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The federal investigation into the truck stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has led to its first convictions and threatens to widen against employees at Pilot Flying J. Court documents allege that sales teams were being trained on how to scam the company's customers out of rebates and get away with it.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released an annual report on crime in Tennessee schools over the past three years, and has found that there has been a 16.5 percent decrease in crime over the span of the study. The report, which compiled reports of crime in public and private school systems up to 12th grade, notes that there have been more than 10,000 reported offenses in Tennessee schools during the 2012 school year
The Natural Resources Conservation Service's Conservation Stewardship Program will provide about $175 million in funding nationwide for up to 12.6 million additional acres enrollment this year. Although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers and forestland owners interested in CSP should submit applications by June 14 to their local NRCS office to ensure they are considered for this year's funding. Many of the CSP enhancements improve soil quality, which helps land become more resilient to extreme weather. Several other improvements are available for producers, including intensive rotational grazing, intercropping and wildlife friendly fencing. For more information, contact the USDA NRCS Crossville Field Office on Old Jamestown Highway at 931-484-5442
A Cumberland County woman was shot in the early hours of Wednesday morning after she pointed a gun at officers. According to WVLT, 37-year-old Angela Smith jumped from her mother's vehicle in the Camelot subdivision where she reportedly broke into a home on Ivanhoe Lane before escaping in the howeowner's vehicle. Smith led officers on a chase that ended with her crashing that vehicle at Browntown Road and Highway 70 East. When officers approached, Smith pointed a gun at them and awas shot by a Cumberland County Sheriff's deputy. Smith's body was transported for autopsy.
Sheriff's deputies in White County are continuing their investigation after a Doyle man shot his wife, and then turned the gun on himself. According to reports, the female victim was found by authorities with a gunshot wound to her chest. She told deputies that the the man, identified as her husband, Darwin Rogers, had shot her and was threatening to shoot himself. Deputies reported hearing a gunshot, and found the body of Rogers inside. The female victim was airlifted for treatment of her injuries. There is no motive for the shooting at this time.