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Trio Convicted In Zaevion Dobson Murder Case
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Monday February 5, 2018

The three men convicted in the murder of Zaevion Dobson were sentenced Friday in Knox County Criminal Court. During the sentencing hearing, Judge Steve Sword compared the alleged actions of the trio to a hunting expedition and claimed the young men were going to war the night of Dobson's murder. Christopher Bassett was sentenced to life plus 35 years. Kipling Colbert, Jr. received a sentence of 109 years. Richard Williams faces a sentence of 143 years. Zaevion Dobson was killed in December of 2015 while shielding friends from gunfire. The Fulton High School football player was honored posthumously with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and his heroic act continues to touch people around the world.

Mt. Roosevelt Wildlife Management Area Roads Closed Due To Illegal Dumping

Mt. Roosevelt Wildlife Management Area Roads Closed Due To Illegal Dumping
TWRA Monday February 5, 2018

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has closed all access to the Mount Roosevelt Wildlife Management Area due to illegal dumping. TWRA says the area was previously closed in 2016 for the same reason. Approximately 10 tons of waste including tires, gas tanks, building materials and household waste has been dumped on the area over the past several years. It has cost the agency over $120,000 to remove this waste.
Hunters can still access the area by foot and TWRA will reopen roads for the spring turkey hunting season. The Wildlife Management Area is under heavy surveillance and wildlife officers are investigating any leads. TWRA ask anyone with information regarding illegal dumping to call the TWRA Region III office at: 931-484-9571. (Photo courtesy TWRA)


It's Quittin' Time in Tennessee! Tennessee Quit Week is Feb. 5 - 9, 2018 Broadcasting News Monday February 5, 2018

The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners from across the state in celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 5-9, 2018 by renewing the call to every Tennessean to be part of our state's celebration of Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them. According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control, the current rate of tobacco use among adults in Tennessee is 22.1 percent, noticeably higher than the U.S. rate of 15.1 percent, ranking Tennessee 43rd highest in prevalence of smoking adults. Cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke accounting for 480,000 deaths each year in the U.S., including the deaths of 11,400 Tennesseans. Tennesseans who smoke and are ready to quit can call the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to talk with a counselor who will help you create a quit plan. You may also receive free FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy. These services are provided at no charge to participants. For more information and resources or to enroll online visit


Crossville Bank Robber Arrested in Nashville
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer, Crossville Poli Sunday February 4, 2018

Press Release:

On February 03, 2018 at approximately 11:19 am, Crossville Police Officers and Cumberland County Sheriff?s Deputies responded to a report of a Bank Robbery, at the Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union on Livingston Road. Officers arrived within minutes, however the suspect was gone upon their arrival.

A joint investigative effort led Nashville Metropolitan Police and the THP Criminal Investigative Division to locate and apprehend a black female suspect, in Nashville Tennessee, approximately two hours after the robbery. The female suspect, whose name has not been released, has possibly been involved in other bank robberies.

Crossville Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff?s Office were involved in the initial investigation, after which, assistance from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Nashville Metropolitan Police, were paramount in the apprehension. The case will be further investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This is an active investigation and any other information will be released by the Nashville office of the FBI, as it is available.


Suspected Crossville Bank Robber Arrested In Nashville
Peg Broadcasting News Sunday February 4, 2018

A woman suspected of robbing the Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union on Livingston Road in Crossville has been arrested in Nashville. The bank robbery occurred around 11 a.m. Saturday. The woman fled the scene and authorities caught up with her about two hours later in Nashville. Authorities say she is a suspect in other bank robberies. Her name has not been released and the FBI investigation is ongoing.


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