Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith is a staff reporter for the Times Free Press.

She previously worked as a Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star and as a Middle East news reporter at the Global Post in Boston. She has also spent time in broadcast, interning at Channel 13 WTHR in Indianapolis, and radio, as a reporter for American Student Radio.

Hannah graduated with honors from Indiana University in May with degrees in journalism and Arabic. There she served as a reporter and managing editor at the Indiana Daily Student.

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cullen Fewell, 17, had been preparing for this day for 18 months.

Elizabeth Clark, 23, was brandishing a handgun when officers arrived, and she initially refused to drop her weapon. After numerous commands, she obeyed the officers.

About 50 people attended a meeting Thursday evening to hear the proposed plans for reconstruction of the Interstate 75/Interstate 24 interchange.

Just after 9 a.m. this morning, a crash involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer resulted in the death of Earl Winn, 72, from Winchester.

When Jason Smith was first approached by Mike Fitzpatrick about accepting a new house from the community, he was hesitant.

Nellie Duke, 83, remembers flipping through textbooks in the 1960s and finding footnotes that read, "Does not concern women, idiots or children."

William Wade Bone, 85, has been reported missing. He left his residence in the St. Elmo area at approximately noon Wednesday, and he has not been seen or heard from since, according to a news release.

Tony Ruiz, owner of El Meson Restaurante in Hixson, said Tuesday that allegations that the restaurant has a clandestine gambling and strip club after hours are untrue.

Rain pummeled Chattanooga and surrounding areas Tuesday, resulting in power outages, accidents and a mudslide that closed Ochs Highway on Lookout Mountain, but the region escaped the widespread damage in Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

Part of I-24 is closed due to flooding.

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