Clarksville, TN – On June 1st, 2016, Clarksville Parks and Recreation Maintenance employee Mr. Charles Jackson was performing maintenance work in a restroom on the first floor of City Hall.
While he was working, Mr. Jackson was the victim of a health incident that caused him to fall from a ladder rendering him unconscious and unresponsive.
Clarksville Police Department warns Clarksvillians of the Dangers of Leaving Children and Pets in Unattended Vehicles
Clarksville, TN – With the summer heat in full gear, it is necessary to address leaving children and pets in unattended vehicles that are not running. It takes a matter of minutes for the inside of a car to heat up and become deadly for a child or animal.
According to a 2012 article by Melissa Crumish, from the DMV, “since 1998, 529 children have died in the United States from hyperthermia (heat stroke) after being left inside unattended vehicles. (http://www.dmv.org/articles/safety-laws-on-children-pets-and-vehicles/#sthash.JajE2qnX.dpuf).”
Clarksville, TN – According to the Clarksville Police Department, in the past week, there have been three reported incidents of vehicle burglaries with lawn care businesses as the victims.
The thieves wait until the lawn care vehicles are left unattended and grab various lawn care equipment, knowing that the equipment is not secure.
May is Stroke Month
Dallas, TX – You don’t need superpowers to be a hero when it comes to stroke, you just need to pay attention to the risk factors and know the warning signs.
“Stroke is largely preventable and treatable,” said Mary Ann Bauman, M.D., chair of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. “The best way to beat a stroke is to never have one – about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. The second best way to beat a stroke is to identify one immediately when it occurs and call 911.”
For American Stroke Month this May, the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke™ initiative, nationally sponsored by Medtronic, offers five things everyone should know to be a Stroke Hero.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is searching for a missing adult male and is requesting public assistance. The missing man is 80-year-old Ewing Claxton from Clarksville.
Claxton was last seen at his residence at 33 Hillsboro Road at 1:30pm today, Sunday, April 24th, 2016. He left on a blue 10 speed bicycle and he never leaves the house alone.
Nashville, TN – With the first serious cold weather storm front of 2016 headed toward Tennessee tonight, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents about the need for increased efforts to protect themselves, their families and their friends from winter weather-related harm.
“We all need to take these potentially deadly winter weather activities and storms seriously, and use warnings as an opportunity to prepare and think differently than our normal routine to prevent a tragedy,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Nonviolent inmate Christopher Poore walks off work detail
Clarksville, TN – A nonviolent inmate has walked off of a work detail in the Woodlawn, TN area, west of Purple Heart Parkway.
Deputies are currently searching the area of Highway 79/Dover Road between Lylewood Road and Lake Road.
Christopher Alan Poore, 21, is a white male, 6’0, 135 lbs with short blonde hair and brown eyes. Poore is a nonviolent offender. He is serving time for theft of property and criminal trespass.
Afternoon heat index values are expected to be 100 to 105 degrees Today through Sunday.
Nashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) says there is a potential for severe thunderstorms tonight across Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as Middle Tennessee as a complex of showers and thunderstorms is expected to move into the mid state in association with an established northwesterly upper level flow pattern aloft.
The storm prediction center in Norman, OK has placed locations generally around and northeast of a Erin to Franklin to McMinnville line in an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms.
Clarksville, TN – On May 6th, 2015, the Clarksville Police Department sent out a release on vacant home burglaries. CPD Criminal Investigations reports that multiple burglaries at vacant homes have recently been reported in Clarksville.
CPD encourages the owners or neighbors of vacant homes that are for sale, rent or being renovated to report suspicious activity.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) is working this summer to raise awareness about how to prevent the deaths of children trapped in hot cars. A recent report concluded Tennessee is in the top 10 states for death of children due to hot vehicles, claiming 23 deaths from 1998-2014.
“As summer temperatures are soaring into the 90s, it is critically important that we raise awareness about this issue. Across the country, as of the middle of June, there have been five child vehicular heat stroke deaths this year,” said Speaker Harwell. “We need to get the message to all Tennesseans that it’s dangerous to leave your child unattended in your vehicle, even for a minute.”
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