WQCH and Georgia 93.7 Local News Headlines 7-21-2023

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A group from Chattanooga was breaking into vehicles in Fort Oglethorpe yesterday.  They were breaking into vehicles in the parking lots of Taco Bell and Walmart on Battlefield Parkway.  Walmart security caught the group breaking into cars and were involved in an altercation before the suspects fled.  Fort Oglethorpe Police responded.  The suspects eventually crashed on Battlefield Parkway.

A new report finds that 28 Georgia hospitals are still not complying with the Hospital Price Transparency Rule.  The report compiled by Patient Rights Advocate.org, found that 64% of hospitals in Georgia continue to keep patients in the dark by not fully complying with the law.  44-hospitals in the state of Georgia, only 16 were fully compliant.  Among those, CHI Memorial Hospital in Fort Oglethorpe.

A new Georgia law raised the weight limit for trucks by eight thousand pounds.  Hundreds of bridges in Georgia are not able to handle this weight limit increase.  Georgia Department of Transportation will be working with local governments to get weight restrictions signs on bridges that could be impacted in their area.  The weight was 80-thousand pounds, it jumped to 88-thousand only for trucks hauling certain commodities, including logs, and farm products.

All 18 of Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduates in the nursing program passed their national nursing license exams on the first attempt.  Nine graduates of GNTC’s Associates of Science in Nursing program and nine graduates from the Practical Nursing Program.