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Thomas "Tom" Dugan, 64, former chief of the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, was remembered Friday as a meticulous planner and a strong advocate for public transportation.

North Shore residents and business owners gathered at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center on Wednesday evening for the North Chattanooga Summit II.

At about 1:20 p.m. today, Chattanooga Police officers responded to a shooting at 404 Tunnel Blvd., near Shepherd Hills Apartments, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

When a shoplifter tried to get away from the Rock/Creek store on Chattanooga's North Shore, he failed to account for one thing: Employees could run faster and farther than him.

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.

About 60 vendors attended Chattanooga's inaugural Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, to show off the stuff they can make and explain how they make it.

Walter E. Hussman Jr., the owner of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has been inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame.

When Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies and DHR representatives went to a residence Friday to check on the welfare of a minor, they found a "fairly sophisticated hydroponic indoor marijuana grow" in the home, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

A fire broke out in a commercial building in Hixson around 2 p.m. Friday, but a quick call to 911 from a neighboring company helped minimize the damage, said Mark Fritts, Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department Chief.

The Tennessee Court of Appeals in Knoxville ruled Thursday that Chattanooga’s beer board was wrong when it told the City Café it had to stop selling beer or shut down all operations from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays, and 3 a.m. to noon on Sundays, when beer cannot legally be served.

Early Wednesday morning a woman wanted by Cleveland, Tenn., police staged a fake hostage situation, according to a news release from the Cleveland Police Department.

Ringgold, Ga., resident Karen Worley was helping her 23-year-old daughter buckle her two young grandchildren into a minivan at 7:40 p.m. Monday, unaware that a tornado was about to sweep across her street.

An EF-1 tornado touched down in Ringgold, Ga., last night, causing significant damage.

Runners from around the country showed up for the Rock/Creek StumpJump race Saturday on Signal Mountain and Walden's Ridge.

This morning, tri-state residents may wake up to one of the first true signs of fall — frost.

A runner died during the Rock/Creek StumpJump 50K trail race today, said Mark McKnight, a representative from Rock/Creek.

Walker County, Ga., officials followed a trail of blood from a car crash site around 1 a.m. Friday to find a fire at Sunnyside Baptist Church, about three-quarters of a mile away, Sheriff Steve Wilson said.

When Chattanooga resident Lance Stewart skipped church to go for a bike ride on Sunday, he didn't know he'd be changing the fate of one man's Ironman race.

Joan Bolus, of Acworth, Ga., got a phone call this week that her nephew, 34-year-old Steven Paul Calhoon, had been found dead in the Tennessee River.

Many local athletes were shocked Tuesday to learn that a 69-year-old man had been sexually assaulted the morning before while running on Chattanooga's North Shore.

People showed up in droves Saturday to take in all the sights, sounds and activities at the annual Hamilton County Fair.

Chattanooga police have arrested three suspects identified by a victim of an alleged hate crime that occurred Sept. 21 at about 2 a.m., according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

Collegedale Police stopped Ray D. Stewart, of Collegedale, on his way to Hawker Powersource in Ooltewah at approximately 2 p.m. today on his way to allegedly kill an employee, according to a news release from the Collegedale Police Department.

Richard Vatilla, 44, of Cleveland, was sentenced to ten years in federal prison by District Judge Curtis L. Collier on Sept. 25 for charges related to the distribution of child pornography, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney William C. Killian.

Chattanooga police are investigating an aggravated assault that's been classified as a hate crime, according to a press release from the Chattanooga Police Department. The assault occurred on Sept. 21, at about 2 a.m., the release said.

U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier sentenced Erik Szczesh, 28, of Cleveland, to 51 months in prison on Thursday for charges related to distributing child pornography, according to a press release from the office of William C. Killian, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Matthew John Westlake, 21 of Jackson County, AL, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 27 counts of possession of pornographic material involving a minor, Jackson County Chief Deupty Rocky Harnen said. Westlake was arrested without incident at his residence in Woodville.

By all accounts, Catherine Goins looked pregnant.

A manhunt that began at 6 a.m. Saturday in Sequatchie County continued in Sequatchie and Hamilton counties as of press time Saturday night, according to investigators.

Investigators say two men who are subjects of a Sequatchie County manhunt have dumped their stolen vehicle in Chattanooga.

At the third annual Tennessee Tow Show on Friday, Paul Saffelle whipped the steering wheel of his tow truck around as he tried to park a car attached to the end of his truck just inches from another parked car.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — The ex-girlfriend of a Ringgold homeowner fatally shot another woman in the house Friday, Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said.

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk confirms a woman was shot and killed by another female in a home at 227 Smoketree Circle in Ringgold, Ga., around noon Friday.

Signal Mountain is ranked No. 10 on a real estate-focused website's list of the "Safest Small Towns in America."

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday agreed to spend $540,000 for three new volunteer fire halls, to settle a claim by a county resident struck by a bicycle and to narrow zoning in parts of the Flagstone subdivision in Ooltewah.

In the wake of a 3-mill property tax increase in Walker County, a group of county residents is putting together a petition asking for a vote on whether to dump their sole commissioner form of government.

Kristi Duffy, a patient at Memorial Hospital, had accepted the fact she wouldn't be able to attend her youngest daughter's wedding.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

Managers at the Texas Roadhouse on Shallowford Road hoped to be serving drinks and grilling steaks as soon as today, one day after a pickup truck crashed through the restaurant wall and into the dining area.

A crash involving a truck on I-24 eastbound near mile marker 177 has shut down the eastbound roadway, as tow trucks attempt to remove the vehicle.

Brooks Ward, 25, said God saved him today at the Texas Roadhouse on Shallowford Road, when a truck crashed through the wall and into the booth where he sat reading his daily Bible devotionals.

Hours before President Obama was scheduled to address the country regarding his plan to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS, Chattanoogans were divided on what the president should do to stop the terrorist group that has seized control of large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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