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Haslam Declares Friday Day of Mourning in Honor of Private Evans Overbeys Ultimate Sacrifice
Peg Broadcasting News Friday July 15, 2016

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared a day of mourning and ordered flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 15 in honor of United States Army Air Forces Private Evans Overbey, who died during World War II in a Japanese prison camp. He was only 25. His remains will be laid to rest Friday in at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Mountain Home ,Tennessee nearly 75 years after he died.

 
Chasey Chaseem Wanted Person #17 Brandon Tyler Arrowood


Chasey Chaseem Wanted Person #17 Brandon Tyler Arrowood
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer, Crossville Pol Friday July 15, 2016

The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is asking for you help in located 20-year-old Brandon Tyler Arrowood who is wanted for DUI, Driving on a Suspended License and Simple Posession. Arrowood is a white male, known to frequent the Spring City area of Rhea County. If you know where Brandon Tyler Arrowood is hiding out, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline at 931-200-1173. There will be a minimum $200 payout for information leading to the arrest of this profiled person!

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Lightning Kills Woman in Stewart County
Peg Broadcasting News Friday July 15, 2016

Summer storms with lightning proved to be a tragic mix in Stewart County. A woman died late Thursday morning in Dover, Tennessee after she was apparently hit by lightning. Her husband found her body under a tree at the Piney Campground just before noon. The 63-year-old woman was dead when medics arrived on the scene. The county coroner says that while it appears she died after being struck by lightning, her body has been sent for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are at risk of being struck by lightning.

 


Four East Tennesseans Honored at ESPY Awards
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 14, 2016

Four East Tennesseans were honored during the Espy Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night. Former Vol player Peyton Manning was presented with the Icon Award, an honor he shared with Abby Wambach and Kobe Bryant, all of whom are retiring athletes. Former Vol Eric Berry won the "Best Comeback Player" at the ESPY's Wednesday night. He returned to the field after battling Hodgkin's-Lymphoma. The Associated Press named him first team All-Pro. The late Zaevion Dobson, of Knoxville, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the ceremony for giving his own life to save several friends. And Lady Vol legend Pat Summitt was mentioned throughout the awards show and honored in a montage of sports legends who passed away in 2016.

 


Pregnant Harriman Woman Dies in House Fire
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 14, 2016

State Bomb and Arson, the Harriman Fire and Police Departments and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations are trying to determine how and why a pregnant Harriman woman died in house fire Tuesday night. The blaze killed 23-year-old Lindsay Carter and her unborn child. Firefighters got the call around 11 p.m. and report that the home was engulfed when they arrived on the scene.

 

 
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