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Van Buren Co Children found safe following Amber Alert
Stace Thursday February 23, 2012
There's been a happy ending to the Amber Alert issued by Van Buren County Authorities Wednesday morning…the two young girls who were abducted by their non-custodial parents have been found safe in Maryland and recovered by authorities Wednesday evening. Van Buren County authorities say 3 year old Summer Knasel and her 4 year old sister Lovell were taken from a relative's house at around midnight Tuesday by 32 year old Jeremy Knasel and 24 year old Ashley Norberg.The parents are said to be in custody in Maryland.
Brandon Cole is a Mr. Basketball Finalist
Jeff Shaw Wednesday February 22, 2012
Stone Memorial High School Brandon Cole is one of only three TSSAA Mr. Basketball Finalists for Class AA. Brandon is a three time 4-AA District Player of the Year. He is the son of Karen and Tim Cole of Crossville. The other two AA finalists are from Nashville's Christ Presbyterian Academy Craig Bradshaw and Jalen Lindsey. SMHS hosts Fulton this Saturday night in the first round of the Region Tournament.
Amber Alert issues for Van Buren Co Children
Stace/TBI/Van Buren Co Sheriff's Dept Wednesday February 22, 2012
Van Buren County Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for two white females: three year old Summer Knasel, described as three feet tall, 32 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, last seen wearing a Dora nightgown and four year old Lovell Knasel, three feet four inches, 30 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes, last seen wearing a princess nightgown. The children were abducted by their noncustodial parents, thirty two year old Jeremy Knasel,described as a white male, six feet tall, 210 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes and twenty four year old Ashley Norberg, a white female, five foot ten inches tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Authorities believe the pair to be armed with a handgun. They are believed to be driving a 1993 black Nissan Maxima, Tennessee license plate 065 VKS If you have information as to the whereabouts of the children, please call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
TSSAA Sues by Nashville City Paper regarding access to files in investigation of private school sanctions
WATE Wednesday February 22, 2012
The Nashville City Paper has sued the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association demanding access to files that were part of an investigation that led to sanctions against an elite private school in Nashville. WATE TV is reporting that a court to order the TSSAA to turn over a report by Montgomery Bell Academy outlining any financial contributions that may have been given to students or their families. The TSSAA imposed major sanctions against the all boys' school in January for violating recruiting and financial aid rules. TSSAA lawyer Rick Colbert said the organization is not a government agency and not covered by the public records' act.
Mild Weather means increase invisitors to Smokies
AP Wednesday February 22, 2012
The unusually mild winter continues to translate into improved attendance figures for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Park officials say nearly 266,000 people came to the park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border last month, compared with just over 214,000 in January 2011. That's a 23.8% increase