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Friday, June 30th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Friday, June 30th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Topping our news today…

A cooperative project between Bradley County and the city of Cleveland aims to create a safe access across a busy intersection to several outdoor recreation opportunities.

A push button activated traffic signal will be installed at Keith and 20th streets that will give pedestrians and bicyclists a safe crossing at the heavily used intersection. Keith Street is a major four lane traffic artery and a barrier to pedestrians and bicyclists attempting a safe crossing.

The Bradley County Health Department was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Health. Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis presented the check Wednesday to Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland. The city will install the pedestrian protected traffic signal and provide any additional funding.

Amy Davenport, health educator with the Bradley County Health Department, applied for and received the grant. The city and county mayors approved the intersection project.

From WRCB Channel 3…

Nearly 800,000 Tennesseans are expected to hit the road for the July 4th holiday weekend, and travelers will see the cheapest gas prices in more than a decade, but those low prices may not last forever.

Gas prices are also expected to be about 12-cents lower this July 4th holiday than they were on New Year’s Day.

July 4th travelers will actually see the cheapest prices in 12 years.

While the price of gas may be lower, the tax you pay for each gallon will soon increase. On Saturday, July 1st the new gas tax will take effect. The tax places an additional 4-cent increase on gas per gallon this year.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

A Bradley County man has been charged with auto theft after he attempted to steal an ambulance from the parking lot at the north Walmart, according to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

David Cook, 48, of Francisco Road in Georgetown, reportedly tried to leave the parking lot in the ambulance around 11 p.m. According to Bradley County Emergency Medical Service Director Shawn Fairbanks, there were two BCEMS employees in the vehicle when Cook jumped in.

The BCEMS director said an employee in the passenger seat was able to reach over, put the ambulance in park, rip the keys out of the ignition switch and stop the vehicle. Fairbanks added she was able to get on the radio and call 911 and report the attempted theft. He added the driver, who was inside Walmart, heard that come across his radio and ran outside to help stop the theft.

The ambulance crew was able to keep Cook in their custody until the police arrived. He eventually complained of not feeling well, and was transported to Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland, where he stayed until able to be taken to the Bradley County Justice Center.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website, mymix1041.com, powered by Pioneer Credit. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.

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