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Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a woman named “Sherry” who allegedly vandalized and stole items from a Springwater Circle residence. The victim told police that when he asked “Sherry” about a Winchester pocket knife that went missing after one of her previous visits to his home, she became angry and said that he owed her money. Then “Sherry”, last name unknown, reportedly threw the man’s bags of groceries around the house, breaking 2 cases of Corona beer. For good measure, “Sherry” allegedly stole another pocket knife before leaving the victim’s home. The Sheriff’s report did not provide a description of “Sherry”, other than that she is between 18 and 50 years of age.
A Putnam County Road crew was shot at Tuesday morning when they apparently made too much noise for a Baxter, TN woman. Crews were trimming trees in front of the Water Plant Road home of Anna Delora Peace. According to authorities the 52-year-old woman brandished a rifle and began shooting. No one was hurt and Peace was booked for aggravated assault and placed on a $50,000 bond.
A Powell, Tennessee woman died in a crash and a Harriman teenage driver has been charged. According to reports, the 15-year old was fleeing from police in Oliver Springs on Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of his pickup truck and struck a rock wall. His passenger, 20-year-old Holland Dubrow was killed on impact. The teen has been charged with criminal negligent homicide and a host of other charges.
Tennessee officials have approved rate increases requested by health insurers offering exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act.
Local news organizations report that rates are expected to increase next year by an average of 62 percent for BlueShield of Tennessee, 46 percent for Cigna and 44.3 percent for Humana.
Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie McPeak calls the increases substantial and says that the state's exchange is "very near collapse."
McPeak said Tuesday that her office signed off on the hikes in an effort to keep the program afloat. She says her office feared insurers would leave the marketplace if rates didn't increase.
Last year, United Healthcare withdrew from the Tennessee marketplace exchange after one year.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Greene County investigators say they are looking for a 15-year-old girl they think may be traveling with a 21-year-old wanted man.
According to the Greene Co. Sheriff's Dept., Chelsey Sarah Luttrell was last seen in her home on Tuesday, Aug. 23, around 11:30 p.m.
Investigators believe Luttrell left her home with Jamie Lynn Paxton, who has multiple warrants for his arrest. She was reported in Johnson City around 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
If anyone has seen either Luttrell or Paxton, contact the Greene Cou. Sheriff's Dept. at 423-798-1800.
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