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Crossville Woman Arrested in Daytona Beach After Allegedly Trying To Run Over Husband During Bike Week

Crossville Woman Arrested in Daytona Beach After Allegedly Trying To Run Over Husband During Bike Week
WFTV/The Daytona Beach News-Journal Sunday March 12, 2017

A Crossville woman was arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida after she went on a drunken rampage and allegedly tried to run over her husband during Bike Week and seriously injured two other people on a motorcycle. WFTV has identified 49-year-old Tina Byrd as the person behind the wheel of a pickup truck that was seen driving recklessly along Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach around 7:30 p.m. Friday. According to The Daytona Beach News Journal, Byrd told police that just prior to the crash she had four double shots of Fireball within the past two hours and then "tried to run over her husband and kill him with the truck" after he had struck her. Byrd ended up crashing her truck into a motorcycle carrying two riders who were both ejected. They suffered severe upper body and head injuries. Police say the motorcycle was completely in pieces but fortunately both riders are expected to survive. Byrd faces a host of charges including two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury and one count of aggravated battery. She was reportedly booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail Saturday on $66,500 bond.

(Photo Courtesy The Daytona Beach News-Journal)


One Fataltiy in House Fire in Crab Orchard
Sunday March 12, 2017

Early Saturday morning, emergency personnel responded to a house fire on Highway 70 East in Cumberland County, near the 4000th block in Crab Orchard. According to reports, a female was trapped in her room. The crews were on scene for over six hours. There were reportedly nearly 50 firefighters and 8 trucks on scene, with one firefighter treated for smoke inhalation. Three others fell through the floor, but did no sustain injuries. One fatality, a seven year old girl, was reported from the fire. The home was not able to be salvaged, and the source of the fire has not yet been confirmed.


High School Basketball
Steve Saturday March 11, 2017

The TSSAA Girls' State Basketball Championship Games were played Saturday in Murfreesboro.
Class AAA the Riverdale Lady Warriors completed an undefeated season and claimed their second straight state title with a 66-59 win over Memphis Central.
Upperman outlasted Pearl Cohn in double overtime to win the Class AA Championship 66-62.
In the final game of the day Clarkrange fell to South Greene 66-57 as the Lady Rebels claimed their second straight Class A Title.


Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday
Gordon Stack Friday March 10, 2017

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday (March 12) at 2am. Its time to Spring Forward. Set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.


Easter Bunny and City of Crossville Easter Egg Hunt Sat., April 8, 2017
Submitted: Tammie French, City of Crossville, Parks & Recreation Friday March 10, 2017

The City of Crossville Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Centennial Park beginning at 3 p.m. with special guest the Easter Bunny. The hunt is limited to the first 600 children registered and is open to kids walking through 10 years old. You must pre-register your child by calling (931) 456- 6632 or (931) 707-1883. Age groups will be spread throughout the park, so please plan accordingly. In case of rain, the Easter Egg hunt will be held on Sunday, April 9.


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