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Local News for Monday, February 21st

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From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Thursday night near the Lee University campus, according to the Cleveland Police Department. The incident took place at approximately 7:05 p.m. on the 1100 block of North Ocoee Street.

The pedestrian, Evan Neel, was transported by EMS to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said. According to the CPD, the driver of a Nissan ATS, Kailan Andersen, said “she was traveling north on North Ocoee, and couldn’t see the road due to the rain.” 

“She stated she stopped and realized she had hit a pedestrian,” the CPD said. As of late Friday afternoon, Feb. 18, it was unclear if the two individuals involved in the incident were Lee University students.  The university referred all questions to the CPD.

Also from the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: A recent financial audit of Cleveland’s Museum Center at 5ive Points has determined the downtown history and cultural center has a clean bill of health, according to Lucy Rymer, the museum’s executive director.

It was one of several signs of a turnaround at the museum, which endured decreased revenues and visits during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The past year at the Museum Center has been one of rebirth, with an abundance of new events such as the Tennessee Songwriters Week, Music Under the Stars and the Ocoee Story Fest lining up the museum’s schedule.

From Local 3 News…

A published report says a federal indictment accuses a former Tennessee sheriff’s deputy of misusing funds.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported that the indictment unsealed last week in U.S. District Court charges former Knox County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy David Henderson with one count of conspiracy to commit program fraud.

The indictment says Henderson oversaw the narcotics unit for the sheriff’s office and routinely used money from the agency’s cash fund and a narcotics unit credit card for personal use, authorizing more than $138,000 in Apple products between 2011 and 2018.

Henderson entered a not guilty plea last week to the charge.