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Search Continues For Missing Fentress County Ginseng Hunter

Search Continues For Missing Fentress County Ginseng Hunter
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday November 9, 2017

The search continues for missing Fentress County ginseng hunter Danny R. Hall. Mr. Hall was last seen on October 14 when his girlfriend dropped him off at the end of Sam Beaty Road. Fentress County EMA Director James Bilbrey says the search has been ongoing since Mr. Hall was reported missing. Crews went out last weekend and will meet up again this Saturday at 8 a.m. The search will focus on the areas of Sam Beaty Road, Gouldstown Road, Glenoby Road, Livingston Highway and Conatser Hollow Road. At the time he disappeared, Mr. Hall was wearing a tan and brown ball cap, T-shirt, blue jeans, black and camo boots and had a camo backpack. Director Bilbrey asks anyone who has any information about Danny Hall to call the Fentress County Sheriff's Office at 931-879-8142. (Photo courtesy Fentress Co. EMA Director James Bilbrey)


Hamilton County 911 Calls Misrouted Across The State
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday November 9, 2017

A computer glitch is being blamed for 911 calls out of Hamilton County being misrouted to other call centers across the state. At least 25 counties in Tennessee received emergency calls meant for Hamilton County. 911 operators were able to re-route most of the calls to the proper county. Officials say the problem has been resolved.


Victims Still Not Identified In Warren County Plane Crash
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday November 9, 2017

Authorities still have not released the names of the two people killed when a small plane crashed Tuesday night in Warren County as it was attempting to land at the McMinnville airport. Jay Walker of Peg Broadcasting reports the Piper PA-32 plane burst into flames upon impact in a bean field. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

Rockslide Damages Section of TVA

Rockslide Damages Section of TVA's Ocoee No. 2 Water Flume
TVA/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday November 9, 2017

A rock slide Wednesday morning damaged a section of TVA's Ocoee #2 wooden water flume in Polk County. The flume is above US-64. TVA said there were no injuries reported and no known damage to property downstream. The intake gate to the flume closed immediately, and water is now being diverted down the river channel. TVA site personnel are assessing the damage. (Photo courtesy TVA)


Sheriff's Deputy Indicted, Accused of Telling Suspect of Impending Arrest
TBI Wednesday November 8, 2017

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a deputy of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, who is accused of misusing information in a criminal investigation. After receiving information from Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller, 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor requested TBI open an investigation into 47-year-old Timothy Martin Tyler on June 26th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information Tyler provided a suspect with information about his impending arrest. On Monday, the Franklin County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging Tyler with one count of Misuse of Official Information. Wednesday morning, Tyler turned himself in to authorities, who booked him in the Franklin County Jail on $10,000 bond. (Photo courtesy TBI)


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