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Cumberland County third grader finally gets zoo trip


(WBIR, Knoxville) - A Cumberland County third grader finally got to go on a field trip to the zoo Thursday after he was not allowed to go on the class trip two weeks ago.

The Knoxville Zoo welcomed Holdan Crawley and his family Thursday morning.

They spent the day getting the VIP treatment. Holdan got to meet Einstein the parrot, feed the giraffes, and pet the tortoises.

Pam Flowers, Holdan's grandmother, says the trip was an incredible experience.

Cumberland teen dies in car crash on the way to school


A local community is mourning the loss of a teenager who died in a car crash on his way to school Tuesday morning.

Crossville Police say he was involved in a t-bone crash on Highway 70 in Crossville.

Teachers and administrators described Allen as a quiet young man with a good group of friends

"He was very well liked. He was never in any trouble. Just a good young man. Just a tragic loss for our school and for his family especially," said principal John hall.

TBI: former Fentress chamber director misused credit card


The former director of the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce is now charged with using the chamber's credit card for his personal use.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Walter A. Page, Jr.,69, of Clarkrange, used the card to purchase a washing machine for his residence, jewelry for his wife, Christmas decorations and gifts, wine, online movie accounts, and several other personal items.

The TBI says the fraudulent purchases date back to 2012.

Update: Zoo visit planned after field trip exclusion


ID=7624975A young boy with disabilities will now get to visit an East Tennessee attraction after being excluded from a class field trip.

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.