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Crossville Police were called to a Highland Court location to take a report on a stolen pickup truck. The 1995 Nissan KSX 4X4 is a 2-door extended cab, purple in color, and has chrome side mirrors and a sticker logo on the driver side back window that says “W-04”. A witness told police that a male suspect had entered the truck and was sitting in it prior to the theft. The man is described as late 20’s or early 30’s, with long dark shaggy hair, and he was wearing blue jeans, a white shirt and a white hat. Police have named no suspects at this time.
Gas prices were on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. Oil prices hit their highest level in more than a month. AAA says that, over the past week, the statewide average price for a gallon of gas in Tennessee rose four cents to a $1.95. However that's still 32 cents cheaper than one year ago. In Crossville, there was a big jump in the average price for regular--up 13 cents to a $1.95. That's down 21 cents from a year ago.
A teenager was injured last week in a wreck on Highway 68. It happened Thursday morning when, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the driver of a 1996 Chevy Camaro was traveling north on Hwy. 68 and lost control of the car in a curve due to slick road conditions. The vehicle struck a concrete barrier at Daddy’s Creek Bridge spun around and struck the barrier a second time. The vehicle then struck a guardrail and came to rest off the shoulder of the road. The 17-year old driver from Grandview, whose name was not given, was transported to Cumberland Medical Center. The THP reports the driver was wearing a seatbelt.
Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center with the Big South Fork National Park is presenting a ranger talk about several popular and easy hiking trails in and around the Cumberland Plateau. This informative program is being held at the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center, Gateway to the Big South Fork on Saturday, August 27th, at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time).
With the Fall season fast approaching bringing cooler weather and the change of colors, this indoor presentation is designed to introduce visitors to many of the beautiful local hiking locations on the Cumberland Plateau. This program is a great opportunity for both those who want to get out and experience the outdoors but don’t know where to start as well as those who can’t get out but would still enjoy experiencing a virtual tour of these scenic nature trails.
This program is free of charge and accessible. Everyone is welcome. Children should be accompanied by an adult. For directions or additional information, please call Crossville Visitor Center at (931) 787-1755.
Directions: Take Genesis Rd (SH 298) north just past the freeway (I-40). Take immediate right on Cook Rd (Right before Stonehaus Winery). Then take the next right on to River Otter Drive.
The man charged with killing a former Crossville resident is due back in a Nashville court on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Shocking allegations emerged last week as a former cell mate of Caleb Cannon testified that Cannon told him he had argued with Nikki Burgess over alimony and custody of their young son. Cannon then allegedly said he beat Burgess with brass knuckles, strangled her and took her body to a farm in Knoxville where he used to work. Nikki Burgess, 36, formerly of Crossville, disappeared in May 2014 and her body has not been found. Authorities say cadaver dogs alerted to the presence of human decomposition inside Burgess’ home in Hermitage and also in the trunk of a vehicle registered to Cannon. Two men, who have yet to be identified, were seen carry something out of Burgess’ home on the day she disappeared.