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Man Arrested After Making Several Fake 911 Calls

DeKalb County authorities have arrested a man for allegedly making five fake emergency calls to 911 earlier this month. Authorities have charged 49-year-old Larry Capshaw with misuse of the 911 system. According to DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray, Capshaw made a total of five calls to 911 on October 1st and 2nd to report a suspicious person hiding in the ... Read More »

Cookeville Council To Consider Overhaul Of Public Parking Regulations

The Cookeville City Council will consider an overhaul to public parking regulations when they meet next month. City Planning Director James Mills said the idea came about when SAIC located in downtown Cookeville, bringing some 300 jobs. “We knew they were going to bring 300 jobs and how that would have a significant impact on parking in the downtown,” Mills ... Read More »

DeKalb To Take Part In Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program

The state has selected DeKalb County to take place in the latest round of the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program. The program was implemented in 2015 and designed to improve the inventory of industrial sites and buildings in Tennessee. The program will advise DeKalb County officials on where investment may be most beneficial and how sites can improve to attract prospective ... Read More »

Grand Jury To Hear Case Involving Stabbing Death Of Police K-9

A Cumberland County grand jury will meet one week from today to hear evidence against a man charged with killing a Crossville Police K-9 back in August. Police arrested 28-year-old Dustin Dixon after he allegedly fatally stabbed the K-9 following a high speed chase. Dixon is charged with intentionally killing a service animal, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, DUI and evading ... Read More »

TBI Identifies Bodies Found Dead Inside Fentress County Home

The TBI has identified two people found dead inside a Fentress County home last weekend. Ronnie Duane Babb and Cherry Lynn Dolinich found Sunday night in a scorched home on Deer Lodge Highway in Clarkrange. According to the TBI, autopsy results had not been finalized as of this morning. The investigation remains active and ongoing. The TBI began investigating the ... Read More »

Cookeville Council Approves Rail Trail Contract Amendment

The Cookeville City Council approved a 1-year contract extension for the Tennessee Central Heritage Rail Trail. The contract allows for shrubs to be monitored for health after a little more than 800 shrubs died during dry conditions last year. Crews have already replaced the shrubs, which act as a soft barrier between the railroad tracks and the 4.2 mile trail ... Read More »

Memphis Man Charged After High Speed Chase

Putnam County authorities have arrested a Memphis man after he allegedly led authorities on a high speed chase. 19-year-old Kyle Gregory Teal is charged with reckless endangerment and evading arrest following Thursday morning’s incident. According to authorities, the chase began on Interstate 40 near mile marker 285. A report stated that Teal was driving a Suzuki Forenza when a Tennessee ... Read More »

German-Based Company To Locate In White County

Upper Cumberland officials have announced that German manufacturer Hormann Group will be locating  in White County. The company manufactures doors, garages, door frames, and gates. According to officials, Hormann will invest nearly $64 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Sparta. The company plans to create approximately 200 jobs. White County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson: “Oh this is exciting, this ... Read More »

Woman To Serve 16 Years For Violating Probation

A Cumberland County judge has sentenced a woman to serve 16 years behind bars for violating probation. 23-year-old Victoria Gaw pleaded guilty to the charge this week. As part of that plea agreement Gaw received a six year sentence that will be served consecutive to the balance of a 10-year sentence. In 2015 Gaw pleaded guilty to a number of ... Read More »

16-Year-Old Leaves Hospital After Suffering Accidental Gunshot Wound

A 16-year-old from Putnam County has left the hospital after suffering an accidental gunshot wound to the leg Wednesday. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said the incident should be a reminder to residents. “Individual responsibility and knowledge is really what we try to strive to get across,” Farris said. “When you own a firearm you are certainly responsible for it ... Read More »