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Absconder Apprehended Thanks To Officers Diligence


Absconder Apprehended Thanks To Officers Diligence
TDOC/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 17, 2018

A sex offender attempting to flee the state was apprehended in Cookeville, TN thanks to the diligence of Probation Parole Officers with the Tennessee Department of Correction?s Program Specialized Unit (PSU) and the department?s strong partnerships with local law enforcement. According to the Tennessee Department of Corrections, the offender had made plans to flee Hawkins County, Tennessee for Salt Lake City, Utah. Last week, the Central Communications Center notified Probation Parole Officer (PPO) Joshua Nease that offender William McAllister was being tracked via GPS in Washington County, which violated the standards of supervision for McAllister since he is not permitted to leave Hawkins County without permission from his supervising officer. PPO Nease immediately contacted PSU officers in Washington County to investigate. The officers were able to pinpoint the location of McAllister?s GPS unit which he had removed. They canvassed the area and discovered that McAllister had boarded a Greyhound Bus which notably had stops in Crossville, Cookeville and Nashville. Officers contacted law enforcement in all three cities and McAllister was apprehended in Cookeville by the Police Department and Cookeville PSU Manager Catina Bohannon. (Photo courtesy TDOC)

 


Former City Councilman Wendell Kerley Passes Away
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday January 16, 2018

City of Crossville flags are at half-staff today, Tuesday, January 16, in memory of former Council member Wendell Kerley, who served the City from 1998 to 2000. Wendell Kerley was a long-time Crossville business man. He purchased the Hotel Taylor, one of the oldest buildings on Main Street in Crossville, and re-located his music store Strings and Things there. It was a popular gathering spot for musicians of all genres. Wendell Kerly's son is Jerry Kerley, Director of Water Resources. Mr. Kerley's grandson is Jesse Kerley, who has also served on the Crossville City Council. Funeral arrangements have not been finalized at the time of this report. Wendell Kerley was 80 years old.

 


CCHS & SMHS Basketball Games Cancelled Tonight
Tuesday January 16, 2018

The Cumberland County High School Basketball Games scheduled for tonight (1/16) at Marion County have been cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, February 1.

The Stone Memorial High School Basketball Games against White County scheduled for tonight (1/16) have been cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, January 25.

 


Oil Prices Climb
AAA/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday January 16, 2018

Gas prices increased across most of the country during the past week, yet states in the southeastern U.S. still have some of the cheapest prices in the nation. Tennessee gas prices increased 6 cents during the past week. The state average of $2.34 is 10 cents more than a month ago, and 20 cents more than this time last year.

 
Mickey Gilley Partners With THSO To Promote Seatbelt Usage


Mickey Gilley Partners With THSO To Promote Seatbelt Usage
THSO/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday January 16, 2018

Country music artist Mickey Gilley is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to promote seatbelt usage after surviving a rollover crash in Texas on January 3, 2018. At the time of the crash, Gilley's vehicle was struck by another vehicle whose driver failed to halt at a stop sign. Gilley is currently recovering from several injuries, including a fractured ankle, fractured shoulder, cracked sternum, and cracked rib. He credits his seatbelt for saving his life. According to the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network, 80 people died statewide in vehicle over turn/rollover crashes last year. Thirty-two (40%) of those individuals were not wearing seatbelts. Beginning February 1, the THSO will launch its fifth annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase Tennessee's average seatbelt usage rate through community outreach, occupant-protection education, and targeted seatbelt enforcement. (Photo courtesy THSO: Mickey Gilley at scene of crash Jan. 3, 2018)

 

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