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Crook Stalks Shopper, Steals Wallet
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday November 15, 2017

As you are looking for bargains this holiday season, keep an eye on your wallet. A Clarkrange woman learned that lesson the hard way on a recent shopping trip at the Crossville Walmart. According to police, surveillance footage shows a male suspect target the victim and follow her for several minutes from aisle to aisle. The victim had put her purse in a shopping cart and while she was distracted the suspect lifted her wallet, which reportedly contained $500 cash, and exited the store. The suspect left the parking lot in a maroon vehicle and police were able to trace the license plate to 24-year-old Justin Johnson of Crossville. Police also searched social media and found a picture of Johnson wearing the same hat the suspect wore while reportedly ripping off the woman at Walmart. Johnson was arrested and transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center and has also been banned from Walmart.

 


SMHS Hosts Macon Co. Friday
Gordon Stack Wednesday November 15, 2017

The Stone Memorial Panthers and Lady Panthers host the Macon County Tigers and Lady Tigers in their basketball home opener Friday, November 17. Pre-game coverage begins at 5:55 with the girls contest at 6 pm followed by the boy game on MIX 99.3 and online at mix993.com .

 


Witness Said Jimmy Haslam "Loved It" When Pilot Ripped Off Customers
AP Wednesday November 15, 2017

A government witness has testified that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam "loved it" when the sales team ripped off customers at the trucking company controlled by his family. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the jury in the federal fraud trial of former Pilot Flying J executives and sales representatives heard a recording of former vice president John "Stick" Freeman saying that Haslam was aware of the scheme to deprive trucking customers of the diesel discounts they had negotiated.

 


Tentative Trial Date Set In Holly Bobo Murder Case
AP Wednesday November 15, 2017

A judge has set a tentative trial date for a man charged with kidnapping, raping and killing a nursing student who disappeared from her rural home more than six years ago. Judge C. Creed McGinley said he plans to hold the trial of John Dylan Adams during the last week of May 2018. Adams is charged in the case of Holly Bobo, who was 20 when she was reported missing from her home in Parsons, Tennessee, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Nashville.

 


Crossville Police To Carry EpiPens
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday November 15, 2017

The Crossville City Police Department will soon be equipped with EpiPens. At Tuesday's Meeting, the City Council gave the green light for the Department to participate in a program through the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. The Cookeville Police Department was the first in Tennessee to take advantage of the program and the second in the nation. Now Crossville officers will be able to administer the life saving drug epinephrine to people suffering from anaphylactic shock.

 

 
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