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.
Clarksville, TN – On August 9th, 2015 Liperial “ Savon” Easterling (a 21-year-old Soldier stationed at Fort Campbell, KY) returned home to his residence at 2862 Teakwood Drive and as he approached his front door he was shot and killed.
Today, Clarksville Police has charged 22-year-old Emmanuel Wallace with Murder – 1st Degree/Felony Murder, Felony Murder, Robbery – Aggravated, and Drugs – Simple Possession/Casual Exchange. His total bond amount is $501,000.
Clarksville Police Department sends kudos to Mulligan’s Wine and Spirits for their Crime Prevention Efforts
Due to Mulligan’s door locking system, a thief was caught red handed.
Clarksville, TN – On September 18th, 2015 at 10:36pm, a Clarksville Police Officer responded to a Theft Of Property Shoplifting at the 2200 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard (Mulligan’s Wine and Spirits).
The complainant advised that the suspect, Ina Tucker, concealed two bottles of Tequila in a bag and attempted to leave the store, passing the point of sale.
Disease that Can Destroy Livers on the Rise
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is issuing a public health advisory urging residents to increase their awareness about Hepatitis C, a life-threatening disease spread by direct contact with blood from an infected person.
The rate of acute Hepatitis C cases in Tennessee has more than tripled in the last seven years, and the steadily increasing number of cases may only represent “the tip of the iceberg” of the state’s Hepatitis-C epidemic, according to TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials have placed Trooper Mark D. Williams on discretionary leave with pay, effective immediately, pending an ongoing criminal investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and an internal investigation by the department’s Inspectional Services Bureau (ISB).
TBI agents arrested Trooper Williams on drug charges Friday morning in Lauderdale County. All departmental equipment including weapons, badges and commission card were secured following the arrest and pending the investigations.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 26th-28th. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.
Operation Dry Water is held on the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Operation Dry Water is being held for the seventh year after being started by the NASBLA in 2009.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports 22 People Indicted in Joint Middle Tennessee Drug Investigation
Nashville, TN – Investigators from The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and the Murfreesboro Police Department have obtained indictments for 22 individuals accused of being involved in a large-scale drug operation.
Beginning in July 2014, the three agencies embarked on a cooperative, large-scale effort, involving numerous overtime hours and resources, to develop information related to the sale and distribution of heroin and cocaine throughout Middle Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Police Department to Conduct High-Visibility Enforcement during National Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence
Operation Dry Water – June 26th-28th, 2015
Clarksville, TN – As the summer recreational boating season gets into full swing, the Clarksville Police Department is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on Boating Under the Influence.
The annual three-day, heightened awareness and enforcement campaign, Operation Dry Water, focuses on deterring boaters from boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Tennessee Department of Health urges Everyone to Protect Themselves and Others from Cold Weather Deaths
11 Tennesseans tragically lost to hypothermia since start of 2015
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to stay warm and protect themselves, friends and family members from deadly hypothermia as another round of severe cold weather impacts the state.
A preliminary review of January and February 2015 fatalities indicates more than one-third of 30 cold weather-related deaths in Tennessee have been attributed to hypothermia, caused when the body’s core temperature drops to unsafe levels.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are warning residents that alcohol and certain drugs increase the risk for hypothermia.
The condition occurs when the body’s core temperature drops to 95° or lower and its effects can be deadly.
A total of 13,419 hypothermia-related fatalities were recorded in the U.S. in the last decade. «Read the rest of this article»
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