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Indictment Handed Down To Man Who Fatally Stabbed Police K-9

A Cumberland County grand jury handed down indictments Monday to a man who fatally stabbed a Crossville Police K-9 back in August. The indictments charge 28-year-old Dustin Lee Dixon with intentionally killing a service animal, theft over $10,000, aggravated assault and DUI. Police said Dixon fled during a traffic stop and fatally stabbed the K-9 officer during a foot pursuit. Read More »

Indictment Charges Cumberland Co. Woman With DUI

A Cumberland County grand jury has handed down an indictment charging a local woman with vehicular homicide. The indictment handed down Monday also charges 36-year-old Meghan Elizabeth Wilson with DUI and violation of the implied consent law. The charges stem from an automobile crash in May that happened on Highway 127 North and killed 46-year-old John V. Rowe. Wilson had ... Read More »

Extension: Wait Until After Daybreak To Remove Plant Covers

Colder nights mean different plant care. UT Extension Putnam County Agent Wayne Key said folks can extend the life of their annuals and decorative trees by covering them up at night. Key said folks can use a bed sheet or a piece of plastic. If you’ve covered your plants, there is a good time to remove the sheeting. “The lowest ... Read More »

White Co.: USMC Training Was City Decision

White County Commission Chairman Stanley Neal opened the group’s regular meeting by encouraging residents to call the city of Sparta with concerns about Marine Corps training. At it’s last meeting, the Sparta Board of Mayor and Alderman approved an agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps, allowing the Corps to conduct training in the city. Neal said that decision was made ... Read More »

Prisoner Charged With Assault For Biting

A DeKalb County prisoner was charged with assault after allegedly biting a correctional officer. Sheriff Patrick Ray said the incident took place when the officer entered the holding cell, 19 year old Tavia Gayle Cantrell tried to force her way out and bit the officer’s left arm. She also wrapped herself around the officer’s leg and bit near his knee ... Read More »

CPD Celebrates K9 Retirement

Cookeville Police K9 Ruger has served since 2011. The department celebrated his retirement Monday. Lt. Det. Bobby Anderson said the Ruger will enjoy his retirement. “The dog gets to retire with the handler, and live a life of solitude at the house,” Anderson said. Plans are already in the works to replace Ruger. Anderson said the job has to be ... Read More »

Time To Bring Plants In For The Night

Fall temperatures mean it’s time to start looking at bringing plants in. UT Extension Putnam County Agent Wayne Key said folks should keep an eye on the weather. “But it is the time of year, yes, to start thinking about those outdoor plants, plants that need to be moved inside, certainly the time of year when things can get nipped,” ... Read More »

TTU Eagle Bait Truck Still Bringing People Together

A piece of Tennessee Tech history has made its way home to Cookeville. Dr. Michael Allen grew up with the truck. His father was the advisor of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, which cared for the truck on behalf of student government. Allen even met his wife while driving the truck in a parade. “I called some of my friends ... Read More »

Algood Looking To Fill Vacant City Council Seats

The Algood City Council is expected to fill at least one of the two vacant city council seats when they meet tomorrow. “I assume they will go ahead and fill one since they had four candidates narrowed down for that position,” City Administrator Keith Morrison said. “I’m not sure if they will fill the second position. They may make a ... Read More »

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday

TDEC will host a household hazardous waste collection in Cumberland County this weekend. Any Tennessee resident can bring items like cleaning fluids, pesticides and batteries to dispose of properly. The collection will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cumberland County Complex. Things that are flammable, toxic or corrosive are considered household hazardous waste and should ... Read More »