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Friday, June 5th

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From NewsChannel 9…

A Bradley County man charged in connection to a dog fight will now spend six years in prison for previous charges of robbery and conspiracy.

Matthew Garman’s Fighting or Baiting Animals charge is still pending, according to Attorney General Steve Crump.

Bradley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Garman on March 19 for Fighting or Baiting Animals.

From WRCB Channel 3…

Chattanooga police were notified Wednesday night of a man standing on a rooftop in the 1400 block of Market Street with what appeared to be an assault rifle.

Once police arrived, they confronted Kevin J. Leko, who had a rifle sticking out of a bag, and ordered him to drop the bag, police said.

Leko complied and police took him into custody.

In the bag, police found a broken down PA-224 with a loaded magazine in the lower, a loaded AK47, a loaded FN 9mm handgun, a loaded Glock 9mm handgun, a loaded Ruger Super Red Hawk revolver, various loaded magazines for each weapon (except the revolver) and six beers.

Police noticed that Leko appeared to be ‘very intoxicated based on his speech, movement, and the smell of beer coming from his breath.’

Leko told police he had been feeling very anxious lately because of the protests in town that had gone by his apartment building and watching the riots across the country.

He told police in the event the protests turned violent and people came to burn his building or kill him, he would be ready to defend himself.

Neighbors reportedly told police Leko didn’t make any threats or pointed his weapons at anyone, but they were very concerned.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: Cleveland remains an oasis of new-home construction in a nation where residential building has dried up due to job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blake Allison, president of the Ocoee Region Builders Association, said new-home construction is humming along, despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Cleveland Development and Engineering Office, residential construction permits have doubled since last year.

Although Cleveland is reporting brisk new-home construction, U.S. construction spending fell 2.9% in April, the largest drop in 18 months, with broad declines across all building activity as shutdowns hobbled projects and workers were told to stay home, according to The Associated Press.

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