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Topping our news today…
Early Saturday morning, deputies performed a routine traffic stop in the East Cleveland area which netted a fugitive warrant arrest, several seizures, and multiple charges.
David Edward Dunn, age 49, of Greenville, TN was stopped due to a missing tag light.
The results of this traffic stop yielded a stolen handgun, one half pound of marijuana, three quarters of a pound of methamphetamine, and over $12,000 in cash. Upon further investigation outstanding warrants were located out of Johnson City TN on Mr. Dunn for three counts of Aggravated Kidnapping.
Dunn was booked into the Bradley County Jail.
Also in news today…
At the Bradley County Commission meeting last night, the Court Clerk’s, Parks and Recreation, and Sheriff’s Department’s budgets were approved. The commission also went on record as being in favor of being a broadband community. This comes one week after representatives from Volunteer Energy Cooperative presented to the commission the idea of bringing Broadband to Bradley County. Watch the Bradley County Commission, as well as all other local government meetings, on the Mix 104.1 WCLE Facebook page.
From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…
If you hear a loud squeal on your phone, TV or radio Wednesday, relax. It’s just a test.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said in a news release there will be a national test of the emergency alert system Wednesday afternoon.
FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission will test the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System by sending a wireless alert to mobile devices at 2:18 p.m. EDT and a message for radio and TV broadcast at 2:20 p.m.
Mobile devices will display the message as a Presidential Alert and will read: THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.
The TV and radio test is expected to last one minute and will allow FEMA to verify the delivery and broadcast of a national test message and assess the infrastructure for its distribution.
Also from the Chattanooga Times Free Press…
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann says Oak Ridge National Laboratory and nearby federal facilities will receive the highest dollar amount ever from new legislation that also aids Chattanooga.
Fleischmann, R-Tenn., said the measures include continued funding for the Chattanooga ORNL office as the lab moves ahead with collaborative efforts with EPB and other local entities.
He said the Chattanooga link with ORNL is the thing he’s most proud of. EPB continues to grow its partnership. The office, opened in 2016, is located at EPB’s downtown headquarters and has delved into issues such as power grid security.
Fleischmann said the entire Oak Ridge reservation, including ORNL, the Y-12 National Security Complex and the East Tennessee Technology Park, typically receives about $3 billion annually.
With passage of the new spending package, that figure jumps to more than $4.5 billion, he said.
Also, the legislation, signed into law by President Donald Trump, includes $117.7 million for continued construction of the new Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga.