HomeLocal News

Tuesday, December 29th

Here is today's news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland: Topping our news today, from WRCB Channel 3… Cleveland police are investiga

Here is today’s news on mymix1041.com, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland:

Topping our news today, from WRCB Channel 3…

Cleveland police are investigating a homicide after a body was found in the middle of a road on Monday evening.

Police spokesperson Sgt. Evie West says the body was found in the 100 block of Bernham Drive NW, following a report of shots being fired in the area.

Sgt. West says police arrived at the scene to find a person’s body in the middle of the road.

Sgt. West says the suspect left the scene in a 2008 tan Chevrolet Malibu and is not considered a danger to the public.

No names have been released at this time.

Sgt. West says the investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this case, please call the Cleveland Police Department at (423) 476-1121.

From NewsChannel 9…

Since the start of the pandemic, the coronavirus has separated many families with loved ones in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

But now, both Tennessee and Georgia are beginning to take steps to protect the vulnerable and eventually bring families back together.

On Tuesday, December 29th, Bradley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center will be one of the first nursing homes in our area to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the virus has killed more than 1,700 nursing home residents in the state.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A Rhea County, Tennessee, man charged in the August death of a Bradley County woman will be returned to Tennessee next week from a Douglas County, Kansas, jail to face charges of murder and abuse of a corpse.

Guy William O’Connell, 44, is still being held in the Douglas County Jail on a fugitive-from-justice warrant stemming from an indictment issued by the Rhea County grand jury in October, authorities said, but he’ll be back in Tennessee sometime after the New Year’s holiday weekend.

O’Connell is accused in the death of 34-year-old Amber Renee Monday of Bradley County.

O’Connell initially waived his extradition, then withdrew his waiver, then in another hearing in Kansas earlier this month decided not to fight extradition to Tennessee to face the charges after all, 12th Judicial District Attorney General Mike Taylor said.

Rhea County Sheriff Mike Neal said Monday that arrangements have been made to transport O’Connell back to Tennessee in the coming days.

Also from the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

Three days after an explosion in downtown Nashville damaged an AT&T transmission building and knocked out cellular service for many AT&T customers across the mid-South, the telephone giant said Monday it has restored its service to nearly all phone, internet and video customers in the region.

To compensate for the outages that hit thousands of AT&T customers after the explosion early Christmas morning, AT&T said it is waiving all data overage charges Sunday through Thursday this week for customers in 1,166 ZIP codes affected by the outages in parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois and Missouri. That includes most of Southeast Tennessee.

From the Chattanoogan…

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Supreme Court has issued an amended order directing that all in-person proceedings in all state and local courts in Tennessee, are suspended until Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Chattanooga City Court will remain open under this directive but will not hear any cases during this time. All cases set during this time will be rescheduled. 

Due to the Pandemic, those with cases can waive their Court appearances by sending a letter or e-mail to the City Court Judges through the Clerks office. They need to state that they waive their appearance in the letter or e-mail.

The Chattanooga City Court Clerk’s Office will remain open during this time and will be available during normal hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

From NewsChannel 9…

Officials announce Donald Trump will make a stop in Dalton, Georgia on January 4th, just before the state’s senate runoff.

According to the President’s website, the rally will be held at the Dalton Regional Airport at 7:00 PM, doors open at 3:00 PM

Tickets are required to attend.