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THE CROSSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING SOBRIETY ENFORCEMENT CHECKS AND SATURATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF CROSSVILLE BEGINNING ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (02/6/2016) AT 7:00 PM UNTIL ON OR ABOUT 0200 AM. THESE CHECKPOINTS AND SATURATIONS WILL BE LOCATED ON U.S. HWY.127, U.S. HWY 70, STATE ROUTE 392, AND STATE ROUTE 101, HWY 70N AT NORTHSIDE DR AND WILL ALSO INCLUDE LANTANA RD AND GENESIS RD. THE CROSSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE PLACING SPECIAL ATTENTION ON THE IMPAIRED DRIVER, THE UNRESTRAINED DRIVER AND OCCUPANTS, THE CHILD RESTRAINT LAW VIOLATORS AND OTHER TRAFFIC RELATED VIOLATIONS.
CCHS Homecoming Activities scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 have been moved to this Saturday's game. Homecoming is now schedule for the January 30 basketball contest as the CCHS Jets host the Warren County Pioneers.
Two people were injured Monday morning when their home exploded on Mayland Loop in Cumberland County. Firefighters were called to the structure around 9 a.m. and arrived to find the mobile home fully engulfed. Itís believed that a heat lamp caught fire and ignited an oxygen tank. The occupants, a husband and wife, were able to get out of the burning structure on their own. The woman was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The husband had very minor burns that did not require treatment from emergency crews. The house and contents were completely destroyed.
A 7-year-old boy died Monday after he was shot by his sibling while they were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Verizon store in Crossville.
According to a press release from the Crossville Police Department,
on Monday January 25, 2016, at approximately 2:50 pm, Cumberland County 911 Dispatch received a call of a 7 year old male bleeding from the head, in a US HWY 127 North business parking lot. Upon the arrival of Crossville Police Officers, it was discovered that 4 children had been left unattended in a vehicle, while the mother and step-father were inside Verizon paying a bill, a short distance from the vehicle. The family was in Crossville from White County. City units did find a 7 year old boy bleeding, at the scene.
It was reported to investigators that the 8 year old brother located a loaded semi-automatic pistol inside their motherís purse, which was left in the vehicle. Further reports indicate that the child removed the magazine in an effort to unload the firearm. The firearm was accidentally discharged, striking the 7 year old male victim.
The child was flown to a Knoxville area trauma hospital for treatment, where he died from his injuries. The investigation is continuing. The Cumberland County District Attorney Generalís office and the Department of Childrenís Services have been notified and are involved in the investigation.
This incident appears to be a tragic accidental shooting, as of the time of this release. Anyone with questions is being asked to contact the Crossville Police Department at (931)484-7231.
The Knox County Commission passed a resolution to honor Zaevion Dobson throughout the county.
Under the new resolution, January 24 will be known as "Zaevion Dobson Day." The date was picked because Zaevion wore the number 24 on his football jersey at Fulton High School.
Zaevion received national attention for his final moments of heroism. According to Knoxville Police, the 15-year-old threw himself on his friends to protect them from gun fire. Police say the shooting was an act of gun violence and Zaevion and his friends were picked at random.
President Barack Obama mentioned Zaevion during a national address on gun control. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero called Zaevion a success story.
CBS Sports will air a segment about Zaevion's life on Super Bowl Sunday during the coverage leading up to the game. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)