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Crimestoppers Looking for Stolen Diesel Pickup With Refrigerated Camper

Crimestoppers Looking for Stolen Diesel Pickup With Refrigerated Camper
Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers Tuesday October 18, 2016

The Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers is asking the public for help in locating a stolen red 1993 Chevrolet 2500 Diesel pickup, with a white refrigerated camper body, that was taken from a business at 928 Hwy 70 East, Crossville, TN, sometime between October 4 and October 5, 2016. If you know where this truck is, or if you have any information about this crime, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline at 931-200-1173 or contact Det. Donnie Hammons at the Crossville Police Department. (Photo Courtesy Crimestoppers)


Oak Ridge Fire Department rescues injured mountain hiker with boat
WVLT Tuesday October 18, 2016

The Oak Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to Haw Ridge Park after a 58-year-old mountain biker broke his ankle on Sunday.

With the help of 911 dispatchers, officials tracked the caller's cell phone and found that the biker was near water on the southeast side of the trail.

Oak Ridge paramedics hiked to the biker while a rescue boat responded from Solway Park boat ramp.

The mountain biker was riding alone when he wrecked on a steep hill and broke his ankle. Two other bikers helped the injured biker until emergency workers got to the scene.

A representative with the City of Oak Ridge told Local 8 News the Oak Ridge Fire Department will receive a new smaller rescue boat for shallow water rescues on October 28.


Teen Involved Crash Fatalities Increase
AAA Tuesday October 18, 2016

Teen involved crash fatalities increased 10 percent in 2015, according to a new report from the Governor's Highway Safety Association.
Distracted driving is the number one cause of teen driver crashes and teen passengers are the number one distraction for teen drivers.

AAA suggests teen passengers avoid unnecessary conversations, don't pull the driver's attention from the road, silence phone notifications and navigate and stay alert to help the driver avoid danger.

AAA also recommends that parents get involved as their teens learn to drive by helping them practice in varying conditions, enrolling them in a drivers education program, and setting a good example behind the wheel.


Gas Prices
AAA Tuesday October 18, 2016

Pump prices in Tennessee continue their descent. Tennessee's state average of $2.12 is two cents less than a week ago.

AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins gas prices are a mixed bag across the southeast. Motorists in Georgia and Tennessee continue to benefit from abundant gasoline supplies at a time when demand is low. The same would be true in Florida had it not been for Hurricane Matthew.

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.24, which is down one cent from last week.


TDCI Reminds Consumers to Guard Their Medicare Number Tuesday October 18, 2016

With Medicare Open Enrollment starting October 15, 2016, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers that an unprotected Medicare card can expose them to identify theft and fraud.

Efforts to fraudulently obtain and use a persons Medicare number are all too common, said TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. To protect against such fraud, we urge Tennesseans to treat their Medicare numbers as they would their credit card numbers.

TDCI encourages consumers to follow these important fraud protection steps provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Dont share your Medicare number or other personal information with anyone who contacts you by telephone, email, or by approaching you in person, unless youve given them permission in advance. Medicare will NEVER contact you for your Medicare number or other personal information.
Tell your friends and neighbors to guard their Medicare number.
Dont ever let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare number.
Review your Medicare Summary Notice to be sure you and Medicare are only being charged for actual services.
Be wary of salespeople who knock on your door or call you uninvited and try to sell you a product or service.
Dont accept items received through the mail that you didnt order. You should refuse the delivery and/or return it to the sender. Keep a record of the senders name and the date you returned the items.

And if youre looking to enroll in a Medicare plan:

Be suspicious of anyone who contacts you about Medicare plans unless you gave them permission.
There are no early bird discounts or limited time offers.
Dont let anyone rush you to enroll by claiming you need to act now for the best deal.
Be skeptical of free gifts, free medical services, discount packages or any offer that sounds too good to be true especially if you need to hand over your Medicare number in order to receive these items or deals. Decline politely but firmly.
By law, any promotional items youre offered to enroll in a plan must be worth no more than $15, and these items cant be given on the condition that you enroll in a plan.

To report suspected Medicare fraud in Tennessee, call 1-866-836-7677. Tennesseans who need help understanding Medicare plans and options, or who have questions about protecting themselves from health care fraud, can visit or call the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance (TN SHIP) hotline number at 1-877-801-0044 to speak to a trained counselor.

For assistance with all types of insurance, contact the TDCI Consumer Insurance Service Division at 1-800-342-4029 or (615) 741-2218.


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