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Former city of Marietta employees and landlords have been charged with Section 8 housing fraud, according to a news release from the Unites States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

NASHVILLE - Republican Marc Gravitt of East Ridge will be sworn in Tuesday as the new representative for state House District 30, House Speaker Beth Harwell's office announced today.

Former Calhoun (Ga.) High School, University of Tennessee and Tennessee Tech football standout wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers was released by the Indianapolis Colts today after being arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning in Indianapolis.

A hang glider and its pilot were trapped 75 feet above the ground after crashing into a tree Thursday, Sep. 25, according to a news release today.

A man was shot last night at 1917 Foust Street in Chattanooga.

Chattanooga police responded to a reported stabbing at 727 East 11th Street downtown this morning.

Second-half goals by Quade Marinell, Arturo Rocha and Myles Scott gave the Lee University men's soccer team a 3-0 home victory Saturday night against Shawnee State.

A 6-year-old girl who was struck by a car Friday morning was taken to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga with a "moderate" leg injury, according to Cleveland, Tenn., police.

Chattanooga-based PlayCore Holdings, a designer and maker of playground and recreation products and services, has purchased a company that makes architectural and interactive fountain equipment and systems.

Military officials and veterans will gather today to dedicate the beginning of a new trail tracing the Tennessee Valley’s long history of Medal of Honor recipients.

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a commercial fire alarm around 6:30 tonight at the Executive Business Park at 6025 Lee Highway, according to a news release from the fire department.

NASHVILLE - Some 22,800 students have registered to participate so far in Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise program, which offers "last dollars" scholarships to high school graduates to attend two-year state community colleges or colleges of applied technology, an official said Friday.

The Transportation Security Administration found and confiscated a loaded .45 caliber pistol at the security checkpoint at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport this morning, according to a news release.

A 6-year-old girl was struck by a car while getting on a school bus in Cleveland this morning, according to a news release from Bradley County EMS.

National off-price retailer Burlington is celebrating the grand opening of its new store at Northgate Mall today.

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire in East Lake early this morning.

Empty threats led to a security scramble in the Middle Valley area of Hamilton County on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a reported shooting into a vehicle Wednesday about 7:30 p.m. at the 100 block of East Newberry Street, which intersects with Dayton Boulevard, according to a news release from the Red Bank Police Department.

Opry in the Park, a showcase for local talent and “a good excuse” to hang out with old friends and make new ones, returns to Veterans Park in Soddy-Daisy on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Mystery can be intriguing but also entertaining.

Four outlying museums will open their doors to visitors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 27, for Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day Live.

The success of a Cumberland County Playhouse production in neighboring Rhea County, Tenn., this past summer has put “Smoke” on the horizon.

A troupe from the Lexington Children’s Theatre in Kentucky will present a public performance of “Rapunzel” tonight, Sept. 25, in Cleveland, Tenn.

UTC Theatre Company will present “Clybourne Park,” a “bitingly funny and provocative drama” by Bruce Norris, as its first production of the 2014-15 academic year. Six performances are scheduled from Tuesday, Sept. 30, to Saturday, Oct. 4, in the UTC Fine Arts Center.

Conditions must be ripe for corn mazes. Would you believe the crop has doubled since last week?

Some spooks will get an early start on their Halloween hi-jinks. At least two haunted attractions are opening this weekend, and several more will follow in October.

However you describe your go-to wine — red, white, rosé, sweet, dry, sparkling — you’re sure to find a taste to please your palate at Wine Over Water.

Some 2,500 athletes are steeling themselves for Chattanooga’s first Ironman triathlon. The daylong race Sunday, Sept. 28, features a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 116-mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2-mile marathon.

Ironman’s triathletes won’t be the only competitors going for glory in Chattanooga this weekend. Kids can see how they measure up to the remarkable abilities of animals in a program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

The Chattanooga Market welcomes 150 Scout troops to the market this Sunday in celebration of the Cherokee Area Council Boy Scouts of America’s 100th birthday.

A Georgia man was sentenced to fourteen years in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Georgia and Tennessee, according to a news release from the United States Attorney William C. Killian.

Officers responded to a reported shooting into a vehicle Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. at the 100 block of East Newberry Street, which intersects with Dayton Boulevard, according to a news release from the Red Bank Police Department.

A man robbed a TJ Maxx clothing store on West Walnut Avenue this afternoon around 3 p.m., according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department.

Fort Street between West 13th Street and West 14th Street will be closed from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, September 26 for the Somernites Cruise.

Veterans are welcome to weigh in on current problems facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

Forty-eight people were issued citations for participating in an illegal poker game that took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4848 located at 1491 Riverside Drive.

Forty-eight people were issued citations for participating in an illegal poker game that took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4848 located at 1491 Riverside Drive.

A pedestrian was hit by a car at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Wilcox Boulevard, a Chattanooga Police Officer on site confirmed.

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