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Search Continues for Pretty Boy Floyd
Peg Broadcasting News/WVLT Thursday August 24, 2017

Thursday marked the fifth day that a Crossville monkey was on the loose in Knoxville. His owner, Bill King, had taken the Capuchin named Pretty Boy Floyd to Knoxville while he was visiting friends. Sunday night, the monkey was scared off after a dog barked at him. WVLT reports that Mr. King appreciates all the concern the people of Knoxville have shown for his pet, however, he is worried that Pretty Boy will bite someone if they get too close to him. Mr. King is asking the public to stay away from the monkey so the animal will calm down and possibly return to the home where he escaped.

 


Senator Beavers Announces Resignation in Bid for Governor of Tennessee
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday August 24, 2017

Republican Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers has announced that she will resign her seat in the legislature effective Friday, September 1st at noon so she can run for Governor. Beavers has represented the 17th District, composed of Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith, and Wilson counties, since 2003.

 


Former Fentress County Sheriff sentenced for having sex with inmates
WVLT Wednesday August 23, 2017

FENTRESS COUNTY (WVLT) -- Former Fentress County Sheriff Charles Cravens has been sentenced to 33 months in prison, and 2 years of supervised release.

Local 8 News reports that Cravens admitted to using his position as sheriff to provide extra benefits to female inmates in exchange for sex with the women.

Court documents show Cravens admitted to taking the inmates to visit relatives, allowing them to go outside of the jail to smoke cigarettes, and provide money to relatives of the inmates for deposit in their commissary accounts.

Cravens also drove inmates from the jail and had sex with them in an empty trailer or his vehicle.

He was also charged with kicking an inmate and placing him in a headlock while another officer put the inmate in cuffs, hitting the inmate in the back of the head.

 


Beauty Pageants at SMHS Friday, August 25
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday August 23, 2017

Numerous beauty pageants will be held this Friday night at Stone Memorial High School in Crossville. The events start at 6 p.m. with the Wee Miss contest followed by Little Miss, Fair Princess and the Ms. Senior Pageant.

Also Friday night at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, the Southern Professional Rodeo starts at 8 p.m. The gates open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $15; kids 6 and under are free.

For more information about the 2017 Cumberland County Fair call 931-484-9454.

 
Scott County Man Indicted in Child Pornography Investigation


Scott County Man Indicted in Child Pornography Investigation
TBI/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday August 23, 2017

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Scott County man on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. In December 2015, TBI Special Agents began investigating information obtained from the Harriman Police Department concerning an individual believed to be sharing images containing child pornography online. During the course of the investigation, Agents determined that 24-year-old James Logan Shoemaker, of Winfield, was the individual responsible for sharing the images. On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the Scott County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Shoemaker with one count of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He was arrested this afternoon and booked into the Scott County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

(Photo Courtesy TBI)

 

 
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