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A bill aimed at cutting meth production by limiting the amount of pseudoephedrine Tennesseans can purchase in a 30-day period is the best remedy to a costly problem that is destroying families and draining resources, some of the state’s top public safety officials said Monday.

An eerie peace has settled on East 50th Street where gunshots thundered a week ago and took the life of an eighth-grader.

It took 16 years and the help of a TNT television series, "Cold Justice," but police have made an arrest in the 1997 slaying of a Chattanooga woman and mother of two.

A smoldering cigarette butt caused a raging fire early Friday morning at an East Brainerd apartment complex that put about 75 people out of their homes, Chattanooga Fire Department officials said.

Chattanooga police announced investigators have made an arrest in a 16-year old cold case with the help of a TNT television series, Cold Justice.

An early morning fire at an East Brainerd apartment complex has put about 75 people out of their homes.

The family of a woman slain last year by her husband, a twice-convicted rapist, has filed suit on behalf of the girls left motherless by the killing.

Hours after an eighth-grader was shot and killed at the doorway of his East 50th Street home, neighbors watched and waited for more blood.

A 13-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound to the chest Monday night, according to Chattanooga police.

Chattanooga police are investigating a shooting that left a married couple injured Monday night.

Traffic fatalities decreased across the state in 2013, but Chattanooga experienced a sharp increase -- particularly in alcohol-related traffic deaths.

A 15-year-old freshman at Hixson High School was killed when he was thrown from a pickup that spun out of control as it rounded a curve on Adams Road and wrapped around a tree Monday morning.

A 15-year-old boy is dead and two other teens are injured after a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Marsh Lane and Adams Road this morning in Hixson.

A portion of East 11th Street underneath a railroad overpass in Chattanooga has been closed after a truck struck the structure and shifted it a couple of inches.

Two of three examiners at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office recommended hiring a deputy who was fired and arrested last week on accusations he forced a woman into a sex act after a traffic stop.

East Ridge police say a man led officers on a chase that began on Marlboro Avenue and ended on Karweill Lane after crashing through a fence. Police are still searching for the passenger in the vehicle. The occupant has not been identified, according to a released statement.

A 53-year-old woman told police a man and woman carjacked her vehicle on Highway 58 Thursday at knife point.

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office corrections officer was arrested on a charge of aggravated domestic assault Saturday morning, accused of pulling a pistol and taking aim at her ex-girlfriend.

Amid the accusation of pulling a pistol from her holster and taking aim at her ex-girlfriend, a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer was arrested on a charge of aggravated domestic assault Saturday morning.

Methamphetamine production remains high throughout Tennessee despite the use of a database that tracks pseudoephedrine purchases, according to a report issued Friday by the state comptroller's Offices of Education Research and Accountability.

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office sergeant has qualified to challenge Sheriff Jim Hammond in the upcoming May 6 Republican primary.

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office patrol deputy has been terminated amid allegations that he handcuffed a woman and forced her to perform a sex act while he was on duty in Harrison.

A 21-year-old Red Bank man is accused of trying to lure a 13-year-old girl to Northgate Mall after asking her on Facebook to send him nude pictures of herself, according to Chattanooga police.

A Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy has been terminated after handcuffing a woman and forcing her to perform oral sex on him while he was on duty in Harrison.

A 21-year-old Red Bank man is accused of trying to lure a 13-year-old girl to Northgate Mall after asking her on Facebook to send nude pictures of herself, according to Chattanooga police.

Mollie Chatman hopes her nephew heeds the wake-up call.

A woman faces a homicide charge after she phoned police to tell them that she stabbed her ex-boyfriend to death, according to Chattanooga police.

Former Chattanooga police Chief Bobby Dodd picked up qualifying papers Thursday for a potential run for Hamilton County sheriff, just two days after his retirement from the police department.

Former Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd, who retired Tuesday, picked up qualifying papers this afternoon to run for Hamilton County Sheriff.

Bobby Dodd never forgot where he came from.

A familiar face is posing as a new one.

A dozen Chattanooga police officers were notified on Christmas Eve that they would be taking another step up the career ladder.

The local NAACP chapter has issued a list of recommendations for the city's anti-crime initiative that is expected to go into full swing early next year.

Nearly half of the men charged with cocaine or weapons offenses from a federal roundup in November have penned a letter from the Bradley County Jail with a message to the community.

Chattanooga Police SWAT team members spent 10 hours outside a home in North Chattanooga today, waiting on a suspect who wasn't there.

When 2-year-old Tyler Jackson was rescued by Chattanooga firefighters, his family couldn't even recognize him.

A Ringgold, Ga., teen who was shot and killed after he attempted to rob a man in a Bi-Lo parking lot last week was free on bond while awaiting trial in another robbery, according to Chattanooga police.

Chattanooga police have arrested a man whose partner was killed during a robbery they planned at a Bi-Lo parking lot last week.

Chattanooga police said a botched robbery in a grocery store parking lot Wednesday night led to a man being shot to death and another man suffering critical injuries.

Chattanooga Beer & Wrecker Board members are talking about cracking down on businesses that flout the city's regulations.

While the remains of a man found at Camp Jordan in October have been identified, it remains unclear how he died.

While the remains of a man found at Camp Jordan in October have been identified, it remains unclear how he died.

A man has been rescued from inside a silo at the ADM Milling plant in downtown Chattanooga after he was injured while being lowered inside.

The Thanksgiving Day fire that killed a Red Bank man and left four people homeless apparently started over a misunderstanding about a cat.

Dewey Rose gave Christopher Wehunt a blanket.

It started with a scheduled buy. Authorities say the 27-year-old man with tattoos covering a quarter of his face had more than 200 grams of methamphetamine stuffed in his striped, button-down shirt. He had more than $1,500 in cash.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A group of area legislators teamed up with trade organizations — whose members sell pseudoephedrine — to tout a public awareness campaign to crack down on people who purchase the drug for methamphetamine cooks.

For the first time in each agency's history, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communications District received accreditation by a national public safety organization that examines guidelines throughout departments and strives to reduce liability.

A bar had its beer license revoked after Chattanooga police found evidence of gambling.

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