Austin Peay State University redefining first-year experience through “Foundations of Excellence” education project
Clarksville, TN – This academic year, Austin Peay State University is participating in a national higher education project known as “Foundations of Excellence.”
The project, sponsored by the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, will use a model of excellence to redefine the first-year college experience at Austin Peay.
Montgomery County, TN – In an effort to make the public aware of the animal problem in Montgomery County, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control has released the statistics on the intake, adoption and euthanasia.
In November, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control took in a total of 387 animals (151 cats, 226 dogs, 4 rabbits 2 lizards, and 3 pigs and 1 rooster).
Clarksville Police reports Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard near the Post Office
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports that the roadway is closed on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard near the Post Office (2031 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard) due to a fatal single-vehicle crash that was reported to dispatch at 5:08am.
The driver died at the scene of the crash. There were no other passengers. A few lanes are expected to open soon, but traffic will continue to be slow-moving until further notice.
Austin Peay State University professor receives $300,000 NSF grant to conduct research on innovative glass materials
Clarksville, TN – Crystalline materials form the foundation of virtually all electronic equipment, serve as the engine powering Silicon Valley and have enabled the modern computing revolution.
But despite their importance, crystalline materials, which include silicon and sapphire and are valued for their unique properties, are naturally rare and expensive to produce. By contrast glass materials, which do not arrange their atoms in a regular crystal structure, are inexpensive and easily produced.
Nashville TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Nashville man on charges of making a report of a bomb threat, knowing the report to be false.
At the request of 20th District Attorney General Glenn Funk, on September 16th, TBI Special Agents began investigating a threat that was made on September 12th, 2016 to blow up the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation building.
Nashville, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have obtained indictments for a former bank manager accused of misusing her position for financial benefit.
At the request of 20th District Attorney General Glenn Funk, TBI Agents began investigating Ashley Rubbert Comer (DOB 7-23-86) on May 20th, 2015. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Comer, while working as the interim manager of NGH Credit Union, opened loans in the names of family and friends without their consent and accessed the funds for her personal use.
Clarksville, TN – On December 1st, 2016 the Clarksville Police Department made the public aware of a check scam. There were several responses to the scam alert.
First, an off-duty Detective was approached by the suspect with the same story at a local business and was able to collect photos. Two of the three victims positively identified him as the same suspect that approached them.
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports an unknown male who identified himself as Officer Smith called the victim and stated her son-in-law was arrested for speeding and the agency found drugs inside his car.
Officer Smith stated they needed money to release him from jail. Over the next several weeks the victim was scammed out of $25,000. The money was taken from several credit cards and bank accounts, on numerous days over several transactions.
Clarksville, TN – Detective Channing Bartel with the Clarksville Police Department is trying to identify two suspects involved in a Vehicle Burglary and is requesting public assistance.
On November 24th, 2016, the victim, who lives off Exit 4, reported that her car had been broken into the night before. The suspects took her credit card and tried to use it at an ATM but failed (ATM was located at Planters Bank 76 Connector).
American Heart Association reports Clinic Readings may underestimate Blood Pressure during Daily Activities
American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report
Dallas, TX – Around the clock monitoring during daily activity revealed masked, or undetected, high blood pressure among otherwise healthy adults who had normal readings in the clinic, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
The reverse of “white coat hypertension” (higher blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office than outside the clinic setting), “masked hypertension” is normal blood pressure in the doctor’s office but high readings outside of the office.
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