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Chasey Chaseem Wanted Person No. 43: Michael Shane Anders

Chasey Chaseem Wanted Person No. 43: Michael Shane Anders
Submitted: LT. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer - Crossville Pol Friday March 10, 2017

Since 2016 your tips to Crimestoppers have led to more than 76 warrants served and $3,500 worth of stolen property recovered. And since last year, the Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers has paid out nearly $5,000 in cash rewards!

Crimestoppers need you help in locating Michael Shane Anders, who is wanted for Failure to Appear on Driving on Suspended X2, Violation of Probation, Possession of Schedule VI Narcotic and Failure to Appear in Family/Probate Court X3. Michael Shane Anders is a 33-year-old white male known to frequent the Justice Street area of Cumberland County. If you know where Michael Shane Anders 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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Second Outbreak of Avian Flu Detected in Tennessee Broadcasting News Friday March 10, 2017

A second outbreak of bird flu has been detected in Tennessee. The state veterinarian confirms that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation in Giles County has tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). The company that operates it is a different company from the one associated with the recent detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Lincoln County. At this time, officials do not believe one premises sickened the other. On March 6, routine screening tests at the Giles County premises indicated the presence of avian influenza in the flock. State and federal laboratories confirmed the existence of H7N9 LPAI in tested samples. As a precaution, the affected flock was depopulated and has been buried. The premises is under quarantine. Domesticated poultry within a 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) radius of the site are also under quarantine and are being tested and monitored for illness. To date, all additional samples have tested negative for avian influenza and no other flocks within the area have shown signs of illness. The Giles County LPAI incident is similar to the Lincoln County HPAI incident in that both the low pathogenic and highly pathogenic viruses are an H7N9 strain of avian influenza. USDAs National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirms the H7N9 virus that affected the Lincoln County premises is of North American wild bird lineage. It is not the same as the China H7N9 virus affecting Asia and is genetically distinct.

According to officials, neither LPAI nor HPAI pose a risk to the food supply. No affected animals entered the food chain. The risk of a human becoming ill with avian influenza during poultry outbreaks is very low. However, out of an abundance of caution, officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and Tennessee Department of Agriculture are working together to monitor the health of individuals who are working on either premises or had contact with affected birds.

Report a sudden increase in the number of sick birds or bird deaths to the state veterinarians office at 615- 837-5120 and/or USDA at 1-866-536-7593.


Sobriety Checks Saturday
Thursday March 9, 2017

The Crossville Police Department will be conducting sobriety enforcement checkpoints and saturations throughout the City of Crossville on Saturday March 11th from 7pm-2am. These will be held at Highways 127 and 70 and will also include Lantana and Genesis Roads.


Cumberland County School District Selecting Textbooks
Submitted: Cumb. Co. BOE Thursday March 9, 2017

The Cumberland County School District is in the process of selecting and adopting Career and Technical textbooks for the 2017-2023 school years. Textbook samples will be available for public viewing now through March17, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Cumberland County Central Services. Comments should be addressed to Dr. Rebecca Wood, Chief Academic Officer, at 368 Fourth Street, Crossville, TN 38555 or email at


Voucher-Like Program Considered
AP Thursday March 9, 2017

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a sweeping expansion of a voucher-like program that is estimated to cost $71 million.

Supporters of the new proposal say it gives parents unprecedented choice and allows them to customize their children's education in a way that best serves them. Opponents have called it vouchers on steroids and say it threatens public schools.

The proposal would let parents get the money used to pay for a public school - roughly $7,000 per child per year - and use it for approved expenses. The money could pay for such things as private school tuition, homeschool curriculum and field trips.

Rep. Roger Kane, who sponsored the House bill, said parents would get money loaded quarterly on debit cards that would be subject to audits.


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