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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.

Most of the more than 240 cats found last week in a Chickamauga, Ga., woman's home are still there and the animal control officer says he's not sure what's going to happen to them.

Only 70 of the 160+ cats have been removed from a home in Chickamauga, after an operation by county animal control to remove the cats began last Thursday.

Chattanooga police detective David Ray Catchings Jr., 34, is under investigation by internal affairs after being charged with drunken driving, according to an affidavit from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and a statement from the Chattanooga Police Department.

A couple from Jackson County, Ala., has been arrested on extortion charges alleging they filed false liens against area businesses, according to Capt. L.G. Owens, investigation division commander for the Oxford, Ala., Police Department.

An older couple from Jackson County, Ala., has been arrested on extortion charges after filing false liens against area businesses, Capt. L.G. Owens, the investigation division commander for the Oxford Police Department, said.

Chattanooga Police Department major crimes detective David Ray Catchings Jr. has been placed on administrative leave.

When Howard High School art teacher Elizzabeth Beil received a letter that had been typed on a typewriter, she assumed it was just another packet of back-to-school coupons.

A woman reported she was forcibly raped on a Greyhound bus traveling through Bradley County on Friday, and her alleged attacker was arrested when the bus stopped in Chattanooga.

The ladies of Chattanooga showed up in droves Saturday to see famous TV personality Regis Philbin at the Life Boomers & Seniors Expo, produced by the Times Free Press.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — The first thing that hit Chris Patterson when he arrived on the scene Thursday was the smell.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — The mood at a public hearing Thursday in Walker County to discuss a proposed property tax hike was angry on the part of the taxpayers, defensive on the side of Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell.

East Hamilton Middle/High School honored three teachers Wednesday morning for saving a student's life.

A man who was lost and unable to climb out of Pettyjohn's Cave in Walker County earlier this morning was successfully rescued, Fire Chief Randy Camp said.

Dade County, Ga., commissioners approved a 1.7-mil property tax increase Thursday night, County Commission Chairman and County Executive Ted Rumley said.

A high-speed fiber-optic network that will connect more than 330 schools and 250,000 students across North Georgia is the first of its kind in the nation, its founders said.

United Way of Greater Chattanooga Chairman Tom Glenn announced Tuesday the campaign goal is to raise $12 million in 2014, with a stretch goal of $12.2 million.

The second suspect in several Cleveland church burglaries, 25-year-old Clint Alan Neice, was arrested in Asheville, N.C., on Tuesday, according to Sgt. Dave Romick of the Asheville Police Department.

The Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy has been awarded initial accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, executive director of the academy Elaine Swafford announced Tuesday.

A crowd of 75 people welcomed pit bull Bella home in Chatsworth, Ga., last Thursday after she survived a truck accident in Pennsylvania that threw her from the vehicle and killed her owner, driver Richard Sullivan.

One suspect was arrested Friday in a series of church burglaries that occurred last week in Cleveland, Tenn., police there said.

Lakeside Academy has received a grant of $243,222 for sidewalk and crosswalk construction through a federal program called "Safe Routes to School," Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's office announced Thursday.

A LaFayette High School student has been charged with three counts of sexual battery after police said he grabbed a stranger’s backside at the local Walmart on Aug. 14.

Hamilton County commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved nearly $3 million in contracts with four architects for design work at four schools.

Hamilton County commissioners this morning unanimously approved contracts with four different architects for design and construction projects involving four schools, including the new Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School, Nolan Elementary School, Sale Creek Middle/High School and Wolftever Elementary School. The total amount approved is nearly $3 million combined .

A group of 18 emergency responders sat in a conference room Tuesday and watched video of a Tennessee police officer getting hit by a car during a highway traffic stop.

Ridgeland High School band members are going to New York in November for the New York City Veterans Day Parade — the largest and oldest parade of its kind in the nation, drawing up to half a million spectators and 50,000 participants.

Children at East Lake Elementary School knew something was up Friday morning when as community members, media and parents flooded their building.

This morning, Principal Valerie Brown of Bess T. Shepherd Elementary asked her students if they could have anything to help them learn better, what would it be?

When case manager Melissa Mitchell opened the door to the Chattanooga Salvation Army's food pantry Thursday, she revealed a room with barren shelves.

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