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Jake Butcher Dies
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday July 19, 2017

Infamous banker Jake Butcher died Wednesday morning. Born in 1936, Butcher, a Democrat, made an unsuccessful bid for governor of Tennessee in 1978 and was defeated by Republican Lamar Alexander. He was a key player in bringing the 1982 World's Fair to Knoxville. It was also in 1982 that federal authorities raided the banking operation that Jake Butcher ran with his brother C.H. Butcher, Jr. The brothers were sent to prison for fraud and mismanagement. Jake Butcher was sentenced to 20-years and was paroled in 1992. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

 


Michael Quinn Dale's Attorney Seek Mental Evaluation For Client
Jared Cerullo Wednesday July 19, 2017

Another delay in the court proceedings against a Crossville man accused of shooting a friend over a video game. Attorneys for 26 year-old Michael Quinn Dale said yesterday that they were in the process of obtaining a mental evaluation for the defendant. The judge delayed the proceedings until September. Dale is being held on a 100-thousand dollar bond in the killing of 21 year-old Kelsey Brady at Dale's home. Police have said a small group of people were in Dale's house playing video games when a fight broke out.

 


TN Dept. of Children's Services Free of Federal Oversight
AP Wednesday July 19, 2017

After more than 16 years, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services is free of federal oversight from a 2001 settlement over its treatment of foster care children. On Tuesday, Gov. Bill Haslam announced that a federal judge approved an agreement in the lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Children's Rights against the department. Haslam's office said the state worked for years with a committee of nationally recognized child welfare experts who served as the federal court's monitor.

 


Suit Claims Tennessee Breaking Federal Law By Reducing Medicaid Reimbursements For People With Bleeding Disorders
AP Wednesday July 19, 2017

A Tennessee lawsuit claims the state is breaking federal law and putting people with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia in great danger by reducing reimbursements for prescription blood-clotting drugs through its Medicaid program. Last week's lawsuit claims that at least seven specialty pharmacies aiding about half of TennCare's bleeding disorder patients will have to withdraw from serving them and close Tennessee operations if new reimbursement methods aren't blocked.

 


Body Shop Fire Ruled Arson
Jared Cerullo/Crossville Chronicle Tuesday July 18, 2017

A Saturday fire at a local body shop has been ruled intentionally set. Crossville Firefighters were called to A&B Body Shop at 110 Sparta Drive Saturday morning. Investigators say they found two origination points for the flames, which proves it was a case of arson. There are no suspects identified, at this point. A total of eight cars were destroyed in the blaze, according to the Crossville Chronicle. The siding on a nearby apartment was also melted in the heat of the flames. If you know anything about the case, call 484-6144.

 

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