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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Celebrate U.S. Army’s 244th Birthday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY –  The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, soldiers, leaders, tenant units and distinguished civilian guests gathered for a ceremony to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 244th birthday, June 13th, 2019 on Fort Campbell.

The theme for the Army’s birthday this year was “America’s Army: Honoring the Call to Service from D-Day to Today.” The theme was very fitting for the “Screaming Eagle” division, as 85 Soldiers just returned from 10 days in Carentan, Normandy, France.

Col. Clair Gill (center), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commander, Support, is joined by Fort Campbell's oldest Soldier, Lt. Col. John McDonough (right), assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and youngest Soldier, Pvt. Justin Davila (left), of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for a cake cutting ceremony marking the 244th Army Birthday. (Pfc. John Simpson, 101st Airborne Division)

Col. Clair Gill (center), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commander, Support, is joined by Fort Campbell’s oldest Soldier, Lt. Col. John McDonough (right), assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and youngest Soldier, Pvt. Justin Davila (left), of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for a cake cutting ceremony marking the 244th Army Birthday. (Pfc. John Simpson, 101st Airborne Division)

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Clarksville Police Captain Scott Thornton rescues injured Owl

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department reports it turned out to be an injured owl’s lucky day.

Captain Scott Thornton, CPD, was headed to work this morning and came across an injured owl on Salem Road. It was sitting in the middle of the road and unable to fly.

As Captain Thornton stopped to try and help, the owl managed to limp its way off the road into the wood line.

The Owl rescued by Clarksville Police Captain Scott Thornton.

The Owl rescued by Clarksville Police Captain Scott Thornton.

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Clarksville Police report missing person Michael Westerman found

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) has been in contact with Michael Westerman and he is safe and unharmed. Thanks to everyone for helping CPD get the word out.

Westerman went missing on June 10th, 2019 when he left his home to go to Walmart at 1680 Fort Campbell Boulevard. He did not return home.

Westerman is safe and no longer missing.

Michael Westerman

Michael Westerman

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Clarksville Police trying to Identify Suspects Fraudulently Cashing Over $5,000 in Checks

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying suspects involved with fraudulently cashing over $5,000 in stolen checks. An ID taken from a vehicle burglary and was used to cash checks stolen during a residential theft.

CPD are trying to identify the suspects in the photos involved with cashing the checks.

Clarksville Police are trying to identify the three suspects in this photo for fraudulently cashing checks.

Clarksville Police are trying to identify the three suspects in this photo for fraudulently cashing checks.

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Clarksville Transit System takes part in BELL Academy

 

Travel training helps low-vision children navigate bus system

Clarksville Transit SystemClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Transit System (CTS) participated in the NFB BELL Academy, a National Federation of the Blind program that helps blind and low-vision children to be more confident and independent for the third straight year.

Last Friday, on the final day of the week long camp hosted at Austin Peay State University, CTS staff trained more than 15 academy participants on how to navigate the transit system.

Paul Nelson, Clarksville Transit System transportation manager, explains to a girl how to navigate the transit system during the BELL Academy, a National Federation of the Blind program hosted June 3-7 at APSU. More than 15 participants with varying degrees of vision loss received training on how to navigate the transit system as part of the camp, which included arts and crafts, sports and recreational activities, community field trips, and other fun activities. (CTS)

Paul Nelson, Clarksville Transit System transportation manager, explains to a girl how to navigate the transit system during the BELL Academy, a National Federation of the Blind program hosted June 3-7 at APSU. More than 15 participants with varying degrees of vision loss received training on how to navigate the transit system as part of the camp, which included arts and crafts, sports and recreational activities, community field trips, and other fun activities. (CTS)

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American Heart Association says being Overweight as a Teen may be associated with higher risk of Heart Muscle Disease in Adulthood

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A large study of Swedish men found that those who were even mildly overweight around age 18 were more likely develop cardiomyopathy in adulthood — an uncommon heart muscle condition that can cause heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

The study examined data on height, weight and overall fitness from a Swedish registry of 1,668,893 men who enlisted in compulsory military service between 1969 and 2005, when the men were 18 or 19.

Being overweight may cause higher blood pressure and changes to the heart’s structure, even in young adults. (American Heart Association)

Being overweight may cause higher blood pressure and changes to the heart’s structure, even in young adults. (American Heart Association)

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Clarksville Police are searching for missing person Michael Westerman

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are trying looking for missing person Michael Westerman. Westerman is a white/male, age 61, height 5’11” and weighs 250lbs.

He was last seen by a family member on Monday, June 10th, 2019 around 7:30 when he was leaving his Pine Mountain Road residence headed to Walmart, 1680 Fort Campbell Boulevard. He did not return home even though he was slated to fly out of town on the same day.

Michael Westerman has been missing since Monday, June 10th according to Clarksville Police.

Michael Westerman has been missing since Monday, June 10th according to Clarksville Police.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation announces I-40 Weekend Lane Closures in Cheatham County for Bridge Repair

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTKingston Springs, TN – Starting June 14th, 2019 a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) bridge repair project on the Beech Hill Road overpass at mile marker 189 will cause weekend delays on I-40. Drivers are asked to plan ahead.

The work will require lane closures for two weekends.

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Family of four receives new home from Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – On Sunday, June 9th, 2019 a dedication ceremony was held by Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County for its 97th Clarksville home.

Overlia Williams, Mario Owens, and daughters KeVi and Anna were joined by more than 50 supporters and family members at the dedication.

Mario Owens and Overlia Williams with the key to their new home.

Mario Owens and Overlia Williams with the key to their new home.

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Clarksville City Council Committee starts work on legislative agenda

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Input from citizens about issues and priorities the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County should recommend to local members of the Tennessee General Assembly is wanted by the City Council ad-hoc committee.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present unified list of Statehouse priorities.

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County to present unified list of Statehouse priorities.

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