BlueCross Will Stop Covering OxyContin in Tennessee

Monday, September 10, 2018The largest health insurance company in Tennessee will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions next year as part of sweeping policy changes intended to combat opioid addiction and make pain pills less valuable on the black market. The shift is a major blow to one of the drugs that ignited the nationwide opioid epidemic….

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ALERT: MORGAN AND ROANE CO AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR TWO ELDERLY MEN, SEPARATE CASES

Friday, September 7, 2018The Roane County Sheriff’s Department issued a Silver Alert today for an 84-year-old man who may be traveling to Florida. Clarence Sampson left his credit cards with a dog groomer and asked them not to call his wife for 15 minutes. He is believed to have a golden Chihuahua with him. He…

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CROSSVILLE MAN PULLS ‘FINGERS’ ON POLICE, THREATENS TO SHOOT IN HOSPITAL

Friday, September 7, 2018On September 5, an officer with the Crossville Police Department responded to reports that a man was unresponsive on East Fifth St. Upon arrival, the officer found the man, later identified as Davis Leon Harvey, unresponsive in the middle of one of the travel lanes. According to the police report, Harvey appeared…

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TWO ALGOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS CHARGED WITH ‘TERRORISTIC THREATS’

Thursday, September 6, 2018ALGOOD, Tenn. – Two middle school students are facing terroristic threat charges after a threat was made against a middle school in Putnam County. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says officers got a report Wednesday morning of a text message threat made against Algood Middle School. A student at Algood Middle had…

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