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New Stop Signs On Algood’s Main Street Making Positive Impact

New four-way stops along Algood’s Main Street appear to be working to lower speeds in the area. Algood Police Chief Dale Armour said the four-way stops at 4th Avenue as well as at 2nd Avenue have done just what the city had hoped. He said the changes took residents some getting used to, but the Police Department has prioritized education ... Read More »

Overnight Fall Creek Falls Rescue Hampered By Severe Weather

A seventeen-hour rescue of a male stranded in Fall Creek Falls Park Tuesday and Wednesday hampered by severe weather. The man died and the cause of death is unknown. Piney Volunteer Fire Department PIO Tiwanna Bricker said forty to fifty people were involved in the rescue which began around 3:00pm Tuesday and ended around 8:00am on Wednesday. Bricker said rescuers ... Read More »

Roads Slick, Snow Covered; Officials Urge People To Stay Off Roads

Roads across the Upper Cumberland reported snow covered and slick Monday morning. Most areas received three to four inches of snow from Sunday evening through early Monday morning. After a break, radar shows snowfall filling back in across the region. Emergency management officials urged residents to stay off the road. Fentress County officials reported the holiday has kept people at ... Read More »

Baxter Police Chief Says New Distracted Driver Law Will Be Priority

Baxter Police Chief Danny Holmes said a new distracted driving law that goes into effect Monday will be a priority for enforcement. The Eddie Conrad Act increases the number of points that can be charged to a person’s driving record if they are pulled over for being distracted by a cell phone. Holmes said people do not understand the dangers ... Read More »

Trucks Continue To Use Left Lane Going Up Monterey Mountain On I-40

Despite increased signage, tractor trailer trucks continue to drive in the left lane of Interstate 40 going from Cookeville to Monterey. Putnam County officials asked the state to strengthen the rules in recent years after wrecks bottlenecked the roadway, many of them caused by slow moving trucks. However, in three separate trips up I-40 in the last week, trucks have ... Read More »

One Victim In Fatal Motorcycle Accident Sunday

One person died Sunday after a motorcycle accident on I-40. 32-year-old Nicole Siems was traveling west on I-40 near mile marker 290 and attempted to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle left the travel lane on the left shoulder, striking the cable barrier and post. Siems came to final rest near the point of impact, and the vehicle itself skidded a ... Read More »

One Dead After Tuesday Night Highway 111 Accident

An 81-year-old man has died as the result of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 111 in Overton County Tuesday evening. William Gorman was traveling north on Highway 111 when he turned to cross the southbound lane to Sulphur Road. 30-year-old Dakota Leezer then struck Gorman’s vehicle on the passenger side. Both drivers were injured. Gorman later passed away from his ... Read More »

Nashville Woman Facing Four Charges After Thursday Wreck

A Nashville woman is facing four charges following a Thursday morning wreck at the 301 exit ramp on I-40. 29-year-old Elizabeth Guinn was traveling west when she went off the road and into the right shoulder of the exit ramp and rear-ended a parked tractor-trailer. Guinn faces charges of a DUI, Possession of Controlled Substance, Simple Possession, and failing to ... Read More »

Two Possible Injuries After Highway 70 Accident Thursday

Two possible injuries after an accident on Monterey’s Highway 70 Thursday morning. 59-year-old Christopher Crowley of Huntsville, Tennessee was attempting to turn left into the Hardee’s parking lot. Crowley failed to yield to the vehicle of 54-year-old Daren Melton of Monterey, Tennessee, and struck his vehicle. Crowley and his passenger 45-year-old Connie Van Pelt, also of Huntsville, both sustained possible ... Read More »

Two Airlifted In Sunday Car Accident On SR-56

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident in DeKalb County Sunday evening. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol 30-year-old Victoria Loudermilk of Cookeville was traveling on State Route 56 when her vehicle crossed the center line and into the vehicle of 70-year-old Michael Schaefer of Munford, Tennessee. Loudermilk and Schaefer sustained what are believed to be serious injuries and were ... Read More »