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VEC Shutting Down Lantana Substation From 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 22, 2016

VEC will be cutting power to the Lantana Substation in Cumberland County from 1 to 2 p.m. today. This will impact all customers served by the Lantana Substation, including all of Tansi, Hwy 101 to the Bledsoe County line, Midway, Taylors Chapel and P.O.W. Camp Road. VEC Manager Bobby Randolph says the power is being shut off to make emergency repairs to the line and apologizes for any inconvenience.


Over $6,000 Worth of Computer Devices Taken From Morgan Road Home
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 22, 2016

Crossville police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of computer devices from a house on Morgan Road. The homeowner said numerous people had been in her home during the last two weeks while it was being remodeled. Taken were a 13 MacBook Pro Laptop, 15 MacBook Pro Laptop with a clear case, Apple iPad Pro with a blue case, and an Apple iPad Air with a UT orange case. Loss was estimated at more than $6,000.


Crossville Police Looking For Female Suspect in I-Phone Theft at Friendly Mart
Peg Broadcasting News/Crimestoppers Tuesday November 22, 2016

Crossville police are looking for a woman who is suspected of stealing a store clerks I-Phone off the counter at Friendly Mart on Lantana Road. The suspect made a purchase and when she left the store the clerk noticed her phone, valued at $600, was missing. The woman left the area as a passenger in a dark colored SUV. If you have any information on the location of the stolen I-phone or the suspect, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline at 931-200-1173 or contact Det. Danny Harris at the Crossville Police Department. Photos of the suspect can be viewed at the Crossville-Cumberland County Crimestoppers Facebook page.


Chattanooga Accident Marks Third Major School Bus Crash in Tennessee in Just Days
8:47 a.m. Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 22, 2016

Mondays tragic school bus accident in Chattanooga marks the third major school bus crash in Tennessee in just days. Officials now say five children died in yesterdays bus accident and have identified them as three 4th graders, one 1st grader and one kindergartner. The bus driver, 24-year-old Johnthony Walker, faces 5 counts of vehicular homicide with bond set at $107,500. Last Friday, 23 students were hurt in a bus crash in Nashville while en route to a Beta Club convention at the Opryland Hotel. Two people are now said to be recovering from critical injuries suffered in that wreck. Also on Friday, a truck driver was killed in Rutherford County when he drove into the rear of a school bus that was stopped to pick up students. These crashes have many calling for seatbelts in school busses, including former NTSB Chairman, Jim Hall who said he's been fighting for seatbelts since the 90s. Hall said the only good thing that can come from [these accidents] is that no child in the future will not be secured [while on a school bus].


Cumb. Co. Commission Passes Resolution Urging State to Regulate Wind Turbines
Tuesday November 22, 2016

The Cumberland County Commission at Monday nights meeting passed a resolution calling on the State to regulate large wind turbines. For about a year, residents have been protesting the proposed Apex Clean Energy wind turbine project in Crab Orchard. According to 4th District Commissioner Allen Foster, the county does not have the resources nor the authority to regulate these types of industrial projects involving private land owners. The resolution requests the State of Tennessee to require risk studies prior to approving the application for wind turbines. The resolution, which passed on a 11-6 vote, will be forwarded to Senator Paul Bailey and Representative Cameron Sexton.


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