old Mahalie Freeman was killed in a wreck Wednesday in Trinity.
The Trinity Fire Chief said she and other passengers of the van involved in the two-car wreck were not wearing seatbelts.
The driver of the other car was taken to the hospital, but their condition is unknown.
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