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A former Nashville woman who was gunned down in last week's Louisiana theater shooting will be laid to rest today (Monday). Jillian Johnson, 33, attended Belmont University before moving back to Lafayette, Louisiana. The shooter, 59 year old John Houser fired dozens of rounds inside the theater last Thursday killing another woman before taking his own life. Police say he had history of mental illness but still havenít released a motive.
A Free Health Screening Day will be held at the Crab Orchard Care Center, 87 Commerce Street, on Tuesday, July 28th, from 9:00-12:00. Nurses will be available to discuss health issues with clients. They will also be giving cholesterol, blood sugar, and anemia testing. If you haven't had a blood screening recently, this is a good opportunity to do so. Being able to prevent a serious health problem can be done by treating a problem early.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations is looking into an officer involved shooting in Campbell County. Deputies say it happened just before 5:00 Sunday night. Local 8 Now reports a deputy found a wanted suspect on US 25W in the Habersham Community. The TBI says during the encounter the officer fired and hit the suspect. That individual has been taken to UT Medical Center in Knoxville. No further details were given.
Friends and family said a final good bye to Lance Cpl. Skip Wells and Sgt. Caron Holmquist this weekend. Well's funeral was held at First Baptist Church of Woodstock in Georgia. Local 8 Now reports that people lined the streets waving flags as the procession passed them. Others hung large flags from bridges to remember the fallen marine. He was 21. Wells is one of five servicemen killed in Chattanooga. Sgt. Carson Holmquist, USMC, age 25, of Wisconsin was laid to rest Saturday. Carson joined the Marine Corps in 2009 and was part of Mike Battery, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve. He served a deployment in Okinawa, Japan and in Afghanistan as a diesel mechanic specialist. He earned several medals and honors during his service. Carson leaves behind his wife, Jasmine, son, Wyatt and many other family and friends.
A couple in Morgan County has filed a lawsuit against an ambulance company claiming its employees refused to carry their dead sonís body. 24 year old Charles Phillips died last year after his car was hit by a tractor trailer on I-40 in Loudon County. His vehicle then careened into another semi, resulting in a fiery three vehicle crash. In the lawsuit, his parents claim that witnesses heard one of the Rural/Metro employees say they didnít want to take the body because it would ďstink up the ambulanceĒ. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips are suing for $1.5 million in damages.