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Flu Information
Friday February 9, 2018

The Tennessee Department of Health reported that seven people have died from the flu in the state.
During the last week of January, the South-Central region, which includes Warren County, had 224 confirmed flu cases and around the state there were 10,591 reported cases.
According to state data, Tennessee has reported 6 influenza-related deaths in children under 18 years and one influenza-related death of a pregnant woman.
The health department is still urging people to get the flu vaccination this season. Health department clinics across the state are providing vaccines at no charge.


Wayne Co. Sheriff's Dept. First In Nation To Solve Case With Forensic Podiatry
Peg Broadcasting News/WKRN Friday February 9, 2018

The Wayne County Sheriff's Department is being hailed as the first in the nation to use forensic podiatry, analyzing how someone walks, to solve a case. Last year, three masked men robbed a liquor store near the Tennessee-Alabama line. They were also wearing gloves so there were no fingerprints and none of the people in the store could identify them. Investigators went over the store's security video from days leading up to the robbery and noticed the way that one customer walked was very similar to that of one of the robbers. Police brought in a foot doctor who specializes in forensic podiatry and the doctor confirmed it. The suspect's gait was a 100 percent walking match to a customer from the day before the robbery. Police contacted the customer who soon confessed and gave up the names of his accomplices. The trio is now behind bars. Authorities in Wayne County, Tennessee are more than a little proud that they beat the FBI in being the first in the U.S. to use gait analysis to solve a case. Law enforcement has used it for years in England.


High School Basketball - District 7AA Honors
Submitted / Steve Thursday February 8, 2018

Seven Cumberland County High School basketball players have been named to the District 7AA All District Teams. Lady Jet Gracee Dishman was named as the Girls District MVP with Kiara Wilson, Jessica Hedgecoth and Lauren Tabor named to the Girls All District squad. Cumberland County's Josh Dykes was named as the Boys District MVP with Silas Clark and Braden Qualls also receiving All District honors. CCHS Lady Jets Coach Radhika Miller was named Coach of the Year for the girls and Jets Head Coach Will Foster was selected as Coach of the Year for the boys.

Both the Lady Jets and Jets claimed the District regular season championship and will be the top seeds in next week's District Tournament to be held at Bledsoe County High School. The Lady Jets will play their first tournament game on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:00 and the Jets take the court for the first time in the District Tournament on Thursday, February 15, at 6:00.


Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer Thursday February 8, 2018

UPDATE!! JUVENILE SAFELY RECOVERED! UNHARMED. The Crossville Police Department has located missing juvenile Dakoda Henderien. Dakoda Henderien was located on 02/07/2018, at around 3:50pm, in the city of Crossville, TN. He was found to be unharmed.Thanks to everyone for your concern.

Original Press Release:
The Crossville Police Department is currently seeking any information on a missing juvenile. Dakoda Henderien is a 13 year old White Male, approximately 5'5" in height, weighing approximately 110 lbs. He has Brown hair and Blue eyes. Dakoda Henderien was last seen on Monday 02/05/2018, at around 8:45pm, in the area of 4th Street, in Crossville, TN and was last seen wearing White pants and a Black & White hoodie. Dakoda Henderien last contacted his family on Tuesday 02/06/2018, by phone. He has been entered into NCIC as a runaway. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dakoda Henderien is being asked to please contact Detective Jason Wilson with the Crossville Police Department at (931) 484-7231. (Photo courtesy Crossville P.D.)


#15 Vols Complete Season Sweep of Kentucky with 61-59 Win at Rupp Arena Broadcasting News Thursday February 8, 2018

15th-ranked Tennessee scored a 61-59 victory over 24th-ranked Kentucky Tuesday night at Rupp Arena. The Volunteers have now won six straight games and stand alone in second place in the Southeastern Conference standings. The triumph was Tennessee's fifth all-time win over the Wildcats at Rupp Arena (1977, 1979, 1999, 2006). It also gave the Vols (18-5, 8-3 SEC) their first regular-season sweep over Kentucky since the 1998-99 season. The Volunteers are on the road to Tuscaloosa Saturday (2/10) to face the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bob Kesling begins the broadcast at 4:30 and tipoff is set for 5pm on 102.5 WOW Country.


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