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Church Shooter Due in Court Wednesday
AP Monday September 25, 2017

The man charged with shooting seven people, killing one, in an Antioch, Tennessee church will have his first court appearance on Wednesday. 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is charged with one count of murder. A 22-year-old usher named Robert Engle is being hailed as a hero for tackling the gunman and holding him at gunpoint until police arrived on Sunday.


Speed Limit Reduced on Sawmill Road
Crossville Chronicle/Peg Broadcasting Road Monday September 25, 2017

Better slow down on Sawmill Road. The Crossville Chronicle reports that the Cumberland County Commission has approved a resolution to reduce the speed limit on Sawmill Road to 35 m.p.h. after determining that the state limit of 55 m.p.h. is unsafe for the winding, hilly road. The resolution is also in response to a petition signed by dozens of residents requesting a reduced speed limit on Sawmill Road.


Crossville Christmas Parade, Saturday December 9th, 2017
Peg Broadcasting News Monday September 25, 2017

The City of Crossville Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 9, 2017. This year?s theme is "Readin' Around the Christmas Tree". Parade packets will be available Monday, October 2 at the Palace Theatre in downtown Crossville. There is no cost to enter. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 6. For more information, call the Palace at 931-484-6133.


Police confirm one dead after shooting at Antioch Church near Nashville
WVLT/WTVF Sunday September 24, 2017

Metro Nashville Police are responding to reports of a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ on Pink Hook Road.

Metro police confirmed in a tweet that one woman has died. That woman has been identified as 39-year-old Melanie Smith of Smyrna. Eight others, including the gunman, are reportedly injured.

Police went to the scene around 11:15 a.m. on reports of several people shot.

Metro Nashville police say gunman is a 25-year-old Emmanuel Samson. He was wearing a half mask and driving a blue SUV.

Police reported that the gunman shot the woman in the church parking lot as she was walking to her car and entered the church through a back door.

A member of the church confronted the shooter and was pistol whipped. He went to his car to get his personal weapons and when he returned the shooter shot himself.

Two people are in critical condition and four others are in stable condition, according to medical professionals at Vanderbilt. Police said the suspect is also at Vanderbilt. Nashville fire department reports that most of the victims are older adults.


Zachary Adams Sentenced to Life in Holly Bobo Murder Trial
AP Sunday September 24, 2017

A Tennessee man has avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo. Judge C. Creed McGinley told a jury Saturday that Zachary Adams made a deal with prosecutors just minutes ahead of his sentencing hearing. Adams was convicted Friday of murder, especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape after an 11-day jury trial in Savannah, Tennessee.


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