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Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence on Old State Road for a report of a stolen 4-wheeler. The green Honda Rubicon was valued at $4,000 and deputies are investigating a possible suspect.
Deputies were called to the Mountain Top Bar and Grill in Rockwood, TN for a theft report. According to reports, a male suspect had gone behind the bar and stuffed a bottle of Crown Royal inside his shirt and fled the establishment. Value was listed at $150.
Yamaha Boat Manufacturing USA, Inc. announced Monday that the company will expand operations, adding 150 new jobs in Monroe County. Yamaha officials will invest $17.7 million in the expansion project in Vonore, TN. The facility, which builds sport boats, will add more than 36,000 square feet of production and office space. The company plans to be operational in the new location by late 2015 with production slated to begin mid to late 2016.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says a deal has been reached with the federal officials to expand Medicaid in Tennessee. The Governor unveiled his Insure Tennessee plan Monday, a two year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options. The program reportedly will not create any new taxes for Tennesseans and will not add any state cost to the budget. Insure Tennessee offers several options of coverage for individuals below 138 percent of poverty ($16,100 for an individual and $27,300 for a family of three). Tennesseans 21 to 64 years old will be offered a choice of the Healthy Incentives Plan or the Volunteer Plan. The Volunteer Plan would provide a health insurance voucher to participants that would be used to participate in their employer’s health insurance plan. Participants in the Healthy Incentives Plan may choose to receive coverage through a redesigned component of the TennCare program, which would introduce Healthy Incentives for Tennesseans (HIT) accounts, modeled after Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs), which can be used to pay for a portion of required member cost-sharing. The governor announced that he plans to call a special session to focus on the proposal after the 109th General Assembly convenes in January.
Numerous charges have been filed against a Cumberland County man after he allegedly led police on a high speed chase through several counties in East Tennessee. 28 year old Johnny Davis, of Crossville, was arrested Sunday night on I-75 in McMinn County. Local 8 now reports that Johnny Davis, Aubrey Davis and Andria Keagle are accused of shoplifting almost $900 worth of merchandise from a Knox County Walmart. Deputies caught up with their 1995 Toyota Camry and according to reports, Aubrey Davis got out of the stopped car, stood in front of a sheriff’s cruiser, then laid on the hood of the car as the Camry sped off. Aubrey reportedly told deputies that the backseat passenger was holding a knife to the driver, making him flee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports the chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour before the vehicle crashed on I-75. When arrested, the driver reportedly told police he was not being held at knifepoint but that he fled because he did not have a license and was on parole. WATE reports Davis was charged with reckless driving, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.