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Burglary on Mayland Road in Cumberland County
Friday August 19, 2016

On Tuesday August 16th, a Cumberland County resident reported that her home had been burglarized. The landlord of the property was outside at the time picking and shucking corn, and states he saw a red Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck enter and leave the driveway. Stolen were Sony 7 Point Surround Sound System, assorted jewelry items, cash, Percocet pills, 2 digital cameras, and 2 video cameras. The stolen items amounted to $1280. Several suspects have been named, and the investigation is ongoing.


Black bear population growing in middle Tennessee
AP/WVLT Friday August 19, 2016

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says the population of black bears in middle Tennessee has been growing.

TWRA statewide bear coordinator and biologist Dan Gibbs was quoted by The Tennessean as saying that the bears have been making their way to middle Tennessee from east Tennessee and Kentucky. He also says a number of bears have been coming from Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.

The agency estimates there are currently about 6,000 black bears in the state.

Gibbs says one of the primary reasons bears have been sighted in the area is because of accessible food sources. He says bears are attracted to open trash containers, grills and bird feeders. He advises people not to leave food out for bears.


Panthers Win Jets Play Friday
Vince / Steve Friday August 19, 2016

The Stone Memorial High School Panthers opened the 2016 football season with a 27-6 victory over York Institute Thursday night at SMHS. The Panthers, who posted a 10-0 regular season mark last year, led 14-0 at the half and went on to record the 21 point win. Friday, August 26, the Panthers travel to DeKalb County. Mix 99.3 is your home for the Panthers.

Friday night the Cumberland County High School Jets will play host to the Bobcats of Oliver Springs as they open their season. Action is scheduled to begin at 6:30 at CCHS. Live coverage airs on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.

Caleb Cannons Former Cell Mate Says Cannon Admitted to Killing Nikki Burgess

Caleb Cannons Former Cell Mate Says Cannon Admitted to Killing Nikki Burgess
Peg Broadcasting News Friday August 19, 2016

Shocking allegations emerged as Caleb Cannon, the man accused of killing Nikki Burgess over two years ago, appeared for a motions hearing in a Nashville court on Thursday, August 18, 2016. His former cell mate testified that Cannon told him that he went to Burgess home in Hermitage and they got into a fight over alimony and custody of their son. The cell mate said that Cannon told him he beat Nikki with brass knuckles and then strangled her. The cell mate further testified that Cannon took the body to a farm in Knoxville where he used to work. Nikki Burgess, 36, formerly of Crossville, disappeared in May 2014 and her body has not been found. Authorities say cadaver dogs alerted to the presence of human decomposition inside Burgess home in Hermitage and also in the trunk of a vehicle registered to Cannon. Two men, who have yet to be identified, were seen carry something out of Burgess home on the day she disappeared. Cannon is due back in court on August 23.


Submitted: Gary Howard/Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox Friday August 19, 2016

Press Release:

Cumberland County, TN - In a collaborative effort, the Cumberland County Sheriffs Office, Crossville Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Marshals Service conducted a sex offender compliance check entitled Operation Clean Sweep. Law enforcement officers came together to ensure 100% sex offender registration compliance. The operation was an effort to monitor convicted sexual offenders residing in our community.

On August 17-18, 2016, law enforcement officers hit the streets checking to ensure that all sex offenders within Cumberland County are in compliance with sex offender laws. Officers conducted checks on 96 registered sex offenders. At press time one absconded sex offender had been arrested with additional offenders under investigation.

For those convicted sex offenders in Cumberland County who choose not to obey the laws, we have zero tolerance, Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox said. This compliance sweep demonstrates the commitment this office has to hold those convicted sex offenders accountable and also reaffirming our dedication and obligation to keeping Cumberland County safe.


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