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Lewis, Anderson Face Drug, Child Endangerment Charges

Two White County residents face drug and child endangerment charges after police served a search warrant late last week. Det. Chris Isom said Gaines Bradley Lewis and Ashley Anderson were arrested. “Over 180 grams of crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, $4,921 in cash and 4 weapons were seized from the residence,” Isom said. Lewis was charged with manufacturing, delivery, ... Read More »

Hit-And-Run Incident Stalls Traffic In Cumberland County

A hit-and-run incident stalled Interstate 40 traffic in Cumberland County this afternoon. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol Sergeant Greg Tramel, a tractor trailer struck another semi near eastbound mile marker 320. Tramel said the tractor trailer failed to stop and continued 21 miles until officers stopped the driver just inside Roane County. The crash scene caused traffic to back up ... Read More »

Woman Charged After False Report

Cookeville Police arrested a woman after she falsely reported a man was holding a gun on a child. Cookeville Police Major Carl Sells said 43-year-old Mary Lenora Jean Triplett was charged with public intoxication and filing a false report. The police were alerted just before noon Tuesday. Responding officers wound up shutting down three blocks of Franklin Avenue to investigate. ... Read More »

Avery Trace To Hold Armed Intruder Drill

Putnam County’s Avery Trace Middle School will hold an armed intruder drill Thursday. Parents may be familiar with fire drills or tornado drills. Putnam County Schools Attendance Supervisor Corby King said an armed intruder drill helps students, faculty and staff know what to do if an armed intruder enters the building. “We have to complete one armed intruder drill, annually, ... Read More »

Putnam Emergency Services Pleased With Eclipse Prep

Putnam County’s emergency services prepared for the worst but said the eclipse turned out to be the best. 911 Public Safety Coordinator Brandon Smith: “Everything went really well, yeah, we were prepared for it to be a whole lot worse than it was, and turned out that it wasn’t as big of a deal as we originally thought it was ... Read More »

Vandalism Reported At Crossville TCAT

Crossville Police are investigating a vandalism that occurred at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Monday. Police responded to the scene after construction crews discovered damage at the new addition of TCAT. Police said someone drove a sky lift off the edge of some finished concrete, slung purple pipe glue all over the floor, and toppled over a set of standing ... Read More »

Warren County Commission Rejects Property Tax Increase

The Warren County Commission rejected a motion Monday night to raise property taxes by 28-cents. Commissioner Michael Martin made the motion to raise property taxes to $2.25, but the commission rejected that with a 13-11 vote. The vote to keep the current tax rate at $1.96 passed by the same margin. Read More »

Former Fentress Sheriff To Be Sentenced Wednesday

Former Fentress County Sheriff Chucky Cravens will be sentenced on federal corruption charges tomorrow. He faces up to 61 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of honest services fraud and one count of deprivation of rights under color of law. Federal investigators found that Cravens used his position to have sex with three female inmates and that ... Read More »

Two Injured In 3-Car Pileup Following Eclipse

Two people were injured Monday in a three-car accident following the eclipse. The THP said all three vehicles were traveling east on I-40 at 3:08 p.m. Traffic was moving slowly. 46-year-old Aubrey Murphy of Monterey was cited for driving on a suspended license, following too closely and financial responsibility. Murphy, and a passenger in one of the cars he hit, ... Read More »

Putnam Deputies Release Robbery Suspect Pix

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department needs the public’s help finding a robbery suspect. A home on Morgan Haney Road was robbed. Photos show the thief was driving a silver Chrysler 200 4-door with a University of Tennessee logo front license plate. The suspect is a white male with short dark hair. He might be wearing a baseball cap with the ... Read More »