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Computer Stolen From Halstead Drive Apartment
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday December 17, 2014

A desktop computer was reported stolen from a Halstead Drive apartment. Deputies listed the value at $500 and possible suspects have been named in the case.


High School Basketball
Steve Tuesday December 16, 2014

Cumberland County played host to Cookeville Tuesday night. The Lady Jets scored the first twelve points of their game with the Lady Cavs and cruised to a 67-40 win. The Lady Jets improve to 9 and 2 overall and 2 and 0 in district play. The Jets fell to 1 and 1 in the district as they dropped a 71-61 decision to the Cavaliers. The Cavs improve to 2 and 0 in the district. Next up for the Lady Jets and Jets will be holiday tournaments; the Lady Jets play in the Boro Christmas Classic this weekend and the Jets travel to Fannin County in Georgia.

Stone Memorial returns to action this Friday as the Panthers and Lady Panthers play host to Bradley Central.

Prisoner Charged With Reckless Homicide of Another Inmate

Prisoner Charged With Reckless Homicide of Another Inmate
TBI/Susan Niland/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday December 16, 2014

Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a prisoner charged with the reckless homicide of another inmate. A Johnson County Grand Jury has indicted 32 year old Montrez Duncan on one count of Reckless Homicide and one count of Tampering with Evidence. The investigation began after the death of Timothy Tillery on July 19th. Tillery, 24, was an inmate at the Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City and was found unconscious in his cell on July 18th. Agents learned that Timothy Tillery had an on-going dispute with fellow prisoner Montrez Duncan. On July 18th, Tillery entered Duncan’s cell and the two were involved in a physical altercation. According to the TBI, Duncan and another inmate later carried Tillery, who was semiconscious, back to his cell. He was later found by guards during a routine count. Timothy Tillery was transported to the hospital, where he died the next day. Duncan was booked Monday on a $50,000 bond and remains in custody at the Northeast Correctional Complex.

Hawkins County Dentist, Daughter Nabbed in TBI Tenncare Fraud Case

Hawkins County Dentist, Daughter Nabbed in TBI Tenncare Fraud Case
TBI/Josh Devine/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday December 16, 2014

Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained indictments for a Rogersville dentist and his daughter accused of committing TennCare fraud. The TBI reports that agents developed information that in November and December 2013, James prescribed Hydrocodone for a TennCare recipient who was not his patient. Agents further learned the medications were intended for James’ daughter, Hayley Simpson. The Hawkins County Grand Jury returned indictments for both individuals, charging the 63-year-old Rogersville man with five counts of TennCare Fraud and seven counts of Unlawful Dispensing of a Controlled Substance. The Grand Jury indicted Simpson, 31, on the same 12 counts as her father and an additional five counts of Forgery. Both were subsequently booked into the Hawkins County Jail and released after each posted $20,000 bond.


TWRA Proposes Changes to License Fee Structure
TWRA Tuesday December 16, 2014

For only the second time in 25 years, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is seeking to adjust the way hunting and fishing licenses and fees are structured in order to maintain its successful wildlife, fisheries and education programs. The proposal includes some incremental fee increases and the inclusion of new user groups. If approved license fees would increase by about $6 and the plan would go into effect in July of next year.


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