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The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Highway 282 in Cumberland County on July 3rd, 2015, beginning at 7 p.m. Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures over 305,000 others every year in the United States. Troopers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.
Police in southeastern Tennessee say six people have been killed in a nine-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75. The accident happened around 7:10 p.m. Thursday on I-75 northbound near the suburb of Ooltewah. At least 15 people were involved. The Northbound lanes of I-75 were shut down through the night but are now back open.
Water and sewer users will see in increase in their bill effective July 1. The Crossville City Council approved rates mandated by the State during a special called session on Thursday. Water rates inside the city limits will increase by 15%, from $4.50 per 1000 gallons to $5.24. The rate outside the city limits increases to $7.87. Sewer rates for inside the city will now be $7.18 and for outside the city, $10.76.
Calling the process cumbersome, Crossville Mayor James Mayberry made the motion to approve the final reading of a $23 million City budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, with a $584,000 deficit. It should be noted that while the 2014-15 budget was approved with a $965,000 shortfall, the current year will only end up about $28,000 short. Council also approved a 10 cent tax increase in property tax raising the rate to 63 cents per $100 of assessed value. On a home valued at $100,000, owners would see an increase of $25 on their tax bill.
SURGIONSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The vehicle listed as part of an AMBER Alert out of Surgoinsville in Hawkins County was found on Thursday night, but the 14-year-old girl and the suspect are still missing. Authorities are looking for 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson who they say left her home in Surgoinsville, Tennessee on June 22. On June 23rd, Wilson was seen at a Wal-Mart in Marion, North Carolina with a man named Benjamin Shook. Officials say he is a sex offender. Shook and Hayleigh Cheyenne Wilson received a ride to the Sugar Grove area of Smyth County, Virginia, according to Grayson County deputies. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND or 911.