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Gas Prices Still Falling
Alan Spector/AAA Monday November 17, 2014

Motorists continue enjoying the lowest gas prices in four years. The shale boom has helped boost domestic oil supply to the highest level in three decades, which has helped put downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices. AAA, the Auto Club Group, reports that, as of Sunday, the national average price for a gallon of regular had dropped for 52 consecutive days. That price is currently $2.89 a gallon, down four cents from the week before. The statewide average for regular in Tennessee is $2.66 a gallon, third-cheapest in the country and down by four cents. And the numbers are the same in Corsicana, the average is $2.66, down four cents a gallon.

 
Former reality TV star sentenced in Y-12 extortion case


Former reality TV star sentenced in Y-12 extortion case
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting Monday November 17, 2014

A former reality TV star has been sentenced to serve three months in prison after he pleaded guilty to an extortion scheme. Adam Winters, 25, of Oneida, (Oh-Nye-Duh) admitted in July that he tried to extort $2.5 million from Babcock and Wilcox, which manages and operates the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. Winters is accused of sending an email demanding $2.5 million in exchange for hundreds of slides containing evidence; from testing the bombs to documentation on how much radiation was used on animals and contamination of plants. Winters met with undercover law enforcement agents in May to exchange the slides and was arrested. He appeared on Bravos Millionaire Matchmaker in February. .(Photo Courtesy WVLT)

 
Tennessee suspends A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams


Tennessee suspends A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams
WVLT Monday November 17, 2014

Tennessee has suspended A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams from all team related activities. The move was announced Monday afternoon. According to VolQuest.com, the suspensions are as a result of an ongoing police investigation into an alleged sexual assault. No charges have been filed but once the investigation is complete police will submit their reports to the district attorney who will decide if charges should be filed.(Photo Courtesy WVLT)

 
Smokey the Dog becomes overnight sensation online


Smokey the Dog becomes overnight sensation online
WVLT Monday November 17, 2014

Over the weekend the Vols beat the Kentucky Wildcats by 34 points but that's not what is making the biggest headlines. Instead it's the Vols dog mascot Smokey. Saturdays game was very chilly and Smokey sat on the sideline wrapped in an orange blanket to keep warm. It was shown on TV and soon pictures of Smokey were all over the internet not only wrapped in the blanket but in different pictures. One picture shows him at a sleepover with some of the Saturday Night Live comedians; while another has him standing in an iconic scene from Star Wars. The fun continued on the sidelines as a Davy Crockett hat was put on Smokey's head to make sure he was extra warm. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)

 


Arson Investigation in Obed Street Fire
Crossville Police Department/Peg Broadcasting News Monday November 17, 2014

The Crossville Police Department and the Crossville Fire Department are investigating a fire at an Obed Street residence as a possible arson. The blaze broke out Saturday night. The victim told authorities she had a few friends over and that she asked one of them to leave. She left shortly after to purchase groceries and returned to find her home on fire. The adjacent apartment was also damaged in the blaze. A male suspect has been named and the case is still under investigation.

 

 
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