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Tennessee scored a double-whammy after Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, with one ticket sold in Harriman winning the jackpot of $50 million, and another ticket sold in Hohenwald winning the game’s second-highest prize of $2 million. No additional details are currently available, and no information about the winners is known until the prizes are claimed. The Tennessee Lottery advises each lucky winner to sign the back of the ticket, keep it in a safe place, and call the Nashville office before coming to claim the prize.
The Tennessee Lottery will join with 13 other lotteries across the country March 24 to launch a “MONOPOLY Millionaires’ Club” instant ticket that offers players a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to become contestants on a nationally syndicated, first-of-its-kind television game show.
A Time 4 Paws, a no-kill animal welfare organization, has discovered multiple dogs suffering from animal cruelty they say is caused by dog fighting on an abandoned property in Crossville. When volunteers got to the property, they found the seven dogs tied up with oversized logging chains, and all seven dogs were covered in injuries and scars similar to what could be seen on a dog used in dog fighting. The dogs were also malnourished and filled with parasites. They also found the bones of many animals that had been killed and disposed of, but they aren’t sure of the exact number of deceased animals. Karen McMeekin said, ““We found a treadmill for conditioning. We also found bite sticks, which are used in dog fighting.” In addition they found forty bags of high-protein dog food, a medical kit, and scales. The dogs found also had teeth that were filed down, which is a sign that those dogs were “bait dogs.” Such dogs are literally used as bait to train the dogs that fight. Cumberland County Sheriff Casey Cox said their investigation began in December, and they do have a suspect. The case will go to the grand jury on May 4th. A Time 4 Paws needs help paying the more than $5,000 in vet bills and also finding homes for the dogs. The dogs are up for adoption, however because of their history will need to go to single-pet homes.
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Van Buren County man in connection with drug investigation. TBI Agents began investigating William Reed Moody, Jr. in September 2014. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Moody, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm and was also involved in drugs. On Monday, the Van Buren County Grand Jury returned indictments for Moody, charging the 40-year-old Spencer man with one count of Felon in Possession of a Weapon and one count of Manufacturing, Delivering, Selling, or Possessing Schedule VI Drugs. Today, deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department arrested Moody without incident and booked him into the Van Buren County Jail. At the time of this release, he was being held on $10,000 bond.
An Old Mail Road resident reported to City Police that he had filled out several online job applications in November of last year, and recently received a check for $2,000 from MMARTGRADE.com. Thinking the check was part of a recent application, he went to the website as directed by instructions with the check. There he was asked to enter his Social Security number, drivers license and other sensitive information. At that time he was told that he would be a "secret shopper" for WalMart, but when he later logged into the site, he found that it no longer existed. Upon contacting WalMart, the victim was told they did not have any affiliation with the site. Police say that at this time there has been no fraudulent activity with the information given.