POLICE CHIEF’S CRY FOUL OVER ‘MOST DANGEROUS CITY’ REPORT

Friday, September 19, 2014Ever since the release of an article by ADT, a security company, listing the top ‘Most Dangerous Cities in Tennessee’, local police are dismissing the report at purely commercial and misleading. That article, which was published and broadcast by many media outlets,  named Crossville, Athens, Memphis, Dyersburg, and Knoxville among those with…

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ROCKWOOD POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING MISSING TEEN

Friday, September 19, 2014Police in Rockwood are looking for a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for over 24 hours. Officials say Brianna Leigh Alred is not in imminent danger, so an AMBER Alert has not been activated. The girl was reported missing by her parents around 3 a.m. early Friday. She may be in…

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ANTI-GAY BILLBOARD IN MID-TENN CREATING CONTROVERSY

Thursday, September 18, 2014In Portland, TN, a towering billboard quotes a Leviticus passage from the Old Testament: “You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination.” Ronnie Monday, a Vietnam veteran, is the man behind the message. He commissioned the billboard and paid for it with donations from some…

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FBI WARNS NOT TO USE ITS DATA TO MAKE ‘CITY CRIME’ COMPARISONS

Thursday, September 18, 2014The recent ADT article which listed Crossville as the States most dangerous city used data collected by the FBI in 2012 on violent and property crimes to create its ranking.  Crossville News First did some research and found the analysis may be somewhat misleading.   These are the same statistics that gave Tennessee…

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