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One person has died and five others were injured following a car accident in Roane County Saturday. Local 8 Now reports the accident happened on Highway 70 in Kingston around 1:45 p.m. Saturday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that 43-year-old Robin Ledbetter of Harriman was traveling west on Highway 70 when her SUV crossed the center line hitting a truck driven by 47-year-old Terrance Clark, killing Clark. Traveling with Clark was Tabatha Clark and Leaf Clark of Harriman. Both were injured and not were wearing their seat belts. Traveling with Ledbetter was Daniel Ledbetter and 9-year-old Alexis Robarge of Harriman. THP says that Ledbetter had drugs in her system at the time of the accident and it is unknown if alcohol played a factor. Officials say that charges are pending.
Due to the threat of potential bad weather, the District 6AAA basketball tournament has adjusted its tournament schedule. The consolation and championship games for both boys and girls will be held on Monday, February 16th.
This would mean four games on that Monday:
Girls consolation - 1pm
Boys consolation - 2:30
Girls championship - 4
Boys championship - 5:30
Two county teams advanced to District 6AAA Tournament Championship games with wins on Saturday. The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets scored 60 first half points and cruised to a 78-44 victory over Warren County. The Lady Jets will play White County in the title tilt. The Stone Memorial High School Panthers also started fast in their semi-final game and went on to post a 72-64 win over the Cookeville Cavaliers. The Panthers will play White County a 69-45 semi-final winner over the Jets on Saturday. The Jets and Cavs will meet for 3rd place and in the girl’s consolation game Warren County will play Cookeville.
CROSSVILLE (WATE) – Police in Crossville are asking for help in finding a man who stole more than $100 worth of Cover Girl makeup from a drug store.
Police say the male suspect tried to walk out of CVS on Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. with makeup in the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt.
A store employee confronted him and asked to empty his pockets. Police say the suspect pulled some items from his pocket, but the worker said more remained.
The stolen makeup is valued at around $128.
Anyone with information should contact Crossville Crimestoppers and Sgt. Brian Eckelston at (931) 200-1173 or (931) 200-1147. You can also call Det. Donnie Hammons at the Crossville Police Department at (931) 484-7231.
The Cumberland County High School Jets advanced in the District Tournament with a 59-51 win over the Rhea County Golden Eagles in a first round matchup on Friday. The teams split their two regular season games with each winning on the road. In the Jets win at Rhea County; CCHS outscored the Eagles 30 to 13 in the second half and in the District Tourney the Jets again outscored the Eagles in the second half 30 to 18 ending Rhea County’s season.
Saturday at Cumberland County High School its the semi-finals of the tourney: at 3:00 White County plays Cookeville in a girls game, at 4:30 the Panthers of Stone Memorial take on the Cookeville Cavaliers, at 6:00 the Cumberland County Lady Jets play the Lady Pioneers of Warren County and at 7:30 the Jets take on the White County Warriors. SMHS action will air live on Mix 99.3 and the CCHS games are on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
All teams in action in the semi-finals of the District Tournament will advance to the Region Tournament.