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Race Driver Killed at Buffalo Valley Dragway in Baxter, Tn
Peg Broadcasting News/WKRN Monday August 14, 2017

A tragic accident claimed the life of a race car driver in Baxter, Tennessee. Authorities say that 45-year-old Windle Webster, Jr. was fatally injured when his race car went off the track and hit a tree. It wasn?t immediately known if the crash was caused by an equipment failure or if Webster suffered from a medical condition.


Cookeville Motorcyclist Killed in Crash
Peg Broadcasting News/Herald-Citizen Monday August 14, 2017

A motorcyclist was killed in Cookeville following a crash on West Jackson Street. The Herald-Citizen reports that 56-year-old Frank Robertson was traveling West on Jackson Street just west of the Jackson Plaza shopping center around 10 p.m. Friday. For reasons unknown, the motorcycle crossed all lanes of traffic and hit a vehicle. Mr. Robertson died at the scene. The other driver, whose identity was not immediately released, was not injured. The Cookeville Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.


Police arrest a Chattanooga man and two others in deadly Charlottesville protests
Peg Broadcasting News/AP Monday August 14, 2017

A Chattanooga man is one of three men who have been arrested in connection to the planned rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia and the continued unrest following the declaration of an unlawful assembly.

Police arrested 21-year-old Troy Dunigan, of Chattanooga, Tennesse, and charged him with disorderly conduct. A spokesperson for Dunigan said he was in Charlottesville to speak out against the white supremacists. Police also arrested 21-year-old Jacob L. Smith, of Louisa, Virginia, and charged him with misdemeanor assault and battery and 44-year-old James M. O?Brien, of Gainesville, Florida, and charged with carrying a concealed handgun.

Three people died during the violent protests on Saturday. A 32-year-old woman was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally. Dozens more were hurt. Police arrested the drive of that car, James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Ohio. Fields, reportedly a Nazi sympathizer, was charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of hit-and-run. He e is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday,

A helicopter crash that killed the pilot and a passenger later in the afternoon outside Charlottesville also was linked to the rally by State Police, though officials did not elaborate on how the crash was connected.


Franklin Co. Woman Found Safe After Getting Lost in Woods
Peg Broadcasting News/WKRN Monday August 14, 2017

A Franklin County woman has been found safe after she got lost in the woods while riding her new four-wheeler. 24-year-old Savvy Bishop took the vehicle out Saturday night to ride along Keith Springs Mountain, near the Franklin/Marion County line. Bishop was able to text her mom around 10 p.m. to tell her that she had flipped the four-wheeler and she was lost and scared. The Franklin County Rescue Squad located Bishop around 8 a.m. Sunday. Authorities did not release what if any injuries Bishop may have sustained. .


Sparta Man Pleads Guilty to $43 Million Investment Scheme
AP Friday August 11, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Sparta, Tennessee man has pleaded guilty in a $43 million scheme that caused investors to lose $10 million, which he used to buy vehicles and real estate and start a used car lot. Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith says 40-year-old Jeffery Lynn Gentry of White County pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering Thursday. From 2012 until mid-December 2016, prosecutors say Gentry lied about winning farm equipment contracts from Tennessee and other states. He faces up to 40 years in prison.


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