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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the District Attorney General's Office have obtained indictments against political candidate Kristopher Lynn Gore, who is accused of passing bad checks to pay for his campaign signs and expenses. Officials with the TBI say their investigation shows Gore wrote a worthless check in the amount of $13,500 to a local business to pay for his campaign signs then created and forged a bank letter in an attempt to demonstrate the account was in good standing. Gore is also accused of identity theft for allegedly using information from State Representative John Mark Windle to obtain credit, goods or services. The Warren County Grand Jury indicted Gore, charging him with multiple counts of passing worthless checks, theft of property, forgery, attempted theft of property and identity theft. Gore surrendered himself to TBI Agents Monday at the Warren County Jail, where he was later released after posting a $55,000 bond. Gore is seeking the Democratic nomination for 43rd State Representative along with Kevin Dunlap and James Jacobs all of Warren County. The 43rd District is comprised of White and Grundy Counties along with portions of Warren County.
Friends of a missing woman with ties to Cumberland County gathered in Nashville Sunday to remember Nikki Burgess on her birthday, and raise money to assist her family during this time. Burgess, a graduate of Cumberland County High School, has been missing from her Hermitage home for more than a month. The father of one of her sons is considered a “person of interest” in the case, but no charges have been filed at this time.
The State Board of Education plans to consider a proposal that would allow teachers who consistently score highly on teacher evaluations to be able to bypass training requirements to advance or renew their licenses. According to WATE, the State Board of Education will consider this new policy tomorrow(Monday).
Prepare yourself for extremely high temperatures this week. Officials with the National Weather Service say we will see very high temperatures beginning Tuesday, with the afternoon heat index values reaching between 100 and 103 degrees. Officials remind you to check on any elderly friends and relatives to make sure they are coping well with the heat. If your home isn’t air conditioned, it would be advised to go to a public building with air conditioning. If you have to be outdoors, make sure to wear lightweight and light colored clothing, take frequent breaks, and stay hydrated.
The Fentress County inmate who escaped jail on Monday has been apprehended and is now in custody. Officials say 35 year old Joshua Carroll pulled up jail's fence and escaped Monday during a drug sweep, and then went to his brother Ryan Sells’ house. Sells and two women who also lived in the home, Amy Hood and Teri King, were placed under arrest and charged with aiding and abetting Carroll. Carroll was in jail for aggravated burglary and vandalism charges and is now being charged with felony escape charges.