Thursday , 18 July 2019

Tuesday, August 14th

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Topping our news today…

On Sunday, August 5th, at 9:06AM, CPD responded to 110 Stuckey Dr. NW, Lot 1 in reference to a runaway juvenile. Upon arrival, Wanda Sherman advised that her granddaughter, Tracy Sherman (Benji), ran away from home for the 4th time. Tracy is described as a white female, 17 years old, with brown hair, blue eyes, and weighing approximately 115 pounds. Ms. Sherman stated that Tracy is currently on probation for the previous unruly incidents. Her location is unknown at this time. Tracy Sherman has been entered into NCIC as missing. If you have any information on Tracy’s whereabouts, please contact Detective Daniel Gibbs at 423-559-3393.

From NewsChannel 9…

A preliminary report from the NTSB is raising even more questions after a Florida man died after being hit in the head by a propeller blade at Cleveland Regional Jetport airport last month.

Cleveland police told us that on July 26th, 69-year-old Lenny Kramer and his wife had flown themselves into the jetport on a Cessna 182P and were visiting from Florida.

The NTSB report says that after running errands, the couple returned to the airport to fly to Blairsville, Georgia.

The report says that Lenny was performing a preflight inspection when his wife heard the “propeller move,” which she described as unusual and heard the engine make a noise like it was starting or trying to do so. That’s when she saw her husband fall to the ground.

She told authorities that she thought the propeller stopped then, and she went for help. Lenny Kramer was taken by Life Force to the hospital, but died of his injuries.

The report also states that she told authorities the ignition key was in her husband’s pocket at the time of the accident.

Also from NewsChannel 9…

A popular swimming hole in McMinn County has been shut down for good.

The McMinn County Circuit Court issued the order on Wednesday, August 8, saying that they found Blue Cove Hideaway to be a “public nuisance, detrimental to the public welfare and safety”.

The statement echoes Sheriff Joe Guy, who called it a public nuisance after two drownings and several people got hurt from jumping off a platform.

Blue Cove Hideaway had been temporarily closed since June 29.

The order goes on to say that owners Charles and Enola Womac do not have a valid business license, and that they had been operating an organized camp.

Womac said, Monday, that he thinks the decision is unfair. He says he only wants to provide a place where families and young people can hang out.

The order also says they had been operating a food services business without a valid permit, something health officials say they had cited for several times in the past.

The court has issued a permanent injunction to keep the Womacs from “owning, operating and permitting any further nuisance at the property.”