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Vehicle Fire on South Main Street
CPD/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday June 15, 2016

No one was injured Monday night in a vehicle fire on South Main Street. City police got the call around 10:30 p.m. and arrived at 421 South Main Street to find a 2000 black Jeep Wrangler glowing underneath from flames in the engine compartment. The Crossville Fire Department quickly extinguished the blaze. Contact was made with the driver, 48-year-old Terry D. McAnally, who fortunately was not in the vehicle when the fire broke out. The cause of the fire was not known at the time of the officers report.


Vehicles Egged on Mockingbird Drive
CPD/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday June 15, 2016

Vandals have caused hundreds of dollars in destruction following what Crossville Police say is at least three egging incidents on Mockingbird Drive. One homeowner called police Monday morning to report at least a dozen eggs had been thrown at his vehicle and property causing an estimated $200 in damages. Another homeowner said someone egged his Dodge Dart while it was parked in his driveway on Sunday night or early Monday morning. Police have named no suspects at this time.


Country Church Vandalized
CPD/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday June 15, 2016

Crossville Police were dispatched to 10th Street on Monday after vandals targeted the Country Church. Carson Reno told authorities that he had discovered that the screens on two windows had been cut and they had been damaged when someone pried on them. Reno also discovered Sunday that the church sign had been spray painted with graffiti. Its not known if both acts of vandalism were committed by the same suspect. Damage was estimated at $250.


Sparta Couple Charged With Shoplifting at Crossville Walmart
CPD/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday June 15, 2016

A Sparta couple has been charged with shoplifting at the Crossville Walmart. Police say that Walmart Loss Prevention identified 26 year old Andrew Blake Young and 30-year-old Laura Alene Young as the duo who stole a 50 television and a Spider Wire from the Super Center on May 28, 2016. The value of the stolen merchandise was just under $1,700. The pair was also slapped with criminal trespassing charges because they had previously been banned from the store. On the Police Report dated June 10, officers state that warrants were served on Mr. and Mrs. Young, who were then currently incarcerated at the Cumberland County Justice Center.


UT to get $1.5 million to study fetal alcohol syndrome
AP Wednesday June 15, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Tennessee has received a $1.5 million grant to study the role of genetics in fetal alcohol syndrome.

Kristin Hamre, an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, said researchers have known for some time that the harm that comes to babies as a result of their mother's alcohol consumption while pregnant varies. Hamre, in a press release from the university, said both the genetics of the mother and the baby play a key role in fetal alcohol syndrome.

Animal models, and to a lesser extent, human studies, have shown that genetics are likely to contribute to the severity of harm as a result of alcohol exposure.

The grant money comes from the National Institutes of Health.


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