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City Manager updates Council on local projects
Peg Broadcasting News Friday April 17, 2015

City Manager David Rutherford gave Council members an update on several ongoing projects during Tuesdays regular meeting. According to Rutherford, easements are completed for Phase 3 of the Northwest Connector project and they are awaiting notification from TDOT to proceed. On Phase 2 of the Northwest Connector, Rutherford reports that the preliminary right of way review has been completed and plans are being updated.


Several street closings approved by City Council
Peg Broadcasting News Friday April 17, 2015

The Crossville City Council in regular session on Tuesday approved several street closings for the upcoming months. Portions of city streets will be closed on May 21st for Taste of Crossville; on May 25th for Memorial Day; on July 4th for Pro-Troop Rally; on August 22nd for Bubbafest and on October 31st for the Rotary 5k.


U.S. Marshals Arrest Over 160 Accused Criminals In Tennessee
Local 8 Now Friday April 17, 2015

More than 160 fugitives, gang members, sex offenders and violent criminals are off the streets of the Eastern District of Tennessee as a result of Operation Violence Reduction7 (VR7), a six-week long U.S. Marshals-led enforcement initiative conducted to reduce violent crime. Local 8 Now reports these operations occurred from March 2nd through April 10th and were a part of the USMS initiative which resulted in more than 7,100 arrests across the United States. The Operation VR7 arrests included 750 gang members, and the seizure of 383 firearms and more than 69 kilograms of illegal narcotics. Individual charges included 519 for homicide; 922 for weapons; 1,888 for assault; 583 for sexual assault; 1,093 for robbery; and 2,654 for narcotics. Additionally, 10 missing children were recovered.


Tennessee lawmakers OK $33.8B annual state spending plan
ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press Friday April 17, 2015

Tennessee lawmakers have approved the state's $33.8 billion annual spending plan after rejecting Democrats' attempts to include a provision that could revive Medicaid expansion. Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan would extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income people. The House also rejected one Republican lawmaker's bid to redirect $60 million from the $120 million earmarked for a new state museum in Nashville. Passing a balanced budget is one of the few constitutional requirements for Tennessee lawmakers.


Tennessee Senate approves tuition equality proposal
AP Friday April 17, 2015

Tennessee residents who are authorized to be in the United States would be eligible for in-state tuition under legislation that has passed the Senate. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the House Finance Committee. Under the proposal, students considered lawfully present in the U.S. through a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals would qualify for in-state tuition. Such students now pay nearly three times as much for higher education -- the out-of-state rate -- even if they've lived in Tennessee for most of their lives.


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