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One Dead After Morgan County Pursuit
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 7, 2017

One person is dead after crashing his vehicle during a police pursuit in Morgan County Monday night. WVLT reports the chase happened on Lower Rockwood Road in Oakdale. William Crabtree, 34, was killed in the wreck. His passenger, Amber Neal, was injured. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Crabtree was speeding when his car ran off the road hit a ditch and then hit a tree. Neither Crabtree or Neal were wearing a seatbelt.

 
Driver Rescued From Flood Waters on Clint Lowe Road


Driver Rescued From Flood Waters on Clint Lowe Road
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 7, 2017

A motorist had to be rescued this morning after his vehicle was submerged in flood waters on Clint Lowe Road. The man was pulled to safety as his car continued to float in the deluge. The victim's name has not been released. He is not believed to have been seriously injured. (Photo courtesy Robin Young Griffin, Cumb. Co. Hwy Dept. Facebook)

Numerous roads remain flooded or impassable in Cumberland County.

As of 8:30 a.m. Robin at County Road Dept. reports:
-Closing Taylors Chapel Road heading west just before Red Road
-Closing section of Turner Greenhouse Road at Flathead, completely submerged
-Caution on Spruce at Camelia
-Hwy 299 in Westel at Mount Vernal Road is impassable
-Standing water on roads across the county, drive with extreme caution.

Cumb. County Road Dept Reports:
-South Old Mail Road off 127 South completely flooded and impassible
-Road Dept. closing Dunbar Road at the pond where it always floods
-Closing Clint Lowe Road at large cross drain pipes (a man wrecked in a car, he has been pulled to safety, car is under water)
-Closing Southwood Drive off Lantana
-Flynns Cove Road at Bridge Closed

Road Superintendent Scott Blaylock says numerous roads are flooded and all crews are out putting up barricades. Do not expect water to recede until about 9 this morning. Turn around don't drown!

 


Numerous Roads Flooded/Closed Cumb. Co.
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 7, 2017

Robin at County Road Dept. reports:
-Closing Taylors Chapel Road heading west just before Red Road
-Closing section of Turner Greenhouse Road at Flathead, completely submerged
-Caution on Spruce at Camelia
-Hwy 299 in Westel at Mount Vernal Road is impassable
-Standing water on roads across the county, drive with extreme caution.

Cumb. County Road Dept Reports:
-South Old Mail Road off 127 South completely flooded and impassible
-Road Dept. closing Dunbar Road at the pond where it always floods
-Closing Clint Lowe Road at large cross drain pipes (a man wrecked in a car, he has been pulled to safety, car is under water)
-Closing Southwood Drive off Lantana
-Flynns Cove Road at Bridge Closed
Road Superintendent Scott Blaylock says numerous roads are flooded and all crews are out putting up barricades. Do not expect water to recede until about 9 this morning. Turn around don't drown!

 


Tracy Resigns From State Senate
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday November 7, 2017

Jim Tracy resigned from the Tennessee State Senate on Monday after he was appointed by President Trump as Tennessee rural development director for the U.S. Agriculture Department. Tracy served the 14th Senatorial District. The vacant Senate seat will be filled by a Special Election.

 


Federal Appeal Court Rules Jailers Not Liable For Inmate Death
AP Tuesday November 7, 2017

A federal appeals court has ruled that jailers shouldn't be held liable for the death of a male inmate in Tennessee who needed medical help for alcohol and opiate poisoning because they were following the instructions of a nurse. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in an opinion made public last week that U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves was wrong to deny Sevier County jailers immunity in the 2014 death of Samuel M. McGaw IV.

 

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