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Crossville hunter charged with shooting elk from road
WVLT Thursday October 20, 2016

Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency said a hunter who won a drawing to participate in this year's elk hunt was charged with illegally killing a bull elk.

Officers said 56-year-old Timothy C. Copeland spotted a bull elk while driving in the Adkins Mountain area of the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area on Tuesday evening. According to investigators he got out of his truck and shot the elk from the road.

Wildlife authorities said Copeland was drawn to hunt in Elk Zone 5 but harvested the animal in Elk Zone 2. The permit requires a hunter to stay within their drawn zone.

Investigators said biologists became concerned when Copeland brought the elk to the NCWMA headquarters for analysis by TWRA and could not produce accurate GPS coordinates for the location of the kill.

On Wednesday morningTWRA wildlife officers launched an investigation but the 5x6 bull weighing 580 lbs. had already been taken to a meat processor in Crossville.

Agents seized the elk carcass and a Browning 30-.06 rifle and charged Copeland with four violations including: Shooting from a public road, Hunting from a motor vehicle, Hunting in a closed area, and Possession of illegally killed big game.

Copeland could be fined about $8,000 as well as the potential loss of his hunting privileges and his rifle.

He is scheduled to appear in Campbell Co. General Sessions Court on Nov. 15.


Drought blamed for discolored water at Tennessee prison
AP Thursday October 20, 2016

Tennessee corrections officials are blaming drought conditions for a change at a state prison in Bledsoe County that inmates say has brought discolored and stinky water to the facility.

Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press +that a conservation order by the Pikeville water utility in July led to water being piped to the prison through a line from a nearby treatment plant that hadn't been used in years.

Taylor says the water does not present a health problem, but inmates have complained that their clothing has been stained brown. Prisoners with sleep apnea have been supplied with distilled water.

When the Southeastern Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility was opened next door in 2013, both the new and older facility started receiving Pikeville water.


People Taking Advantage of Early Voting in Cumberland County
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday October 20, 2016

People are taking advantage of early voting in Cumberland County. By 11 a.m. Wednesday, over 500 had cast their ballot early for the November 8 election. Early voting runs through Thursday, November 3rd at the Cumberland County Election Commission located at 2 South Main Street, Suite 105 in Crossville, just across from the Cumberland County Courthouse. You can cast you ballot early from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also vote early on Saturday October 22nd and Saturday, October 29th from 8 a.m. to Noon.

Voters in Cumberland County will vote for President of the United States, the U.S. House of Representatives 6th Congressional District and Tennessee House of Representatives 25th Representative District.

In Crossville, two seats are up for bid on the City Council.

The Town of Pleasant Hill will also vote on two council seats.

The City of Crab Orchard will elect a Mayor.

Election Day is November 8th. For more information call the Cumberland County Election Commission 931-484-4919.

2016 National Night Out Friday, Oct. 21 at Crossville Centennial Park

2016 National Night Out Friday, Oct. 21 at Crossville Centennial Park
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday October 20, 2016

The City of Crossville Police Department will be participating in the 2016 National Night Out campaign on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Centennial Park Horsehoe Pavillion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., rain or shine. Over 38 million neighbors across more than 16 thousand communities around the nation will celebrate National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The Crossville Police Department encourages everyone to attend and enjoy free hot dogs, refreshments and fun!


Two Women Served With Warrants Following Purse Theft at Crossville Walmart
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday October 20, 2016

Two women were apprehended after they were allegedly caught on video taking a purse from a customer at the Crossville Walmart. Police say the victim was shopping when she was approached by 36-year-old Sarah Morgan of Crossville and 27-year-old Cassandra Jorgensen of Sparta. While one suspect spoke to the victim, the other suspect reportedly took the womans purse from her shopping cart. Both suspects left the store and Crossville Police were able to trace their get-away car from the surveillance video. Police say they caught up with Sarah Morgan on P.O.W. Camp Road and she told them where they could find Jorgensen, who was apprehended while walking on Robin Hood Drive. Morgan also reportedly told police that the victims purse had been thrown out at the Crossville City Cemetery and the victims credit cards had been tossed out on Hyder Ridge Road. The victim was reunited with her purse and four credit cards, however, $100 in cash was missing. Warrants were served on both Morgan and Jorgensen for Theft Without Incident.


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