After months of talking about tackling the growing number of shootings and gang violence in the Scenic City, Mayor Andy Berke unveiled a budget that bolsters the police force to its highest level in city history and gives officers a 1.5 percent raise.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, who identified public safety as a top priority during his campaign and early days in office, wants to put 40 new police officers on city streets this year, according to his proposed 2014 budget.
As Chattanoogans recover from an Obama hangover today, they will get their first peek at Mayor Andy Berke’s proposed 2014 budget.
While Head Start programs across the country are in jeopardy because of federal sequestration, Chattanooga will continue partnering with day care centers across the city with only a slightly smaller federal grant.
After losing millions of dollars in the police and firefighters retirement fund from the 2008 stock market collapse, former Mayor Ron Littlefield created a task force to address how to put the pension plan on more secure footing.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's office will lay out its budget on Wednesday because of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Scenic City.
After mounting criticism from local and national groups that the city's plan to enforce permits for dog breeders, rescue workers and shelters was vague and even unconstitutional, city officials killed the ordinance.
Chattanooga officials met today to talk about how Mayor Andy Berke’s new budget would be different from previous city government budgets, however, no details were revealed about details.
A controversial city animal control ordinance was taken off the table today.
The forks stopped clanking and people turned their chairs for a better view as Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke stepped up to the podium at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Thursday.
On day 94 in office, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke stood before a packed Rotary Club crowd and took credit for 917 new jobs.
Chattanooga City Council members said they will work with Mayor Andy Berke to better regulate two East Chattanooga event halls where three people have been killed since April.
Chattanooga Council members revived an animal control ordinance fowl-free in Tuesday's council meeting, but it met with opposition when it came time to vote.
DeDe Johnson sat on the edge of a booth bouncing her son on her knee, hoping to get a chance to talk with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
Chattanooga City Council voted unanimously to settle a 7-year-old discrimination lawsuit giving 10 police officers $725,000 to split.
The Chattanooga City Council passed the first reading of an animal control ordinance by a 5-3 vote.
Locals in the Brainerd community packed Armando’s, a popular burger joint, today in hopes of talking with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke about their concerns and requests.
Athens, Tenn., police say an officer did his job when he told a local jailer that Robert Marshall needed a mental evaluation after he was found with a pistol and prescription pills in his truck and threatened to kill himself and his wife.
Two lawmen say a pamphlet that informed people of their Fourth Amendment rights cost them their jobs.
Until recently, those who ran afoul of the law in Chattooga County, Ga., could call on "Uncle Wiggy" for help.
ATHENS, Tenn. — Several hours after Theresa Daniel had sat with her son as he fiddled with his pistol and threatened to pull the trigger, an officer visited her.
Rainsville, Ala., city officials are mum on a notice sent out in late June warning that the police chief was going to sue his boss, Mayor Nick Jones.
The owner of Happy Valley Farms in Rossville and fire investigators will never know for sure what caused a devastating blaze on June 20 that killed 35 American Saddlebred horses.
On April 9, police found Johnathan Durden standing in his Dalton, Ga., driveway with a bloody knife in his hand.
A Georgia Supreme Court ruling could prompt a new trial for a Whitfield County man convicted of going on a shopping spree with a stolen credit card.
When a fourth Hays State Prison inmate was killed in February, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal knew something had to be done.
A preliminary autopsy report reveals Byron "Low Tax" Looper died after a "heart event," but his family is seeking an independent autopsy.
A preliminary autopsy shows Byron “Low Tax” Looper died after a heart event.
About two hours before Byron "Low Tax" Looper was found dead in a prison cell Wednesday morning, he reportedly assaulted a pregnant female counselor.
"Walker 911." "Hi, they say that one of my barns is on fire on Happy Valley Road," Marion "Bit" Hutcheson said to a 911 dispatcher, her voice cracking. "Have you sent somebody?"
An hour after Danny Jenner had tucked a last nibble of hay in his charges' stalls Thursday night, he was back at the barn, staring at billows of ominous dark smoke.
State investigators are looking into whether two Rhea County sheriff’s deputies struck Walter Gann in the face, kicked him in the ribs and groin and slammed him into a patrol car after a pursuit.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will look into an inmate’s complaint that he was beaten and kicked by Rhea County Sheriff’s deputies after having been arrested.
"I need a police car right now," Horace Morgan shouted to the 911 dispatcher at 6:14 a.m. on June 10.
It's been 18 days since an inmate complained that two Rhea County sheriff's deputies beat him, kicked him in the face and groin and slammed him against a patrol car after he surrendered to police.
As cars zoom by on busy U.S. Highway 27 in Rossville, the dilapidated red-brick building sits empty, a "live bait" sign taped next to the announcement "Open, come on in."
ROME, Ga. — Federal prosecutors on Friday named Clifford "C.J." Joyce as the man who planted drugs on a woman's car at the request of a Murray County judge.
A third man has plead guilty to an involvement in a conspiracy against a woman who blew the whistle on a local judge.
Once again Fort Oglethorpe City Councilman Earl Gray voted by himself on the City Council.
High above Chattanooga, past the cannons that can't fire and memorials for soldiers who died 150 years ago, the fiddle, banjo, guitar and jawbone meet.
Nearly a dozen criminal cases have remained in limbo for the last three months since the FBI revealed it was investigating the agent in charge of an undercover child sex task force.
A 38-year-old man who police say threw gasoline on a Dalton, Ga., pharmacy employee so he could get away with stolen drugs and then led police on a nine-day chase was caught Friday.
Georgia corrections officials shook up the leadership at more than 14 prisons or state facilities this week, reshuffling wardens across the state.
Corrections officials shook up the administration at Hays State Prison this week by appointing a new warden and removing one of the deputy wardens.
A Dade County, Ga., inmate who led police on a 65-mile chase across the Tennessee line on Thursday says he was beaten, kicked and slammed into a police car by Rhea County sheriff's deputies.
A former Cleveland, Tenn., doctor pleaded guilty Monday to writing illegal prescriptions when he worked for a North Georgia weight management clinic.
A former Bradley County middle school teacher has been indicted on charges that he touched one of the girls in his class during school hours.
When a 41-year-old man was suspected of smuggling the equivalent of 9,071 cigars of synthetic marijuana into Jackson County two years ago, police weren't armed with the technology that would have allowed them to arrest him.
Five months after winning a bitterly fought run-off election, Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk took away his rival's badge, gun and county-issued 2011 Dodge Charger.
Walker County Schools entered new territory Thursday when a police officer assigned to LaFayette High School turned a Taser stun gun on two girls brawling during lunch.