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Suspects arrested in Crossville burglaries

Cumberland County authorities say they've caught the men behind several thefts and burglaries, including one case tied to a church van.

On Friday, investigators arrested three people in Crossville. It started when deputies tried to pull over a reckless driver. After a short chase in cars and on foot, deputies arrested the driver and his passenger for drug charges.

Cumberland County gets thousands to fight smoking

(WBIR) Cumberland County will receive thousands of dollars to help curb tobacco use in the community.

The Tennessee Department of Health has given Cumberland County $53,000 to the fund the Tennessee Tobacco Settlement Program, a three-year program aimed to reduce tobacco consumption. Every county in Tennessee will receive some sort of funding for the program.

Newlyweds celebrate with a special crowd

Friday afternoon, dozens of patients, family members, and friends celebrated a happy couple and their story of love in the workplace.

Lyn and Patty Baines tied the knot at Fentress County Healthcare. Patty works at the nursing home and Lyn volunteers there.

They wanted to celebrate at the place they met and with some of the patients and people that make their relationship special.

"I'm so happy I got to marry the love of my life today. She's the joy of my life," said Lyn.

State reviews privatizing lodges, restaurants in parks

Resources at about a dozen state parks may no longer be in Tennessee's hands.

The state is currently reviewing a proposal that would privatize lodges and restaurants at 11 state parks, including Cumberland Mountain State park in Crossville.

If this were to happen, a third party would run hospitality portions at these parks. It would affect the lodge, restaurant, and a local golf course at Cumberland Mountain.

Former volunteer fire captain charged with theft

A former volunteer fire captain is facing charges for stealing a truck that was meant for the department.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Michael Nicholas of Jamestown on Thursday. He was a captain at the Fentress County Fire Department.

Last September, the Fentress County school board donated a truck to the department. Nicholas registered the truck in his own name instead of the department's.

Investigators later found Nicholas traded the truck to another person for personal gain.

State funds York Institute for another year

State funding will continue for a Fentress County school.

State Senator Ken Yeager says about $1 million dollars of the state's 2014-15 budget will go to the York Institute, keeping it a "Tennessee Special School."

That means the school, which was established by General Alvin C York in the early 20th Century, will remain in state control.

There's been talk for years that the school could be relinquished to county control, but the county has said that would cause financial problems for the district.