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Families speak out about Bean Station victims

(WBIR- Bean Station, Tn) As police continued the investigation into the Bean Station shooting, family members spoke out Friday about the victims.

The son of a Richard Alexander Sommerville, who was killed in a shooting Thursday at a Bean Station  pharmacy, remembered his dad as a lively person and proud grandfather.

"If he was in a room or at a party, he was definitely going to be noticed," said Ryan Sommerville, Richard Alexander Sommerville's son, who lives in New York.

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Take a tour of Cherokee Caverns.... in the dark!

Take a tour of Cherokee Caverns.... in the dark!

 

 

Cherokee Caverns to offer “Old Fashioned Lantern Tours”  on Saturday, May 25th from 10am til 4pm.   Tour caves the way they used to in the old days!  

Former officer charged in pharmacy shooting that killed 2, injured 2

(WBIR- Bean Station, Tenn.) A former police officer has been charged overnight with a shooting spree inside a local drugstore that left two men dead and two women injured.

Knoxville man faces charges for transporting 335 pounds of pot

A traffic bust in Union County Saturday morning ended with a major drug bust after deputies found a man driving with 335 pounds of marijuana in his car.

Union County deputies pulled over a car Saturday morning on Highway 33 near Maynardville after getting reports of an intoxicated driver. While deputies interviewed the driver, they found several packages in the car containing 335 pounds of marijuana.

The deputies arrested 26-year-old Martin Urrita Olmedo of Knoxville. He faces several charges including drug trafficking, DUI, and driving without a license.

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'Stand in the Gap' continues push to curb meth use

The Stand in the Gap Coalition is looking to tackle the region's meth problem with the help of local politicians and officials.

Since the organization found its footing in 2011, it has created chapters in 10 counties across East Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.

"There's strength in numbers," said organizer Edwin Robertson.

It may need those numbers too. It was just last month that the Tennessee Meth Task Force projected Tennessee to overtake Missouri as the number one state in the country for meth busts.

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Peanut Free Night

The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center Presents: Peanut Free Night
May 23, 2013
Smokies Park
3540 Line Drive in Kodak

(Smokies Park will be scrubbed, scoured and cleaned to remove all traces of peanuts and no peanuts will be sold during the game)

For more information visit www.allergyasc.com

Man on the run for more than 2 years finally captured in E. TN

(WBIR-Kingsport) A fugitive who has been on the run for more than two years was finally captured Wednesday in East Tennessee.

Brandon Saylor, 29, escaped from the Kentucky Department of Corrections Marion Adjustment Center in March 2011.  He was serving a 17 year sentence on charges including burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, and fleeing and evading police.