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Prosecutor: Father charged in girl's death fails drug test
WVLT/AP Monday August 22, 2016

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a Tennessee man accused of fatally shooting his 11-year-old daughter has failed a drug test after bonding out of jail.

Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley tells news outlets that he was notified of Timothy Batt's failed drug screen Friday and has filed a motion to revoke Batts' bond.

Batts posted bond just days after being arrested on reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and other charges in Timea Lashay Batts' death.

Batts told detectives that he shot his daughter thinking she was an intruder after she came home from school Aug. 8.

He originally told police that his daughter had told him she had been shot after school.

Batts was placed on a supervised bond, meaning he must be drug tested every week.

 


July Tennessee Unemployment
Peg Broadcasting News Monday August 22, 2016

Tennessee's unemployment rate for July was 4.3 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the June rate of 4.1 percent. That's according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.

Even with the slight increase this month, the unemployment rate in Tennessee has declined 1.3 percent since July of 2015.

The U.S. rate for July was 4.9 percent, unchanged from the previous month.

Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 5.6 percent to 4.3 percent, while the national rate declined from 5.3 percent to 4.9 percent.

 


Vols ranked No. 9 in AP preseason poll
WVLT Sunday August 21, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee will kick off the season ranked No. 9, according to a poll released by the Associated Press Sunday.

The Vols were also ranked No. 10 in the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll earlier this month.

The Big Orange has its highest preseason ranking since being No. 3 in both polls entering the 2005 season.

This is the second-straight year the team has been ranked in the preseason AP poll. It's UT's 40th time ever being ranked.

Tennessee was last ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll on Oct. 29, 2006.

 


Crossville Airport Open House/Fly-In Sat., Sept. 10
Peg Broadcasting News Saturday August 20, 2016

The City of Crossville’s Airport Open House/Fly-In will be on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is Free! Enjoy helicopter rides, plane rides, inflatables for the kids, aircraft displays and concessions. Register to win a Free Ride in the P-51 Mustang, Cobra or Huey H1 helicopters! Fun for the entire family! For more information call 931-484-5016.

 


High School Football
Steve Friday August 19, 2016

The Cumberland County High School Jets played host to the Bobcats of Oliver Springs Friday night with each team hoping to begin their season with a victory. The visitors built a 14-0 half time lead and went on to beat the Jets 20-0.

Next up: Friday, August 26, the Jets will travel to Kingston with the game against the Yellowjackets schedule to begin at 6:30 and Stone Memorial plays at DeKalb County with that action scheduled to get underway at 7:00. 102.5 WOW COUNTRY is your home for the Jets and the Panthers are on Mix 99.3.

 

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