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Wednesday Crash
Jay Walker Friday December 8, 2017

One person was airlifted and a man faces charges following a two-vehicle crash on Smithville Highway. Police say they responded to a report of a man sitting in a 2005 Kia in the McDonald's parking lot banging his head on the steering wheel. By the time an officer arrived the man had left in the direction of KFC. The officer spotted the vehicle in traffic going northbound and began to initiate a traffic stop when the vehicle went across the median and struck a Nissan Rogue head-on.
The driver of the Kia, 34 year old Justin Estes of McMinnville, was charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and driving on revoked. A passenger in the Kia, 45 year old Mary Allison McKelvey, was injured and airlifted to Erlanger.
The driver of the Nissan, 38 year old Julie Myers, suffered minor injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.


DesJarlais Supports Gun Act
Friday December 8, 2017

Congressman Scott DesJarlais was among those supporting The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act," which passed in the House 231 to 98.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, will provide certainty to properly licensed individuals who travel with a firearm to carry in all states that already allow for concealed carry.
An original co-sponsor of the legislation, Congressman DesJarlais, voted for the bill that would allow any Tennessean licensed to carry a concealed handgun in his home state, to carry it in another where concealed-carry is also legal, as long that person follows local law.


Haslam Calls Bredesen a Formidable Challenger
Friday December 8, 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam says he agrees with Sen Lamar Alexander that former Governor Phil Bredesen will be a formidable opponent in the U.S. Senate race next year. Bredesen Thursday announced he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker. The governor made his remarks while speaking to the American Legislative Exchange Council summit.
Gov. Haslam considered a Senate bid in September, but later said he would not be running.
Bredesen, who recently turned 74, was the last Democrat to win a statewide election in Tennessee, winning all 95 counties to win re-election as Governor in 2006.


Crews Sentenced for Murder
WJLE Friday December 8, 2017

A DeKalb County man has been sentenced for the murder of 28 year old Ashley Bain in Feb. 2015. 44 year old Anthony Tyrone Crews entered a plea under a negotiated settlement to second degree murder. He was sentenced to 20 years.
Bain's body was found on the floor of the home she and Crew shared in Smithville. Authorities said she had been stabbed numerous times. Prosecutors believe the stabbing happened during a domestic dispute.
Family members of the victim were reportedly upset at the plea agreement. Although Crews was indicted for first degree murder, prosecutors said proving first degree murder would have been a legal challenge.


WCHS Basketball
Jay Walker Friday December 8, 2017

The Warren County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers will host Moore County Friday night at Charlie Dalton Gym. The Lady Pioneers are 6-2 on the year, while the Pioneers are 6-1.
The girls' game tips off at 6pm and the games will be broadcast live on 1230 WAKI.


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