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Kingsport Couple Added to TBI


Kingsport Couple Added to TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List
TBI Thursday June 22, 2017

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has two new additions to its Top 10 Most Wanted list: Makayla Danielle Stilwell and Jarret Cole Heitmann who are believed to be involved in the shooting of a man in Kingsport and the kidnapping of a woman in Mount Carmel.

Stilwell (DOB 4-6-95) and Heitmann (DOB 6-30-92) are wanted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and the TBI in connection with a robbery and shooting incident that occurred on June 20th in Kingsport. Both are charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, two counts of Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Especially Aggravated Robbery.

Stilwell, 22, is a white female who stands 5'8" and weighs 135 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes. Heitmann, 24, is a white male who stands 6'1" and weighs approximately 165 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Both individuals should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information concerning their whereabouts should contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to their arrests.

(Photos courtesy TBI)

 


Crash Kills Dozens of Cows in Overton County
Peg Broadcasting News Thursday June 22, 2017

Almost 90 head of cattle were killed in Overton County Wednesday morning after a tractor trailer crashed on Highway 84. The driver and a passenger, whose names were not immediately released, sustained non-life threatening injuries. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has not stated what made the driver lose control of the big rig and the accident is still being investigated by the THP, Overton County Sheriff?s Office and the USDA.

 


Sales Tax Holiday in July
Thursday June 22, 2017

Tennessee's sales tax holiday has been set for July 28th through 30th this year. The tax-free weekend was created several years ago as a way to ease the financial burden on parents who much purchase back-to-school supplies and clothes.

The holiday weekend begins just after midnight on Friday, July 28th and continues through midnight on Sunday, the 30th.

During the tax-free weekend, shoppers will not have to pay any state or local sales tax on clothing and school supplies totaling $100 or less, or computers totaling $1,500 or less.

 
Green Named Deputy of the Year at Reagan Day Dinner


Green Named Deputy of the Year at Reagan Day Dinner
Peg Broadcasting News/Cumb. Co. Sheriff's Offfice Facebook Thursday June 22, 2017

Gary Green was awarded Deputy Sheriff of the Year at the recent Reagan Day Republican Dinner. As reported on the Cumberland County Sheriff?s Office Facebook page, Green loves being an investigator and puts his heart and soul into it.

(Photo courtesy Cumb. Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook page: Pictured on left Investigator Gary Green, on right Cumb. Co. Sheriff Casey Cox)

 


Cumb. Co. Employees Must Direct Deposit Paychecks
Crossville Chronicle/Peg Broadcasting News Thursday June 22, 2017

Starting July 1, 2017 all Cumberland County employees will be required to have their paychecks direct deposited into a bank account, reports the Crossville Chronicle. Most county employees are already doing this and the new policy is expected to save the County both time and money.

 

 
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