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Walmart Shoplifter Pulls Knife on Employees
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday March 7, 2017

A shoplifter at the Crossville Walmart reportedly pulled a knife on employees on Saturday. According to police reports, Walmart Asset Protection observed a tall white male removing security devices from merchandise with a pocket knife. When the suspect was confronted, he brandished a pocket knife and said come on boys. The suspect, who was later identified as Jad Mubarak, ran from the store and got into a Chevy Cobalt. Officers pursued the vehicle down several city streets and onto I-40 before the chase was terminated for safety reasons. Mubarak was arrested in Knoxville later in the evening on Saturday (3/4/17). In Crossville, Mubarak faces charges of Shoplifting, Trespassing, Aggravated Assault, Felony Evading and Reckless Endangerment.


Mailbox Vandals Arrested
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday March 7, 2017

Two 18-year-olds and one 17-year-old were arrested Friday night (3/3/17) after authorities say they destroyed or damaged over a dozen mailboxes. Crossville Police responded to the area of Iris Circle, Mockingbird Drive and Holiday Drive where they pulled the suspects vehicle over for malfunctioning taillights. While speaking to the three male occupants, the officer noticed pieces of concrete block in the front and rear seat of the car. There was also black residue on a backpack in the back seat. According to reports, the three young men admitted to vandalizing about 15 mailboxes in the area. The 17-year-old was issued a citation and was released to his parents. The two 18-year-olds were taken to the Cumberland County Justice Center where they were charged with 9 counts of vandalism with possibly more charges pending.


Boyd Joins Governor's Race
AP Tuesday March 7, 2017

Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd is joining the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam next year.
The Republican tells The Associated Press he is running on a platform of creating job opportunities for Tennesseans through education.
Boyd stepped down last month as Haslam's economic development commissioner, a position that took him to all 95 counties.
Boyd was previously a top adviser to the governor as he rolled out his free community college program called Tennessee Promise and his "Drive to 55" initiative to boost the percentage of Tennesseans with higher education degrees or certificates.
Boyd is the founder of Radio Systems Corp., a company that makes invisible fences and other pet products.
Boyd joins state Sen. Mark Green in the GOP nomination race, though several others are expected to join.


Gas Prices
Tuesday March 7, 2017

Gas prices are holding steady after inching up last week. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.31-nearly 3 cents more than a week ago. Compared to last year, motorists are paying 50 cents more for a gallon of gasoline and $7 more for a full tank of gas.
Tennessee gas prices averaged $2.07 on Sunday-fractions of a cent more than a week ago and 47 cents more than last year.


Wind Advisory on Tuesday
National Weather Service Tuesday March 7, 2017

Wind Advisory in effect until 3 PM CST this afternoon for Cumberland and Fentress Counties.

The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 3 PM CST this afternoon.

* Timing... late Monday night until Tuesday afternoon

* winds... sustained 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph

* impacts... loose objects blown around, shallow rooted trees and
branches blown down, difficulty driving in high profile vehicles

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds over 40 mph are expected. Winds
this strong may blow down a few trees or tree limbs and cause
isolated power outages. Driving may also become difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


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