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Crossville Man Killed in Hwy 70 E Crash
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 15, 2015

A Crossville man has died following a one vehicle crash in Cumberland County. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 21 year old Mathew Kemp was driving west on Highway 70 East around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and into a ditch, and then struck a tree. Kemp died from his injuries. In the reporting officers opinion, safety restraints would have made a difference.


Tennessee June Revenues Broadcasting Wednesday July 15, 2015

Tennessees total tax collections for June were above budgeted expectations. June ended with a net positive growth of 7.29%, compared to collections in the same month one year ago. Overall June revenues were $1.3 billion, which is $56.5 million more than the state budgeted.


NWS Confirms Tornadoes in Pickett, Fentress and Putnam Counties
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday July 14, 2015

The National Weather Service continues to assess damage left by Tuesdays severe storms in Tennessee. Officials say an EF1 tornado touched down on Dale Hollow Lake south of Byrdstown then moved southeast across far southern Pickett County into northwestern Fentress County, crossing Highway 52 and lifting past Manson Road. Numerous trees were blown down and several roads were blocked including Highway 52 and Manson Road west of Jamestown. According to the National Weather Service the Pickett/Fentress County twister was 7 miles long, 300 yards wide with winds of 95 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service reports and EF1 tornado touched down in Putnam County Tuesday near Double Springs Road and Nashville Highway, then moved southeast. Three homes and one business were damaged and numerous power lines were blown down. The tornado lifted near I-40 and Park West Drive. The National Weather Service reports the twister was 2.6 miles long and 150 yards wide and packed winds of 105 miles per hour.


Tornado Touches Down in Putnam County Tuesday
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday July 14, 2015

Severe storms trekked through Tennessee Tuesday producing at least one confirmed tornado in Putnam County. At least three structures were damaged including a hay barn that was completely destroyed in the Double Springs area near Cookeville. Trees were uprooted and numerous power lines were downed and crews had to block off portions of Hawkins Rd near Buffalo Valley to keep motorist away from live wires. A Cookeville police officer caught the twister on video as it was forming and when it hit the ground. In Cumberland County, there were reports of branches and debris on roads, localized flooding and at one point over 500 were without power. A funnel cloud was spotted in Fentress County where storms knocked out electricity to at least 2,400 residents.


Lighting Causes Oil Well Fire in Morgan County
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday July 14, 2015

Lightning is suspected of causing an oil well fire in Morgan County as severe storms moved through the region on Tuesday. Five fire units responded to the rig fire in the Meister Hills Community of Deer Lodge yesterday after one containment unit was completely destroyed and another caught fire. Crews quickly had the blaze under control and said it did not pose a threat to the public. There were no reports on injuries.


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