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Former UT Coach Phillip Fulmer will be roasted by former players on June 26th in Knoxville. The event will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 29th at secondharvesttn.org.
7-year-old Tyler McBride of Grandview Drive in White County died Monday after he was shot by his 8 year old brother while they were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Verizon store in Crossville.
McBride was struck in the head by a .380 round when his brother discovered the weapon in his mother's purse while his parents were in the store. The youth reportedly attempted to unload the firearm when it discharged. Two other children that were in the vehicle were unharmed.
According to the Crossville Police Department, on Monday January 25, 2016, at approximately 2:50 pm, Cumberland County 911 Dispatch received a call of a 7 year old male bleeding from the head, in a US HWY 127 North business parking lot. Upon the arrival of Crossville Police Officers, it was discovered that 4 children had been left unattended in a vehicle, while the mother and step-father were inside Verizon paying a bill, a short distance from the vehicle.
Tyler was flown to a Knoxville area trauma hospital for treatment, where he died from his injuries. The investigation is continuing. The Cumberland County District Attorney General’s office and the Department of Children’s Services have been notified and are involved in the investigation.
This incident appears to be a tragic accidental shooting, as of the time of this release. Anyone with questions is being asked to contact the Crossville Police Department at (931)484-7231.
THE CROSSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING SOBRIETY ENFORCEMENT CHECKS AND SATURATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF CROSSVILLE BEGINNING ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (02/6/2016) AT 7:00 PM UNTIL ON OR ABOUT 0200 AM. THESE CHECKPOINTS AND SATURATIONS WILL BE LOCATED ON U.S. HWY.127, U.S. HWY 70, STATE ROUTE 392, AND STATE ROUTE 101, HWY 70N AT NORTHSIDE DR AND WILL ALSO INCLUDE LANTANA RD AND GENESIS RD. THE CROSSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE PLACING SPECIAL ATTENTION ON THE IMPAIRED DRIVER, THE UNRESTRAINED DRIVER AND OCCUPANTS, THE CHILD RESTRAINT LAW VIOLATORS AND OTHER TRAFFIC RELATED VIOLATIONS.
CCHS Homecoming Activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 have been moved to this Saturday's game. Homecoming is now schedule for the January 30 basketball contest as the CCHS Jets host the Warren County Pioneers.
Two people were injured Monday morning when their home exploded on Mayland Loop in Cumberland County. Firefighters were called to the structure around 9 a.m. and arrived to find the mobile home fully engulfed. It’s believed that a heat lamp caught fire and ignited an oxygen tank. The occupants, a husband and wife, were able to get out of the burning structure on their own. The woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The husband had very minor burns that did not require treatment from emergency crews. The house and contents were completely destroyed.