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A man and his dog were injured after shots were fired at his home Wednesday night. Local 8 Now reports that officers with the Oak Ridge Police Department were dispatched to 325 Louisiana Avenue on reports of a shooting at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday evening. The resident of the home, 27-year-old Dylan Squires, told investigators that he heard a knock on his front door and found a man dressed in all black clothes and a ski mask when he answered the door. Squires told police that he closed the door and ran for a weapon then heard gun shots coming through the house. Police reported that Squires returned gunfire from inside the house. Squires was hit in the leg by debris that caused minor injuries. His dog was also hit by a projectile bullet. Both Squires and his dog are expected to make a full recovery. No arrests have been made at this time. Local 8 Now reports that police believe it was an isolated incident, but an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Oak Ridge Police Department at 865-425-4399.
In the wake of November’s tragic wildfires, the City of Gatlinburg will make improvements to its mass notification system, reports WVLT. The new system will work with IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System), which sends notifications to cell phones, the National Weather Service, cell phones, social media and an AM radio frequency and would be activated in Spring of 2017.
Charges are pending against a Crossville man following an in-depth investigation and undercover operation into the sale of illicit narcotics. On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the Crossville Police Department with the assistance of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, and the HIDTA / TBI Drug Task Force, conducted a raid and search warrant service on a residence at 355 Cook Road. Police say that Grand Jury indictments will be sought for Mr. Donald Janow and any other involved parties. All charges are pending the outcome of the completed investigation.
Cookeville THP is partnering with other Upper Cumberland Law Enforcement Agencies to enhance impaired-driving enforcement during Super Bowl Weekend. The highway patrol will be conducting line saturation patrols aimed at combating impaired drivers on our roadways.
“We will be utilizing departmental data and applying that to troop deployment during this time,” said Captain R.C.Christian.
During Super Bowl Sunday weekend last year, there were 76 crashes and 8 fatalities relating to impaired driving across our state. In the Cookeville District, there were no fatalities in 2016. We fully intend to maintain that number at zero again.
Troopers will be out in force in all 15 counties combating excessive speeding, restraint usage, and impaired drivers. Another key area of enforcement is distracted driving. There has been a 21% increase in distracted driving crashes in the Cookeville District. Our utmost priority is the safety of our motorist. All of these factors contribute to crashes. If we prevent one crash, one fatality; we have accomplished our goals.
Everyone knows about Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil. But did you know that Tennessee has its own famous furry weather prognosticator? Chattanooga Chuck will issue his 2017 Groundhog Day prediction from an outdoor weather station nestled among the glass peaks atop the Tennessee Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga. His prediction from the Aquarium’s Facebook Live event, which will begin around 6:35am EST on Thursday, February 2. On Sunday, Chattanooga Chuck was named one of “5 Groundhogs to Watch” by PARADE magazine. Learn more about other creatures with weather forecasting folklore at Chattanooga Chuck’s Storm Team of Aquarium Animals website. Follow @ChattNoogaChuck on Twitter and learn more about Woodchucks on the Tennessee Aquarium website.