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Crossville Man Arrested For Pharmacy Robbery

Bradley County authorities have arrested a Crossville man for allegedly trying to rob a CVS pharmacy last week. 43-year-old Terry Hassler faces charges of aggravated robbery and resisting arrest. Cleveland Police said they responded to an Armed robbery in progress Friday. Police arrived an found Hassler leaving the scene in a white vehicle. Hassler allegedly led officers on a pursuit ... Read More »

Driver Cited After Track Hoe Strikes Interstate 40 Bridge

A track hoe struck the Interstate 40 underpass in Baxter Monday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol cited 45-year-old Jonathan Walls of Smithville for over height and permit restriction violations. According to a crash report, Walls was traveling North on 56 with an oversized load and a track hoe extended too high in the air. The THP said the track hoe struck ... Read More »

Authorities Investigating Burglary At M&M Trading Post

Authorities hope the public can help solve a burglary that occurred at a Putnam County market late last month. The incident happened during the early morning hours of May 31st at the M & M Trading post on Hilham Road. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said someone broke into the business and stole money, cigarettes, and alcohol. Photos obtained from ... Read More »

Kentucky Man Arrested in Cookeville on Drug Charges

A Kentucky man faces drug charges after being arrested in Putnam County last week. 20-year-old Ryan Williamson of Lexington, Kentucky was traveling south on Highway 111 when he was pulled over by Cookeville Police for a light violation. A K-9 search found 2.3 grams of cocaine, over an ounce of marijuana, and nearly 8 grams magic mushrooms. Scales were also ... Read More »

Tennessee National Guard Prepares for Summer Deployment

The 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment will continue to plan for a two-year deployment later this summer. Lieutenant Colonel Donny W. Hebel is Commander of the 2nd Squadron. “For the last three years, we have been building our staff. We have built our infantry our armor our fighting force to be a more formidable force to support any effort necessary,” Hebel ... Read More »

Highway 56 Project In DeKalb Co. Moving Forward

Part of the Highway 56 improvement project from McMinnville to DeKalb County should begin next year. TDOT Civil Engineer Robert Rodgers said bids for two of the three phases of the project should be awarded in December of this year. “I would say that people in the area would actually see heavy duty construction road work start when the spring ... Read More »

Part of Old Walton Road To Close Monday

Work will begin today for the new Cookeville Police station. Public Works Director Greg Brown said Old Walton Road between Neal Street and South Maple Avenue will be closed until further notice. “The initial phase will be installing utilities that will go to the proposed police department,” Brown said. “The developer is actually installing these utilities. The city is not ... Read More »

Juveniles Injured Following Putnam Co. Crash

Two juveniles from Jackson County received medical treatment following a rear-end collision in Putnam County Sunday afternoon. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report, the accident occurred just before noon at the intersection of Highway 56 South and Buffalo Valley Road. The report said traffic had backed up on Highway 56 South when 53-year-old Marvin Lancaster, of Moss, crashed ... Read More »

UCHRA Faces Lawsuits Ahead of Merger Talks

The UCHRA is facing several lawsuits as the organization looks into a merger with the UCDD. UCHRA Attorney Danny Rader said one potential lawsuit could come from former executive director, Luke Collins. “Mr. Collins has indicated a willingness to institute a suit based on his termination,” Rader said. Collins was terminated from UCHRA last month after multiple allegations of mismanaging ... Read More »

Crossville Set To Vote On Measure To Expand City Council

Crossville officials will be voting on a measure next week to expand the number of city council members from 5 to 7. Crossville Mayor James Mayberry said the city council requested state lawmakers to allow the move to happen earlier this year. Lawmakers approved the request during legislative session. “In the past, we’ve had times where we ended up with ... Read More »