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Swift Water Rescue: Putnam Co. Swiftwater Rescue Responds To Mutual Aid Request From Jackson County
Peg Broadcasting News Monday February 26, 2018

The Putnam County Swiftwater Rescue Team sprang into action Sunday morning to help save a victim who was surrounded by water on a roaring river in Jackson County. The mutual aid call by the Jackson County Rescue Squad came in around 10:30 a.m. The woman was reportedly camping in an RV type camper and was awakened with water in the camper Sunday morning. Rescuers used an inflatable boat and were able to get the victim to safety without any incidents. The woman was treated and released on scene by Jackson County EMS. All members returned to Putnam County at approx 1pm safely.

(Photos courtesy Putnam Co. and Jackson Co. Rescue Squad Facebook)

 


Two Twisters Confirmed In Tennessee, One in Kentucky
Peg Broadcasting News Monday February 26, 2018

As of noon Sunday, the National Weather Service had confirmed at least two tornadoes touched down in West and Middle Tennessee and one in Kentucky on Saturday. Two twisters touched down in the Clarksville area causing at least three injuries and considerable property damage. The storms also caused power outages in several counties and heavy rain caused a massive sink hole in Henry County. In Kentucky, an EF-1 tore through Logan County killing an elderly woman when her home collapsed on her. In Arkansas, a man died when high winds blew his home into a nearby pond. In Simpson County,Kentucky a man was killed after flood waters washed his car off a bridge.

 


Severe Storms Saturday in West and Middle Tennessee
Peg Broadcasting News Sunday February 25, 2018

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported no fatalities from Saturday's storms that wreaked havoc in West and Middle Tennessee. In West Tennessee, Obion County first responders rescued 10 people from several damaged structures, and transported three (3) individuals. Henry and Carrol counties also reported isolated damage to power lines and one home. Montgomery County in Middle Tennessee transported three (3) people with injuries from the storm with several homes impacted. Around 75 cars were damaged at the Hankook tire plant. Lightning also damaged a roof on the Dunn Center at Austin Peay State University while a basketball game was underway. On Sunday, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) will be assisting local officials with damage assessments and monitoring the severe weather threat as flash flooding remains a possibility with more rain in the forecast.

 


High School Basketball
Vince / Steve Sunday February 25, 2018

The Region Tournaments continued Saturday night and the Cumberland County High School Jets and Stone Memorial High School Panthers posted home wins.

At CCHS the Jets scored the games first 16 points and posted a 65-38 win over the Owls from Smith County. The Jets, winners of 14 straight games, are now 22 and 7 this season and will play Livingston Academy in the Region 4AA semifinals Tuesday at 6:00 at Tennessee Tech.

The Stone Memorial Panthers nailed a late free throw to break a 62 all tie and beat McMinn County 63-62 at SMHS. The Panthers are now 17 and 12 and have won five straight games. In the Region 3AAA semifinals Tuesday at 6:45, SMHS will face a familiar opponent, the Warren County Pioneers.

Monday both the Lady Panthers and Lady Jets take the court in Region semifinal games. At Rhea County the Lady Panthers will take on East Hamilton at 6:30 and at Tennessee Tech the Lady Jets battle the Tigerettes of Macon County at 6:00. SMHS action airs live on Mix 99.3 and CCHS games are on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.

 


Tennessee Woman Arrested After Ramming White House Security Barrier
Peg Broadcasting News Sunday February 25, 2018

A Tennessee woman prompted the temporary lockdown of the White House on Friday after authorities say she rammed her vehicle into a security barrier. Authorities said 35-year-old Jessica Ford, of La Vergne, Tennessee also had a BB gun in her hand at some point. She was apprehended by Secret Service officers and no one was injured. , Ford has been charged with three felonies: Act of Physical Violence Against Property in a Restricted Grounds using a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (vehicle), Forcibly Resisting and Impeding Federal Officers using a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon (vehicle), and Damage to Property of the United States in Excess of $1,000. In 2017, Ford was arrested three times for trying to gain unlawful entry to the White House. She reportedly jumped a security barrier last April; tried to climb a White House Fence last May and she was arrested again in July for violating a court order to stay away from the White House. Ford appeared in court on Saturday where she reportedly claimed she was trying to visit her fiance, President Donald Trump. Ford will remain in a D.C. jail until her next court hearing on Monday.

 

 
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