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Lightning Kills Woman in Stewart County
Peg Broadcasting News Friday July 15, 2016

Summer storms with lightning proved to be a tragic mix in Stewart County. A woman died late Thursday morning in Dover, Tennessee after she was apparently hit by lightning. Her husband found her body under a tree at the Piney Campground just before noon. The 63-year-old woman was dead when medics arrived on the scene. The county coroner says that while it appears she died after being struck by lightning, her body has been sent for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are at risk of being struck by lightning.

 


Four East Tennesseans Honored at ESPY Awards
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 14, 2016

Four East Tennesseans were honored during the Espy Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night. Former Vol player Peyton Manning was presented with the Icon Award, an honor he shared with Abby Wambach and Kobe Bryant, all of whom are retiring athletes. Former Vol Eric Berry won the "Best Comeback Player" at the ESPY's Wednesday night. He returned to the field after battling Hodgkin's-Lymphoma. The Associated Press named him first team All-Pro. The late Zaevion Dobson, of Knoxville, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during the ceremony for giving his own life to save several friends. And Lady Vol legend Pat Summitt was mentioned throughout the awards show and honored in a montage of sports legends who passed away in 2016.

 


Pregnant Harriman Woman Dies in House Fire
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 14, 2016

State Bomb and Arson, the Harriman Fire and Police Departments and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations are trying to determine how and why a pregnant Harriman woman died in house fire Tuesday night. The blaze killed 23-year-old Lindsay Carter and her unborn child. Firefighters got the call around 11 p.m. and report that the home was engulfed when they arrived on the scene.

 


Details released for Pat Summitt's Celebration of Life service
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 14, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (release/WVLT) -- On Thursday, July 14, the public is invited to Thompson-Boling Arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee for the Pat Summitt: Celebration of Life service. Admission is free, with the event set to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET. Attendees are asked to be seated and silence their cell phones by 6:30 p.m so the program can begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Doors to the arena will open to the public at 5:30 p.m ET and the general public may enter through Gates B, C, D & E with the usual ADA entrances also available. Due to construction on and around campus, guests are encouraged to arrive early.

Parking for this event is free. All guests planning to park in the G-10 garage are encouraged to enter off of Neyland Drive. Also, the University of Tennessee will provide free shuttles from the Ag Campus off Neyland Drive to and from Thompson-Boling Arena. The shuttle will begin at 4:30 p.m. prior to the event and will run one-hour after. Shuttle pickup on the Ag Campus is located off Joe Johnson Drive. There will be shuttles offered that are fully accessible to those with disabilities.

For more detailed event information on accessible parking and seating for those with disabilities, as well as a full list of prohibited and permitted items, please visit www.utsports.com/summittcelebration.

In consideration of other guests, no signs will be allowed in the arena. Additionally, no photography of any kind will be permitted during the event. The public may view the official event photos in a gallery on utsports.com following the service.

For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live on utsports.com and patsummitt.org. The event is slated to be televised locally on WVLT-TV and nationally on ESPN2 and SEC Network.

 


2 Men Served for Sexual Exploitation of Minor
CPD Wednesday July 13, 2016

Press release from Crossville Police Department:
On Monday July 11, 2016, Tuesday July 12, 2016 and Wednesday July 13, 2016 Officers with the City of Crossville Police Department arrested 3 Cumberland County residents, following the actions of The Cumberland County Grand Jury, in which the indictments were handed down for various charges. Crossville Detective’s efforts led to the charges being presented to the June 27, 2016 session of the grand jury. With this most recent effort: (7/11/16) - Mark Anthony Conatser – 46 years old, was charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and is currently being held on $10,000.00 bond, (7/12/16) - Gary T. Welch – 51 years old, was charged with 2 counts of Sale & Delivery of Oxycodone and is currently being held on $20,000.00 bond, (7/13/16) - Ricky Allen Jones – 26 years old, was charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and is currently being held on $10,000.00 bond. All three men were arrested and taken to the Cumberland County Jail for processing. These latest actions by the Crossville Police Department’s Detectives and Police Officers demonstrate the Department’s resolve to eradicate illicit narcotics and protect the families and children of our community. We congratulate their efforts. Any questions or comments, please contact the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231.

 

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