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Weak earthquake hits eastern Tennessee; no damage reported
AP Sunday June 25, 2017

Officials have confirmed a weak earthquake has hit eastern Tennessee.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that there was no damage associated with the magnitude 2.6 earthquake on Sunday morning about 3 miles south of Lenoir City.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the seismic zone extending across Tennessee and parts of Georgia and Alabama is one of the most active for earthquakes in the southeast. The zone is not known to have had a large earthquake, though some have caused minor damage.

 


Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Warns of IRS Scams
Sheriff Casey Cox Friday June 23, 2017

Press Release:

June 23, 2017

IRS Scams

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has received numerous reports from citizens throughout Cumberland County concerning IRS Scams. Just as the IRS warns, the Sheriff's Department also continues to warn all taxpayers against these fraudulent schemes as they are becoming more and more numerous.


In a Press Release, Sheriff Casey Cox said that the taxpayer may be contacted by either phone, email or letter, with each attempting to obtain personal identification and/or financial information in hopes of scaring the taxpayer into making false tax payments to the criminal behind the scheme. We encourage everyone to use extra precaution when responding to these scams as your personal or financial information is vital in their fraudulent schemes.


It should be noted that IRS will never attempt to contact you by email or phone and if you are contacted in any way and feel that it may be legitimate, you should contact IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040 before responding to anything you may have received. Further information concerning IRS scams may be obtained by visiting the IRS website at IRS.gov.

Sheriff Casey Cox

 


Tornado Watch for Cumberland County, TN until 800 PM CDT
NWS Friday June 23, 2017

Tornado Watch for Cumberland County, TN until 800 PM CDT also for the
followingTennessee counties:

Anderson Bedford Bledsoe
Blount Bradley Campbell
Cannon Claiborne Clay
Coffee Cumberland De Kalb
Fentress Franklin Grainger
Grundy Hamilton Jackson
Knox Lincoln Loudon
McMinn Macon Marion
Meigs Monroe Moore
Morgan Overton Pickett
Polk Putnam Rhea
Roane Scott Sequatchie
Smith Union Van Buren
Warren white

 
CROSSVILLE POLICE SEARCH WARRANT NETS VARIOUS NARCOTICS


CROSSVILLE POLICE SEARCH WARRANT NETS VARIOUS NARCOTICS
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer Friday June 23, 2017

Press Release:

The Crossville Police Department continues efforts to protect the citizens of the City of Crossville and Cumberland County. On June 15, 2017 a Search Warrant was executed by the Crossville Police Department?s Narcotics Unit and the joint City/County Tactical Response Unit, at the Plateau Road residence of 57 year old James J. Wilson and 57 year old Joy R. Wilson in Crossville, TN. Various narcotics were recovered during the search.

Charges will be presented at a future session of the Cumberland County Grand Jury. The Crossville Police Department thanks the T.B.I. / H.I.D.T.A. Drug Task Force, the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force for their help in the investigation. This action was the result of the month?s long, joint investigation and undercover operations of our agencies and it continues the Crossville Police Department?s resolve to promote a better community to all residents and visitors of the Plateau.

Any questions, please contact the Crossville Police Department 931-484-7231.

(Photos courtesy Crossville Police Dept.)

 
CROSSVILLE POLICE PARTNERS WITH DEA ON FEDERAL ARREST


CROSSVILLE POLICE PARTNERS WITH DEA ON FEDERAL ARREST
Submitted: Lt. Brian Eckelson,Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer Friday June 23, 2017

Press Release:

The Crossville Police Department continues its efforts to protect the citizens of the City of Crossville and Cumberland County. On June 14, 2017, following the conclusion of a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Crossville Police Department Narcotics Unit working jointly with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), officers arrested 43 year old James "Jimmy" D. Sherrill, via a Federal Arrest Warrant.

Mr. Sherrill was served with the active Federal Arrest Warrant and Transported to Nashville, TN for Booking, by the U.S. Marshal's Service, without incident. This action was the result of the month's long, joint investigation efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and it continues the Crossville Police Department's commitment to work tirelessly while providing a greater level safety for our community and to all visitors of the Plateau.

Any questions, please contact the Crossville Police Department 931-484-7231.

(Photo courtesy Crossville Police Dept.)

 

 
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