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Three Storm Related Fatalities in Tennessee Friday Night
TEMA Sunday July 10, 2016

Severe storms Friday night in Tennessee resulted in three (3) fatalities. In Carter County, a 60-year-old male and 40-year old female were killed when a tree fell on them while camping. In Knox County, a tree fell on a female of undetermined age during a severe storm. There are no other reports of fatalities in the State.


Tennessee remains in a State of Emergency, declared at 7:15 a.m., CDT, on July 7, 2016, due to continuing severe weather threats from wave-after-wave of heavy rain and high winds impacting the Middle and East Regions of the State.

It’s been a fair weather day today in Cumberland County but rain is on the way. On Monday there’s an 80 % of scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely. High 82F. Monday Night there is a 50% chance of rain, variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low near 65F.

 
Grow Operation Found in Fentress Co. Barn


Grow Operation Found in Fentress Co. Barn
Fentress Co. Sheriff's Office Friday July 8, 2016

On July 5, 2016 the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office received information that there was marijuana in a barn at 221 Cedar Grove Ln. Detectives went to this location and observed a male and a female walking away from a barn. Detectives identify these individuals as Mr. Ronald Harlow and Mrs. Nichole Harlow of 221 Cedar Grove Ln. Jamestown, TN 38556. When speaking with Mr. Harlow Detectives were able to smell a strong odor of marijuana. Consent to Search was given and Mr. Harlow also stated that he had some marijuana drying and some growing in his barn. Mr. Harlow showed Detectives the room in the barn he had turned into marijuana grow room with reflective walls and ceilings, LED grow lights, fans, with temperature control. There were approximately 12 pots with marijuana plants growing under grow lights in this room, as well as 3 marijuana plants growing outside in a wood line and a glass jar with marijuana in it and a pipe from a 2014 Subaru Legacy that belonged to the subjects. Inside the residence were 2 large gallon glass jars with marijuana in them. There was approximately 6.8 oz. of processed marijuana recovered from the residence. Investigation is still ongoing with multiple charges pending. (Photo Courtesy Fentress Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

 


Crossville Wendy’s Hacked
Peg Broadcasting News Friday July 8, 2016

The Crossville Wendy’s location is one of over 1,000 restaurants that hackers stole customers’s credit and debit card information from. Both Wendy’s locations in Cookeville were hacked as were restaurants in 22 cities in East Tennessee. According to Wendy’s the hacking occurred sometime between January 13 and June 8th of this year. The company says some customers cards have been used to make fraudulent purchases at other stores. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Wendy’s hacking, you may call a toll-free number, (866) 779-0485, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm CST, Monday through Friday excluding major holidays to receive additional information regarding accessing the fraud consultation and identity restoration services.

 
Mega Millions jackpot swells to $540 million!


Mega Millions jackpot swells to $540 million!
Mega Millions/Peg Broadcasting News Friday July 8, 2016

The Mega Millions has an estimated jackpot for Friday, July 8, to $540 million ($380 million cash).

“The excitement is palpable as this is the largest American lottery jackpot since the world record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January,” said Paula Otto, Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery and Lead Director for the Mega Millions group. “Sales are expected to grow stronger right up until Friday night’s drawing.”

The jackpot has been growing for four months, having last been won on March 8 in Washington. The only other jackpot won this year was on January 8 in New York.

The record Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million – three tickets shared that jackpot on March 30, 2012. Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013. Those are the only two Mega Millions jackpots in history higher than Friday night’s estimated prize.

If won, Friday’s estimated jackpot would be the seventh largest American lottery jackpot in history.

The Powerball has an estimated jackpot of $288 million for Saturday’s drawing (Saturday, July 9).
(Image Courtesy Mega Millions)

 


Blue Bash For Upcoming CCHS Freshmen
Friday July 8, 2016

The annual Blue Bash celebration for rising Cumberland County Freshmen and their parents will be held on Thursday July 28th. Student registration begins in the gym lobby at 1:30. Student events begin in the gym at 2. Parents may register between 4:30 and 5 in the gym lobby to join their students for the remainder of the evening. First National Bank of TN will be providing hot dogs, chips, and drinks and Flowers Bakery will provide desserts. Informational booths will be set up throughout the building, and students will have the opportunity to have a photo made in a cap and gown. The Class of 2020 will receive their schedules, meet many new classmates, and be able to locate their classrooms. Students must be in dress code and plan to stay for the entire event. For more information, please contact Mrs. Anna Pickard at 931-484-6488.

 

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