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Crash Claims McMinnville Resident
Thursday April 23, 2015
A Warren County man was killed and three others injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday on Highway 56 in DeKalb County.
Killed was 72 year old Edgar Louis Madewell of McMinnville.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Madewell was driving a 2007 Ford Expedition southbound and veered to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The Expedition was knocked sideways into the northbound lane and went off the shoulder before rolling over and ejecting Madewell.
Criminal charges are pending as the investigation into the crash is continuing.
DUI Bill Defeated
AP Thursday April 23, 2015
A House panel has defeated a proposal to ban alcohol sales to people with three or more drunken driving convictions.
The House budget subcommittee rejected the measure on a voice vote this week.
The bill would have required the words "No Alcohol Sales" be printed on the license of people with at least three DUI convictions for between five and fifteen years.
The measure would have required affected drivers to pay the $12 to include the language on the licenses. Critics noted that the bill would not affect alternate ID like passports, and that separate legislation seeks to do away with universal carding requirements for people who look over 50.
Jay Walker Thursday April 23, 2015
The Warren County School Board will meet Thursday night in regular session at the Warren County High School Auditorium.
The board will receive the director's operations report and get reports from the Curriculum and Achievement and Facilities and Resource and Student Advisory Committees.
The board meeting will follow the committee meeting, which begins at 5pm.
Jay Walker Wednesday April 22, 2015
The Warren County Pioneer baseball team travels to Cookeville Wednesday night for game two of their 2-game district series with the Cavaliers. Game time is 5:30.
Cookeville took game one Tuesday night 4-0. Cavalier pitcher T.J. Webb pitched a perfect game, striking out 11 and retiring every hitter he faced.
Wednesday April 22, 2015
The most expensive oil of 2015 triggered increases at the gas pump, and prices could continue to climb this week. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.45 per gallon, up 6 cents from last week. The price rose 9 cents in Tennessee to $2.26 per gallon.
A primary factor driving prices this week was more expensive oil prices keyed by a combination of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, a sharply lower U.S. dollar, and the release of OPEC's monthly market report..
News of Al Qaeda militants taking control of a major oil terminal in Yemen stocked some fears that violence could spread in the region.