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Hwy 127 yard sale, start of school bring traffic headaches


(WBIR - Crossville) For the first time in more than 20 years, the world's longest yard sale will operate at the same time school students head back to the classroom.

The Highway 127 Yard Sale, which runs from Michigan to Alabama along the multi-state roadway, will start on August 7 and run through Sunday the 10. Schools in Cumberland County will have their first full day on August 8. Four of the county's schools are on Highway 127.

East TN officer sued again after 2nd fatal shooting


Dustin Hensley has had a busy law enforcement career in Tennessee.

He's worked at three departments in six years, shot two people dead and been subject to two federal lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths in those shootings.

The first case, a 2009 fatal shooting when he was a Roane County deputy, was dismissed when the family of a man shot dead decided not to continue an appeal after a federal judge ruled that the shooting was justified.

Fentress Co. escaped inmate caught


An escaped inmate from the Fentress County Jail has been caught, the sheriff's department confirmed.

Deputies say 35-year-old Joshua Carroll escaped Monday night, and authorities spent the week searching for him. He was found Friday night near Panther Branch Road in Jamestown.

Carroll was in jail facing charges for a number of home break-ins.


Search continues for missing Cumberland Co. native


ID=10047491The search for a missing Middle Tennessee woman with connections to East Tennessee is ongoing, but investigators Thursday also had some grim news to deliver.

Authorities find escaped prisoner


Cumberland County authorities have found a prisoner who escaped custody Tuesday.

Officials say they were transporting 33-year-old Anthony Ramsey through Cumberland County when they made a brief stop off Highway 127. That's when deputies say they got in a scuffle with Ramsey and he escaped.

Security guards at Lake Tansi community resort found and captured him just before 9:30 Tuesday night. He is now back in custody.

Ramsey was jailed on meth charges.


Wanted Tenn. man arrested after standoff in Reno


A man wanted for vehicular homicide in Tennessee was arrested after a five-hour standoff in Nevada on Wednesday night.

William Douglas Wynn, 70, was supposed to appear in a Cumberland County courtroom in November 2012 to plead guilty in a fatal crash. Two years before, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Wynn crossed the center-line on Highway 127 and hit two other cars, killing one of the drivers. But Wynn never showed up in court, and they've been looking for him ever since.

Cumberland Co. quadruple-murder suspect could face death penalty


ID=9718213(WBIR) A judge ruled Wednesday that the prosecution can seek the death penalty against a man accused of murdering four people in Cumberland County.