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Stephanie Cole is scheduled to appear in court today. The former Cumberland County Special Ed teacher missed her court date earlier this year after she was reportedly taken to the hospital and put in intensive care for a drug overdose. Cole is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2014 shooting death of her ex-boyfriend, 31-year-old Louis Michael Tammaro II. Cole, 36, has pleaded not guilty and her next court appearance has been scheduled for April 20.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoint in Cumberland County on Highway 70 on Saturday April 18th at 12 pm. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.
A resident of Regency Parkway reported the theft of several thousand dollars in items from their home. The victim told police that sometime Wednesday evening thieves entered their home while they were away. Taken in the burglary was 2 handguns, a flat screen TV, a laptop computer, as well as jewelry and cash. Value of the items was listed at over $10,000.
The Crossville City Manager reported to Council on Tuesday that sales tax collections remain on the upswing. For the fiscal year to date collections are at $5.4 million, up from last year by $200,000. Revenue collected from the wholesale beer tax was down slightly by $8,000, while liquor revenue was up slightly by $12,000. City Manager David Rutherford also told Council that for the fiscal year the City has collected over $200,000 in building permit fees for the City and County.
City Manager David Rutherford gave Council members an update on several ongoing projects during Tuesday’s regular meeting. According to Rutherford, easements are completed for Phase 3 of the Northwest Connector project and they are awaiting notification from TDOT to proceed. On Phase 2 of the Northwest Connector, Rutherford reports that the preliminary right of way review has been completed and plans are being updated.