http://www.roanecounty.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en ‘Star Trek’ star on check http://www.roanecounty.com/content/%E2%80%98star-trek%E2%80%99-star-check <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lien.jpg" alt="Jennifer Lien, left, shields her face from a camera as she and Assistant Public Defender Susan Fuller leave the courtroom Monday." title="Jennifer Lien, left, shields her face from a camera as she and Assistant Public Defender Susan Fuller leave the courtroom Monday." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Former &ldquo;Star Trek: Voyager&rdquo; actress Jennifer Lien made a court appearance on Monday for what the public defender said was a status check.</p> <p> She didn&rsquo;t want her picture taken, however, and she hid her face as she was leaving the courtroom.</p> <p> Lien has multiple charges pending in Roane County General Sessions Court for run-ins she had in 2015.</p> <p> One was over an alleged pursuit, in which she was charged with evading arrest, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.</p> $10,000 reward offered in Coalfield murder search http://www.roanecounty.com/content/10000-reward-offered-coalfield-murder-search <p> A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the April 18 death of Jerry Lynn &quot;Pete&quot; McCarroll in Coalfield.</p> <p> Officials are asking for anyone with any information or who observed anything out of the ordinary in this area to call 1-800-TBI-FIND, the Morgan County Sheriff&#39;s Office at 423-346-0911, option 5, the 9th District Attorney General&rsquo;s Office at 376-2145, Ext. 152, or email to tipstotbi@tn.gov.</p> May the FOURTH be with you http://www.roanecounty.com/content/may-fourth-be-you <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/star_wars.jpg" alt="Harriman’s Princess Theatre wasn’t under attack by First Order forces, but rather a group of stormtroopers were in town over the weekend to promote the showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” a fundraiser for the Roane County High School band. (The timing couldn’t have been better — today is May 4, known far and wide as “Star Wars Day” by franchise fans and social-media users.)" title="Harriman’s Princess Theatre wasn’t under attack by First Order forces, but rather a group of stormtroopers were in town over the weekend to promote the showing of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” a fundraiser for the Roane County High School band. (The timing couldn’t have been better — today is May 4, known far and wide as “Star Wars Day” by franchise fans and social-media users.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="167" height="85" /> THP: Baby had cocaine in system http://www.roanecounty.com/content/thp-baby-had-cocaine-system <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/latonya_alexander_0.jpg" alt="Latonya Lashay Alexander" title="Latonya Lashay Alexander" align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> The infant daughter of a West Tennessee couple arrested in Roane County last month had drugs in her system, according to the state trooper who made the arrest.</p> <p> The couple also reportedly told a state trooper they were fleeing the Memphis area because a gang placed a bounty on their family.</p> <p> William Harold Alexander, 42, and Latonya Lashay Alexander, 38, were charged with possession of schedule II drugs for transport, aggravated child endangerment, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.</p> Couple accused of sex in restroom ordered to pay http://www.roanecounty.com/content/couple-accused-sex-restroom-ordered-pay <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dennis_isham.jpg" alt="Dennis Isham" title="Dennis Isham" align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> Harriman Police Department&rsquo;s drug fund is getting a boost thanks to the couple accused of having sex in the restroom at the Dollar General Market.</p> <p> Lindsey Ramsey and Dennis Isham were charged with public indecency for the alleged intercourse along with one count each of simple possession.</p> <p> The case was resolved in Roane County General Sessions Court on Monday.</p> <p> Ramsey and Isham both pleaded guilty to attempted simple possession. They were fined $250 and placed on supervised probation for six months.</p> DOG DAYS http://www.roanecounty.com/content/dog-days <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dog_show_1.jpg" alt="Debora Donahue and her 10 1/2-year-old Australian shepherd, Glory, are among those at Roane State Saturday who took part in the Tennessee Australian Shepherd Club’s annual event. " title="Debora Donahue and her 10 1/2-year-old Australian shepherd, Glory, are among those at Roane State Saturday who took part in the Tennessee Australian Shepherd Club’s annual event. " align="left" hspace="6" width="109" height="85" /> Smoother ride on some roads in Rockwood http://www.roanecounty.com/content/smoother-ride-some-roads-rockwood <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/paving.jpg" alt="A portion of Kingston Avenue is among the streets in Rockwood up for paving this year." title="A portion of Kingston Avenue is among the streets in Rockwood up for paving this year." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> Drivers no longer have a bumpy ride traveling down Delozier Lane in Rockwood.</p> <p> The city of Rockwood paved its portion in late April. It&rsquo;s just one of a small number of paving projects the city is doing with the $120,000 it budgeted this fiscal year for paving.</p> <p> &ldquo;It is much nicer,&rdquo; said Glenda Hill. &ldquo;It was getting pretty rough. It is nice. It is really nice. They did a good job.&rdquo;</p> <p> Hill has lived on Delozier Lane about 16 years, and it&rsquo;s the first time she recalls any paving work on the road.</p> Aid sought for Brickyard Springs, center needs http://www.roanecounty.com/content/aid-sought-brickyard-springs-center-needs <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brickyardsprings07.jpg" alt="Amenities at Brickyard Springs are among the improvements on tap if Rockwood receives a $250,000 grant the city recently applied for." title="Amenities at Brickyard Springs are among the improvements on tap if Rockwood receives a $250,000 grant the city recently applied for." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Rockwood City Council has applied for a $250,000 Local Parks and Recreation Fund grant to help with improvements at Rockwood Community Center&rsquo;s basketball court, pool, and Brickyard Springs.</p> <p> If awarded, half of the money will be matched from the city&rsquo;s general fund.</p> <p> The Council discussed the matter during a special-called meeting last month.</p> <p> The item that had the most discussion was the city&rsquo;s pool at the community center.</p> <p> If the grant is awarded, Rockwood&rsquo;s outdoor pool will become enclosed.</p>