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James Houston Appointed Interim Library Director
Peg Broadcasting News Saturday December 16, 2017

The Cumberland County Library Board has appointed James Houston as Interim Director of the Art Circle Public Library. The move comes following former Director Susie Randleman's resignation this month to focus on her health after being diagnosed with a rare lung disease. Because Mr. Houston will have all the duties and responsibilities of the Library Director, his wage will be temporarily raised to the Director's pay grade retroactive to Monday, December 4, 2017.


Two Arrested for Stealing Christmas
Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 15, 2017

Have you ordered anything to come in the mail this holiday season? If so, you may want to keep an eye on when your package should arrive. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department reports that 32-year-old Clifton Albert Wagner and 35-year-old Amanda Jo Jones, both of Crossville, were arrested on December 11, 2017 after authorities were alerted of the theft of a toy gun and two children's watches, the contents of packages stolen off of a neighbor's porch on Halstead Drive.


Van Buren County Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase
Peg Broadcasting News Friday December 15, 2017

A Van Buren County man faces a host of charges after leading Cumberland County authorities on a high speed chase. Steven Ray England, age 47, tried to out run the law when a Deputy attempted to pull him over for speeding in his Ford Ranger on Bell Road. England fled the scene and the pursuit ended at the intersection of Howard Springs and Highway 70. England was charged with reckless driving, theft of property, resisting arrest, driving on a revoked or suspended license, and evading arrest.


TBI Says Firearm Related Crime Increasing
AP Friday December 15, 2017

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says firearm-related criminal offenses have increased by almost 25 percent over a four-year period. The agency released a report Thursday using data from law enforcement agencies. The report details the nature and volume of reported firearms-related crime across the state from 2013 to 2016. Other findings included a 54 percent increase during the period in the number of reported murders involving a firearm.


All Three Found Guilty In Zaevion Dobson Murder
AP/WVLT Friday December 15, 2017

Jurors found one defendant guilty of first-degree murder and two others guilty on a lesser charge of facilitation of first-degree murder in connection with the 2015 death of a Tennessee teenager who shielded friends from gunfire. Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Drone Bassett was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson. Kipling Deshawn Colbert, 22, and Richard Gregory Williams III, 23, also had been facing first-degree murder charges but were instead found guilty of facilitating the murder. Dobson, a high school football player, was on a back porch with friends on Dec. 17, 2015, when shots were fired. Police said Dobson suffered a fatal gunshot wound while shielding two girls, who were unhurt. Sentencing for all three has been set for February 2.


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