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Cumberland County Students Arrested For Plotting School Shooting

Two Cumberland County students face charges for allegedly plotting a school shooting. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office arrested the sixth-graders on Friday for charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Both students remain in custody awaiting a hearing in juvenile court. The investigation began after an SRO at South Cumberland Elementary uncovered a rumor about a hit list containing students to ... Read More »

Vehicle Catches Fire On Highway 111 Sunday

[Photo: Jaime Winnett]

No injuries occurred when a vehicle caught fire on Highway 111 in White County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened in the Southbound lanes between the O’Connor and Hamptons Crossroad exits. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Jimmy Neal, a 2002 Corvette caught fire on the side of the roadway. Authorities closed both lanes of the highway until crews could extinguish ... Read More »

Texas Man Struck By Vehicle In Cookeville

A vehicle struck and injured an Arlington, Texas man in Cookeville Friday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 49-year-old Mark Oberlander was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital for treatment. The incident happened just before 2 p.m. on Neal Street. A THP incident report said Oberlander was heading westbound in the Neal Street median and walked into the path of an eastbound vehicle, driven ... Read More »

Monterey Woman Killed In Friday Morning Crash

A Friday morning crash in Putnam County claimed the life of a Monterey woman. Authorities identified the deceased driver as 32-year-old Magdalena Sebastian. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 70 South and Hillwood Drive in Monterey. A Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report states Sebastian lost control of her 2006 Honda Civic while negotiating a curve to the right. ... Read More »

$750,000 Requested For UC State Veterans Cemetery

The State Department of Veterans Services has requested an additional $750,000 for constructing a state veterans cemetery in the Upper Cumberland. Donna Fare is the Chairman of the Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Association (UCSVCA). She said the proposed funding would meet requirements set forth by the National Cemetery Association. “The $750,000 that’s being requested is to fund the assessment ... Read More »

Monterey Man Injured In Highway 84 Crash

A Monterey man had to be airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after crashing his vehicle Thursday night. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the accident happened on Highway 84. According to a crash report, William Smith was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse when the vehicle crashed near Rock Springs Road. THP Lieutenant Jimmy Neal said Smith was airlifted from the crash ... Read More »

Algood Switches To Twin Lakes For Phones And Internet

The City of Algood has switched internet service providers. The city council voted earlier this month for city departments to utilize Twin Lakes instead of Frontier. City Administrator Keith Morrison said he requested the change after experiencing problems with Frontier’s services. “Our utility server went down this past year and the internet was so slow that it took it several ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Unoccupied Mobile Home

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A Wednesday night fire destroyed an unoccupied mobile home in Putnam County’s Buffalo Valley area. Putnam County Fire Department Captain Coty Nash said about 14 firemen responded to St. Marys Road. “The first unit arrived on scene and found the trailer fully involved,” Nash said. “With the access problems in getting the apparatus back to the trailer, we decided it ... Read More »

Osterhoudt Violates Order Of Protection Again

A convicted sex offender has violated an order of protection for the second time since October. The Monterey Police Department arrested Dylan Christopher Osterhoudt on Elmore Street Wednesday. Deputies came in contact with the 26-year-old after responding to reports of a male manhandling a woman. A records check revealed a 2016 order of protection that prevents Osterhoudt from contacting the ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Airlifted After Wednesday Crash

A 64-year-old Florida man had to be airlifted to U.T. Medical Center after crashing his motorcycle Wednesday. The crash happened at 11:25 a.m. on Highway 68 in Cumberland County. A Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report said William M. Evans of Port Charlotte, FL was traveling southbound when the crash occurred. The report said his 2009 Harley Davidson left the roadway ... Read More »