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Teresa Baldwin, Long-time Cumb. Co. 911 Dispatcher Passes Away
Peg Broadcasting News Monday October 23, 2017

Area law enforcement and the first responder community are mourning the loss of a long-time Cumberland County 911 dispatcher. Teresa Baldwin passed away unexpectedly over the weekend, just days after celebrating her 47th birthday. She had served as a dispatcher with Central Communications since 2003 and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said that in times of difficulty, Ms. Baldwin was always a voice of comfort to persons calling 911 and for officers responding to emergency calls. This past August, Leadership Cumberland Class of 2016 presented Teresa Baldwin with the "Hero Amongst Heroes" award due to her self- sacrifice and commitment to making the lives of Cumberland County residents both safer and better for the future. Her calming voice will be greatly missed. Hood Funeral Home says arrangements for Teresa Baldwin are incomplete at this time.


First Young Sportsman Deer Hunt Oct. 28-29
tn.gov Monday October 23, 2017

The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2017-18 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 28-29. Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment and must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device. The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult. Archery season began in the state on Sept. 23 and the first segment ends Oct. 27, the day prior to the opening of the young sportsman hunt. The second segment of archery only season begins Monday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 3. The TWRA makes the recommendation that all hunters obtain a 2017-18 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide. The guide lists license requirements, the counties and bag limits for each of the different deer management units. The guides are available where hunting and fishing licenses are sold and on the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org. In 2016, youth hunters harvested a total of 5,854 deer during the first hunt. All 95 Tennessee counties reported harvests in 2016.


PCSO 3rd Law Enforcement Agency In Country To Carry Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Putnam Co. Sheriff's Office Facebook Monday October 23, 2017

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office has become the third law enforcement agency in the country to be equipped with epinephrine. According to the Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the Department was gifted 100 epinephrine auto-injectors from Dr. Charles Womack, the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation and the County Executor's Office. Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris said, "Since the Sheriff's Office serves the entirety of Putnam County, it is essential to empower our Deputies with resources necessary to protect the lives of those at risk of suffering a life-threatening allergic reaction, whether that be a food allergy or a sting"


Putnam Co. Sheriff's Office Looking For Road Rage Suspect
Putnam Co. Sheriff's Office Sunday October 22, 2017

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Tennessee Highway Patrol in an investigation pertaining to a road rage incident that occurred Saturday. The incident happened between 11:30am and Noon on the westbound lanes of I-40 between Exit 287 (Jefferson) and 286 (Willow). Authorities say the vehicles involved were a white Chevrolet Suburban which was pulling a trailer and a Black 4 door Honda or an Acura with dark tinted windows. Details of the road rage incident are sketchy at this time, however the Sheriff's Office said a firearm was involved. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol's Criminal Investigations Division - Detective Jeff Phann at 423-954-2130 ext. 2.


Train Derails in Knoxville
AP Sunday October 22, 2017

Authorities in Tennessee say 19 cars of a Norfolk Southern train have derailed and plowed into buildings in Knoxville, but no one was injured. The News-Sentinel in Knoxville reported police tweeted that at least two buildings were damaged and firefighters at the scene were looking for potential hazards. A spokeswoman for Norfolk Southern said 10 cars derailed at around 10:15 p.m. EDT Saturday, and that shipping containers on the train may have fallen off as well.



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