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Donald Trump is scheduled to make his third visit to Tennessee when he stops off in Franklin, Tennessee this weekend. The presidential candidate will be at The Factory in Franklin on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. According to a the latest Suffolk University/USA Today poll, Trump still has a double digit lead over Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina in the Republican field.
Karen Short, the current Crossville City Artist of the Month will conclude her exhibit in the lobby of City Hall with a reception this Friday, October 2, 2015 from noon to 2 p.m. Karen’s exhibit is a loving tribute to Crossville – her “hometown”. Everyone is invited to attend. Beginning Monday, October 5th the featured artist of the month at Crossville City Hall will be Patsy Pugh Adams of Grandview, Tennessee. Adams has received several awards for her accomplishments. and loves variety in her artwork. Adams’ exhibit can be viewed in the lobby of the Crossville City Hall, 392 North Main Street, business hours Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. (Photo Courtesy Sharron Eckert: Patsy Pugh Adams’ works will be featured at Crossville City Hall from Monday October 5 - Friday October 30, 2015.)
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has been selected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a lead agency for its occupant safety enforcement pilot program. The program will kick off in October and end September 30, 2016 and during that time the THP will collect data on seat belts, child restraint devices and motorcycle helmet usage. So far this year, 48 percent of Tennessee’s traffic fatalities involved unrestrained motorists.
On September 18-19, 2015, investigators, deputies and officers of the Crossville Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office conducted joint underage alcohol stings on local businesses to see if they would sell alcoholic beverages to someone under the age of 21. Investigators used a confidential informant who was over the age of 18 but less than 21 to enter each business and attempt to purchase an alcoholic beverage. Several businesses refused to sell to an underage person while other businesses chose to violate the law and sell to an individual under 21 years of age. Individuals who sold received a criminal citation and the business owners must appear before the beer boards. Sheriff Cox & Chief Shoap would like to commend the following businesses who took the time to follow the law and refused to sell alcoholic beverages to underage consumers.
The following businesses received citations and must appear before the beer boards:
Bread Box Shell, Westel Marathon, Westel Exxon – Rocky Top, Liberty Market, Miller Mart, Friendly Market, On the Way, Little Brad’s, 101 Market, Vandever Market, 70 West BP, Route 70 Market, Pilot Gas, Exxon at I-40 & 127, Circle K. Shell Station at I-40 & 127, Shell Travel Plaza and Elmore Shell.
Four suspects have been apprehended in a series of auto burglaries that involved residents from several counties. Working with the Crossville Police Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, investigators and officers of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department were able to apprehend Jarod Julies, Douglas Burns, Alex Fagan and Lauren Howard in a criminal investigation that spanned several counties. The investigation also recovered several thousand dollars of stolen property which is to be returned to the rightful owners. The investigation began on August 8, 2015, when several reports of auto burglaries came from the Deer Creek Subdivision. Included in the items stolen were cash, wallets, blue flight suit, handguns, and rifles. On September 6, 2015, additional reports came into the Crossville Police Department of auto burglaries in the Deer Creek Subdivision. Investigators observed several videos and were able to determine that the suspect vehicle was either a silver or grey Ford Taurus. Deputies were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle of interest. On September 10, 2015, Deputy Bobby Moore observed a vehicle matching the description in the area of Myrtle Avenue and was able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. It was discovered that the driver of the vehicle, Jarod Julies, was on probation in Knox County for auto burglary. The vehicle was searched and deputies discovered a large sum of cash, marijuana, ski mask, gloves, boots and a window punch. Discovered in the vehicle was a driver’s license which had been reported stolen from a Knox County resident in an auto burglary. Deputies also discovered a blue flight suit which had been stolen from an auto in the Deer Creek Subdivision. Investigators responded to the scene and obtained a search warrant for an apartment in Ashton Place. Several items from the Deer Creek auto burglaries, along with Knox County and Putnam County burglaries, were found. Search warrants were issued for the Ford Taurus and cellphones of the suspects, which also netted additional evidence for the investigation. It was learned that weapons had been sold in Knox County. An additional search warrant was obtained and the Knox County SWAT Team, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed the search warrant and was able to recover an AR 15 that had been stolen. Jarod Julies(24) was charged with theft over $10,000, burglary, vandalism, and simple possession. Douglas Burns(27), Alex Fagan (25) and Lauren Howard (21) were charged with theft of property. The investigations are ongoing and investigators plan on presenting additional evidence to the Grand Jury for additional indictments. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)