CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a black Tennessee man whose beating by a white sheriff’s officer while he was handcuffed was caught on video said at a Thursday news conference the officer should be fired immediately and then prosecuted.
Lee Merritt told reporters in Chattanooga ...
Initiative aims to restore American chestnut trees
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Volunteers have planted more than 600 American chestnut trees at Eastern Kentucky University in an effort to restore the tree to the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Desk duty for detective filmed punching handcuffed man
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff says a white detective filmed punching and kicking a handcuffed black man has been placed on desk duty.
Authorities executed warrants on 24-year-old Charles Toney on Dec. 3, two months after he was indicted on drugs and weapons-related charges. ...
Easley guides Chattanooga to victory in SoCon opener
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Freshman Kevin Easley tossed in a career-high 26 points and tied his career best with eight rebounds to propel Chattanooga to an 83-65 victory over VMI in a Southern Conference opener on Sunday.
Easley sank 10 of 15 shots to help the Mocs (5-5) win their ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police officer has been fired for having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old high school student, but an internal affairs investigation determined he had not violated any policies or criminal laws.
East Ridge Police officer Adam Rose was fired ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee inmate appears to have hanged herself.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s spokesman Matt Lea tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press 27-year-old Brandy Ellis was found dead Nov. 30 by officials at Silverdale Detention Center. Authorities are ...
Trout Unlimited helping restore native brook trout
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Appalachian Chapter of Trout Unlimited has donated $11,000 toward the restoration of the southern Appalachian brook trout.
The money aids the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute in Chattanooga.
According to the aquarium, deforestation and ...
Johnson leads Chattanooga past Tennessee Tech, 71-60
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Johnson led a balanced squad with 14 points, Maurice Commander scored 13 and the pair combined for 7 of Chattanooga’s season-high 13 3-pointers and the Mocs defeated Tennessee Tech 71-60 on Saturday.
Commander made 4 of 5 from distance, Johnson hit a trio of ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A developer trying to buy an unfinished nuclear power plant in Alabama has sued the Tennessee Valley Authority, accusing the federal utility of illegally blocking the sale.
Attorneys for developer Franklin L. Haney accused TVA on Friday of breach of contract for ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An affidavit says a Tennessee officer took a woman caught shoplifting to his apartment and fondled her.
News outlets report 28-year-old Benjamin Dessalines was arrested Thursday on felony kidnapping and felony sexual battery charges.
The woman said the ...
Johnson, Toatley spark Chattanooga past Hiwassee 95-62
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Johnson scored a season-high 20 points with six rebounds and five steals, five players scored in double figures and Chattanooga rallied past Hiwassee 95-62 Tuesday night.
David Jean-Baptiste and Donavan Toatley scored 19 points apiece, Justin Brown added 14 ...
Tennessee district ordered to pay disabled student $103k
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a Tennessee school district to pay $103,000 to the family of a student with Down syndrome who was removed from an elementary school.
According to the
Black Friday ‘frenzy’ hits Chattanooga Mall
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against an ex-Tennessee radio host who police say swung a tomahawk at the windshield of another driver during a road rage incident and then got shot in the arm.
Hamilton County district attorney spokeswoman Melydia Clewell tells ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Health experts are urging people living near a Chattanooga Superfund site to have their children tested for lead contamination.
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Chattanooga teacher has won a $50,000 prize for his work teaching manufacturing, electrical, and plumbing systems at Central High School.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Jerry Webb was surprised with the award on Thursday at the school.
Webb will ...
Ex-Pilot Flying J head’s racist remarks delay prison time
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at home.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Easley and Thomas Smallwood each scored 18 points and Chattanooga poured it on in the second half to beat Cumberland (TN) 92-61 on Tuesday night.
Chattanooga led 42-32 before the NAIA-member Phoenix got a 3-point play from Ty Sean Powell. Following a layup ...
Police: Man fatally shot during encounter with officers
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a man who was firing shots at houses in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been fatally shot during an encounter with police.
A statement from the Chattanooga Police Department said officers responded around 6 a.m. Monday to a report of shots fired and arrived ...
Mayo’s career-best 40 leads E. Kentucky over Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Nick Mayo grabbed 12 rebounds and scored a career-high 40 points, including 13 straight in a game-changing second-half rally, and Eastern Kentucky beat Chattanooga 81-78 on Saturday night for coach A.W. Hamilton’s first Division I win.
Mayo’s jumper with 6:44 to ...
Houzah sparks Mercer to 13-9 victory over Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Houzah returned a punt 91 yards and one play later Tyray Devezin bulled in from the 1 for the winning touchdown as Mercer scored late to beat Chattanooga 13-9 on Saturday.
Houzah set up Mercer’s first score when he returned a kickoff 73 yards to ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The businessman trying to buy a mothballed nuclear power plant from Tennessee Valley Authority has been given an extension to complete the $111 million purchase.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz was scrambling to find games to fill his schedule after a December tournament was unexpectedly cancelled. Chattanooga had an opening, but Mocs coach Katie Burrows insisted on playing on her team’s home court.
The experience benefited ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The former Pilot Flying J vice president federal prosecutors described as the architect of a scheme to defraud trucking companies has been sentenced by a federal judge in Tennessee.
News outlets report that 55-year-old John “Stick” Freeman was ordered on Wednesday ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A reported explosion near a Tennessee city hall has been identified as the result of an underground electrical fire.
Chattanooga Fire spokesman tells news outlets that Chattanooga’s city hall was temporarily evacuated Tuesday a nearby explosion blew several ...
Lee Greenwood sings at Trump rally
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to distance himself from the fate of House Republican candidates Sunday as he devotes his final two days before Tuesday’s midterm elections to helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates.
Speaking to reporters as he left the White ...
Bredesen says he’ll put Tennessee first, not Trump
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen says he’s willing to work with President Donald Trump but will put Tennessee first.
Bredesen appeared at an interfaith prayer lunch Sunday in Chattanooga. The former Tennessee governor is running against Republican ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga wants Tennesseans to pledge to have a No Straw November .
The pledge is part of the First Steps campaign sponsored by aquariums across the United States to eliminate plastic waste ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump will be in Tennessee two days before Election Day to help Republican Marsha Blackburn in her U.S. Senate race, marking his third visit for the congresswoman’s campaign.
Tickets are available online for Trump’s rally Sunday evening at ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee paramedic is accused of intentionally hurting patients and then bragging about it online.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) _ CBL & Associates Properties Inc. (CBL) on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations.
The real estate investment trust, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, said it had funds from operations of ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Nick Tiano threw for two touchdowns and Tyrell Price rushed for two scores to lead Chattanooga to a 34-27 victory over VMI on Saturday.
Price’s 5-yard run, which capped a 14-play, 72-yard drive, gave the Mocs (6-2, 4-2 Southern) a 27-21 lead in the third quarter. ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer should celebrate Christmas in prison.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) _ Unum Group (UNM) on Wednesday reported a third-quarter loss of $284.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company said it had a loss of $1.30. Earnings, adjusted for one-time ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer wants to spend the winter holidays at home before reporting to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.
A federal judge had previously granted Mark Hazelwood’s request to postpone ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) _ Astec Industries Inc. (ASTE) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company said it had profit of 30 cents.
The results ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — School leaders in a Tennessee county are ramping up drug prevention education at the county’s schools this fall in response to new trends in teen drug use and multiple incidents that happened at high schools.
Hamilton County Schools spokesmen Tim Hensley
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Newman rushed for a career-high 155 yards and two touchdowns and Andrew Stoddard added 111 on the ground to lead Wofford to a 21-10 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday.
Newman’s 16 carries included a 66-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter for the ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen officials say they plan to add a third shift to the automaker’s Tennessee plant, a move that could add more than 1,000 workers.
According to the
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Two more former employees of truck stop chain Pilot Flying J have been sentenced in connection with a rebate scam.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen on Monday faced some backlash from a Tennessee crowd for once again declining to say how he would vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Bredesen hosted a forum in Chattanooga after his Republican opponent U.S. Rep. ...
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Quay Holmes accounted for both East Tennessee State touchdowns — one on the ground and the other through the air — and the Buccaneers beat Chattanooga 17-14 on Saturday.
Holmes caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from Austin Herink on ETSU’s second drive of the game. ...
Ironman officials cancel swim portion of Tennessee triathlon
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with an Ironman triathalon event in Tennessee have canceled the swim portion of the race after heavy rains made it unsafe.
The Chattanooga Times Free-Press
Pilot Flying J ex-president sentenced to 12 ½ years
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The former president of the largest U.S. fuel retailer has been sentenced to 12 ½ years in prison and fined $750,000 in a scheme to defraud trucking companies.
The Knoxville News Sentinel
Flooding in southeast Tennessee kills 1, shelters opened
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A person has died and emergency shelters have been opened after heavy rains caused flooding in Tennessee.
Soddy-Daisy Police Capt. Jeff Gann
Tiano leads Chattanooga past Samford in SoCon opener, 27-20
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Nick Tiano threw for 278 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for a third as Chattanooga held off preseason favorite Samford, 27-20 in the Southern Conference opener on Saturday night.
The Mocs never trailed in the game, but neither could they shake the ...
Drift to thrift: Resale becoming the new normal for shoppers
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An oversized nylon retro Adidas jacket sells for about $70 online. Collective Clothing on Frazier Avenue has it for $35.
Some shoppers may sniff at the jacket’s “used” status, but plenty of others will focus on its half-price tag as a meaningful way to stretch ...