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A man wanted out of Florida for strangling another person has been captured in Roane County, but not before an officer fired his weapon. Local 8 Now reports that officers with the Kingston Police Department pulled over a car for speeding Friday morning. Further investigation revealed that the passenger, Chad Allen Stallard, 27, was a fugitive from Jacksonville, Florida. While being questioned, Stallard ran away and was chased into some bushes along I-40. He refused commands to come out or show his hands. An officer fired a single warning shot into the ground. Stallard then took off across I-40 and was taken into custody a short time later. According to a release, Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam will be conducting an internal review of the incident and forwarding the results to the District Attorney’s office.
Tennessee cornerback Emmanuel Moseley tweeted that he and his family are "safe" after a car wreck Saturday. He went on to tweet "Glad that my family and I were able to make it out of this accident" after tweeting a picture of the car involved.
CCHS Lady Jets Basketball Coach, Radhika Miller, will coach the East Division in Tennessee's 2015 BCAT/TACA All-Star game. Lady Jet Senior, Gina Dick, also made the roster of 12 elite seniors from East Tennessee. The game will be held in Murfreesboro on Saturday, March 21st at Riverdale High School at 2pm.
Astronaut Butch Wilmore is back on earth after being on the International Space Station for nearly 200 days. News Channel 5 reports that the Mt. Juliet native was among members of Expedition 42 who arrived in Kazakhstan safely after spending 167 days in space. Wilmore, who was the commander of the ISS, arrived along with two Cosmonauts. After arriving in Kazakhstan, Wilmore was helped to a plane to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The astronaut attended Tennessee Tech, where he played football. He got his master’s degrees from both TTU and the University of Tennessee. (Photo Courtesy News Channel 5).
A coalition of Tennessee citizens groups is urging the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) not to reauthorize Clean Water Act permits for what they call a rogue coal mine operator who let them expire for 10 coal facilities. The Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN), the Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) and the Sierra Club submitted comments Thursday to TDEC opposing the proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and detailing the poor track record of compliance with environmental regulations and worker safety rules at mines and other coal operations owned by coal billionaire investor Jim Justice. The two Justice companies seeking to reauthorize their expired permits reportedly are Premium Coal Company and National Coal, LLC. According to the groups, the expired permits are for coal operations in Anderson, Campbell and Scott counties in East Tennessee. The three citizen’s groups are specifically recommending that TDEC not allow any new mining or coal operation refuse disposal under any reauthorized NPDES permits.