Pedestrian Struck And Seriously Injured In Cleveland; Hit-And-Run Driver Caught

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured on Tuesday night in Cleveland.

Bradley County EMS was dispatched to a reported pedestrian struck at the intersection of 14th Street and Aurora Avenue at approximately 8 p.m. The 911 reports were that a black car had struck an adult male and fled the scene.

EMS responded one ambulance and a shift commander to the scene. During their response they visualized the suspect vehicle and reported its location to dispatch.

When responders arrived on the scene they found a 39-year-old man in serious condition lying in the roadway. It was determined that his condition would warrant treatment at a level 1 trauma center. A medical helicopter was requested to respond.  Erlanger's Lifeforce landed at the secure landing zone at Sky Ridge Medical Center.

The victim was stabilized by Bradley County EMS on the scene and transported emergency traffic to meet the helicopter. The male was loaded onto Lifeforce and flown to Erlanger in Chattanooga which is a level 1 trauma center.

A suspect vehicle was found and detained by the Cleveland Police Department.

At 8:40 p.m. an ambulance was dispatched to perform a checkup on the driver of the suspect vehicle. He was not transported.

The incident is being investigated by law enforcement.

Dog Saves Woman From Fire At Highway 58 Area

A homeowner reported that her dog saved her life early Friday morning. At 12:52 a.m. , the homeowner called 911 reporting a fire at 8411 Providence Road (Highway 58 area). The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived reporting a log cabin with flames coming through the roof. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire, but it was a challenge due to  ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BAILEY, JOHANNA R 6242 TELTHA LN CHATTANOOGA, 37415 46 Hamilton County PASSING WORTHLESS CHECK(S) BARERRA, RIGOBERTO 422 EAST 16TH STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37408 29 Chattanooga DRIVING WITHOUT DRIVERS LICENSE / EXPIRED LICENSE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REGISTRATION, EXPIRED BIBBS, DEMETRIUS ... (click for more)

Don't Be Quick To Discard Common Core

Let's not be too quick to discard Common Core. A recent article in the Tennessean on  Sunday detailed Common Core successes the Kingsport, Tennessee school system.  I encourage you to read it.  The article also noted that Tennessee was recently ranked as one of the fastest improving states in education after implementing portions of the Common Core curriculum ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Tubman Goat-Roping

Every spring there comes a bright day on the ranch when the straw-boss decrees a goat-roping should take place. What really happens is the veteran cowboys arm the greenhorns with some lariats late in the afternoon and take them to the pen that holds some Billy goats. This is before they get into bigger beasts -- horses and cattle – yet what appears to be easy most certainly is not. ... (click for more)

Football Mocs Receive No. 8 Seed For FCS Playoffs

The hugs, high fives and first pumps by the Tennessee at Chattanooga football players late Sunday morning let everyone know in Moc Nation that the Blue and Gold had received a highy-coveted seed and would be hosting a second round NCAA FCS playoff game Dec 6 at Finley Stadium at 1 p.m. "When the television announcers called our name as the No.8 seed (out of eight ... (click for more)

Missouri Hangs On, Turns Back Tennessee, 29-21

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Missouri pin-pricked Joshua Dobbs’ bubble of invincibility Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. The nationally ranked Tigers drove a stake in Tennessee’s heart with Maty Mauk’s 73-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt in the fourth quarter, held Dobbs in check most of the game and beat the Vols, 29-21, before 95,821 fans on a chilly night on the banks of the Tennessee ... (click for more)