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Administrators: Grainger Co. jail rebuilding from the bottom

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Bean Station police stop wrong-way driver

It happened around 11 o'clock Thursday morning on Highway 25-E. It started when someone noticed a red pick-up truck driving north in the southbound lane.

An officer caught up with the truck and tried to get the driver to stop, but he wouldn't. The pursuit continued until officers boxed in the truck, broke out the driver's side window and turned off the truck.

Paramedics took the driver to a local hospital to be treated.

TBI: Sheriff's son among Grainger Co. jailers facing charges

Update Friday, Jan. 10:

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed the son of Grainger County Sheriff Scott Layel is among five former workers at the Grainger County Detention Center facing various charges stemming from a TBI investigation.

Jacob Scott Layel is charged with official misconduct and theft under $500.

District Attorney General James Dunn said in a press release that the grand jury indicted Layel along with Joshua C. Bumgardner, Jessie Cummings, Tylor M. Farrow, and Michael A. Sane following TBI's investigation.

Former inmates suing Grainger County on rape allegations

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(WBIR) Three former inmates of the Grainger County Detention Facility are suing on allegations they were repeatedly raped by a guard.

The Bowlin Law Firm in Morristown filed the multi-million dollar suit on behalf of the former inmates.

Lawsuits settled in electrocution deaths of swimming boys

Attorneys for the families of two young boys who died in an electrocution accident have reached settlements in their lawsuits.

10-year-old Noah Winstead and 11-year-old Nate Lynam died after the July 4, 2012, incident at German Creek Marina in Grainger County.

Slick road conditions hit rural East TN counties

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As conditions start to clear up along highways and main roads around East Tennessee, rural counties are still dealing with ice covered roads.

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

A couple of shelters have opened in East Tennessee to help folks trying to stay safe from the cold.

In Greene County, a shelter is open at Hal Henard Elementary School on East Vann Road. The director of emergency management says cots will be set up at the school, but there will not be food available.