Thursday , 21 March 2019

Tuesday, March 13th

From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, here is your news for Tuesday, March 13th, on Mix 104-1 and Talk 101-3 The Buzz.

Topping our news today, from WRCB Channel 3…

An Eastern Kentucky truck driver will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for causing the 2015 crash on I-75 in Ooltewah.

A judge sentenced Benjamin Brewer to 55 years in prison for causing the crash that killed six people.

He will spend the next 55 years in prison, without the possibility of parole.

He will also be required to pay a $400 fine and lost his licence for 10 years.

In January, a Davidson County jury found Benjamin Brewer guilty of causing the 2015 crash on Interstate 75.

Brewer was found guilty on six counts of Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication, four counts of Reckless Aggravated Assault, Driver Under the Influence and Speeding.

Brewer waited two and a half years to speak to the families impacted by the crash.

The families of the victims did not speak during Monday’s sentencing, but wrote statements for the judge to consider.

Brewer’s family declined to go on camera after the hearing but an aunt testified during the hearing.

Brewer’s attorney would only say they plan to appeal the conviction.

Also from WRCB Channel 3…

Cleveland City Schools are holding a meeting on school safety this evening at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to all Cleveland citizens, including students.

School system leaders say there will be a presentation on school safety and security measures taken at schools, along with a panel discussion regarding student safety. There will also be time for questions.

The meeting will be held at the Cleveland High School Commons. You are asked to enter through the main entrance facing the Benny Monroe Stadium.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

Authorities say a fisherman discovered a man’s body in a Tennessee lake.

News outlets report the body was discovered in Fort Loudon Lake on Sunday evening, prompting a Knox County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officer Jeff Roberson says the body appeared to have been in the water for a while, and it’s unlikely the death was boating-related.

No further details have been released. It’s unclear if authorities have identified the man.

This has been your local and state news. You can get news anytime by visiting our website,, sponsored by Toyota of Cleveland. From the Tennova Healthcare Cleveland News Desk, this is Jeremy Gault reporting.