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Local News for Friday, May 13th

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In news today…

An attempted robbery at a Charleston convenience store put Walker Valley High School and Charleston Elementary on lockdown at approximately 1:30pm Thursday. The suspect fled on foot and is still at large. Walker valley, in an alert to families, said students were held in classrooms and were told to move quickly to their vehicles and school buses. Charleston Elementary was on lockdown for a short time. We will have more details as they become available, stay with Mix 104.1 and MixTV.TV

Also in news today…

Rachel Ivy Goins was elected by the Bradley County GOP during a caucus meeting to be the Republican on the ballot in August for the Bradley County Board of Education Fifth District, replacing Rodney Dillard who resigned. The meeting was held last night at the Bradley County courthouse. June 10th is the deadline to know if Goins will have a Democratic opponent.

On Monday the Bradley County Commission will hear resumes from the 4th and 5th Districts to fill out the unexpired terms of Troy Weathers and Rodney Dillard. That meeting will be held Monday at noon and broadcast live on MixTV.tv.

From NewsChannel 9…

One man is dead and another seriously hurt after an incident at a home on Possum Trot Road in Rhea County, according to detectives.

Crime scene tape has been set up around the residence since about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Detective Rocky Potter tells our crew on the scene that a neighbor heard two men crying for help, and called 911.

According to a neighbor several vehicles were in and out of the home the night before.

When police arrived in the morning, they found the homeowner dead in the back yard of the residence, and another man badly wounded in the front yard.

Detective Potter said one of the men had ‘obvious stab wounds.’

Property records show the home belonged to Thomas Simpson. Criminal Court records show he was charged with drug possession back in 2007.

Neighbors say they weren’t all together surprised by what happened Thursday, saying they had concerns about the home in the past.

Law enforcement confirmed that they were familiar with the home.

Police say they are still working to track down additional witnesses for this active investigation, but that there is no danger to the public.

From Local 3 News…

German automaker Volkswagen will hold an onsite job fair this weekend to fill 1,000 production positions in Chattanooga.

The event will be Saturday, May 14 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Volkswagen Conference Center, 8001 Volkswagen Drive.

VW production team members will be hired primarily for second, third and night shifts.

The starting hourly rate for those shifts is $24.40, which includes shift premium and quarterly bonus. VW says that with wage progression, top-out rates can reach $33 per hour. They say these are direct hire positions for those with relevant experience.

During the job fair, information sessions will be held where interested attendees will learn about the position, pay and schedule. Candidates who attend an information session at the job fair will be able schedule an interview with the company for a later date.

In news today…

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Hospital Hixson both received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes CHI Memorial’s achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital.

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries, and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harms to patients. The grading system is peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. Grades are updated twice annually, in the fall and spring.