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Dodging the Roadkill: Reading Traffic

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the first things I ever noticed about riding a motorcycle was what I saw other drivers doing behind the wheel.  Having to be so aware of my surroundings, I’m able to see what other motorists are doing, BESIDES driving their vehicle.

I guess it’s just the nature of the beast.  You MUST keep your eyes out for danger.  I learned very quickly that most all of the other traffic was driving distracted.  And I don’t just mean the cell phone.  

Everything from putting on makeup, to holding a sandwich in one hand and a drink in the other.  It just seems to be the way of the world, that we must be “multi tasking” while driving.  It sucks for bikers!  

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

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Clarksville Police are looking for Isaiah Pollock for Criminal Homicide

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are looking for Isaiah Pollock, age 19, of Clarksville who has an active Criminal Homicide warrant for the shooting death of Cameron Rosario Ortiz.

During the course of the investigation it was discovered Isaiah Pollock met with Cameron Rosario Ortiz to sell him marijuana. It was further determined Isaiah Pollock shot and killed Cameron Rosario Ortiz during the drug transaction.

Isaiah Pollock is wanted by Clarksville Police for the shooting death of Cameron Rosario Ortiz.

Isaiah Pollock is wanted by Clarksville Police for the shooting death of Cameron Rosario Ortiz.

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Dodging the Roadkill: Accountability

 

*Editor’s Note:  This is an article from our motorcycle blog, Dodging the Roadkill*

Dodging the RoadkillClarksville, TN – I shared this image on Facebook recently and it’s been viewed from my account, 75,000 times.  It obviously struck the same cord with you that it struck with me.  It caused me to write this post. 

When I began this journey, I took it VERY seriously.  Not only was it a financial decision, but it was a safety issue.  I was 63 years old when I entered this lifestyle and there were questions.

Could I still ride a motorcycle?  Was I strong enough, were my reactions still sharp, did I have the stamina?  I felt that I could answer “yes” to all of those concerns.  Even though there are many factors that are completely out of my control, I knew that I wanted this, I NEEDED this and I was DEFINITELY going to do this and I KNEW it was dangerous.

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Austin Peay State University Student-Athletes participate in APPLE Training Institute

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Promoting and ensuring student-athlete wellness is a priority for Austin Peay State University, and in January, two student-athletes got the unique opportunity to participate in the APPLE Training Institute, which promotes wellness and substance abuse prevention for all student-athletes.

Sophomore tight end Trey Pruitt, of the football team, and sophomore setter MiMi Arrington, of the volleyball team, along with Athletic Trainer Lindsey Gamble and Academic Coordinator Ryan Combs traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the 2018 APPLE Training Institute.

Austin Peay Student-Athletes went to Charlottesville, VA to take park in the 2018 APPLE Training Institute. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Student-Athletes went to Charlottesville, VA to take park in the 2018 APPLE Training Institute. (APSU Sports Information)

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Clarksville Police Are Looking for Two Men with Warrants with Extensive Criminal Histories

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are looking for two men, with warrants, involved in a home invasion which occurred on Beech Street, November 25th, 2017, around 9:00pm.

The two men, who knew the victim, forced their way into a Beech Street residence and a fight ensued resulting in a man being assaulted. At one point during the confrontation, a handgun was brandished. The men left the scene prior to officers arrival.

The two men have been identified as: Darius Jaron Kehoe, 23 and Deaundre Maurice Catlett, 28.

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TBI Lab receives Evidence containing Dangerous Drug Combinations

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division are concerned about recent evidence submissions to the TBI crime lab.

Two different pieces of evidence from ongoing drug cases contained a deadly combination of drugs, and Agents are worried that there are more lethal blends of drugs being sold and used that will have deadly consequences.

This a toxic mix of drugs that Forensic Scientists in the TBI labs have rarely, if ever, seen in evidence submissions.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received two different pieces of evidence from ongoing drug cases contained a deadly combination of drugs.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received two different pieces of evidence from ongoing drug cases contained a deadly combination of drugs.

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Tennessee State Trooper Makes Traffic Stop and Discovers 11 Pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine/Ice

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, Trooper Donnie Clark of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) Chattanooga District stopped a gray 2014 Chevrolet Malibu on I-24 in Coffee County for a traffic violation.

The driver, Shannon Baxter of Indianapolis, Indiana was not cooperative answering the trooper’s questions. This behavior along with the actions by the passenger caused Trooper Clark to become suspicious of criminal activity possibly being conducted. Consent to search the vehicle was requested by the trooper and denied by the driver.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Donnie Clark arrests two drug traffickers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Donnie Clark arrests two drug traffickers.

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TBI’s Drug Investigation Division issues Public Warning after Troubling Lab Submissions

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Drug Investigation Division (DID) is urging public caution, especially among recreational drug users, following recent evidence submissions to two TBI crime laboratories.

Several sample of cocaine, submitted by law enforcement agencies in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee in recent months, also tested positive for fentanyl, a powerful, narcotic painkiller, or one of its dangerous analogs.

Previously, fentanyl had primarily been identified in samples of heroin or in clandestine pills compounded to resemble legitimate prescription opioids.

Recent samples of cocaine recovered in Tennessee have tested positive for fentanyl, a powerful, narcotic painkiller.

Recent samples of cocaine recovered in Tennessee have tested positive for fentanyl, a powerful, narcotic painkiller.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 5

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 5 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Leaders Call for Increased Awareness about Fentanyl

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Fentanyl: It’s here; it’s deadly and not just illegal users are at risk. Along with fentanyl there are other, more powerful drugs like carfentanil that are being used in counterfeiting legal drugs like Percocet and even counterfeiting of illegal heroin.

That’s the message leaders from the Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security provided today during a press conference at TBI headquarters in Nashville.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it's Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

Tennessee Leaders say Misuse of the Powerful Drug Fentanyl and it’s Derivatives are Causing Overdoses and Deaths.

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