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UT Vols Open Football Season on Thursday Night
Steve Friday May 20, 2016

Tennessee and Appalachian State will kick off the Vols 2016 football season on Thursday, September 1st in Knoxville. The game originally scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd, has been moved to Thursday night and will have a 6:30 kick off. 102.5 WOW Country is your home for the Tennessee Volunteers.

 
Knox County Man Added to TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted List


Knox County Man Added to TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted List
TBI Friday May 20, 2016

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Marquez Travell Billingsley.

Billingsley is wanted by the Knoxville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated assault, carjacking, aggravated robbery and possession of a stolen weapon. Billingsley is also a person of interest in the shooting death of 12-year-old JaJuan Latham that occurred on April 16th. Billingsley should be considered armed and dangerous.

Billingsley, 18, is an African American male with brown eyes and black hair. He stands 5 feet 7 and weighs approximately 120 pounds.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marquez Billingsley is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
(Photo Courtesy TBI)

 
Crossville Police Asking Public for Help in Classy Closet Theft


Crossville Police Asking Public for Help in Classy Closet Theft
Crossville Police Asking Public for Help in Classy Closet Theft Friday May 20, 2016

Police are asking for your help in catching a thief. According to reports, on May 7, 2016, a male subject with brown curly hair, wearing sandals, blue jeans, a blue polo shirt , and ball cap entered the Classy Closet in the Crossville Outlets Mall and stole a pair of brown leather Lucchese cowboy boots. The suspect put on the boots and exited the store wearing the boots when the clerk was occupied in another part of the store.

To view the suspects photo, go to the Crossville-Cumberland County Facebook page or this station’s news website. If you recognize this suspect, or if you have any information about this crime, please call the Crimestoppers Tip Hotline 931-200-1173 or contact

 
5 Police Officers Recognized following Drug Arrest


5 Police Officers Recognized following Drug Arrest
Press Release: Crossville Police Dept. Friday May 20, 2016

Five City of Crossville Police Department officers have received recognition with the issuance of “Officer of the Month” awards for April, 2016.

In November 2014, Crossville Police Narcotics Detectives began an undercover investigation of a group of subjects that were traveling to Michigan from Crossville who were selling large quantities of prescription pills. The investigation has been ongoing since that time and recently resulted in undercover purchases that led to a search warrant being served on their car following a traffic stop.

This criminal enterprise has been taken down and they will be answering for their illegal actions due to the hard work and diligent investigation conducted by these fine officers. It is for this reason we nominate them for Officer of the Month for April 2016.

Listed below are the recognized police officers for April, 2016:
• K-9 Sgt. Dustin Lester
• Patrol Officer Nick Sherrill
• Patrol Officer Jared South
• Sgt. Jonathan O’Neal (not pictured)
• Det. Sgt. Kenneth Cherry (not pictured)

(Photo Courtesy CPD; Chief Rodney Shoap, K-9 Sgt. Dustin Lester, Patrol Officer Nick Sherrill, Patrol Officer Jared South and Crossville Mayor James Mayberry.)

 


Memphis close to surrendering title as state's largest city
AP Friday May 20, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A census estimates that Memphis is on the verge of losing its title as Tennessee's largest city to fast-growing Nashville.

The Commercial Appeal reports the figures, which were released Thursday, show that as of July 1, 2015, Memphis' population was 655,770 and Nashville's was 654,610.

However, that 1,160-person gap closed as Memphis lost 712 residents and Nashville gained 9,881.

John Gnuschke, director of the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, says that if the latest figures, which cover municipalities and other "sub-county" areas, show Memphis is not growing, they also confirm that the city's population is not in rapid decline.

Memphis became the state's largest city with the 1900 Census, when its population rose to 102,320 compared to 80,865 for Nashville.

 

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