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The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking extra steps to ensure the state's roads stay safe over the Cinco de Mayo weekend. Starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, May 5th, troopers will be focusing heavily on seat belt safety and DUI enforcement. The Cinco de Mayo enforcement will run through Midnight, May 6th. According to Local 8 Now, preliminary figures from the THP show more than 300 people have died on Tennessee roadways so far in 2015. That's an increase of 24 deaths, or 8.7%, over the same time a year ago.
The Cumberland County High School baseball program will be holding open tryouts for the 2015-16 baseball season on Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday May 28th. Tryouts will begins at 3:30 p.m. each day and run until 5:30 p.m. The tryouts will take place at the CCHS Baseball field across from Martin elementary. The tryout is open to any students that will be attending CCHS in the fall of 2015. All who tryout, must attend both days, come dressed appropriately with proper baseball gear, and must bring a copy of a current physical. Anyone with questions can contact CCHS Head Baseball Coach Dave Prichard at 931-337-9721.
NASHVILLE—Investigators with the Agricultural Crime Unit of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture have charged a man and woman in connection with theft and bad checks written for 298 cows valued at $428,010.66. Captain Phil Fedun and investigator Mike Whaley learned that a man and woman were writing worthless checks at Middle Tennessee stockyards to purchase cattle. Most of the cattle were then transported to Kentucky and sold. On April 28, Johnnie Andrew Fisher, 33 of Lawrenceburg was arrested and charged with Theft of Property for a writing a check on a closed account totaling $151,454.50 to Tennessee Livestock Producers. On April 30, Casey Delaney, 27 of Russellville, Ky. was arrested at a family member’s home in Springfield. Delaney faces Worthless Check charges in Lawrence County and Maury County for writing bad checks totaling $276,556.16 at the Lawrence County Stockyard and Tennessee Livestock Producers. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture investigation unit and Kentucky law enforcement provided assistance in the case. Fisher has bonded out of jail. Delaney remains in custody. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending. If you have any information on this case or any other crime affecting our farming and forestry communities, contact the Agricultural Crime Unit at 1-844-AG-CRIME.
Two boys missing since Friday were found in Roane County Sunday. Local 8 Now reports that the Loudon County Sheriff's Department had issued an endangered child alert when 13-year-old Justin Bradfford and 10-year-old Thomas Reece went missing Friday. The alert ended Sunday afternoon when the Rockwood Police Department found the boys safe. (Photo courtesy WVLT).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that allows Tennesseans to get a lifetime handgun-carry permit.
During the recent legislative session, the House passed the measure 90-3, and the Senate approved it 30-2. Haslam signed it this week.
Before the new law, a permit was valid for four years.
Now, Tennessee residents at least 21 years of age can pay $500 for a lifetime permit. A criminal record check will be done every five years.
The state Safety Department can suspend or revoke a permit if the department finds a person no longer satisfies requirements.