Latest Chattanooga News

Newman leads Wofford's ground attack in 21-10 win

Oct. 6, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

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 game's final points....

Volkswagen could add 1,000-plus jobs in Tennessee

Oct. 6, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

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 Times Free Press , Volkswagen Chattanooga plant chief executive Antonio Pinto said Friday that the new workers...

2 more ex-Pilot Flying J employees get prison sentences

Oct. 4, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

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 reports that U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier sentenced former Pilot Flying J vice president Scott "Scooter" Wombold to six years and...

Tennessee's Bredesen fields questions on Kavanaugh at forum

Oct. 2, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

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. Marsha Blackburn...

In Tennessee, Trump accuses Dems of trying to sink Kavanaugh

Oct. 2, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed Monday for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress and accusing them of trying to sink his nominee. "A...

ETSU fights off Chattanooga in 17-14 win

Sep. 29, 2018 11:36 PM EDT

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

Sep. 29, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

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 reports race organizers made the decision after testing for E. coli bacteria were more than 20 times higher than...

Pilot Flying J ex-president sentenced to 12 ½ years

Sep. 26, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

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 reports U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier sentenced former Pilot Flying J President...

Flooding in southeast Tennessee kills 1, shelters opened

Sep. 26, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

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 tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the death was believed to be a drowning related to flooding on Wednesday. Soddy-Daisy is located...

Tiano leads Chattanooga past Samford in SoCon opener, 27-20

Sep. 22, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

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 persistent Bulldogs....