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Chattanooga School Bus Driver Could Face More Charges In Deadly Crash
AP Friday July 21, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The driver in a Tennessee school bus crash that killed six students in November could soon face more charges. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, prosecutors said Thursday in Hamilton County Criminal Court that they plan to bring the grand jury more charges against Johnthony Walker in the next two weeks. Walker faces six counts of vehicular homicide, plus other charges. Dunn also said Walker is eligible for a program to dismiss his case if he completes probation or another program.

 


Section of Main Street in Crossville Will Be Closed on Monday, July 24 Beginning at 6 a.m.
City of Crossville Thursday July 20, 2017

The City of Crossville Street Department along with TDOT will close Main Street from Hwy 70 to Neecham Street for road repairs on Monday, July 24, 2017 beginning at 6 a.m. Work is expected to last one week, weather permitting. Thu-traffic will be permitted in the area. Otherwise, please use alternate routes when traveling in this area.

 


White Co. Inmates Can Reduce Jail Time For Getting a Vasectomy or Birth Control Implant
WTVF/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 20, 2017

A new program for inmates in White County, TN is garnering attention across the nation and has been called unconstitutional by the ACLU. WTVF reports that in May 2017, General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order that allows inmates in White County to receive 30 days credit toward their jail sentences if they undergo a vasectomy for men or a birth control implant for women. Both procedures are provided free of charge. Since the program began, 32 women have gotten implants and 32 mean are on a waiting list to get a vasectomy. Judge Benningfield said he is trying to break the cycle of repeat offenders who can't afford to pay their child support.

 


Police Searching For Woman Possibly Involved In Theft Of Air Compressor
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 20, 2017

Crossville police are looking for a woman who may be involved in the theft of an air compressor from a local business. Authorities were called out to Rick's Reliable Transmission on Wednesday after the compressor was discovered missing. Surveillance video showed a truck in the area just before midnight on Tuesday. The driver appeared to be a white female. The truck is described as a blue, long wheel based, regular cab, early to mid 90's model Chevrolet. The tailgate was missing. Police list the value of the stolen Kobalt 6 HP air compressor at $585.00.

 


Waver Rider At The Island in Pigeon Forge Will Be Removed
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday July 20, 2017

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce, the Wave Rider attraction at The Island in Pigeon Forge will be permanently removed after an 8-year-old girl fell off of the ride Saturday, WVLT reports. Witnesses say the girl?s door sprang open and she flew off the ride and hit her spine. She was able to roll herself over and was talking and alert before she was rushed to UT Medical Center. The extent of her injuries has not been released.

 

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