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A 12-year-old in Davidson County has died after suffering fatal injuries during an apparent accident involving fireworks. The incident was reported Sunday night in Nashville. The accident comes only a few days before the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Officials with Metro Police said they received a call around 10:30 p.m. of an accident involving fireworks. The call was later canceled after the caller decided to take the boy to hospital by private vehicle. According to police, the juvenile was apparently playing with mortar-style fireworks when the tube type shell exploded in his hand. He later succumbed to his injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Authorities have not released further details. Detectives with Youth Services were called to the scene to investigate. It is legal to possess fireworks in Davidson County, but it's illegal to buy, sell or use such fireworks in the Metro area -- though they can easily be bought in neighboring counties.
This Monday, June 29th, at 11:00 am CT, New Beginnings will be joined by a representative for Congresswoman Diane Black and Mr. Charles Schneider for their annual Work Day at the Eastview Subdivision. Other dignitaries swinging a hammer will include Representative Cameron Sexton, City and County Mayors, James Mayberry and Kenneth Carey Jr, and several officials with USDA Rural Development here in Tennessee, including Housing Program Director, Don Harris. Homeowners will be showing off the amazing progress they have made alongside New Beginning’s professional construction crew. For more information about the Crossville Housing Authority’s New Beginnings Self-Help Homeownership Program, call 931-484-2990.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Middle Tennessee on Wednesday. Officials have not said exactly where President Obama will visit, but they said he plans to discuss the Affordable Care Act.
Rangers with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park said rescue crews were able to hoist a teenage girl off a cliff with a helicopter Sunday afternoon. According to Local 8 Now, just after 10:30 Saturday night, an 18-year-old girl became stranded on an off-trail cliff above the Alum Cave Bluff area. Rangers made voice contact with her at 3:30 Sunday morning, and it was late Sunday afternoon before they were able to reach her by helicopter. The girl was in stable condition and was reunited safely with family after landing at the Sevierville Airport.
The Crossville Police Department has released more details in the burglary of a storage building at a local restaurant. Authorities say that on June 16th, two white male suspects, driving a white Dodge Dakota single cab pickup, pulled into the parking lot of Cancun Restaurant on Peavine Rd. The truck has black louvers, stripes or hood scoops on both sides of the hood, over the engine. The suspects parked next to the out building behind the business and made entry into the outbuilding. The suspects took a leaf blower, tools, towels, cleaners, cups, napkins, a steamer pot and a six foot red step ladder. Loss was estimated at $960. The suspects loaded the items into the bed of the pickup and left the parking lot, onto Peavine Rd and headed toward Hwy 70 E. You can view pictures of the suspects on the Crossville Crime Stoppers Facebook page. If you recognize the truck, the suspects or see the items listed, please contact Det. Donnie Hammons at the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231 or call LT. Brian Eckelson with Crimestoppers at 931-200-1173.