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A Chattanooga man died Thursday after he was struck and killed by a train while trying to save the life of a 10 year old girl. News Channel 9 reports that 31-year-old Justin McCary was walking with the child on the train tracks across a bridge near Audubon Acres in Hamilton County around 2 p.m. Thursday, when a train suddenly came around a bend. Chattanooga Police say that McCary was struck by the train as he pushed the little girl out of the locomotive’s path. McCary died at the scene of the accident; the little girl was taken to the hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
The Stone Memorial High School Panthers scored touchdowns on all four of their first half possessions and rolled to a 35-0 homecoming win over the Chiefs of Sequoyah Thursday at SMHS. In a game heard live on Mix 99.3; Cody Wyllins scored three times and Justin Johnson and Keith Sedula also scored for the Panthers. SMHS remains unbeaten, improving to 8 and 0 overall and 4 and 0 in Region play. The 6th ranked team in the State will take a week off before playing host to the CCHS Jets on Friday, October 23rd.
Friday, October 9th, the Cumberland County High School Jets travel to East Hamilton for a Region 3 Class 4A game with the Hurricanes. The kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 with coverage beginning at 6:15 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
A suspect driving a stolen Crab Orchard Utility truck led Nashville Police on a chase just before 11 o'clock Wednesday night. Crossville Police were notified of the pursuit and at first it was thought that all of the District’s vehicles were accounted for. Further investigation revealed that not only was a 2015 Dodge Ram missing but also a set of acetylene cutting torches had been stolen. Loss was estimated at $10,000. According to police reports, surveillance video shows a white male lurking around, trying to open doors, and peering into vehicles at Crab Orchard Utility shortly after 8 p.m. Around 9 p.m. the video shows the stolen truck pulling out of the shop and heading east toward Peavine Road. Crossville Police report that Metro Nashville terminated the chase of the stolen truck and no contact was made with the suspect, who was still unknown at the time of the report.
Crossville Police have recovered a Gator, but they are still looking for the thieves. Monday night, crooks entered the maintenance building of the Crossville City Cemetery and stole a 2007 John Deer Gator UTV and two red 5 gallon gas cans. The UTV has since been recovered but the thieves are still at large. If you have any information on this incident please contact Crossville Crimestoppers at 931-200-1173 or Detective Jason Wilson at 931-484-7231. (Photo Courtesy Crossville Crimestoppers).
A Tennessee man is on the list of crew for the missing cargo ship that went down in the Atlantic after getting caught in Hurricane Joaquin. Steven Shultz of Roan Mountain is one of 33 crew members of the El Farro. The Coast Guard ended the search for the crew of the missing ship at sunset on Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)