Monday , 18 February 2019

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From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

The Cleveland City Council will vote today on a resolution earmarking funds for infrastructure work at Cleveland State Community College.

The regularly scheduled meeting will be at 3 p.m. at the Municipal Building, following its 1 p.m. work session.

The proposed $250,000 funding will be for projects related to construction of a new building at the community college, including sidewalk construction and storm water management.

The Bradley County Commission recently voted to approve $250,000 in funding for the community college.

During its last meeting, Dr. Bill Seymour, president of CSCC, told Council members he is seeking $2.5 million in matching funds for the construction of a new building at the college. The funds will be used to build a new $20 million health and sciences building as well as a $5 million renovation of the Mary T. Barker Humanities Building. Earlier this year, included in the state budget were $25.5 million in funds to be allocated to CSCC. The community college was the only one in Tennessee to receive such funding. The projects are  the first major ones since the community college opened some 50 years ago.

Also from The Banner…

A Cleveland man was arrested and charged Thursday on two counts of statutory rape in connection to an incident that occurred last year.

According to a Bradley County Sheriff’s Office report, Patrick Roy Carroll, 24, of 2043 Wynwood Drive,  had an active arrest warrant related to the incident, which took place on Oct.29.

He was arrested after sheriff’s deputies located him in a fast food restaurant on Paul Huff Parkway.

He was transported to the Bradley County Jail where he remains on a $10,000 bond.

From WRCB Channel 3…

A Chattanooga man is behind bars on a charge of attempted murder after he stabbed another man.

Chattanooga Police officers were called to an aggravated assault on Patten Parkway around 1:30 am Sunday.

When officers arrived, they found a man bleeding from a stab wound on his middle back, the arrest affidavit explained. EMS advised that the man had possibly been stabbed in the lung.

The victim told officers that the suspect, Richard Terrell Smith, 58, followed him on his bike to Patten Parkway. The affidavit explained that when they both stopped, Smith began acting aggressively towards the victim. The victim turned around to grab his belongings when Smith stabbed him with a knife that was described as being around 3 inches long, the arrest report said. Officers were unable to find the weapon.

The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Smith was found nearby. He was arrested and faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and tampering with or fabricating evidence. His bond is set at $115,000 dollars.

From NewsChannel 9…

One of the rides at Lake Winnie is closed for repairs after it stopped with riders on board Saturday afternoon.

Talley Green, spokesperson for the amusement park, says the Sea Warrior stopped for approximately five minutes.

We’re told no one was hurt, and the ride will be out of operation until repairs are completed.