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Weekend Flooding Kills One in Sumner County
Peg Broadcasting News Monday May 22, 2017

Heavy rain is being blamed in the death of a Sumner County woman on Saturday. Authorities say that 55-year-old Sandra Lambertth went outside to empty a vacuum cleaner bag in her backyard which is near a creek. They speculate she got too close to bank and because of this weekend's flooding, the bank crumbled beneath her feet and she fell into the water. Her body was found a short time later by family members who became concerned when she didn't come back inside. The Sumner County Sheriff's Office says her death appears to be accidental but the investigation is ongoing.


Predators One Game From Stanley Cup Final
Fox Sports/Peg Broadcasting News Monday May 22, 2017

The Nashville Predators are a game away from their first Stanley Cup final with a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. The victory is even more amazing because the Predators won without lead scorer Ryan Johansen, who is out of the playoffs because of thigh surgery, and captain Mike Fisher who could not play Saturday night due to an upper-body injury. The Predators will face the Ducks again Monday, May 22 in Game 6 in Nashville.


AAA Monday May 22, 2017

One million more travelers will take to the road, sky, rails and water for Memorial Day this year; creating the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2005. AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. The total number of Tennessee travelers is expected to top 785,000, an almost 2 percent increase over last year.

Tennessee gas prices are leveling off after declining for more than three weeks. On Sunday, the Tennessee state average of $2.09 was 7 cents less than what motorists paid on Memorial Day 2016.

The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.


Caleb Cannon's Defense Team to Present Witnesses Monday
Peg Broadcasting News Sunday May 21, 2017

The defense team of Caleb Cannon will present its witnesses in a Nashville court on Monday, May 22. Cannon is on trial for murdering the mother of his son Nikki Burgess. Burgess, formerly of Crossville, disappeared from her home in Hermitage, TN in May 2014. Her body has not been found. On Friday, a Metro detective testified that she discovered a book in Caleb Cannon's Knoxville home that was about a body that was never found along with news articles on Burgess' disappearance.

Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Elects New Executive Board Members Sheriff Casey Cox Elected to Appalachia HIDTA Executive Board

Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Elects New Executive Board Members Sheriff Casey Cox Elected to Appalachia HIDTA Executive Board
Submitted: HIDTA Friday May 19, 2017

Press Release:

The Executive Director of the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA) Vic Brown has announced that Sheriff Casey Cox from Cumberland County TN has been unanimously elected to serve on the AHIDTA Executive Board for 2017 and 2018. The AHIDTA Executive Board provides executive leadership and direction on a multitude of issues pertaining to drug enforcement throughout the AHIDTA area of responsibility which includes 86 designated counties in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia.

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program is administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). A component of the Executive Office of the President, ONDCP was created by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. ONDCP advises the President on drug-control issues, coordinates drug-control activities and related funding across the Federal government, and produces the annual National Drug Control Strategy, which outlines Administration efforts to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

Appalachia HIDTA is an important component of the President?s national Drug Control Strategy, which provides additional federal resources to help eliminate or reduce drug trafficking and its harmful consequences. Law enforcement organizations within HIDTA assess drug trafficking problems and design specific initiatives to reduce or eliminate the production, manufacture, transportation, distribution, and chronic use of illegal drugs, as well as money laundering activities.

Director Brown said that ?Sherriff Casey Cox is a well-respected law enforcement professional and his leadership and expertise will benefit the Appalachia HIDTA Executive Board?.

Sheriff Casey Cox will be joining a very prestigious group of law enforcement leaders from throughout Appalachia HIDTA?s area of responsibility which includes: Eighth Judicial Circuit of Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney CHRIS COHRON (Chairman); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Washington Division Office Special Agent in Charge KARL COLDER (Vice Chair); Southern District of West Virginia US Attorney CAROL CASTO; Virginia State Police Captain JERRY DAVIS; West Virginia State Police Captain SCOTT DILLON; DEA Detroit Field Division Assistant Special Agent in Charge THOMAS GORMAN; Eastern District of Tennessee US Attorney NANCY S. HARR; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Louisville Division Special Agent in Charge AMY S. HESS; Tazewell County Sheriff?s Office Sheriff BRIAN HIEATT; Northern District of West Virginia Acting US Attorney BETSY S JIVIDEN; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Assistant Director T.J. JORDAN; Western District of Kentucky US Attorney JOHN KUHN; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Louisville Field Division Special Agent in Charge STUART LOWREY; Western District of Virginia Acting US Attorney RICK A. MOUNTCASTLE; Morgantown Police Department Chief ED PRESTON; Knoxville Police Department Chief DAVID RAUSCH; DEA Atlanta Field Division Special Agent in Charge DANIEL SALTER; Kentucky State Police (KSP) Commissioner RICHARD SANDERS; Harlan County Sheriff?s Department Sheriff ERIC SMITH; Cumberland County Sheriff?s Department Sheriff CASEY COX; Middle District of Tennessee Acting US Attorney JACK SMITH; Eastern District of Kentucky Acting US Attorney CARLTON S. SHIER, IV; West Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Coordinator Major ALLEN TACKETT; Virginia National Guard Counterdrug Coordinator Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM TAYLOR.

(Photo Courtesy HIDTA, Cumb. Co Sheriff Casey Cox in center)


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