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No show burglary defendant pleads to 8 years
A Cumberland County man who at least twice failed to appear in court for his trial on burglary and theft charges pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received an eight-year prison sentence.
Panel wants rid of portables
Members of the Cumberland County Board of Education have begun a study of school enrollment, capacity and facility needs as the open enrollment period for the school system nears in June.
I-40 wrong-way driver to serve 2 years
The man who led local authorities on a pursuit in the wrong lane on Interstate 40 in December by-passed grand jury action on charges against him and pleaded guilty to an information filed in Cumberland County Criminal Court.
One injured in crash
One person was injured in this Wednesday morning crash that occurred at the intersection of Lantana Rd. and Kearney Dr. around 6:30 a.m., according to Ptl. Daniel Coleman's report. The crash happened when a 2002 Honda van driven by a 17-year-old Hood Dr. resident exited Kearney Dr. and traveled into the path of a 2000 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by Cody W. Beaty, 23, of Creston Rd. The 17-year-old was transported by ambulance to Cumberland Medical Center.
Council cuts downtown project
In two separate 3-2 votes, a majority of the Crossville City Council approved scaling back the long-planned downtown improvement project to include only water lines and sidewalks while moving forward with the Northwest Connector, another project long in the planning stages.
BOE approves software purchase
Though some members of the Cumberland County Board of Education seemed to have sticker shock at the price of a proposed new student management system, the board approved the purchase of the Skyward student management system during its March 27 meeting after learning the cost difference would be significantly less than they originally thought.
Suspect flees on motorcycle exceeding 100 mph
A Crossville man faces a host of charges after he fled from sheriff's deputies and city police when a deputy responded to a report of a violation of an order of protection stemming from a domestic dispute.
County to send out RFP for auditing services
The Cumberland County Financial Management Committee decided to put out a Request For Proposal (RFP) for auditing services for Cumberland County.
Run to Read!
Thing 1, Thing 2, The Flash, Minions, even Alice's White Rabbit, prepare to take off at the start of the inaugural Run to Read 5K race Saturday morning. About 90 people took part in the run, which benefitted the Cumberland County Imagination Library and was a joint project with the Cumberland County Coordinated School Health program. Participants were encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook characters. The Cumberland County Imagination Library provides free, age appropriate books to children from birth to age five. The books are mailed to the child's home each month. There are currently 1,815 children registered in Cumberland County. Learn more at www.artcirclelibrary.info.
Unrestrained children lead to auto theft charge
A deputy who passed a pickup truck traveling on a city street with unrestrained children playing in the cab turned around to check on the safety of the kids, causing the driver to flee in what turned out to be a stolen vehicle.
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