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The Tater Truck is coming to Crossville! On Tuesday, August 18th, the Tater Team will pull into the Kroger parking lot as part of their Famous Big Idaho Potato Tour. This marks the 4th annual Tater Tour, and folks around the country have been whipped into a frenzy at the sight of the titanic tuber. Big fries and tater tots are invited to come out and see the Spudmobile at Kroger in Crossville from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18th . Be sure to bring your cameras.
An Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Keegan Waterman. He was last seen in Alpena, Mich. and was reported missing Monday. Local 8 Now reports that he may be en route to Tennessee with his mother, Christina Marie Waterman, in a 2000 Chevy Tahoe. It has a Tennessee license plate of U4758V and is tan. The child was last seen wearing a diaper and a pair of sandals. If you see these two, you can call the Michigan State Police Alpena Post at 989-354-4101 or MSP Operations at 517-241-8000.
An Endangered Child Alert has been issued for a 14-year old Cookeville girl. Jasmine Nicole Smith is a white female, about 5’1’, 140 pounds and had blue eyes and brown hair. Jasmine was has been missing since August 13, 2015 and was last seen leaving the Days Inn in Cookeville with a 28-year-old white man. The male was driving a 2007 white Ford Taurus with a Tennessee license plate number V5787P. Authorities think Jasmine may be in the McMinnville area. Anyone with information about Jasmine or the suspect vehicle is asked to call the Cookeville Police Department at 931-526-2126 or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
CROSSVILLE (WATE) – MEDIC Regional Blood Center is opening a new donor center in downtown Crossville.
The new site will be located at 79 South Main Street.
The newly remodeled facility is more than 5,000 square feet and will have four donor beds. In addition to whole blood, donors will also have the chance to make other types of donations including double red, plasma-only, and in 2016 platelets.
The expanded offerings help ensure that blood will be available to help patients at local hospitals.
MEDIC will host a grand opening on Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. for the community. Visitors will be able to tour the new donor center and learn more about MEDIC. Leaders from MEDIC as well as Cumberland Medical Center will be on hand.
The center will be open Monday-Friday on the following schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday – noon– 6 p.m. CST
Wednesday and Friday – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CST
The blood center has helped hundreds in the community during its 58 year history in East Tennessee. Since its existence, MEDIC has provided blood for trauma patients brought to University of Tennessee Medical Center and children being treated at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Since January 1, 2015, MEDIC is also the only blood center providing blood products to Cumberland Medical Center.
Each year, MEDIC needs to collect more than 3,000 units of blood just for people in Cumberland County in need of blood.
As a part of its grand opening and as a way to thank new donors, MEDIC is partnering with Rocky Top 10 Cinema to give a free movie ticket to the first 500 donors at its new center. In addition, all donors will also receive a free MEDIC t-shirt
Law enforcement officials from the Crossville and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department recovered a stolen motorcycle while serving an arrest warrant for a female at a White Pine Trail residence. Authorities were in the process of apprehending Crystal Sturgill when they noticed a motorcycle on the front porch of the home. Upon questioning, Brandon Webb, 23, reportedly told officers that he had gotten the 1988 Suzuki SP 200 in Knoxville. A check of the VIN number came back as stolen. Webb was served a warrant for Theft Over $1,000 and placed in the Cumberland County Jail.