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The McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday night approved the only measure on the agenda. It was a resolution to accept the low bid from Rogers Group to pave the Rescue Squad parking lot. The bid amount was $10,800.
You can hear Tuesday night's meeting in its entirety Wednesday at 10am and 5pm on 960 WBMC.
Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action.
The Swedish retailer announced the recall Tuesday, saying the furniture can pose “a tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children” if it is not properly anchored to a wall.
The recall, which only applies to customers in the U.S. and Canada, is for several types of Ikea chests and dressers. Ikea said the units under the recall are children’s chests and drawers taller than 23.5 inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29.5 inches.
The recalled units were sold at Ikea stores “at various times through June 2016,” the company said.
All of the children killed were 3 years old or younger, the CPSC said. One child was killed about 27 years ago. The other deaths were more recent, between 2002 and 2016. The CPSC said it received 36 reports of children who were injured.
Ikea said that anyone who owns one of those chests and dressers and has not attached them to a wall should remove it out of reach from children. Ikea is offering free kits to attach the chests and dressers to a wall.
Customers who don’t want to keep the recalled furniture can ask for a refund.
State Sen. Janice Bowling will be in McMinnville Thursday to conduct a town hall meeting with constituents.
The meeting will be at 1pm in the Magnolia Room of the Warren County Administrative Building.
The Senator will make brief opening remarks and will answer questions from the audience.
The public is invited.
The McMinnville Police Department will be conducting DUI saturation patrols during the upcoming 4th of July weekend.
All officers involved in the saturation patrols have basic standardized field sobriety testing. Officers will be actively pursuing impaired drivers by patrolling the streets and conducting traffic stops.
The saturation patrols are designed to make the roads safer and to increase public awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.
Anyone who sees a vehicle being driven in an unsafe manner is asked to call 668-7000 or 911.
McMinnville Police have arrested two suspects in a series of vehicles thefts that have occurred in the civic center and Northside areas of the city.
Arrested were Austin Smith and Dalton Porter, both of Woodbury, and Tyler Gage Finley of Crossville..
Police, working in cooperation with authorities in Cannon and Coffee Counties, took the two into custody following a brief foot chase on Bybee Branch Road.
The men were charged with multiple counts of theft over $1000, evading arrest in a motor vehicle and failure to stop, halt and frisk. They also face charges in Cannon, Coffee and Rutherford Counties.
Police said the vehicles were stolen because they were easy targets. Both vehicles were unlocked and the keys were inside.
Police are encouraging everyone to secure your vehicle when you leave it, even at home.