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Crossville Man Involved In Two Wrecks In One Night

A Crossville man faces a number of charges after he allegedly left the scene of an accident Sunday night and later crashed his truck into a building. 22-year-old Danilo Lopez Gomez is charged with Driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Police said Gomez allegedly struck a car on Miller Avenue, left the scene, and later crashed his Chevrolet ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Firefighters Respond To Commercial Structure Fire Today

The Putnam County Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire around 11 a.m. Wednesday. Officials said it happened at a saw mill in the Livingston Highway area. No injuries occurred and officials said the owner managed to knock the fire down with a fire extinguisher. Chief Tom Brown said firefighters entered the structure to check for extensions, extinguish hot ... Read More »

Crossville Man Charged With DUI Following Crash In Cumberland Co.

Authorities have charged a Crossville man with DUI following a wrong-way crash on Interstate 40 in Crossville today. Officials said the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. near mile marker 316. Authorities have identified the man as 43-year-old Dillon F. Smith. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Smith was driving a black Dodge pickup east in the westbound lanes when he crashed ... Read More »

DeKalb County Teacher Announces Snow Day With Parody Song

Several teachers and administrators got clever with their snow day announcements yesterday. Including DeKalb County Middle School teacher Josh Issac, who celebrated the school cancellation news with a parody version of a Meghan Trainor song called “We Teacher Got It Going On” His video went viral with more than 134,000now. Issac said he’s been receiving messages about the video from ... Read More »

Crash Reported On Interstate 40 In Cumberland County

A vehicle crash has backed up traffic on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County. The crash first reported around 12:30 p.m. near westbound mile marker 316. Reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol indicate that a black Dodge pickup was traveling East on I 40 West when it crashed head-on into two tractor trailers. Westbound lanes are completely blocked at this time ... Read More »

East Tennessee Sex Offender Apprehended In Cookeville

Cookeville Police arrested a sex offender from Hawkins County last week after he tried fleeing the state for Salt Lake City Utah. According to a report released yesterday by the Tennessee Department of Corrections, offender William McAllister removed a GPS tracking device and boarded a Greyhound bus in Washington County. Authorities in East Tennessee said managers at the bus station ... Read More »

Cumberland Commissioners Brave Roads And Cold Weather To Conduct Meeting

Cumberland County Commissioners braved hazardous roads and cold weather last night to conduct their first meeting of 2018. The commission voted to apply for a Community Development Block Grant, which if awarded, would extend water lines to underserved parts of the southern portion of the county around Old Highway 28 and East Valley Road. If the state approves the grant ... Read More »

Rescue Mission Surpasses Fundraising Goal

The Cookeville Rescue Mission’s Sound of Hope holiday bell ringing event surpassed it’s fundraising goal of $100,000. Mission pastor and outreach coordinator Ryan Henry said the community donated $133,500, or about a third of the mission’s operating budget. “They say it takes a village to raise a child and that’s exactly what local ministries like the Cookeville Rescue Mission need,” ... Read More »

UCHRA Awarded $3 Million Grant For New Complex

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded the Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency a $3 million grant. The funding will be used for the agency to construct a new transit and administrative complex on Highway 111 in Putnam County. The new 30,000 square foot facility will house approximately 100 employees and is designed to centralize the agency’s operations. UCHRA provides ... Read More »