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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.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

Rick Springfield and The Dirty Guv’nahs headline 2013 Secret City Fest.

It’s Secret City Festival time again in Oak Ridge! The bands have been selected, the schedule is filling up, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale Monday, May 6.  Tickets are priced at an early bird rate of $17. After June 7, ticket prices go up to $20.  

Woman indicted for stealing more than $60K from bank

A woman is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in Claiborne County.

A Claiborne County grand jury indicted 35-year-old Jacqueline Nicole Bolden on one count of theft of more than $60,000. She's accused of taking the money from Home Federal Bank.

Man on trial for hunting accident that killed teen

A trial is underway in Claiborne County for a man accused of shooting and killing a teenager while hunting.

68-year-old David Rowland is charged with reckless homicide and failure to wear daylight fluorescent orange.

Investigators say Rowland shot and killed 15-year-old Devin Smith of Middlesboro, Kentucky.  Smith was hunting with his grandfather.

Rowland told authorities he thought the movement in the heavily wooded area was an animal.