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A car crash Wednesday on Hwy 70 North left a huge hole in the Higher Ground Independent Church of God but witnesses say it could have been much worse. Local8now reports that John Brown lost control of his vehicle which ran through the church and was stopped by a chain link fence that separates the church property from Little Brad’s convenience store next door. Witnesses say if the fence had not stopped the vehicle the car could have hit the store’s fuel tanks and caused an explosion. Brown reportedly tried to run away from the scene of the accident but was detained by the store’s owner and several customers who had heard the crash and rushed over to see what had happened. Local8now reports that Brown was charged with second offense DUI and third offense driving on a revoked license. Fortunately, no one was in the church when the car plowed through it. The pastor said a wall collapsed at the church, damaging an organ and a pew. The owner of Little Brad’s said he thanks God that no one was hurt. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)
Two children were sent to UT Medical Center Tuesday morning following a two vehicle crash in Cumberland County. The THP says a 2002 Chevrolet Pickup driven by Stephanie Gilley, age 22, was traveling on Lantana Road near the Flynns Cove Road area, headed toward Bledsoe County, when she lost control on a curve and crossed the center line, striking a 1988 Chevrolet truck driven by David Langley. The truck was knocked off the road, broke in two with the cab coming off the frame, and landed in a field. Gilley’s two children ages 2 and 4, who were in the vehicle with their mother, were ejected. One was flown to UT by Lifestar the other was later transported to UT by ambulance. The mother has been charged with DUI, simple possession and improper restraint of the children.
The Vols will close out their regular season Saturday (11/29) as they travel to Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Kickoff call in show will start at 1:30pm. Kickoff is set for 3pm on your home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country.
City Police have charged 39 year old Kelly Michelle Young of Woodland Court with Criminal Impersonation after she was caught attempting to pass stolen checks at a local business. The victim, a resident of Monterey, also reported that a total of $959 in unauthorized checks had been passed, plus he had incurred $100 in overdraft fees.
A Morgan County man charged in the death of a toddler will remain in jail. On Tuesday, a Roane County judge refused to reduce the $200,000 bond for Roger Prince, who was arrested in September and charged with first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 17 month old son. Baby Levi died on June 1st and his mother, Amanda Beaty and Prince both claim the child choked on a cookie. But an autopsy revealed the toddler had suffered multiple blunt force injuries. Prince’s attorney had asked the court to reduce his bond to $50,000, but that request was denied. Both Prince and Amanda Beaty are charged under "Haley's Law," which raises most child abuse charges to felonies. If convicted, it can carry a life sentence.