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Search Continues This Morning for 73-Year-Old Woman After Dozens Rescued From Cummins Falls State Park
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 6, 2017

Authorities say a 73-year-old woman is still missing after dozens of people had to be rescued Wednesday at Cummins Falls State Park in Jackson County. About 40 people were stranded after heavy storms caused flash flooding. Reportedly, the water rose three feet in just three minutes. A THP helicopter picked up nine people from the water. Officials say everyone but the woman was rescued Wednesday. Crews stopped looking for her when night fell and resumed the search Thursday morning. WKRN reports that rescue crews are considering the search for the final victim a recovery effort.


Ransom ware hits Tennessee
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 6, 2017

While the latest version of ransom ware is known as "petya", a Middle Tennessee government agency has been stricken by a slightly older version known as "wannacry". The "wannacry" threat has affected portions of the Murfreesboro Police Department computer network. IT officials discovered the infection on Saturday and are continuing to assess the damage. "Wannacry" has infected at least 19 computers and 2 servers in the Murfreesboro Police Department. The malware encrypts user data and demands a ransom to unlock files and data.


Crossville Woman Charged With Firing BB Gun On I-40 In Putnam County
Herald-Citizen/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 6, 2017

A Cumberland County woman was charged over the weekend for allegedly firing a BB gun at another vehicle on I-40 in Putnam County. The Herald-Citizen reports that a family was traveling west on the interstate through Cookeville on Saturday when a maroon Altima pulled up beside them and the driver stuck the barrel of a gun out of her window and fired a ball bearing into the passenger window. The BB did not penetrate the glass and no one was injured. The victims slowed down to let the Altima get ahead of them so they could get the tag number along with a description of the car and then alerted the authorities. Cookeville police met the family at the Clarion Inn where they also discovered the vehicle and the driver who was identified as 31-year-old Heather Beck of Crossville. According to the Herald-Citizen, Beck was charged with vandalism and aggravated assault. Her bond was set at $3,250 and she is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on July 24.


Vigil Held Wednesday Night For Boy Missing on Duck River
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 6, 2017

A vigil was held Wednesday night for a 9-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday on the Duck River in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Dreyton Sims and his brother were swimming near the dam when Dreyton was swept away. A bystander was able to rescue his brother but as of Wednesday night Dreyton had not been found. Sadly, the search has turned into a recovery effort. The Bedford County Sheriff is urging people to stay out of the swift moving river.


40 people stranded by rising water at Cummins Falls State Park
WVLT/WTVF/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 6, 2017

Emergency crews from White, Smith and Jackson counties responded Wednesday afternoon to Cummins Falls State Park in Jackson County after rising water stranded about 40 people. Wednesday's storms caused flash flooding at the park and at least 27 people were trapped around the falls area, three were stuck on a small island and 10 more couldn't get out downstream because of the swift currents. No injuries were immediately reported.


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