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Flag Day Celebration on Cumb. Co. Courthouse Lawn
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday June 14, 2016

On June 14 2016 The Elks Lodge invites everyone to the Flag Day celebration on the Court House lawn 12 noon sharp!
Entertainment will be Vinny De George, Sam Graham, Tex & Loretta Van Winkle and Joe White playing taps. After taps refreshments will be served next to the gazebo.

 
Harriman Chief of Police on leave amid allegations


Harriman Chief of Police on leave amid allegations
WVLT Tuesday June 14, 2016

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle was placed on administrative leave with pay on Thursday pending the outcome of an investigation.

Local 8 News confirmed that a packet with 19 allegations against the Harriman police chief was distributed to the city manager, district attorney, council members and the city attorney's office.

City Attorney Allison M. Rehn said this was the first time a complaint was levied against the chief.

Local 8 News obtained a copy of the packet. It began by saying the decline of morale of officers under Heidle accelerated due to "Heidle's attitude and micromanagement style."

One allegation in the packet stated Heidle had an on-duty officer drive a city-owned car to North Carolina to pick up a car Heidle had personally bought. The allegation stated Heidle may have swapped out the wheels on the car he bought for patrol car wheels. Several of the other allegations said Heidle took various car parts off of HPD cars for his own personal use.

Another allegation in the packet stated Heidle hosted several fundraisers in which he profited from personally.

It said Heidle asked officers to perform tasks like washing his car or told employees to bring him bottles of water.

The document stated Heidle yelled and belittled his employees on a regular basis.

Another allegation claimed Heidle decided to have an airsoft gun training class for the HPD Explorer program, but this actually ended up being a birthday party for his son.

The statements in the document said Heidle required all detectives to buy new hats and uniforms at HPD's expense. It said this was at a time when patrol cars and other vehicles were in need of repairs.

The document stated officers with patrol cars that needed brakes were told to drive carefully and there was not enough money in the budget to fix the brakes. (Photo Courtesy WVLT)

 


Crossville City Hall and Catoosa Water Dept. Will Be Down for Upgrades.
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday June 14, 2016

On Tuesday, June 14, at 3:00 p.m. the City of Crossville will begin a software upgrade that will shut the financial system down. No payments will be accepted for utilities or taxes from 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, until Wednesday, June 15, at 7:30 a.m. at Crossville City Hall or the Catoosa Water Department. The night deposit at Crossville City Hall will be available during that time.

 


BOE Special Called Meeting Wednesday, June 15
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday June 14, 2016

The Cumberland County Board of Education will have a Special Called Board Meeting for Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of our meeting is to discuss the 2016-2017 Budget and adjustments for a second meeting with the County Commission Budget Committee. We request the second meeting due to the fact that the Cumberland County Budget Committee voted (5-1) to allot the state minimum for the Cumberland County Schools for 2016-2017. The meeting will be held at the Central Services and is open to the public.

 
Hamilton Co. Sheriff


Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Deputy Rescues Elderly Woman From Burning Car
AP/Peg Broadcasting News Monday June 13, 2016

Photos are going viral of a horrific car fire in the parking lot of Erlanger Hospital and a Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy is now being called a hero. In a Facebook post Monday morning, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office posted that while Deputy William Valenzuela was working an extra security job at Erlanger early Monday morning, he saw an elderly woman pull up at the Emergency Room entrance with her car on fire. Deputy Valenzuela quickly helped the woman to safety, notified the Chattanooga Fire Department, and then attempted to put the fire out using a fire extinguisher until fire personnel could arrive on scene. He also used his patrol car to block traffic to keep others from getting injured or driving near the vehicle. Dean Bowen, a paramedic, also assisted in putting out the fire. The Sheriff’s department did not report what if any injuries the woman suffered and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

 

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