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Guns Stolen From McMinnville Pawn Shop

McMinnville Police have released a still image of a man accused of stealing from a local pawn shop. Police said the incident happened Wednesday night at the Cash 4 U Pawn Shop on Smithville Highway. Authorities said the man broke into the store and stole several guns before fleeing the scene. Anyone that can identity the man should contact the ... Read More »

Crossville K-Mart Closing

The latest round of closures announced by Sears Holdings Company will affect one local K-Mart. Crossville’s K-Mart will be closing in Early April. Officials said liquidations sales will begin as early as next Friday. Yesterday, Sears Holdings announced it would be shutter over 100 stores including 64 K-Mart stores nationwide. Read More »

Byrdstown Implements Voluntary Water Restriction

The Byrdstown Water Department has asked customers for a county wide voluntary water reduction for the next 12 hours. Water Department Superintendent Malcolm Harmon said the plant cannot meet water demands at the current time because of cold weather and above average usage. “With the weather conditions the way it is and the water quality coming out of the lake ... Read More »

Crossville Discusses Adding More Council Members

Crossville’s City Council might consider adding a few more council members in the future. At a work session last night Councilwoman Pamela Harris said she wants to up the current five member council to seven in the future. “To me, it would give an opportunity for more people inside the city to be represented,” Harris said. “Even from a female ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Approves Energy Savings Contract

The Putnam County Board of Education hopes to save the school system some $480,000 annually by replacing lighting fixtures. Last night, the board approved a contract with Excel Energy Group to install LED lighting in all school facilities over 5-years-old for $2.34 million. The county commission will have to approve the agreement when they meet January 16th.   Read More »

Police Investigating Armed Robbery In Crossville

Armed with a pistol, a masked man robbed the owners of a convenient store in Crossville Tuesday night. Police said it happened just before midnight at the Short Stop Market on Old Lantana Road. According to police, the owners had just closed the store when the unidentified suspect came from around the building and approached the victims with a handgun. ... Read More »

Two Additional Federal Prosecutors Headed To Middle Tennessee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has selected the Middle District of Tennessee to receive additional resources for the fight against violent crime. The district will receive two additional Assistant U.S. Attorneys to focus exclusively on violent crime, two of 40 new federal prosecutors in 27 selected locations throughout the United States. Middle Tennessee U.S. Attorney Don Cochran said with the new ... Read More »

Standoff In Warren Co. Ends In Arrest

A four hour standoff in Warren County came to an end last night when a police negotiator managed to keep a man from jumping off a bluff. 35-year-old Chris Johnson is charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and domestic assault. Officials said deputies went to Johnson’s home to serve a warrant in connection with a Tuesday night incident. ... Read More »

Visitor Restrictions In Place At CRMC

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has confirmed 210 cases of the flu this season. With flu numbers on the rise, the hospital has started visitor restrictions. Infectious Disease Physician Doctor Mark Pierce said visitors 16-years of age and under are not allowed in patient rooms except for special circumstances. “Children in school tend to be really important vectors of the flu, ... Read More »

Bus Driver Steps In To Help Family That Lost Home

When a family with six kids lost their home to a house fire in Smith County Monday, the children’s bus driver stepped in to help by requesting donations for the family. Danny Huff said he thinks of the children on his bus as his own kids and that he can relate with what the family is going through. Some three ... Read More »