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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. 

Two East TN natives honored for their role in saving 5-year-old boy

(WBIR-Knoxville) Two East Tennessee natives who now work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are among the finalists for one of the highest honors given to civilian federal employees.

Stephen Richardson, Special Agent in Charge for the FBI's Mobile Division, led the team helped rescue a 5-year-old Alabama boy after he was kidnapped from a school bus and held hostage by an armed killer. 

Horseshoe pitcher hopes for luck in World Tournament

Close actually does count in horseshoes, though a ringer scores more points.

A group of guys gather in Bean Station twice a week to practice pitching horseshoes.

"The more you pitch the better you get but it takes a lot of practice," horseshoe pitcher Lester Helton said.

Practice makes your game better and the game made Stacy Lovell's life better. He said pitching horseshoes helped him turn his life around.

Union Co. man wanted for assault & theft arrested in Knoxville

Union County authorities now say an assault in a Union County home was not a home invasion.

The suspect, Matthew Blackburn, was arrested on Friday.  Investigators now believe Blackburn was already in the home talking to the homeowner when the assault occurred.  They are not sure yet how well the suspect and victim knew each other.

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A Union County man wanted for breaking into a home and assaulting the homeowner is now in custody.

Police: DUI suspect said he drank '12, 14, 24 or 48 beers'

A Rogersville man charged with DUI told deputies he had been drinking "12, 14, 24 or 48 beers," according to a report from the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office.

Thirty-six-year-old Andy Joshua Derrick was arrested Saturday.

According to the arrest report, a deputy saw two cars stopped in a turn lane on Highway 66.

One of the drivers told the deputy the other driver was asleep.

When the deputy found Derrick, they said he had slurred speech and his eyes were closed.

Union Co. woman's memory kept alive at former school

An East Tennessee woman had one final wish involving a school she loved and the students who attend it.

Shirley Collins, 47, passed away in February from cancer. Her one goal was to help the former Union County High School, after years of financial difficulties for the entire school system. The school is now Horace Maynard Middle School.

"We looked at some 'media center applications' and we decided to move in this direction," Collin's "love of her life," Freddie Brasfield said before handing over a check for $50,000 Monday.

4 face charges in connection with Grainger Co. meth lab investigation

Four people are facing charges after a meth lab investigation in Grainger County. It happened at a home on Thurman Watson Road in Rutledge on Wednesday.

Officers found items used to make methamphetamine, including lithium batteries, drain cleaner, dry ice, and crushed pseudoephedrine.

Martin Gratz, Christy Harris, Carroll Mayes and Dylan Lusk are each charged with initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of meth.