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7-year-old Tyler McBride of Grandview Drive in White County died Monday after he was shot by his 8 year old brother while they were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Verizon store in Crossville.
McBride was struck in the head by a .380 round when his brother discovered the weapon in his mother's purse while his parents were in the store. The youth reportedly attempted to unload the firearm when it discharged. Two other children that were in the vehicle were unharmed.
According to the Crossville Police Department, on Monday January 25, 2016, at approximately 2:50 pm, Cumberland County 911 Dispatch received a call of a 7 year old male bleeding from the head, in a US HWY 127 North business parking lot. Upon the arrival of Crossville Police Officers, it was discovered that 4 children had been left unattended in a vehicle, while the mother and step-father were inside Verizon paying a bill, a short distance from the vehicle.
Tyler was flown to a Knoxville area trauma hospital for treatment, where he died from his injuries. The investigation is continuing. The Cumberland County District Attorney General’s office and the Department of Children’s Services have been notified and are involved in the investigation.
The McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce Monday night recognized and honored local individuals who have made a positive impact on their community. Several awards were handed out during the Chamber's Annual Meeting at the McMinnville Civic Center.
The 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Kate Alsbrook.
The 2015 Edwin Partin Chamber Retailer of the Year Award went to Vernon Keith and Randy Griffith of General Equipment Company.
The Free Enterprise Award went to Todd Herzog. The Distinguished Citizen Award was presented to Warren County Sheriff Jackie Matheny.
Lifetime Membership Honorees were Neil Hargrove of Hargrove Office Supplies and G.B. Greene of Womack Printing Company.
The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet Tuesday night to consider two resolutions among the regular items of business on the agenda.
The resolutions include a measure to apply for a Clean Tennessee Energy Grant and a measure to include a contribution of $25,000 as local matching grant funds to a nonprofit entity to be formed to support development of an advanced robotic training center.
The board will also consider the appointment of Alderman Ryle Chastain as the Aldermanic member to the 911 board.
The board meeting starts at 7pm at City Hall. It will be preceded by a meeting of the Parks and Recreation Committee at 5:30, Streets and Sanitation at 5:40, Water and Sewer at 6pm, the Safety Committee at 6:20 and a joint session of the Parks and Recreation and Finance Committees at 6:30.
The Warren County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers will host the White County Warriors and Warriorettes Tuesday night in a district doubleheader at Charlie Dalton Gym.
The girls' game tips off at 6pm and the games will be broadcast live on SPORTSRADIO 1230 WAKI and online at www.1230waki.com .
Gas prices are still falling even after oil prices increased during the tail-end of last week. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.83, 7 cents lower than a month ago and 21 cents lower than this time last year.
AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said gas prices could slip another 5 to 10 cents to align with current crude levels, but if oil prices gain solid ground this week, the gas price drop could come to an end.
The average price for gasoline is under $2 in 38 states. The state average has been under $2 for 72 days in Tennessee