Despite an upcoming audit of the McKamey Animal Center, months of bickering among its board members and a questionable bonus for its director, one Chattanooga City Council member said the city is partly to blame for the center's operational troubles.
The city has prevailed in the first of two court actions being pursued in a bid to keep two fired police officers from being returned to duty.
Circuit Court Judge Neil Thomas sided with the city today granting a temporary restraining order to keep two former officers off their job until an appeal is heard.
Chattanooga attorneys have asked a local judge to issue a restraining order to block the city from having to rehire two fired police officers.
Chattanooga attorneys have asked a local judge to stay a court order that two police officers fired in 2012 over accusations of use of excessive force against a federal inmate must get their jobs back.
The bickering began where the sidewalks end.
For years Chattanooga officials and fire and police retirement board members have debated how to keep the city's benefits stable and city costs reasonable, but Monday night the pension board made the first move, offering to reinstate an age requirement to retire.
Chattanooga's mission from the state to open the doors of a Family Justice Center in three years is specific: Don't fail.
Crystal Limmons caught the CARTA bus every day from Hixson Pike to downtown until she began working the evening shift six months ago.
After months of bickering, a questionable bonus and three resignations from the McKamey Animal Center board, Chattanooga has asked its city auditor to put the nonprofit animal shelter under a microscope.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's efforts to curb domestic violence will be strengthened with the opening of three new facilities — one in Chattanooga, Nashville and Cookeville — that represent unified coordination of services among government agencies and nonprofit service providers, a top state official said today.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has withdrawn his offer to purchase the former Harriet Tubman public housing site for $1 million.
Women trying to leave abusive relationships need a safe place to find shelter and support, make a police report, or seek a restraining order.
A year after a Murray County, Ga., deputy was fired for his part in a public corruption scheme, he has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison.
A heated discussion over whether the city's sprinkler ordinance would hurt business or jeopardize public safety came to an end Tuesday night when city officials voted to approve changes.
Chattanooga City Council voted to approve changes to the sprinkler ordinance freeing most existing club and bar owners from installing sprinklers inside their buildings.
A mandatory sprinkler ordinance approved by the last City Council could force Chattanooga businesses to abandon downtown in droves rather than pay tens of thousands of dollars to comply, a group of bar owners claims.
Several Chattanooga police officers and firefighters questioned at the first pension task force meeting Monday night whether the board that governs their retirement plans will get a chance to speak.
How do you lose track of $11 million?
The mother of one of four prisoners killed at Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga., wants corrections officials held accountable for ignoring a "crisis in security" that her attorneys say led to her son's death.
A Chattanooga man and his son were ordered to sit down during a City Council meeting after they referred to gay rights as sodomy and called a councilman's plans for same-sex benefits "evil and wicked."
Three years ago, Chattanooga fire officials said the city's fire codes were outdated and officials had to address bar and club safety by requiring owners to install costly sprinkler systems.
Chattanooga City Council unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance that would free most bar and club owners from installing sprinklers inside their buildings.
When Fantasy Johnson packed her clothes, pots and pans inside her car and drove off the Harriet Tubman public housing site two years ago, she thought her life would get better.
A 49-year-old Ooltewah man is in the Hamilton County Jail after crashing his ex-girlfriend's early morning Labor Day grilling party with his taxi.
A Chattanooga councilman wants to give city businesses a break by severely limiting which clubs or bars must have sprinklers.
An ordinance that would give city police authority to better regulate and potentially shut down an unruly event hall operating without a permit is one step closer to being on the books.
Chattanooga officials unanimously approved the $212 million budget which includes an increase in road paving and a rise in city police officers.
Chattanooga City Councilman Chris Anderson said he’s working on legislation that would likely give health insurance and benefits to city employees with same-sex spouses or domestic partners.
Standing on tired grass growing between cracks in a Lincoln Park tennis court, 85-year-old Elijah Sanders listened Friday as Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke promised that the land under his feet would once again belong to the community.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke this morning announced plans to work with Erlanger Health System to preserve five acres of land the hospital owns in Lincoln Park that could be used as green space and historic park for the community.
Chattanooga is one step closer to adding more police officers on the streets and programs to boost reading scores and clean up neighborhoods.
With a 9-0 vote tonight, City Council members approved the first reading of Mayor Andy Berke’s $212 million budget.
The Chattanooga City Council has approved bolstering the paving road budget $700,000, making the total an all time high since 2004 at $2.5 million.
All roads lead somewhere. Chattanooga's tend to lead to complaints.
A former Murray County, Ga., judge accused of sexually harassing his female staff still may have to answer for the allegations, an attorney said.
A federal judge threw out a hostile work environment suit against a former Murray County judge who resigned in the middle of a state ethics investigation.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has named an 18-board task force that will study how to make the city’s Police and Fire Pension fund more stable.
Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials dodged an upcoming state deadline to negotiate with property owners for land along a three and one-third mile extension of the Tennessee Riverwalk from Ross’s Landing to St. Elmo.
As city officials mull Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's $212 million budget, one councilman grilled the administration about a city audit that revealed that nearly 30 percent of equipment such as flat-screen televisions, laptops and video game consoles were missing from the city's recreation centers.
Chattanooga officials denied a developer's plan to build a 260-apartment complex in East Brainerd and took steps to eliminate the project altogether.
During today's budget session, City Councilman Larry Grohn grilled the administration on why about 30 percent of the recreation center's inventory has been identified as missing or couldn't be accounted for.
Speed limits could be lowered, parking spaces added and more speed bumps installed in neighborhoods as part of Mayor Andy Berke's plan to improve transportation in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga has a long list of nonprofits that reach out to neighborhoods, pilot education-driven programs for parents and work to empower teens throughout the city.
Question: Whatever happened to Austin Whitten, the teenager who became a rallying point for his town after breaking his neck?
Chattanooga police and firefighters are fighting what they say are behind-the-scenes efforts by Mayor Andy Berke to get their unions to sign a prewritten letter criticizing their pension fund board.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke’s office sent emails to police and fire unions asking the members to sign a letter the mayor’s office had penned in support of the mayor’s task force to study the pension and to criticize their local pension board.
City Council members did not get the answers they wanted Tuesday as they dissected Mayor Andy Berke’s proposed $212 million budget, and they wanted to know why the mayor didn’t show how he will track the success or failure of new government programs as he promised.
Less than a week after Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced plans to buy the derelict Harriet Tubman housing development, City Council members gave him the green light to move ahead.
Chattanooga officials sent Mayor Andy Berke's proposed budget back today with multiple questions about why he doesn't outline how he will track the success or failure of his new public safety and economic programs.