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Morgan County man convicted of raping six boys

Morgan County man convicted of raping six boys
WVLT Wednesday July 1, 2015

A Morgan County man has been found guilty of raping six boys. According to Local 8 Now, Cody Ryan King, 24, was convicted of seven sex offenses involving the boys. The state called the six victims on the witness stand who now range in age from 14 to 17.
They described how King befriended each of them as part of a 'grooming' process before preying on them as victims from June 2010 to December 2011. The victims were between the ages of 11 to 14 years old. The jury deliberated a little over an hour before returning the verdict. The sentencing hearing has been set for October 14, 2015. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)


TN Dept. of Agriculture Wednesday July 1, 2015

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is taking steps to prepare for an avian influenza outbreak in the Volunteer State. As a precaution, Tennessee has issued a State Veterinarianís Order requiring that effective August 1, all out of state birds transported to Tennessee must have proof of a negative AI test within 21 days of movement or National Poultry Improvement Plan AI Clean certification. If avian flu is detected, Tennessee has prepared a multi-agency response plan which includes quarantine, testing, disposal, cleaning, disinfection and monitoring in affected areas. Officials believe water fowl migrating south from Canada are the source for HPAI. This strain is not known to be communicable to humans and is not posing a threat to the food supply. However, it is deadly for domesticated fowl. HPAI has been reported in 21 states, affecting more than 48 million domesticated birds. Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa have declared states of emergency. USDA response efforts have costs more than $400 million. The cost of dead poultry stands at $191 million and the total economic impact in Iowa alone is estimated at $957 million.


Diden Loop Man Learns The Hard Way Not To Run From Police
CPD Wednesday July 1, 2015

A Diden Loop Man had to learn the hard way that it is never a good idea to run from police. A Crossville police officer was attempting to serve three outstanding warrants for 37 year old Shawn Edward Ridener when he reportedly tried to run away. According to reports, Mr. Ridener failed to obey the officerís repeated commands to stop and thatís when he was tased. Ridener surrendered without further resistance and was routinely taken to the hospital. Ridener was charged with evading arrest in addition to being served with the outstanding warrants. Reports also indicate he has been banned from Mountain Village Apartments.

U.S. Marshals Service Puts Up Billboards For Missing Teen Hayleigh Wilson

U.S. Marshals Service Puts Up Billboards For Missing Teen Hayleigh Wilson
Wednesday July 1, 2015

The search continues for a missing Hawkins County, TN teenager. An Amber Alert was issued June 24 for 15-year-old Hayleigh Wilson. She is believed to be with 41-year-old Ben Shook, who is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Tuesday that they have posted this billboard in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and Maryland. Itís believed they ditched the car they were traveling in and investigators found camping equipment along the Appalachian Trail that they believe was used by the pair. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Wilson left her home in Surgoinsville, Tennessee, on June 22 and was spotted early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart in Marion, North Carolina, with Shook. Anyone who thinks they have seen Wilson or Shook is asked to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. The U.S. Marshals Service has said it provide $5,000 to anyone with information leading to the capture and arrest of Shook.


President Obama to Speak at Elementary School in Madison, TN Wednesday
Tuesday June 30, 2015

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak on the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday at Taylor Stratton Elementary School in Madison, TN. Motorists traveling in the Nashville area Wednesday afternoon may encounter traffic issues between the airport and the school which is located on Old Hickory Boulevard. Wednesday will be Obamaís third visit to Tennessee in 6 months. Over 16 million Americans have obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.


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