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Kendi Anderson

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Brianna Kwekel's 3-year-old son, Dakota, lies in the grave, beaten to death three months ago by her live-in boyfriend, Justin Bradley.

Dalton police fired at a man who pointed a weapon at an officer Wednesday morning and subsequently arrested him, according to a police news release.

Dr. Raymond "Sean" Brown of Cleveland, Tenn., signed a plea agreement Friday acknowledging that he fraudulently billed Medicare nearly $7.5 million, yet his attorney argues that Brown shouldn't lose his medical license.

Chattanooga moved up the podium from bronze to silver, as the League of American Bicyclists named the city a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community on Tuesday morning.

It's not noon in Mentone, Ala., until the church bells ring.

The playground has swings — lots of swings — because those were Libby Gilley's favorite, her husband said.

A man went missing three years ago in Manchester, Tenn., and on Monday morning a human skull was found in an area near where officers had searched this summer for his remains.

Gently waving American and Israeli flags, rabbis and pastors, Christians and Jews, politicians and choir members stood in solidarity as the national anthems of each country played.

Chattanooga lags behind the nation in terms of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, according to a report released Wednesday by the Human Rights Campaign.

Tennessee, and Chattanooga specifically, scored significantly below the national average on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in a report that assesses 353 cities across the nation.

Over the last year, officers at Erlanger Health System have broken up fights in the emergency room. They've handcuffed patients trying to fight nurses. They have wrestled down drunk patients trying to make a getaway.

W.V. Roberson said he was told that people rarely say "thank you" to a veteran.

As Erlanger Health System announces plans to disarm its security guards in the coming weeks, hospital employees are circulating a petition to protest the decision, saying it will compromise their safety.

Chattanoogans commenced the city's weeklong birthday party on Saturday with a diverse array of crowd-sourced events.

The call and response was shouted with fervor from the Walnut Street Bridge on Friday night.

Republican Chuck Fleischmann moved ahead of Mary Headrick, a Democrat, in early voting on Tuesday.

Mother Nature competed against the Head of the Hooch on Saturday and won.

Nothing is worse than watching your pumpkin decay into mush, according to Sara McIntyre, executive director of Crabtree Farms.

The Head of the Hooch race set to take place in the Tennessee River has been canceled for the day due to strong winds.

Innovative assistance for the developmentally disabled and how to get a high score on pinball are two of the things that Dr. Rick Rader knows well.

The Orange Grove Center cut the ribbon on Friday morning to mark the official opening of the Heartland Arcade.

The weather forecast for Halloween was scary enough, but the buzz about the chance for snow today is downright frightening.

A hearing for the man accused of abusing a kitten and burning it so severely that it died has been rescheduled.

The seven-story limestone building towers over most of its neighbors on McCallie Avenue in downtown Chattanooga.

It has been 14 years since Georgia voters have elected a Democratic senator, and next week's election has more at stake than the state converting from red to blue. Georgia has emerged as a key battleground state for Democrats fighting to pick up additional seats and thwart the GOP's push for a majority.

A threat made over Instagram had students and teachers at Ridgeland High School in Walker County, Ga., on edge Tuesday.

A threat made over Instagram had students and teachers at Ridgeland High School in Walker County, Ga., on edge Tuesday.

Local black clergy, officers with the Chattanooga Police Department, and a handful of civilians met on the corner of Market Street and MLK Boulevard Tuesday evening to pray about the mounting violence which has plagued the city's streets in the last week.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam spent Monday in Chattanooga promoting Tennessee Promise and speaking at Young Life Chattanooga's annual banquet.

After 3-year-old Dakota Arndt was beaten to death and the lone suspect in the baby's murder hanged himself less than a month later in his jail cell, it seemed like the case was closed.

Votes were bought in Polk County, Tenn.'s August election, according to a TBI investigation.

A 31-year-old man with an extensive criminal record was arrested Tuesday in Cleveland, Tenn., and charged with burning an 8-week-old kitten.

A suspect has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in connection with the eight-week-old kitten that was severely burned in Cleveland, Tenn. earlier this month.

The 8-week-old kitten that someone severely burned recently in Cleveland, Tenn., died Sunday, according to veterinarian Todd Dolen.

Cars traveled with their windows down on an unpaved road under a canopy of changing leaves on their way to the 38th annual Ketner's Mill Country Fair on Sunday afternoon.

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, smiled and whispered to each other as they sat behind a wooden lectern preparing to speak about their grandson to a room of approximately 300 at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Saturday.

Fort Oglethorpe's elections superintendent sent off November's election ballots to be printed with ousted former councilman Charles Sharrock's name on them without a second thought.

Nancy Parker and her teenage daughter, Scout, live just blocks away from Renaissance Park, and on Saturday night they traded their comfortable beds for sleeping bags and a "treehouse" tent.

As President Barack Obama authorized the Pentagon to prepare National Guard and Reserve troops to potentially assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Nashville-based Guard unit uniquely equipped to respond to unprecedented civil emergencies said it is prepared to serve.

Plane engines will roar and crowds from all over the Southeast will cheer this weekend in Rome, Ga., at the Wings Over North Georgia's third annual airshow.

In 1840, First Presbyterian Church took up its first offering. Fifty dollars was collected, and all of the money given to international missions.

Life Care Center of East Ridge plans to vacate its 40-year-old nursing home building and move into a brand new facility.

A kitten with burns covering 90 percent of its body was taken to the Bradley-McMinn Pet Emergency Clinic on Sunday night.

A kitten with burns covering 90 percent of its body was taken to the Bradley-McMinn Pet Emergency Clinic on Sunday night.

Seventeen students at Boyd-Buchanan School lined up on the football field making last minute adjustments to their homemade trebuchets, catapults and ballistas on Thursday afternoon.

Two cases of a virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country have been confirmed in Tennessee by the state Department of Health.

The charges were dropped as easily as the cards were shuffled and dealt in August.

A man walking north on the train tracks near the Five Springs Road crossing near Dalton, Ga., was struck by a train Wednesday night and killed.

Former Trenton, Ga., police officer Shawn Dewey Chapa pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to violation of oath by a police officer and one count of theft.

Erlanger hospital officials plan to build more than a state-of-the-art children's hospital -- they plan to build a new children's and women's hospital that will revitalize Third Street's hospital corridor, channeling the spirit of Chattanooga's vibrant downtown development.

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