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A Page Road resident reports the theft of his 1980's model Troy-Bilt lawn mower. The victim said the mower had been sitting on blocks in the back yard with rear flat tires. Loss was estimated at $500.
Now there's a new grant scam. A Gallahar Road resident told authorities that she got a call saying she had been chosen to receive a $7,000 government grant. According to reports a suspect was listed as a point of contact when the victim called with a Green Dot Card.
Three cases of Norovirus have been confirmed after hundreds of Opryland Hotel guests reportedly came down with a gastrointestinal illness last week. The health department was called to investigate after guests and some employees came down with the stomach bug. Convention centers like Opryland can see common illnesses spread quickly, especially at this time of year and the health department urges everyone to wash their hands frequently when in large crowds and avoid touching your face. Reportedly, several people are still in the hospital as they battle the stomach virus.
Gas prices fell another seven cents last week and the national average for regular is now at $2.06, moving closer to two dollars a gallon. If it happens, this would be the first time the national average was under two bucks in nearly six years. According to AAA, the statewide average for regular in Tennessee is under two dollars at a $1.91 a gallon, down five cents from a week ago. In Crossville, the average is a $1.90, down seven cents. The dramatic slide in retail gas prices has been driven by a similar plummet in global crude oil prices, which are at the lowest levels in almost six years.
A 68-year-old East Tennessee man died Saturday night after a boating accident in Monroe County, according to TWRA. Local 8 Now reports the man has been identified as Guy Robert Gettinger. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Saturday night. Gettinger was the only person on the boat at the time. The incident is still under investigation.