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Coffee Co murder victim from Pikeville
WVLT Wednesday June 11, 2014
The victim of a gruesome weekend murder in Coffee County has been identified as a Bledsoe County woman. Authorities say they believe 36 year old Lisa Marie Hyder of Pikeville was murdered by 37 year old Gregory Scott Hale Coffee County after he picked her up. Hale was arrested Sunday night and charged with first degree murder and abuse of a corpse. His bond was set at $1.5 million. He is due in court on June 16th
TN Vet facilities flagged for further review following audit
AP Wednesday June 11, 2014
Veterans Affairs facilities in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and McMinnville have been flagged for further review following a nationwide audit of the agency's troubled appointment process. The audit of 731 VA hospitals and large outpatient clinics around the country found that a 14-day goal for seeing first-time patients was unattainable given the growing demand among veterans for health care and poor planning. The VA has since abandoned that goal. Tennessee facilities in Memphis, Johnson City and Nashville were unable to schedule appointments within 30 days for about 7,000 veterans.
Road and power crews busy cleaning up after thunderstorms
WOWNews Wednesday June 11, 2014
Road and power crews were busy yesterday afternoon following a brief but powerful line of thunderstorms that blew down trees and knocked down power lines throughout Cumberland County. Fire Crews were called to the Royal Oak Charcoal facility on Highway 70 North after winds pushed in the side of the wall of the plant. There were no injuries reported. The National Weather Service had indicated that the line of storms had some slight rotation; however there were no reports of tornadoes. Due to the extensive damage caused by the storms, officials are planning to investigate further to see if it is possible that a tornado did in fact cause the damage, or the damage was the work of straight line winds.
City Council approves budget
WOWNews Wednesday June 11, 2014
The Crossville City Council has approved the Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget, despite Councilman Pete Souza voting against the plan. Souza explained that his reason for declining to approve the budget was that it failed to include a raise for City employees. City Manager David Rutherford explained that this matter would be reviewed during the next 12 months. The City Council was united in setting the tax rate for the coming year at .53 cents per $100.00of assessed value.
Coffee County man murders and dismembers woman
WATE Tuesday June 10, 2014
A Coffee County man was placed under arrest for murdering a woman in his home. Gregory Hale arrested on Sunday after the remains of a woman were found on his property. Hale admitted to killing the woman, dismembering the body, and to cannibalism. Hale is charged with first degree murder and abuse of a corpse and was placed in the Coffee County Jail on a $1.5 million dollar bond. The investigation is ongoing and no additional info has been released at this time.