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Author Archives: Rafferty Cleary

CRMC Settles False Claims Act Allegations

Cookeville Regional Medical Center on Friday agreed to pay $4.1 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. The alleged conduct involved payments to physicians in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark law. The settlement resolves federal and state allegations that CRMC submitted false claims for payments to Medicare and TennCare between 2012 and 2017. Under ... Read More »

Cookeville Man Charged With Vehicular Assault In Friday Crash

Police arrested a Cookeville man after a woman suffered serious injuries during a Friday morning traffic crash. Officers with the Cookeville Police Department charged Jacob Raul Winton with DUI and vehicular assault. A crash report said Winton’s vehicle crashed head-on into a tree after he disobeyed a stop sign at 7th Street and North Jefferson Avenue. A female occupant suffered ... Read More »

New York Man Charged In Cumberland County Crash

A New York man faces charges after he ran away from a crash on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County Thursday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol charged 35-year-old Brian May with DUI, leaving the scene of a crash, resale of marijuana, reckless driving, and tampering with evidence. A crash report said May crashed his Chevy Equinox into a concrete culvert base at ... Read More »

$2.24 Million Broadband Grant Awarded To Ben Lomand For CC

222 Cumberland County homes will soon have access to high-speed broadband services. Ben Lomand received a $2.24 million Broadband ReConnect grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday. The county will use the grant to construct new state-of-the-art fiber to 100 square miles of northeast Cumberland County. County Mayor Allen Foster said the project allows Ben Lomand to provide services ... Read More »

Algood Moving Forward With Big Mac Drive Extension

Algood has moved forward with a project to add a second entrance to Walmart. City Administrator Keith Morrison said surveying will soon begin for the expansion of Big Mac Drive. “They are working on getting the survey. We’ve also got our engineer working on a spec sheet to get us through there,” Morrison said. “We’re also applying for permits to ... Read More »

Monterey To Bid Out Paving Projects Later This Month

Monterey expects to bid out later this month a project to repave at least five streets. Mayor Bill Wiggins said one of those roads will require some prep work in order for the paving to take place. “We’ve got some preparatory work to do on Old Walton Road, preferably in front of Garland Early’s,” Wiggins said. “We’ve been in contact ... Read More »

Charges Filed For Criminal Simulation In Crossville

The Crossville Police Department has issued arrest warrants for two men accused of attempting to pass counterfeit checks at two local banks. Justin Sizemore faces charges of criminal simulation and theft, while John Graf faces a criminal simulation charge. The police department said Sizemore successfully passed checks totaling $3,985 at Cumberland County Bank and First National Bank. Graf failed to ... Read More »

Alert Issued For Missing Teen

The Jamestown Police Department has issued an alert for a missing juvenile. Chief Ken Hancock said 17-year-old Madison Dillard left her home on January 28 between the hours of Midnight and 5 a.m. Her family has not heard from her since that time. Officials said the missing teen took a backpack and clothes when she left that morning. She does ... Read More »

Two Killed In Trousdale County Crash

A Two-Vehicle crash in Trousdale County claimed the life of two people Wednesday. The accident happened on Highway 10 when 20-year-old Adrianne Torres pulled into the path of a southbound tractor trailer, driven by 42-year-old Ryan Huffman of Huntington, Tennessee. A Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report said Torres’s 2003 Cadillac landed on its top after the tractor trailer crashed into ... Read More »

Tractor Trailers Crash On I-40 Wednesday

Two tractor trailers crashed Wednesday and caused traffic congestion along Interstate 40 in Putnam County. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. at the 286 westbound mile marker. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 51-year-old Carlos Guerra of Edinburg, Texas was traveling behind 52-year-old Robert Bradford of Homosassa, Florida. A crash report said Bradford attempted to change lanes when his 2020 ... Read More »