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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.  

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Truck slams into house, misses family

An East Tennessee woman says she and her 16-month-old daughter are
lucky to be alive tonight after a truck slammed into their home while
they were inside.

The incident occurred around 12:30pm, according to LaFollette Police
Chief Jim Jeffries. Courtney Byrd, and her daughter, Kylie, were asleep
on the second floor of their apartment when a utility truck lost its
brakes and careened into the first floor living room.

Neighbor Katrina Suttles feared the worst.

"Thought they were dead, we all did," she said.

HomeGrown: Levi Kreis

From his award winning Broadway debut in "Million Dollar Quartet" to musical hits in the "Vampire Diaries," "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Apprentice," Levi Kreis is an accomplished singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

"It's a challenge because it's a lot of plates to spin at one time, but I love it," Kreis said.

And, to think, it all started after his kindergarten graduation at Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy in Oliver Springs.

TBI investigating Niota after city shutdown

The TBI is now investigating the city of Niota.

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Dozens of law enforcement officers gather to honor THP trooper

Friday morning, a line of police cars from dozens of different departments surrounded an Oneida church.

They were all there to pay their respects to a fellow officer who lost his battle with a lingering illness.

Sgt. Brian Boshears, 50, of Oneida, died earlier this week after a lengthy battle with pneumonia.

Thursday night, hundreds of people filed into Bethlehem Baptist Church to visit with the family and for a Celebration of Life service.

Friday around 12:30 pm, a procession left the church to proceed to Boshear's burial at Carson Cemetery.

Morgan Co. deputy injured while chasing meth suspect

A Morgan County deputy is in the hospital and six people are facing charges after an investigation involving two meth labs.

Around noon, deputies went to a home on Northrup Road to follow up on a tip about a meth lab.  When they arrived, they found an active lab and some finished product in the home.

They arrested two people, but a third suspect ran off.  Deputies chased them, and one of the officers was injured.  Officials will not say how he was hurt, but say his injuries are not life threatening.

Pharmacists sell new meth-proof cold medicine

Local pharmacists are selling a new form of pseudoephedrine to help fight against meth production in East Tennessee.

Eight stores started selling Nexafed, a drug its manufacturer claims cannot be broken down to be used to make methamphetamine.

"It was intriguing to know there was going to be a new formulation made," said Jeremy Long, a pharmacist at City Drug Co. in Maryville. "I am a lab-rat, I'm a nut. I'm one of the crazy people that enjoys the science behind stuff"