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East Cove Road Now Open

East Cove Road Now Open
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 29, 2015

The last of the flooded out roads has been repaired in Cumberland County. Robin Young Griffin, Assistant with the Highway Department reports that East Cove Road in Cumberland Cove is now completed and open. The early July rainstorms dumped over 6 inches in a 24 hour period, washed out dozens of roads and caused at least one fatality in Cumberland County. (Photo Courtesy Robin Young Griffin)

Meigs County man charged in Sweetwater woman

Meigs County man charged in Sweetwater woman's death
WVLT Wednesday July 29, 2015

A Meigs County man has been indicted in the death of a Monroe County woman. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 51-year-old Coleen Francis, of Sweetwater, was found April 10th at a home on Lefew Road in Ten Mile. Local 8 Now reports that the Meigs County Grand Jury returned an indictment against 57-year-old Gary Wayne Ford on Monday. He is charged with Second Degree Murder. Ford was arrested without incident Tuesday and booked him into the Meigs County Jail. He is being held on $100,000 bond. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)


More Details Released In Darrell Avenue Armed Robbery
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 29, 2015

Crossville Police have released more details in the armed robbery at a Darrell Avenue residence on Monday. The victim said he was sitting in his living room when he saw a man he knows only as Jason through the window. The victim said he told his wife to open the door for Jason and when she did he saw another man he did not recognize. That’s when the victim says he reached for his gun, but the men rushed through the door before he could get the safety off, grabbed the weapon and demanded money. The victim says the man he does not know also had a gun and pointed it at him. When the victim told the suspects he did not have any money, they allegedly threw him on the floor and attempted to get his wallet out of his pocket. The victim said he told his wife to run out the garage door, and upon hearing this, the men fled in a dark Jeep Cherokee. The men reportedly stole the man’s pistol and his wife’s cell phone. The suspect known only as “Jason” has red hair and a red goatee. The other male suspect had brown hair and a scraggly beard. Both men were wearing long pants, short sleeve shirts and ball caps. While searching for the suspects, officers found the Jeep Cherokee abandoned in the area of Tennessee Stone Road and Southway. They say the vehicle had the wrong tag, which had been reported stolen from a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer registered to a man from Harriman, Tennessee. The Jeep Cherokee was registered to a woman from Loudon, Tennessee. After an extensive search of the area, it was determined that the suspects, considered armed and dangerous, had fled Cumberland County. The two men may also be traveling with a female suspect. Crossville police are investigating possible suspects but have not released their names.


Gov. Haslam Coming To Crossville To Discuss State’s Transportation and Infrastructure Needs Wednesday July 29, 2015

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will be coming to Crossville in the coming weeks to discuss the state’s transportation and infrastructure needs. In announcing his 15 community tour, Haslam said, “Right now we have a multi-billion dollar backlog of highway projects across this state that address key access, safety and economic development issues and that’s only going to grow.” The 15 meetings will be held throughout August and early September in Memphis, Clarksville, Union City, Jackson, Nashville, Franklin, Kingsport, Greeneville, Shelbyville, Murfreesboro, Crossville, Chattanooga, Cleveland, Lenoir City and Knoxville. Participants will include state legislators, mayors, local elected officials, business leaders, chamber of commerce executives, and local infrastructure officials. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, August 5 in Memphis at the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce. The date of the Governor’s visit to Crossville was not announced during Tuesday’s press release.


Storm Leaves Power Problems At Nashville International Airport
News Channel 5 Wednesday July 29, 2015

A severe storm moved through Nashville Tuesday afternoon leaving many people in the dark. The Nashville Electric Service reported at least 30,000 customers in the dark. The storm caused power to go out at Nashville International Airport. Officials there say they believe they were hit by lightning. The airport spent part of the afternoon working off generator power. The power issues caused some of the jetways to not work correctly. Because of this, planes could land, but some couldn’t get up to the terminal because some of the jetbridges wouldn’t move. Southwest Airlines diverted at least 6 flights due to the problem. Many other flights Tuesday night were delayed


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