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James Benson shoots, kills ex-wife, mother-in-law
Shooting took place at Erlanger at Hutcheson
Mosaic Church leaves Market Street
Mosaic church pastor Tim Reid said his church will leave its Market Street building before Jan. 31, reacting to pressure from city officials following Christmas Eve shootings outside the property that left nine people wounded.
Erlanger hospital cuts executive ranks and others
With Erlanger Health System having lost millions of dollars in recent months, it was perhaps not surprising that Erlanger announced plans this week to cut six of 15 executive positions.
Chatype typeface created
Chattanooga is almost ready to start giving autographs. Traces of the city’s homegrown and home-owned typeface — Chatype — soon will be showing up miles around — from across the front of The Public Library in downtown Chattanooga to tourism billboards dotting Huntsville, Ala.
Hamilton County's first STEM school
Hamilton County will move forward with the grant application to open a new science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, school. But school board members caution that more details need to be ironed out before committing to the project.
Death of Palmgren ruled accident
The widower of a Signal Mountain woman who was missing for seven months hopes to move on with his life now that Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has ruled her death the result of a car accident, his attorney said Wednesday.
Tornado hits Harrison
Six to eight people were severely injured in the Short Tail Springs area of Harrison during the storms that pushed through Chattanooga earlier today, authorities say.
Challenges over prayer
U.S. Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice will have at least one new brief to consider as he rules on a motion to stop temporarily the Hamilton County Commission's prayers during meetings.
Krystal announces headquarters move to Atlanta
The new owners of Chattanooga-based Krystal Co., known for its small, steamed burgers, announced today that they will move the company’s corporate headquarters to Atlanta.
East Ridge Council "no" to Oreo
When Jeffery Viar tried to give a petition to the East Ridge City Council on Thursday night asking the council to let him keep his family's pet pygmy goat, a voice in the audience stopped him.
DesJarlais supported abortions
A decade before calling himself “a consistent supporter of pro-life values,” Tennessee physician and Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais supported his ex-wife’s decision to get two abortions before their marriage, according to the congressman’s sworn testimony during his divorce trial.
13-year old shot and paralyzed
Keoshia Ford's eyes are half closed in a downward glance. Family members dust pink eye shadow on her as she sits strapped to a wheelchair outfitted with a head brace and cushions.
Mayor Littlefield beats recall effort
The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a petition drive by groups trying to recall Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield failed to gather enough dated petitions to force an election and used the wrong process for the recall.
Hammond criticized for mismanagement
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond criticized for budget mismanagement, giving friends arrest, firearms powers.
Parkridge and owner agree to settlement
Parkridge Medical Center and its owner HCA agree to $16.5 million settlement with U.S. Justice Department over physician leases.
Two Bradley County brothers die , mother charged
The mother of the two Bradley County boys who died from hyperthermia last month was arrested and charged with two counts of felony murder Wednesday night.
State launches probe of 10th Judicial District
Probe on how attorney Steve Bebb's office handled important cases, used taxpayer money and whether he played favorites in criminal prosecutions
Sexist joke riles Democrats
Female and male leaders in the Hamilton County Democratic Party are criticizing their chairman, Paul Smith, for including an off-color joke about women on an official business document.
12.7 percent water rate hike approved
Most local customers of Tennessee American Water will pay 12.72 percent more on their monthly water bills instead of up to 35 percent under a settlement accepted Monday by the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.
Lake Winnie announces water park
It remains a viable entertainment venue for families, and plans for a new 5-acre water park there are likely to make it so for years to come.
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