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

Police 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 the company of…

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ANTI-GAY BILLBOARD IN MID-TENN CREATING CONTROVERSY

In 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 friends. It has…

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

The 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 the dubious distinction…

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DRIVER KILLED AFTER HITTING TRACTOR TRAILER ON HIGHWAY 70 W

One person died and two other people were airlifted to area trauma centers after two separate accidents in Cumberland County Wednesday night.  According to reports, the driver of a tractor-trailer rig was backing into his driveway located off Highway 70 West near Pleasant Hill at about 8:30 PM, when a vehicle, driven by 52-year-old Steve Livesay…

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