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Due to the extremely cold temperatures which are expected in the next few days, the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department is asking all residents to check on any elderly or disabled neighbors and family members to make sure that they are warm and safe. If you can’t check on someone and you’re concerned about them, contact the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Department at 484-6176 and an officer will be dispatched to check on them.
Stone Memorial will host Karns; the girl’s game begins at 3:00…Cumberland County plays host to the Chattanooga Patriots with the girl’s game scheduled to tip at 5:00…
Nearly 1000 people were killed in vehicle crashes in Tennessee last year. According to the Department of Homeland and Security, 988 people lost their lives on Tennessee Highways. This is just the fourth time in 50 years that there have been less than less than 1,000 traffic deaths in Tennessee. In addition, officials say the number of deaths due to drunk driving decreased by nearly 30%. Officials say this is due to an increase in DUI arrests.
Tennessee had 36 tornadoes in 2013 with no fatalities. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Bobby Boyd, 25 of the state's tornadoes took place in January. March and June saw four tornadoes each, and November had three tornadoes. It was the first time since 2007 that there were no deaths reported from tornadoes in the state. On average, Tennessee has 19 tornadoes each year with five fatalities.
Local authorities are looking to determine if charges can be brought against a person who is believed to have broadcast uncensored rap music on the McMinnville Police Department's radio frequency. For a period of time, officers were hearing the music on their radios, but didn't know where it was coming from. Officers finally were able to locate a vehicle parked in the Cumberland Plaza parking lot containing radio equipment that would enable a person to broadcast over the police channel. It was determined that the music officers had been hearing did come from that location. The person in possession of the equipment was not charged, but authorities are continuing to investigate