Here is today’s news, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:
From WRCB Channel 3…
The woman who was placed on Hamilton County’s 12 Most Wanted list on April 1st was apprehended on Monday.
Tamekia Nicole Postell (Harris) was wanted for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault charges.
Investigators say Postell was caught in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday morning.
She is currently awaiting extradition proceedings to return to Hamilton County.
Postell was wanted in connection to a Chattanooga Police Department investigation.
From the Chattanoogan…
TDOT contract crews completed repairs on the bridge on I-75 South over I-24 West in Chattanooga at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday.
The bridge has been restored to two lanes.
TDOT will perform minor work, such as milling and paving, later this week. This work will require short-term closures and be done during non-peak hours.
From the Cleveland Daily Banner…
Autumn Hughes reports: It seems hardly a week goes by without local law enforcement agencies asking for the public’s help in finding a missing juvenile.
With so many youngsters — mainly teenagers — reported missing on a regular basis, authorities have had to develop new strategies to find them and bring them home safely.
According to Lt. David Shoemaker, a detective with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, since 2017 there have been approximately 80 runaway cases assigned to BCSO for followup. Among those, all from 2017 were closed and all but two from 2018 were closed. The 2019 figures can change on an almost-daily basis.
As for why youngsters are running away, Shoemaker said most “are kids that are facing some kind of disciplinary action” from parents, school or law enforcement.
Shoemaker added that based on interviews with teens who are found and return home, there is no evidence to support any internet-based runaway “challenge” and none have cited human trafficking as the reason for their disappearance.