Monday , 18 February 2019

Friday, July 6th

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

Topping our news today, from WRCB Channel 3…

The final report on the explosion at Wacker Chemie claims equipment failed and the explosion was unavoidable.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) says evidence shows the equipment failure happened on September 7 of last year just before 4:00 p.m.

The report claims it was unlikely that public health or the environment were impacted.

Since the environment and public health were not affected, the state recommended no penalties against Wacker.

Also from WRCB Channel 3…

Hundreds of Tennesseans will need to find another doctor to fill their pain medications. The pain management group Comprehensive Pain Specialists will close over 20 Tennessee locations.

Three of those clinics are here in the Tennessee Valley.

Patients in Cleveland calling Anesthesia Services Associates and Comprehensive Pain Specialists received a recording stating their office is closed.

The Athens and Chattanooga locations will close later this month.

If you are a patient with CPS you should talk with your primary care doctor immediately about your next step.

Channel 3 reached out to the CPS corporate office for a comment about why the sudden closures. Those inquiries haven’t been answered.

In April, the CEO was indicted on Medicare fraud. It is unclear if the charges and closures are related.

From the Chattanoogan…

A pedestrian was killed after walking out of a bar onto Highway 27 late Wednesday night. She was identified as Becky Breedlove.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 14,500 Dayton Pike on report of a pedestrian struck.

Upon arrival, the pedestrian struck was declared deceased on scene.

Preliminary investigation appears the individual had just walked out of Fuzzy’s Bar and was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 27.

This is an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division.