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Leon Houston acquitted of federal charges

Late Wednesday a jury acquitted Leon Houston of using illegal drugs while possessing guns. He represented himself in the case.

Houston will remain in custody however. He is still awaiting a trial on charges of threatening his lawyer in a previous case.

You may remember Leon and his brother, Rocky, have a long history of run-ins with the law, most notably being tried but not convicted of murder after a deadly shootout in which two men were killed, including a Roane County deputy.

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Harriman leaders want Pseudoephedrine to be RX only

Another East Tennessee city is stepping up its fight against meth.

The Harriman City Council voted Tuesday night to restrict the sale of Pseudoephedrine. Under the ordinance, anyone buying Pseudoephedrine must have a prescription from a doctor or licensed health care professional.

The changes passed under first reading, which means council members have to approve it again. Their next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.

VOTE NOW: Local teacher finalist in TODAY show contest

VOTE NOW: Local teacher finalist in TODAY show contest

(WBIR-Dandridge) Today is your last chance to vote for a local teacher nominated for the TODAY show's "Teacher of the Year."

Billie Yardley, who teaches drama at Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, is one of three finalists competing for the grand prize of $10,000 in school supplies.

The prize money would definitely go a long way for Mrs. Yardley. When the roof collapsed over her classroom due to heavy rains in June, she lost more than 30 years of costumes, props and scripts. Now her entire classroom is reduced to a rolling cart.

Don't let spooky weather ruin your Halloween fun!

Don't let spooky weather ruin your Halloween fun!

Don't let bad weather ruin your Halloween fun! Here's a listing of some of the indoor events going on that you can enjoy on this spooky holiday!

Dead Man's Farm Haunted House: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24 & Oct. 29-30; 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 25-26, 7-11 p.m. Nov. 1-2; closed Oct. 31, 9567 Highway 11E, Lenoir City. $17 admission. High-intensity, interactive haunted house.

Injured Kingston football player cheers on team

(WBIR-Kingston) A Roane County High School football player returned to the field on Friday night after breaking his neck one week ago during a game.

Seth Haynes left UT Medical Center just in time to attend Kingston's game against Sweetwater.

Even though he can never play football again, the sophomore came out to support his team.

Haynes greeted teammates out on the field before the game, walking on his own.

"Just feels good to be out here even though I can't play. Just feels good to be around my teammates," Haynes said.