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Crossville Police Warn of Good Citizen Grant Phone Scam
Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers Tuesday March 14, 2017

Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers Facebook Press Release

Telephone scammers are always looking for new ways to steal your money. Crossville Police have received reports of a new scam that advises victims, by phone that they have been awarded a "GOOD CITIZEN GRANT" and that if an iTunes gift card is purchased, the victim would receive a code that would allow release of the funds. Following the purchase of a gift card, one victim was advised by scammers that an additional gift card purchase would be required for the State to release the funds, due to their credit.

Don't fall for these types of calls. If you didn't apply for a grant, a lottery drawing or any other type of give-away, then you are probably being scammed. Any legitimate award clearing house will not require the recipient to pay for the release of funds. If it is required, it is highly unlikely that they would prefer an iTunes Gift Card for any type of payment.

If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately and block the number if possible. Never give any personal information over the phone.

Homicide Suspect Added to TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ List

Homicide Suspect Added to TBI’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ List
TBI/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday March 14, 2017

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list: Jacob Evan Coyne.

Coyne, age 21, is wanted by the Chattanooga Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to face charges of Criminal Homicide and Especially Aggravated Robbery in connection to an incident that occurred on March 12th in Chattanooga. He may be in the area of Hamilton County or North Georgia and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Coyne is a White man who stands 6’00” and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

(Photo Courtesy TBI)

Collectible Waterfowl Stamps Available Through TWRA

Collectible Waterfowl Stamps Available Through TWRA Broadcasting News Tuesday March 14, 2017

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is taking orders for the collectible state waterfowl stamp that is produced annually and sold for conservation education.

The TWRA has taken the Best of Show winning artwork each year since 1999 from the state’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest to create the collectible stamp.

This year’s duck stamp comes from the artwork that was selected as Best of Show winner in the 2016 contest. Mary Alford from Dyersburg won the prestigious Best of Show honor for her depiction of three cinnamon teal. The 16-year-old created her winning entry in colored pencil.

The public is invited to purchase the collectible stamps. Each state stamp is numbered and printed in full color, measuring 1 2/8 by 2 inches. In addition to this year’s stamp, all previous stamps since 1999 are available.

Funds from the sale of the stamps will be used for habitat improvement. Stamps are $11 each and may be ordered by completing the Wildlife Stamp order form located in the Watchable Wildlife Information under Wildlife Enthusiasts on the TWRA website.

The public is reminded that the State of Tennessee Waterfowl stamp is voluntary and not required to hunt. However, the Federal Duck Stamp is required to hunt waterfowl in Tennessee.

(Photo Courtesy


Tennessee sues federal government over refugee resettlement
AP Tuesday March 14, 2017

The state of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over the refugee resettlement program.

The lawsuit, which was filed Monday by the Tennessee General Assembly, argues that the refugee program is forcing the state to spend money on additional services, such as health care and education.

The suit asks that the refugee resettlement program be shut down until the federal government pays Tennessee all the costs it incurs as a result of the program. State Attorney General Herbert Slatery III declined to file the lawsuit on behalf of the lawmakers. The suit was filed by the Thomas More Law Center for free.

Gov. Bill Haslam last year declined to sign a resolution passed in the Legislature that demanded the state file the lawsuit.


President Trump to visit Nashville this week
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday March 14, 2017

President Donald Trump is expected to visit Nashville on Wednesday. According to the president's schedule, Trump will appear at an event at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville on March 15. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. CST. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. CST. The reason for his visit could not be determined yet, but the event schedule described the event as a "rally." The White House could not confirm the visit, but it is listed as an event on Donald Trump's campaign website.


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