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THP: Pedestrian hit and killed in Grainger County

A Bulls Gap man died after being hit by a vehicle Sunday afternoon in Grainger County, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The report prepared by Sgt. Robert Greer said the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on State Highway 375 in Bean Station.

According to the report, Shea Collins ran from a driveway into the roadway where he was immediately hit by a 2003 Ford heading south on the road. The vehicle was driven by Michael L. Roach, 45, of Bean Station. Roach and a passenger were uninjured.

Deputies arrest third suspect in Speedwell ATM theft

Claiborne County deputies arrested a third person in connection with an ATM stolen from a Speedwell bank.

Officials charged Lucas Alan Brooks, 24, of Speedwell with burglary, theft, and vandalism along with other charges from previous incidents. Authorities also arrested Walter Shawn Patterson, 33, of Speedwell and Amy Brooks, 30, for the same charges.

Deputies arrest second suspect in Speedwell ATM theft

Claiborne County deputies arrested a second person in connection with an ATM that was stolen from a Speedwell bank.

Speedwell woman accused of Claiborne ATM theft

Grainger Co. bridge memorializes fallen soldier

Friends, family, and officials dedicated an East Tennessee bridge to memorialize a fallen soldier from Grainger County.

The bridge, located at mile marker 35 on Rutledge Pike, now has a new name, Sgt. Jesse J. Coffey Memorial Bridge. Sgt. Coffey was killed in action while serving in South Vietnam in April 1966,

Claiborne Co. miner dies in rock collapse

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A 31-year-old Tennessee man has died in a mining accident in southeastern Kentucky.

Justin M. Mize of Harrogate, Tennessee, died after an accident at the Tinsley Branch Mine in Bell County just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday according to a news release from the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety. Mize was attempting to retrieve a broken chain in a 68-foot hole when he was hit by a rock.

Two former Grainger Co. jailers plead guilty to charges

Two former Grainger County jailers pleaded guilty to various charges stemming from a TBI investigation.

Jacob Layel, the son of former Grainger County Sheriff Scott Layel, pleaded guilty to theft under $500 on Monday. A judge sentenced him to supervised probation until Nov. 29 and dismissed a charge of official misconduct against Layel.

Tenn. city fined for dumping raw sewage in river


NEEDVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has fined a northeast Tennessee city nearly $101,000 for dumping raw sewage in the Clinch River.

The Kingsport Times News cited a TDEC order this month in reporting that the Sneedville sewer treatment plant had "excessive" sewer plant bypasses of treatment between January and May.