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Lawn Furniture Stolen From Kroger Recovered Thanks to Alert Employee
Peg Broadcasting News Monday June 26, 2017

A sharp-eyed employee is being credited for the recovery of lawn furniture stolen from Kroger. Crossville Police were called out just before midnight Thursday, June 22, 2017 after a Kroger employee saw two males load a swing set from the front of the store into a pickup truck. Police patrolled the area but were unable to locate the suspect vehicle. Around 1:40 a.m. Friday, June 23 the same Kroger employee notified dispatch that on his way home he spotted the suspect's truck parked at a residence on Poplar Street. Police located the vehicle and found the stolen swing set and a patio umbrella in the bed of the truck. The driver's side front window was busted out and the ignition had been tampered with. The vehicle also did not belong to the address and is believed to be stolen. The merchandise was returned to Kroger. At the time of the report, the male suspects, one described as Hispanic and the other described as an older man with long hair, remained at large.


4-Wheeler Stolen on Cook Road
Peg Broadcasting News Monday June 26, 2017

Crossville Police are investigating the theft of a 1999 Kawasaki 4-wheeler from a home on Cook Road. A surveillance video captured a white male with very short hair and athletic clothing pushing the vehicle away from the home a little after 2 a.m. last Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The 4-wheeler is dark green and there are rips in the seat and it is valued at $1,000. Police did not list the suspect's name and the vehicle had not been recovered at the time of the report.


Kayaker Drowns in Collins River
Jay Walker/Peg Broadcasting News Monday June 26, 2017

Authorities say a 59-year-old man has drowned after his kayak overturned on the Collins River Sunday, reports Jay Walker of 105.3 WOW Country. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Department, Ernest Wade was kayaking the river with a family member Sunday morning when his kayak overturned near the Shellsford area.

The family member was unable to find Wade after Wade went under the water.

Personnel from the Warren County Rescue Squad and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency searched for several hours before finding Wade's body late Sunday afternoon.


Morgan County crews respond to report of possible drowning
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Monday June 26, 2017

Crews in Morgan County responded to a report of a possible drowning in the Emory River on Sunday. According to WVLT, authorities said they received a call that an adult jumped into the river around 5:30 in the afternoon near Camp Austin Road. The victim's name and condition were not immediately released. The victim was reportedly transported to Roane Medical Center.


TEMA: Cumberland County Among 12 That Will Get Help After Memorial Day Storms
WVLT Monday June 26, 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced 12 counties will receive federal aid assistance through a Presidential Disaster Declaration as the recovery process continues in several areas from the severe storms and straight-line winds of May 27, and May 28, 2017, reports WVLT.

?Local, state, and federal partners came together in a collaborative effort to assess impacts rapidly so we could have accurate storm damage data and illustrate our need for a disaster declaration to President Trump,? Haslam said. ?I am grateful to all the first responders, emergency managers, and community members who have united to help others recover from the impact of these storms.?

Blount, Cumberland, Fayette, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Sevier, Shelby and Smith are the counties included in the presidential declaration.

As reported by WVLT, these counties are eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program. This will allow government entities and certain private non-profits to apply for reimbursement of specific, eligible expenses from the emergency.

FEMA has not decided on Gov. Haslam's request for individual aid for Shelby County.

Storms began moving across Tennessee on May 27, and 19 counties in Middle and East Tennessee reported local power outages, downed trees, blocked roads and home damages.


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