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Knoxville Man Arrested On Burglary Charges
Cumb. Co. Sheriff Casey Cox/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 21, 2017

A Knoxville man has been arrested on burglary charges after he reportedly targeted the elderly in Crossville. According to a Press Release issued by Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox, on October 30th, a white male was caught going into the rooms of residents at senior and assisted living facilities. When approached he gave the first name of David but no last name and stated that he worked for Team Health. The subject was asked to leave the facilities and did as he was asked. Through the investigation of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office the individual was identified as 28-year-old Mitchell Ryan Call from Knoxville TN. Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Investigators charged Mitchell with two counts Aggravated Burglary on November 07, 2017. Mitchell was arrested and booked into the Cumberland County Jail on November 14, 2017 under a $40,000.00 bond.


Pedestrian Struck By Big Rig On Main Street
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 21, 2017

A pedestrian was hit by a semi-truck Monday morning (Nov. 20, 2017) in front of the Cumberland County Courthouse on Main Street. The accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. when an adult male reportedly walked in front of a stopped semi-truck and traffic began to move. The pedestrian was struck by the truck and was found to be injured and unresponsive when officer's arrived on scene. The man was transported by EMS to Cumberland Medical Center for treatment. The extent of his injuries and the man's identity were not immediately released.


TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday
TDOT Tuesday November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2017. While all lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on site in some construction zones. Long-term lane closures will also remain in place on some construction projects for motorists? safety. Motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey the posted speeds, especially in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.


TWRA finds 24-inch long alligator outside of Cookeville
WVLT Tuesday November 21, 2017

On Saturday, November 18, TWRA posted a picture of an alligator found by one of their officers at the Boils WMA near Cookeville, Tenn. It was 24 inches long. TWRA reported that a Jackson County TWRA officer was taken away from normal duties to attend to an alligator illegally left at the Boila WMA. Officials believe someone was going to dump the alligator in the water, but was interrupted and left the animal in a cooler. According to TWRA, the alligator would not survive the cold waters in the area.


Two Tornadoes Touched Down In Middle TN, Power Knocked Out in East TN
Peg Broadcasting News Monday November 20, 2017

The National Weather service has confirmed that two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in middle Tennessee on Saturday night. The first twister hit Joelton and the second near Percy Priest Lake with both packing winds of 100 to 105 miles per hour. Officials plan to tour Trousdale and Smith Counties on Monday. The winds broke limbs and toppled trees and power lines in Cumberland and surrounding counties and VEC crews worked through the night and into Sunday morning to restore electricity. And thousands were left in the dark in east Tennessee as trees were uprooted during Saturday?s storms which drenched Neyland Stadium during the Vols game with LSU.


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