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TSA agents at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville have discovered a loaded firearm at a security checkpoint, its second in five days. Around 5:00 a.m. Tuesaday, a loaded Smith and Wesson was discovered at the checkpoint and on March 21, a 9mm Smith and Wesson was found on a passenger’s carry-on bag. In both incident, TSA immediately alerted airport police, who took possession of the bag and cited the passengers on local charges. While firearms may be transported in checked baggage (provided they are declared to the airline, in a proper carrying case and unloaded), they are prohibited in carry-on bags. (Photos Courtesy WVLT)
A Crossville man faces numerous charges after his vehicle crashed into a house on Dunbar Lane. Upon arrival to the scene of the accident, the responding officer noticed a gold Nissan had made contact with the left corner of the home. The vehicle was still running and the driver was asleep at the wheel. After the officer yelled at the driver several times, the young man woke up long enough to tell the policeman that his name was Bryce before he fell back to sleep. The officer had to yell at the driver several more times to get him to turn off the car’s engine and, again, the driver fell back asleep. Other officers were called in to assist with the sleeping suspect, identified at 18 year old Bryce Alexander Rowan. According to reports, Rowan was finally awake and officers were able to continue the investigation which revealed drug paraphernalia inside Rowan’s vehicle. Rowan was charged with Reckless Endangerment, Vandalism and Public Intoxication and transported to the Cumberland County Justice Center.
Crossville City police are looking for a man and a woman who shoplifted numerous items from the Genesis Road Pilot. According to reports, a man and woman entered the convenience center together and the man stole two Wilson Brand T5000 brand antennas and one Road Pro brand spot light. The man was described as 6’2” and was wearing a red hat. The female was 5’8” tall and had blond hair. The couple reportedly fled in gray Honda Accord with Knox County Tags; the tag number was 572 39U. Loss was estimated at just under $145.
A former NFL player is asking for help in finding his Super Bowl ring, which he says he lost over the weekend in Nashville. Craig Colquitt, who was a punter for the Pittsburg Steelers, told media outlets that he thinks he lost the ring at a bar-restaurant called Rippy's. He says he doesn't mind taking photos with fans and letting them try on the ring, but that at some point Saturday it went missing. Colquitt says he's offering a reward and won't ask questions if the ring is returned. The ring commemorates the 1979 Super Bowl in which the Steelers' had a 35-31 win over Dallas. It has three diamonds and Colquitt's name on it. Colquitt was a standout kicker at Tennessee before being drafted in 1978 by the Steelers.
A bill before Tennessee State lawmakers would prevent those convicted of three or more DUI's from purchasing alcohol. News Channel 5 reports that if the bill is passed, If passed, anyone convicted of three or more DUI's would have to have a special stamp on their license with the words "No Alcohol Sales." The hope is to keep repeat offenders from getting behind the wheel drunk. The bill goes before committee on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.