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Ironman cyclists approaching the 30-mile mark on Sunday's grueling 116 mile bike course did not expect to hear the Walker County sheriff frantically yelling at them to "ride left!"

Terrance Eberhardt couldn't talk Monday afternoon. His mouth was wired shut.

Things didn't go exactly as planned at Chattanooga's first Ironman.

With less than a mile left in the bike portion of the race, Pedro Gomes, from Portugal, experienced a race-ending crash.

A multiple road resurfacing project in Catoosa County will begin Monday and continue through Nov. 30.

One of the 48 people involved in the poker game said he thought he was playing in a legal tournament -- for charity.

Justin Bradley had recently been taken off suicide watch before he hanged himself with a bed sheet early Saturday in the Hamilton County Jail, a source told the Times Free Press.

Former CNN correspondent Dan Lothian, whose first job was in Chattanooga, is returning here for a lecture series at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Justin Bradley, who is charged with criminal homicide in the August death of his girlfriend's child, was rushed to Erlanger hospital early this morning while CPR attempts were in progress, according to hospital records obtained by the Times Free Press.

Downtown parking spaces were full on Friday — like normal — except not with cars.

A man was killed Thursday night at a Dalton, Ga., property owned by Marketing Alliance Group after what authorities said was an industrial accident.

Donna Sims quit smoking when she found out that she was pregnant at age 16.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Stewart Kelley drove all the way up Battlefield Parkway’s commercial strip in Fort Oglethorpe, stopping at each business on the right side of the road to fill out an application for employment.

The USS LST 325 planned to pull up anchor and depart from Chattanooga at 8 a.m. today.

In the 27 years that Capt. Corliss Cooper has been with the Chattanooga Police Department, she's seen a significant shift in the city's demographics.

The rusty rails that rest throughout the heart of Chattanooga may be revitalized if a new federally funded study shows a proposed light-rail route is feasible for the Choo-Choo city.

Chattanooga likes its history.

Dalton, Ga., has been without a mayor since March.

A man was shot Friday morning after a dispute that took place outside of Apple Barrel Antique Shop at 1267 Steele Road in Rossville, Ga., around 10:30 a.m., according to witnesses.

Training for the Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Cave/Cliff Service became hands-on Thursday afternoon.

As the sun was rising on the morning of 9/11, four members of the Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 203 met and hung a large American flag from the overpass at the ridge cut on Interstate 24.

Charles Sharrock, ousted from the Fort Oglethorpe City Council in November 2012 after complaints of sexual harassment by city employees, filled out paperwork Wednesday to seek the seat again in November.

Previously ousted Fort Oglethorpe City Councilman Charles Sharrock qualified Wednesday to run again for his former seat.

A communal fear of not being understood by police exists in Chattanooga's Spanish-speaking community, Lorenzo Juarex Maldonado said through a translator.

On June 17, 3-year-old Dakota Arndt was taken to the Children's Emergency Room at Erlanger hospital, where he stayed overnight due to injuries suspected to be the result of child abuse.

A lack of flight experience was not the cause of the plane crash that killed pilot Don Edens on Wednesday afternoon near the Collegedale Airport, a co-worker said.

Two Chattanooga men have been sentenced in Greeneville, Tenn., to serve time in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

A day-long joint effort between Chattanooga law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 20 probation and parole violators on outstanding warrants Wednesday.

The pilot of a small plane radioed an air traffic controller for help minutes before his plane crashed Wednesday afternoon.

DAYTON, Tenn. — It's like last semester didn't happen.

Three-year-old Dakota Arndt's toy trucks were still lined up next to the TV on the living room floor of his great-great uncle Felix Leffew's house Saturday evening.

Johnny Maxwell can't trick his wife, Maxie, by bringing McDonald's coffee in a Waffle House cup into their Ringgold, Ga. home.

A quarantine already in effect in Hamilton County for the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to include Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, and Polk counties.

When LaFayette Police Department Capt. Stacey Meeks entered Francis Middleton's house on Saturday evening, he assumed that he had walked into a crime scene.

A traffic realignment was implemented Thursday night on U.S. Highway 27 North between the Olgiati Bridge and the Manning Street Bridge.

Gerek Evans is in the eighth grade at Skyuka Hall, and before starting at the private school last year he received F's in all of his classes.

The third, and believed to be final suspect in the recent Cleveland, Tenn., church burglaries was arrested on Tuesday.

Georgia will be working with its bordering states to reduce the number of people who are driving under the influence this holiday weekend as a part of the national Hands Across the Border initiative.

Chad Griffith walked around the Southern Brewers Festival on Saturday afternoon wearing a visor and sandals, holding a beer in one hand and using his other hand to rub the head of the sleeping 2-month-old baby strapped to his chest.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke appointed Justin Wilkins to be his deputy chief of staff Friday.

Catoosa County, Ga.'s, proposed property tax increase had several taxpayers asking for a tightening of the government's belt in a public hearing Thursday night that boiled down to political ethics over dollars.

Paul Dean has been teaching JROTC at Ooltewah High School since 1998.

A 10-year-old girl recorded a video of a worker at daycare slapping another child, and it led to charges against the woman and the closing of the Murray County, Ga., daycare that she owned.

Yellow police tape and handcuffs were replaced with hot dogs and lemonade at the East Lake Courts on Saturday evening.

A group in Chattanooga stood in solidarity Saturday night to demonstrate against police violence in response to the killing of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last week.

The Chattanooga Police Department has joined with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to launch a new Crash Reduction Initiative on city streets.

Westview Elementary School: A son's rampage, a parent's lament

Mental problems to blame for school vandalism rampage, suspect's parents say

When sheriff's deputies confronted Aaron Roden inside Westview Elementary School early Tuesday morning, they saw a man wearing nothing but boxer shorts, dangling from a TV holder secured to the rafters.

Ellie Jaynes was a little nervous as she returned to Westview Elementary School on Wednesday morning.

Bobby Dunn told his mother that when his two sons were grown he would retire from the Harrison Recreation League.

Samantha Lynn and her 6-year-old daughter were dressed for a Victorian-era science fiction movie as they walked among the train cars at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel on Saturday afternoon.

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