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Body Found In Rockwood Monday Morning
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Monday December 18, 2017

A passerby discovered the body of a man in Rockwood on Monday morning, according to dispatch. Police were called to an alley near the 300 block of North Kingston Avenue at 10:15 a.m. (12/18/17) after the body was found. Officers have since cleared the scene. Local 8 News is working to confirm more information about the incident.


Accused Kidnapper Says He Was Coerced
AP/Peg Broadcasting News Monday December 18, 2017

A Tennessee school teacher who led police on a nationwide manhunt after running away with a 15-year-old student is arguing that statements he made after his arrest were coerced and should not be used in court. Brent Horst, an attorney for 50-year-old Tad Cummins, said law enforcement illegally collaborated with Cummins' estranged wife to pressure him to confess that he had sex with his former student. Horst also said authorities suggested Cummins could be charged with rape if he did not confess to consensual sex with the girl. Cummins was charged with taking a minor across state lines for sex, and obstruction of justice after allegedly admitting they had sex during most of their 38 days on the run. Cummins and the girl disappeared in March. They were found in April at a remote forest cabin near Cecilville, California, following a tip to police. Prosecutors are expected to respond to Cummins' argument this month, and a decision could be made on the matter as soon as January. A judge ordered Cummins held until trial. He's filed paperwork saying he is pleading not guilty. The Tennessee Board of Education revoked Cummins' teaching license in July.


Sally Oglesby Retirement Reception Tuesday, December 19
City Of Crossville Monday December 18, 2017

A retirement reception will be held Tuesday, December 19, beginning at 1 p.m. at Crossville City Hall to honor Sally Oglesby, who is retiring after more than 32 years as City Clerk. Everyone is invited to drop by and wish Sally well!


Cumb. Co. Schools Dismiss At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19
Peg Broadcasting News Monday December 18, 2017

Cumberland County schools will dismiss at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19 as students prepare for Winter Break, which runs from December 20th through January 3rd. Students return to school on Thursday, January 4th, 2018.


Cumberland County Student Places 2nd In Annual State Civics Essay Contest
Steven Craig Monday December 18, 2017

The winners of the 2nd Annual Civics Essay Contest have been announced by the Secretary of State's office. Among the few winners statewide, Asa Cullity, of South Cumberland Elementary School, has placed second in the third-fifth grade division. According to Secretary of State Tre Hargett, more than 1,000 students from across Tennessee submitted essays. Winners will receive a TNStars 529 College Savings Program scholarship and a trip to the State Capitol this spring. First place winners receive a $500 scholarship, with second and third place winners receiving $250 and $100 respectively.


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