From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Thursday, January 11th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.
Topping our news today…
Investigators have made an arrest in connection to thefts of multiple storage units.
Detectives began investigating the thefts after various items were reported stolen across Bradley County during the months of November and December, 2017. While interviewing a person of interest, the subject admitted to cutting locks, gaining entry, and taking several items from numerous storage units.
Various stolen items were located and seized by personnel in the Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, which resulted in those items being matched with incident reports.
Adam Russell Creighton, age 40, of Cleveland, TN faces the following criminal charges: (10) counts of Burglary, (2) counts of Vandalism, and Violation of Probation
Creighton is also being considered as a suspect in an additional burglary of an Antiquities business currently being investigated by detectives.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Cleveland State Community College will soon be implementing a system to allow graduates of certain programs to receive warranties for their degrees.
The Tennessee Board of Regents, which governs all of the state’s community colleges, recently approved a warranty program to guarantee “that future graduates of technical programs demonstrate skills identified in their curriculums.”
Beginning with students starting new programs during the fall 2018 semester, graduates from select areas of study will be given warranty cards along with their diplomas.
This warranty will apply to graduates of any TBR institution who earn an associate of applied science degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit. Along with Cleveland State, this will be offered at any of the state’s other 12 community colleges or 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.
If a graduate and his or her employer believe the graduate did not learn the skills promised by the college program in question, they will be able to jointly fill out a warranty claim form. Once this warranty redemption is approved, the graduate will be able to receive free retraining.
The warranty will be valid for one year from the date of graduation, and the retraining will occur at the college where the graduate earned the credential, at the college’s expense.
TBR officials say the idea behind this is to show the faith it has in its programs, while also helping ensure graduates are successful in the workplace.
From the Chattanoogan…
After a brief warmup, Chattanooga could be in for some snow this weekend. The high is expected to reach almost 60 on Friday before cooling off quickly. A Winter Storm Watch has already been issued for West Tennessee with ice and snow due on Thursday. Snow is expected to reach Chattanooga late Friday night or early Saturday.
From News Channel 9…
Durham Bus Services says two children were left unattended on a bus at the Dodds Avenue bus lot on Tuesday morning. The children’s mother is employed there as a bus monitor, and is allowed to bring her children to work with her and put them on the bus to go to school, according to Hamilton County Department of Education policy. A Durham spokesperson says they are gathering statements, and disciplinary action will be pending.
According to Kate Walden, a Durham spokesperson, drivers are supposed to check buses to make sure there aren’t any children left behind. Walden says knowingly leaving children behind is a terminable offense.
Walden says the bus driver had to use a spare bus Tuesday.
The mother is a Durham bus monitor and tells NewsChannel 9 every morning, she brings her kids with her to work. She puts them on their bus with the driver at 6 a.m. before she starts her work day on a different route. The mother says her 13-year-old daughter texted her at 6:20 Tuesday morning saying the driver left her and her seven-year-old brother.
According to the letter the mother wrote to Durham, the driver told a dispatcher there weren’t any children on the original bus after he switched to a spare bus because of maintenance issues. The mother says she contacted the dispatcher after her daughter contacted her. The dispatcher found her two children safe, but alone on the bus around 6:50.
This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.