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Expect to see beefed up enforcement on city streets by the Chattanooga Police Department which has received a $100,000 grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Office to reduce the number of fatalities, DUI offenders and serious crashes.

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to create a limited school voucher program was shelved today for this session.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., had a better than six-to-one campaign cash advantage over his GOP challenger Joe Carr at the end of the latest fundraising quarter.

Chattanooga firefighters today quickly put out a porch fire of a Lookout Valley home, keeping it from spreading to the house.

A Chattanooga Times Free Press investigation into the cycle of inner-city violence was honored Monday as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest honor.

The cause of Monday afternoon's fire at 3503 Hoyt St. that caused about $26,000 in damage has been ruled accidental, Chattanooga Fire Department officials said.

The Chattanooga Lookouts beat the Suns and the rain Monday night, earning a series-opening 6-4 triumph over Jacksonville before an announced crowd of 2,718 at AT&T Field.

States with military and other federal facilities and a higher share of retirees on Social Security got back the most from the federal government per dollar paid in taxes from its residents in 2013.

The Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP will hold a general membership meeting at Glenwood Recreation Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The cause of this afternoon’s fire at 3503 Hoyt St. that caused about $26,000 in damage has been ruled accidental, Chattanooga fire Department officials said.

Following a day or showers and thunderstorms through this afternoon, local and national weather forecasters are warning residents of a widespread hard freeze Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

A Chattanooga Times Free Press investigation into the cycle of inner city violence was honored today as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest honor.

The 1800 block of Hickory Valley Road will be narrowed to one lane from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday for a sewer rehabilitation project.

Bradley County EMS reported that an apparent accident between two motorcycles and a car led to the three persons on the motorcycles sustaining serious injuries and being taken to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

Traffic on I-75 northbound near the Fort Oglethorpe exit was at a standstill shortly before 9 this morning.

WALKER COUNTY - A six-year-old kindergarten student was killed about 7 this morning in front of Chattanooga Valley Elementary School in Flintstone, Ga., when he stepped in front of a bus that then moved forward, the Georgia State Patrol reported.

Westbound traffic on 12th Street, between Market and Broad streets, will be narrowed to one lane between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Chattanooga Transportation Department has announced.

One swing of the bat sent the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to a 4-2 defeat Sunday at Samford and a Southern Conference series loss.

Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department seek information on the location of Wendy Nicole Smith.

Cassandra Smith Road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for installation of a storm sewer.

A composite image has been released of a suspect in last week's Lookout Valley triple slaying.

A motorcycle rider died this morning following a wreck in north Hamilton County.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team salvaged a split in Saturday's Southern Conference doubleheader at Samford, winning 5-1 after being shut out 1-0.

The Southern Conference tennis tournaments are being held in Chattanooga this Wednesday through Saturday at the Champions Club, and the league announced the schedule with the first-round men's and women's pairings Saturday evening.

KODAK, Tenn. — Rafael Lopez began a four-run seventh inning with a leadoff double that propelled the Tennessee Smokies to a 5-1 win over the visiting Chattanooga Lookouts in Southern League baseball Saturday night.

A 54-year-old man was killed last night after his SUV struck a tree in Sale Creek.

Tom McCullough says he is dropping out of the four-way GOP primary in the state House District 27 race.

KODAK, Tenn. — Stephen Bruno's one-out single to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night scored John Andreoli to give the Tennessee Smokies a 6-5 Southern League baseball win over the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Volkswagen Group sales rose 5.8 percent in the first quarter despite a decline in North American vehicle sales.

Chattanooga police were called to 1101 Glenwood Drive this morning after a body was found down an embankment.

Tom McCullough says he is dropping out of the four-way GOP primary in the House District 27 race.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Former Masters champion Bubba Watson owns a three-shot lead nearly halfway through the 2014 Masters.

Bubba Watson did not end the way he wanted with a bogey on No. 18 on Friday, but the 2012 Masters champ grabbed firm control of this year's major championship at Augusta National.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson is playing better than "Bubba Golf."

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson, who won the Masters in 2012, has moved into a share of the lead at Augusta National Golf Club in the 78th Masters.

A wanted fugitive has been taken into custody at Koch Foods in Henegar, Ala., according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff.

Volkswagen Group sales rose 5.8 percent in the first quarter despite lower figures in North America and the United States.

Glass shattered, metal bent and blood pooled on the football field at Hixson High School on Thursday as public health and safety experts staged a mock car crash to drive home the importance of seatbelt use.

Central became the first high school softball team in the Chattanooga area to clinch its district regular-season championship and did so by winning 15-4 at Red Bank on Thursday.

Lindsey Ward Erickson will be honored this evening and Saturday during Alumae Weekend as the 2014 addition to the Girls Preparatory School Athletic Hall of Fame.

KODAK, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Lookouts won 1-0 on the road against the Tennessee Smokies on Thursday afternoon.

Volkswagen of America said Thursday that its seventh generation Golf GTI was named by WardsAuto editors to its annual "Ward's 10 Best Interior" list for 2014.

Calhoun, Ga., police and agents of the Georgia Department of Revenue conducted 30 undercover operations related to alcohol sales Tuesday.

A Summerville, Ga., woman has learned that good help is hard to find.

Repairs to the Moore Road on- and off-ramps to Interstate 24 will require some lane closures over the weekend, according to a news release.

Major traffic backups are likely this weekend when lanes on westbound Interstate 24 in Marion County are closed for resurfacing and concrete bridge deck repairs, according to a news release.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jonas Blixt of Sweden made five birdies in his first nine holes, while Webb Simpson birdied his first three holes and they share the lead at 3 under on the first morning of the Masters.

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