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Crossville Man Steals Over $100 Worth of Makeup
WATE News Saturday February 14, 2015

CROSSVILLE (WATE) Police in Crossville are asking for help in finding a man who stole more than $100 worth of Cover Girl makeup from a drug store.

Police say the male suspect tried to walk out of CVS on Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. with makeup in the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt.

A store employee confronted him and asked to empty his pockets. Police say the suspect pulled some items from his pocket, but the worker said more remained.

The stolen makeup is valued at around $128.

Anyone with information should contact Crossville Crimestoppers and Sgt. Brian Eckelston at (931) 200-1173 or (931) 200-1147. You can also call Det. Donnie Hammons at the Crossville Police Department at (931) 484-7231.


High School Basketball - District 6AAA Tournament
Steve Friday February 13, 2015

The Cumberland County High School Jets advanced in the District Tournament with a 59-51 win over the Rhea County Golden Eagles in a first round matchup on Friday. The teams split their two regular season games with each winning on the road. In the Jets win at Rhea County; CCHS outscored the Eagles 30 to 13 in the second half and in the District Tourney the Jets again outscored the Eagles in the second half 30 to 18 ending Rhea Countys season.

Saturday at Cumberland County High School its the semi-finals of the tourney: at 3:00 White County plays Cookeville in a girls game, at 4:30 the Panthers of Stone Memorial take on the Cookeville Cavaliers, at 6:00 the Cumberland County Lady Jets play the Lady Pioneers of Warren County and at 7:30 the Jets take on the White County Warriors. SMHS action will air live on Mix 99.3 and the CCHS games are on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.

All teams in action in the semi-finals of the District Tournament will advance to the Region Tournament.


WATCH OUT!! IRS Email Scam Going Around
Crossville Crime Stoppers Friday February 13, 2015

Crossville Crime Stoppers is warning that scammers are again targeting local residents email accounts as a source of information and revenue. Reports are being made in reference to the receipt of bogus IRS refund emails. The emails are designed to look official and even have the IRS logo, but that isn't hard to find. They contain a link requesting the recipient to "Click here to deposit your tax refund directly to your bank account". The link will likely allow access to information on your computer, or take you to a fake bank site requesting your banking information. Don't fall for it! Crossville Crime Stoppers warns that these are fake emails and should be deleted immediately!


Rockwood Threat Arrest
WVLT/Alan Spector Friday February 13, 2015

Roane County school officials say an arrest has been made in Maryland after a threat on social media was made against Rockwood High School. They say a a middle school student was taken into custody Thursday after the school district was alerted about a threat that morning. According to Local 8 Now, the Rockwood and Harriman Police Departments responded; they were able to trace the threat to Maryland where the suspect was arrested. Rockwood High was never on lockdown, but extra security was put in place. Theres no word as to why the school was targeted.


Former UT Football Players Indicted on Rape Charges
WVLT/Alan Spector Friday February 13, 2015

Two former University of Tennessee football players have been indicted on rape charges. That's according to Local 8 Now, which cites separate sources. The attorney for Michael Williams told the station that his client turned himself in Thursday morning and was released a short time later. And a Knoxville attorney with knowledge of the situation says that A.J. Johnson was indicted and was expected to turn himself in as well. Williams and Johnson have been under investigation for three months since a fellow student claimed she was raped and sexually assaulted following the Kentucky game last fall. Shortly after, the two players were kicked off the team.


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