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Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputies rescue Mom and four children from trapped car
Rutherford County Sheriff's Department/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday October 15, 2014

Even as the worst of Monday night’s storm had passed, authorities statewide had to deal with its aftermath. Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputies rescued four children from their car trapped in water Tuesday morning. Mother Jessica Elgin was able to walk through the flood waters with the assistance Deputies Derrick McCullough and Michael Parsons who rescued her children ages 8 months and 2, 7 and 11 years old from the car. Deputy Parsons said they carried the children from their car trapped in about 3 feet of water. The mother didn’t think the water was that deep when she tried to cross a flooded roadway. Deputies had to stop another driver before he drove into the water. “Anytime you go through moving water, it can move your car,” Deputy Parsons said. “A car is not made to go through water.” Monday’s storms not only dumped torrential rains, but also spawned at least two tornadoes in the Volunteer State. The National Weather Service has confirmed Tuesday the touchdown of an EF1 tornado in Clarksville, TN as storms passed through Monday evening. Crew also confirmed a second tornado that touched down in Perry County. Crews are still looking at damage to determine if more twisters touched down in Tennessee.

 


Secretary of State's Office Unveils New Elections Smartphone App
Tnsos.org Wednesday October 15, 2014

The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office has unveiled the new Tennessee Voter Smartphone App, which is now available in the Apple Store and in Google Play. Highlights of the app include: Early voting and Election Day polling locations and hours of operation, candidate list for upcoming elections, sample ballots, county election commission information and online access to election results. And the App is Free! To learn more about the GoVoteTN app or elections visit the state's election website at www.GoVoteTN.com. Early voting for the November 4th general election starts this on Wednesday, October 15th. .

 


Tennesee Gets Monopoly Millionaires' Club Lotto
Peg Broadcasting News/Wikipedia Tuesday October 14, 2014

Tennessee is one of 22 states across the nation getting the new lottery game Monopoly Millionaires’ Club. The first tickets go on sale Sunday, October 19th and the first drawing will be Friday, October 24th at 10:15 p.m. CT. The tickets are pricey…Monopoly Millionaire’s Club tickets will be $5; compared to Mega Millions Tickets which cost $1 and Powerball tickets that are $2. But the odds of winning with Monopoly Millionaire’s club are better. Unlike Mega Millions or Powerball, in which the jackpot increases until all six numbers are matched, Monopoly Millionaires' Club is designed to create many winners of $1 million (cash) each, in addition to annuitized jackpots (with cash option) ranging from $15 million to $25 million. There also will be a nationally televised Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game show that will begin airing in February, with its audience and players coming from people who registered their lottery tickets online.

 


Sam’s Club Baby Wipe Recall
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday October 14, 2014

Sam’s Club has issued a recall on their Simply Right baby wipes because of a possible bacterial contamination. The affected baby wipes were sold beginning June 30th of this year. The CDC says this bacteria poses little risk to healthy people, but people who already have certain health problems could be affected. Sam’s Club has removed the Simply Right baby wipes for their shelves and directs their customers to stop using them and return the rest of the product to Sam’s Club for a full refund.

 
Decatur County Man Indicted in Holly Bobo Case


Decatur County Man Indicted in Holly Bobo Case
AP/TBI/Susan Niland Tuesday October 14, 2014

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that 26-year old John Dylan Adams has been indicted on two counts of raping Holly Bobo, whose remains were found in September in Decatur County. Adams had already been charged with tampering with evidence in the case of Bobo, who was reported missing on April 13, 2011. The TBI says Adams acknowledged he was involved in the forcible rape of the 20-year-old nursing student the day she disappeared. He is being held without bond and has a hearing set for Oct. 22. Adams is the brother of Zachary Adams, who has pleaded not guilty to murder and kidnapping charges in the case. (Photo Courtesy TBI).

 

 
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