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September is National Preparedness Month.” The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters and this station are reminding you how important it is to be ready for disasters and emergencies.
Take some time to prepare an emergency kit for your home, office, and vehicle, and have an emergency plan so you and your family are ready. Visit www.tnema.org for information on how to prepare, plan and be informed.”
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, and its members, will conduct a statewide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System to deliver a voluntary Emergency Alert System message and a Wireless Emergency Alert at 2:30 p.m. CDT on Thur., Sept. 1, 2016. A National Test is planned for Wednesday, September 28, 2016, with more information to be released later.
A LaFollette, TN man reported on Friday that his Colorado license plate had been switched with a Tennessee tag while his vehicle was parked at the Quality Inn in Crossville. The victim told police that he had parked his 2013 Chevrolet pickup at the motel around 7 p.m. Thursday and it wasn’t until 7 a.m. Friday that he discovered his original license plate had been stolen. Two safety fuel cans valued at $100 had also been stolen. Police have no suspects at this time.
Crossville Police are looking for a vehicle that left the scene of an accident on 4th Street Saturday. The victim told authorities that she was stopped at the intersection on Mrytle Avenue and attempting to turn left onto 4th Street when a man driving a beige vehicle ran the stop sign, causing her to strike his right side. The man reportedly continued to drive down 4th Street after the collision. The victim sustained damage to the front end of her vehicle.
Crossville Police were called to a Highland Court location to take a report on a stolen pickup truck. The 1995 Nissan KSX 4X4 is a 2-door extended cab, purple in color, and has chrome side mirrors and a sticker logo on the driver side back window that says “W-04”. A witness told police that a male suspect had entered the truck and was sitting in it prior to the theft. The man is described as late 20’s or early 30’s, with long dark shaggy hair, and he was wearing blue jeans, a white shirt and a white hat. Police have named no suspects at this time.
Gas prices were on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. Oil prices hit their highest level in more than a month. AAA says that, over the past week, the statewide average price for a gallon of gas in Tennessee rose four cents to a $1.95. However that's still 32 cents cheaper than one year ago. In Crossville, there was a big jump in the average price for regular--up 13 cents to a $1.95. That's down 21 cents from a year ago.