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State Fire Marshal's Office Urges Safety During Deadliest Week For Fire Deaths
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday January 11, 2018

The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) urges Tennesseans to focus on home fire safety during what has traditionally been the most tragic week for fire-related incidents in the Volunteer State: The second week of January. SFMO data shows that Tennessee has averaged 3.6 fire deaths (29 in eight years) during the second week of January since 2010. This is the highest number of fire deaths for any week of the year and is nearly double the rate of the average week. Heating fires are a major reason for the increase in fires and fire deaths. SFMO data indicates that 37.7 percent of fatal heating fires may have been caused by electric space heaters. The second leading possible source of ignition was wood stoves at 23 percent. January leads all other months in residential fires, heating fires and fatal fires. According to the National Weather Service, the Plateau could be hit with ice and snow this weekend with temperatures in the 20's. Now is the time to plan and escape route in case your home catches on fire. For more fire safety information, go online to tn.gov.

 


Police Announce 2017 Officer Awards
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer,Crossville Police Thursday January 11, 2018

The City of Crossville Police Department proudly recognizes the 2017 Police Award recipients. The awards are presented to recognize agency members who go above and beyond what is required in their job descriptions as well as going the extra mile to help protect the citizens of our community. The 2017 Officers of the Year are K-9 Sptl. Camden Davis and Ptl. Jared South. In the 2017 DUI Enforcement awards, 1st, 2nd and 3rd went to Ptl. Jared South, Sgt. Jake Brink and Ptl. Joshua Mangas, respectively. And in the 2017 Traffic Enforcement, Ptl. Nick Sherrill was award First Place with Second Place going to Ptl. Joshua Mangas.

 


127 North Project Meeting Thursday, January 18
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 10, 2018

The Tennessee Department Of Transportation will hold a community meeting regarding the Hwy 127 North project on Thursday, January 18th at 5:00 p.m. at North Cumberland Elementary in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 


I-40 Fatal Crash Victim is Missing Mom From Knoxville
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 10, 2018

One of the victims of a fatal crash in Cumberland County on Saturday has been identified as a missing mother from Knoxville, Tennessee. Jessica Case, age 22, had been reported missing on Monday. On Wednesday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Ms. Case was one of two people killed in Saturday's collision on I-40 eastbound near mile marker 336, between Crab Orchard and Westel. According to the THP, driver Samuel D. Foster, age 24, of Kingston, TN and passenger Jessica Case both died after their 2015 Mazda CX9 crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. They were reportedly traveling the wrong way on I-40 when the wreck occurred around 6 a.m. Authorities have not said why they were going the wrong way and tests show that that Foster, who was driving, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Ms. Case, who was a passenger, did test positive for alcohol and drugs, according to reports. Neither Foster nor Case were wearing seat belts. The truck driver sustained minor injuries.

 


City Council could expand to 7 members
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday January 10, 2018

In a 3-2 vote the Crossville City Council approved a proposal from council member Pamala Harris that could add 2 members to the council. Harris said she felt the measure would give more opportunity to women and would change the dynamic of the council. Council member Danny Wyatt was against the move, feeling it should be brought to a referendum. Mayor Pro-tem JH Graham also voted against the measure saying he had not had time to review it as he was absent from last week's work session and suggested forming a charter committee to study the matter. The proposal must now be sent to the Tennessee General Assembly for approval. Once passed by the General Assembly, it would come back to the council for a vote. If approved, the additional council members would be elected in November of 2018. There is a deadline of February 15th to submit the changes to the General Assembly.

 

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