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Four Locals Charged in Long Term Investigation for Narcotics & Stolen Property

Four Locals Charged in Long Term Investigation for Narcotics & Stolen Property
Friday August 12, 2016

On Monday, August 8th, the Crossville Narcotics Detectives executed a search warrant and seized stolen property and illicit narcotics at 94 Lakyn Drive in Crossville, following an in-depth investigation and undercover operations. Illegal drugs and about $4,000 in stolen items were recovered in the search. Four local residents were the target of the operation, and three of them are out on bond for previous narcotics related charges. Police say multiple felony charges are pending against Scott Rocha, Eva Ashburn, Kevin Labbe and Chad Velong.


City to Enter Negotiations with DCI Once Lease on Snodgrass Building is Up
Friday August 12, 2016

At Thursday nights Crossville City Council meeting, more discussion was made about DCI and the Snodgrass Building. Council member Danny Wyatt wanted the Snodgrass building to be put on bid until the end of August, to see what other non-profit groups in Crossville may be interested. Members Souza and Harris and Mayor Mayberry all expressed trepidations with that motion, as well as how much they appreciate the work and effort DCI does for Crossville. As such, Wyatts motion to put the building on bid was voted down, and instead, council voted to enter into negotiations with DCI once their lease on the Snodgrass building is up in October.


Rockwood Cop Accidentally Fires Live Round During Drill at Rockwood Middle School
Peg Broadcasting News Friday August 12, 2016

Just days after a Florida woman was killed when a police officer accidentally fired a live round during a Citizens Police Academy exercise, a Rockwood Police Officer mistakenly fired a live round at Rockwood Middle School. It happened Thursday morning during a blank-fire drill that involved an active shooter simulation. While teachers and staff were in a locked classroom, officers were supposed to fire blank rounds in the hallway. However, one officers gun had a live round. Authorities say no one was injured and no students were in the building during the exercise. Damage was minor. A second drill at Ridge View Elementary School was cancelled after the incident.


Weekly East Tennessee Construction Report for August 11-17, 2016
TDOT Friday August 12, 2016

MORGAN/ROANE COUNTY, US27/SR29 between Whetstone Road and SR 61: Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns, closed shoulders and possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times throughout this construction project. Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, SR 29 underneath I-40 at Exit 350: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours in this area as crews complete overhead bridge work. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.


Four cases of Zika reported in Knox County
WVLT Friday August 12, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- There are now four reported cases of Zika in Knox County, according to the health department. All are travel related.

Those with the health department expect the number of cases to increase as people travel to areas with active, mosquito-borne transmission.

There has been no local, mosquito-borne transmission in Tennessee.


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