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Tennessee governor to give final State of the State Monday
AP Thursday January 25, 2018

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to deliver his final State of the State speech. The Republican will address the state House and Senate Monday at 6 p.m. The event will be streamed online . Haslam will wrap up his second four-year term next January. The race to succeed him has drawn five leading Republicans and two Democrats. Haslam has announced a $30 million plan to address the opioid crisis as one of the top priorities for his final annual legislative session as governor.


Oak Ridge Student Charged With Felony In Explosions
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday January 25, 2018

The investigation continues into the Oak Ridge High School student accused of setting off at least two explosions. The juvenile was detained on Tuesday and was in court on Wednesday for a detention hearing. Authorities say they recovered evidence from his vehicle in the high school parking lot. The juvenile's name has not been released. WVLT reports he was charged with two counts of possession or manufacture of prohibited weapons, a class B felony.

Body Found In Holiday Lake

Body Found In Holiday Lake
Press Release Crossville Police Dept./Chief David Beaty/Submitted Lt. Brian Eckelson Thursday January 25, 2018

Authorities believe they have found the body of a missing Crossville man in Holiday Lake. Wednesday morning (1/24/18), the Crossville Police Department, working in conjunction with members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Crossville Fire Department's dive team, were investigating the area of Holiday Lake, in an attempt to locate Benjamin Heino. Mr. Heino was last seen at his Flamingo Drive residence on Friday, December 29, 2017. Due to the freezing temperatures and the inaccessibility to the frozen lake, search efforts were delayed until Wednesday. The Crossville Police Department says the body of an adult male was recovered from the water at approximately 10:35 am. The identity has not been confirmed, but is believed to be that of Benjamin Heino. Police say the investigation is ongoing and any further information will be released upon the receipt of a positive identification and the completed investigation. (Photo courtesy Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers)


Cookeville: Man Accidentally Shot While Target Practicing
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 24, 2018

The Cookeville Police Department is reminding all gun enthusiasts to employ firearm safety at all times. This comes after a man was accidently shot on Tuesday. Around 3 p.m. officers responded to the report of a shooting victim on West Jackson Street. Police say that three men had been target practicing at a residence on Apple Valley Court. One of the men thought he had unloaded a .22 caliber rifle before returning to the home. While the men were walking back to the residence the weapon discharged striking one of the men in the back. As the victim was being transported to the Cookeville Hospital by private vehicle his condition deteriorated. The men stopped on West Jackson Street and called the Putnam County Ambulance service. The victim was ultimately transported to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center by air ambulance for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. Although this investigation is ongoing, the incident is being treated as an accidental shooting and no charges are expected at this time. Cookeville Police want to emphasize the importance of treating all firearms as if they are loaded and to remember that muzzle control should always be maintained when handling a firearm.


School Board To Consider Changes To Lice Policy
Crossville Chronicle/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 24, 2018

The Cumberland County Board of Education may soon change the lice policy. According to the Crossville Chronicle, current policy keeps students at home if lice, nymphs or nits are found. These children must stay out of school until they are totally lice free. To reduce absenteeism, the Board may consider only sending kids home if live lice are found. Those with nymphs or nits would be able to return to school since lice is considered a nuisance and not a health hazard. The BOE Monthly Meeting is Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.


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