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East Tennessee got a lot more colorful on the national seismic hazard map between 2008 and 2014.

The board of directors at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center is asking for professional help with the unsolved mystery of how much money was actually stolen after the Bessie Smith Strut festival in June.

An independent auditing firm will review the financial records of Chattanooga's Bessie Smith Cultural Center over the next six weeks and offer recommendations for how the facility can improve its financial management and controls, according to a news release.

A traffic camera on a busy stretch of Germantown Road between Interstate 24 and Brainerd Road is keeping local mailmen busy.

A Chattanooga man connected to a woman facing federal child pornography charges could face charges of his own, pending the results of a federal investigation and a decision from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

A woman was charged with four counts of child abuse and neglect Monday afternoon after allegedly leaving four children younger than five years old in a hot car outside the Hamilton County Courts building.

A Chattanooga woman was charged Monday with prostitution within 1.5 miles of a school after agreeing to perform sex acts for $275.

It looks like something from a spy movie. But you don't have to be a movie star or a secret agent to use one. And you don't have to be suspected of a crime to be monitored by one.

The man who discovered a strange item that looks like a pen in the Chattanooga Billiards Club bathroom last week suspected from the beginning that it was an electronic device.

Some are white, some black. Some wear orange jumpsuits, others red to signify their status as high-risk offenders. All are shackled around their ankles and have the same jail-issued orange sandals on their feet.

Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite.

The man accused of burglarizing the Bessie Smith Cultural Center after this year's Bessie Smith Strut festival today waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

A Friday morning crash involving four vehicles killed two people and injured two others on Interstate 24 in North Georgia.

A Foust Street Gangster Disciple leader who called himself "hard2kill" was gunned down Thursday on his own turf.

DALTON, Ga. — A bizarre accident at the end of a driveway in the heart of Dalton on Tuesday killed a 55-year-old Chatsworth woman who was in town for the day to see her mother-in-law and a friend.

More than five months after police say he shot a man in the leg at Hardee's in Red Bank, Terrance Palmer is back in Hamilton County and behind bars.

More than five months after police say he shot a man in the leg at Hardee’s in Red Bank, Terrance Palmer is back in Hamilton County and behind bars.

Attorneys for two Calhoun, Ga., 18-year-olds shelved talk of a plea deal the day after a grand jury indicted their clients on charges of aggravated sexual battery and said witness testimony will prove that any sexual acts their clients engaged in were consensual.

ELLIJAY, Ga. — Two months ago Fields Chapman, Andrew Haynes and Damon Johnson were high school students preparing for prom and graduation.

A 56-year-old man faces charges of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated arson after witnesses said he set fire to a Hixson home with his 3-month-old baby inside.

ELLIJAY, Ga. — A grand jury indictment charging three former Calhoun High School students with sexual battery and sodomy stemming from an incident at a post-prom party in May was unsealed today.

A 56-year-old man is facing charges of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated arson after witnesses said he lit fire to a Hixson home with his three-month-old baby inside this weekend.

It won’t take a DUI to be treated like a DUI offender in Tennessee.

From specialized investigators in helicopters to the nationwide spread of traditional and social media coverage, the search is on for clues about what happened to a 19-year-old woman with area ties who disapeared a week ago in Southern California.

The man found dead in the gravel parking lot of a doctor's office near Signal Mountain Road on June 27 was a truck driver from Louisville, Miss., according to a funeral home there.

The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend early Sunday morning in Soddy-Daisy will make his first court appearance on homicide charges Tuesday.

A pair of Tuesday evening traffic accidents left four people dead in the area.

The beating from her boyfriend in November was so violent that Crystal Perry Ostrum threw herself from a moving vehicle rather than endure more of it.

A Harrison, Tenn. man made bond today after a weekend driving incident in a Hixson shopping center parking lot landed him in jail for a charge of inhaling, selling or possession of glue for unlawful purposes.

Chattanooga police are investigating a homicide close to the intersection of Pineville Road and Delwanna Terrace near Signal Mountain Road.

A pair of homicides Wednesday in Chattanooga brought the city to within one shooting death of its 2013 total.

An alleged rape early Wednesday morning sent a woman to Erlanger hospital with cuts and bruises on her face and head.

An alleged rape early Wednesday morning sent a woman to Erlanger Hospital with lacerations and contusions on her face and head.

Torrey Hines admitted to using his key to enter the Bessie Smith Cultural Center on the early morning of June 10.

A police document shows that the man charged in the Strut festival theft admitted to stealing less than half of what the Bessie Smith Cultural Center says is missing.

More than three months after police say he threw a bar stool into a window, causing it to shatter on a 3-year-old girl, a longtime Chattanooga criminal is back behind bars without bond while awaiting a Monday court date.

With investigators closing in and public clamor high, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center employee believed to be the culprit behind the theft of nearly $60,000 turned to community leaders he trusted and then turned himself in to police Monday afternoon.

Chattanooga police said Monday they have no new information to release on four shootings that left five people injured in one of the most violent weekends the city has seen in 2014.

Police found two people dead inside an East Ridge home Saturday after concerned neighbors noticed mail and newspapers accumulating.

Two weeks after close to $60,000 in cash went missing from the Bessie Smith Cultural Center following a community festival, police have arrested a center employee for his alleged role in the heist.

The taxpayer-funded dancing has ground to a halt in Coolidge Park.

The Dalton Police Department has arrested 16-year-old Endy Becerra on a charge of felony murder related to Wednesday night's shooting death at 214 Easterling St.

The Dalton Police Department has arrested 16-year-old Endy Becerra on a charge of felony murder related to Wednesday night’s shooting death at 214 Easterling St.

Whoever strutted away from the Bessie Smith Cultural Center with tens of thousands of dollars in cash last week tried to make the theft look like a hate crime.

A group of the Southern League's best players woke up early on a rare day off Monday to offer tips and run through drills with close to 50 participants in Chattanooga's RBI youth baseball program on the outfield grass at AT&T Park.

Senior firefighter Daniel Santore Jr. said he might miss using the fire pole at his old fire station, but he and 14 other firefighters headquartered in East Lake won't miss much else.

A scam aimed at luring people into wiring money in exchange for the release of family members supposedly being held hostage has reached Hamilton County after hitting Atlanta in late April.

If you receive a phone call claiming that a family member is being held hostage after a traffic accident with a member of the mafia, it might be a scam.

Keith Rawls showed up at the O'Charley's restaurant on Shallowford Village Drive on Wednesday afternoon toting a gun and wanting to fight another man over an issue with his "baby mama," police said.

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