ANTHRAX EXPOSURE TO CDC WORKERS BEING INVESTIGATED

About 75 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been accidentally exposed to dangerous anthrax bacteria this month because of a safety problem at some of its labs in Atlanta, the federal agency revealed Thursday. Independent experts say it appears to be the largest incident involving anthrax, a potential bioterrorism agent,…

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$25,000 WORTH OF VASES STOLEN FROM CEMETERY

Families are stunned over the theft of more than 100 grave site vases over the past few weeks at Green Acres Memory Gardens in Crossville.  Apparently the thieves were after the copper content of the vases.  Copper was trading at $3.05 per pound today. The owners of the Cemetery have assured the families the vases…

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TN SENATOR CORKER WANTS HIGHER GAS TAX

Sen. Bob Corker is one of two senators who proposed to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades as Congress struggles with how to pay for highway and transit programs. Senators Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, and Corker, a Tennessee Republican, pitched their plan Wednesday as a bipartisan…

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REPORT: CROSSVILLE MAN ATTACKS WIFE WITH SCREWDRIVER, EXPOSES DEPUTIES AND NURSE TO HEPATITIS

Being a law enforcement officer comes with many dangers, not the least of which include exposure to disease.  That was the case when Cumberland County Deputies attempted to arrest a man who was attacking his wife with a screwdriver threatening to kill her.  According to reports, 33 year old Rudolph Antonius Lutz of Crossville had…

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