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Beth Burger

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Jermetrice Watson, like many mothers, wants what's best for her 11-year-old son: a safe home, success in school, good friends. Happiness.

A 26-year-old man who is expected to go to trial next month on DUI charges got inflated blood alcohol results from the state's lab.

A former Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agent fired last year for mishandling a blood alcohol sample only botched results one time out of the couple thousand samples he tested, the state agency said.

Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson will be coming to Chattanooga Friday to promote peace and unity throughout the city at a rally — just a day before one of the most prominent neo-Nazi groups in the nation is expected to rally at Hamilton County Courthouse.

As early voting in the May 6 county primary begins in Hamilton County this week, voters will have to choose between sheriff's office patrol Sgt. Chris Harvey, an 18-year department veteran, and incumbent Sheriff Jim Hammond to serve as the county's top law enforcement officer in the May 6 primary.

Four out of 25 men connected to violence now have jobs just one month after Chattanooga city leaders, police and community members said the violence has to end.

A Chattanooga police officer who was fired after he severely beat a federal inmate — but was rehired after being cleared of wrongdoing — has applied to work as a school resource officer at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

A shots-fired call went out to Chattanooga police officers about 2 a.m. Friday, but when police investigated, they found nothing.

A preliminary hearing date has been set in Hamilton County General Sessions Court for May 8 for 19-year-old Derek Morse.

For a moment they locked eyes.

A 19-year-old Chattanooga man, accused of killing three men and wounding another in an attack Wednesday night in Lookout Valley, remains in custody.

The First Volunteer Bank location on Highway 58 was robbed Wednesday morning.

Chattanooga Police are searching for a white man in his 40s to 50s in connection with the robbery of the First Volunteer Bank branch on Highway 58 this morning.

A month after Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's milestone fire and police pension reform was approved, a group of retired officers and firefighters has challenged the legality of the changes.

Police arrested a 24-year-old Chattanooga man at the party Saturday night where at least two men ingested Ecstasy.

Two retired Chattanooga police officers and two retired Chattanooga firefighters filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Chancery Court against the Chattanooga and Chattanooga Fire and Police Pension Fund after changes to pension benefits eliminated annual 3 percent cost-of-living increases for retired public safety employees.

Rain pelted the Chattanooga area for the last day or so, helping the region begin to edge toward normal rainfall levels for this time of year.

Chattanooga police identified three men who reportedly overdosed on Ecstasy over the weekend. One of them died.

A flood advisory has been issued for Hamilton County and surrounding counties, including areas in North Georgia.

Two large dogs barked at news reporters Tuesday morning just hours after one of their owners was stabbed to death.

This could be one of their stops, these men trying on a new man.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Police soon determined there was "no credible threat" to the community after a 9-year-old girl told authorities she was kidnapped Sunday afternoon while taking out the garbage.

Police determined there is “no credible threat” to the community after a 9-year-old girl told authorities she was reportedly kidnapped while taking out the garbage Sunday afternoon.

Chattanooga's search for a new police chief attracted 77 applications from law enforcement leaders across the country, including four internal candidates, according to the search firm hired to assist in the recruiting process.

It was hard to read the reactions of the 13 gang members and felons who walked out of Chattanooga's first Violence Reduction Initiative call-in Thursday night.

Four juveniles face aggravated burglary and criminal conspiracy charges after investigators at Hamilton County Sheriff's Office recovered a 2013 Ford Taurus valued at $52,000 at a home.

Young men leaned forward in their chairs. They listened as prosecutors, police, outreach workers, city leaders made a plea to them: Put down your guns.

The vendettas that spur much of the city's gun violence will be an important factor in helping the police and communities prevent more bloodshed.

With ventilator tubes hissing and pushing oxygen into her lungs, Keoshia Ford flutters her eyelids. She occasionally grunts. Her foot wiggles, a tiny victory in a still life.

A Chattanooga police officer is accused of punching her nephew when he failed to give her money owed to her for a water bill, an arrest report states.

A Chattanooga Police officer faces a charge of domestic assault, according to the department.

A 39-year-old man was shot and wounded when he was reportedly driving down the 2000 block of Maple Hills Way Tuesday night, according to Chattanooga police.

The clock will soon start ticking.

A Chattanooga native and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter returned to his alma mater Monday with a message for students.

At close range, a single gunshot to the head killed 33-year-old Warren Ransom.

The shooting of a man in broad daylight as he drove on Central Avenue last week made headlines.

A 34-year-old man became Chattanooga's 20th shooting victim of the year when he was shot multiple times in the face while driving on Central Avenue in broad daylight Monday.

Tennessee's main law enforcement agency released a more detailed version of a human sex trafficking study Wednesday that was previously released in 2011.

Chattanooga police say it could be close to an hour before eastbound lanes of travel are restored on Interstate 24 near Browns Ferry Road. One lane has been opened for traffic, said Traffic Sgt. Gary Martin.

A teenage girl with a gunshot wound to the head was taken to a local hospital Monday morning after she was wounded during a domestic violence related incident inside an apartment complex known for violence.

A girl has been shot in the head on Arlington Ave., Chattanooga police report.

To generate more leads on suspects involved in shootings, the Chattanooga Police Department will revamp the way investigators collect and share information in the department.

A Chattanooga police detective is expected to appear before a judge in Rutherford County, Tenn., today to ask to have contact with his wife after he was arrested Sunday for reportedly assaulting her, court records show.

Two men were fatally gunned down in different areas of Chattanooga on Feb. 1.

With a deadline to apply a month away, Chattanooga posted an opening for police chief Friday.

Chattanooga police are investigating a shooting in Ridgedale that left a 20-year-old man wounded early this morning.

A Chattanooga police property sergeant who is accused of stealing drugs from the evidence room posted bond from the county jail after he was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury earlier this week.

Crime-scene tape blocked off the area, bullet casings littered the asphalt, and a pair of flip flops on the pavement belonged to the 19-year-old man who had been shot.

Scenic City seeks: professional, trustworthy police chief who will work with the community to foster new partnerships; applicant must inspire officers by example and spell out clear expectations; transparency is a must; successful experience implementing David Kennedy's crime reduction programs is preferred.

Paul Smith spent six years as principal at the Howard School winning over the hearts of inner-city youth.

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