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Airport officials at McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville tfound a loaded .45 caliber handgun in a passenger's carry-on bag at a checkpoint on Tuesday. The gun and bag were confiscated and the passenger has been cited. This makes the eighth gun Transportation Security Administration officers have found at McGhee-Tyson this year. While firearms are permitted in checked baggage, they must be declared to the airline, in a proper carrying case and unloaded. Firearms are not permitted in carry-on bags. (Photo Courtesy WVLT).
Law enforcement with the TBI and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant Wednesday at the CK Spa at 801 Peavine Road in Crossville. Susan Niland, Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that one individual is in custody. Niland said the investigation is still underway and officials are not releasing details, names or charges at this time. This is the same location that was raided in September 2013 when it operated under the name of QT Spa. That bust was part of the statewide “Operation Paladin” and QT Spa owner, Chong Kyo Pak, was arrested for promoting prostitution and an arrest warrant from another state.
Crossville Police are investigating a bomb threat made at the CVS Pharmacy. On Monday an employee reported that a female called and told her that she had been in the store the night before and left a bomb near the pharmacy. The female then said that if her demands were not met she was going to detonate the device. The employee told the caller she would not help her, hung up, and then called the police. Everyone was evacuated from the CVS and Crossville Fire and Police searched the building but did not find any explosives. No suspects have been named at this time.
Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for cabins and inns in 18 parks across the statefrom Nov. 15, 2014, through March 15, 2015. With a Tennessee State Parks special winter discount, park visitors can stay at one of Tennessee’s six state park inns for $59.95 a night (excluding tax). The inn discount may be used seven days a week and applies to both individuals and groups. Cabins ranging from premium to rustic are priced at two for one, Sunday through Thursday. There is no coupon necessary for this special rate and patrons simply need to ask for “Special Winter Promotion” when making a reservation. For additional information or to make online reservations, please visit the Tennessee State Parks website at www.tnstateparks.com. (Photo Courtesy TDEC)
Investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department are looking for suspects in the theft of numerous weapons from a home on Never Fail Road. The victim told police she noticed damage to the back door of the home, but entry was not gained. However, a search revealed several firearms missing including a Marlin Glenfield Semi-Auto .22 rifle, a Winchester Semi-Auto 20 gauge, a Winchester Pump 12 gauge, a Remington Semi-Auto 12 gauge and a Remington Woods Semi-Auto 30-06. Loss of the weapons was estimated at $1,300.