Latest Chattanooga News

Radio host's attorney speaks out on road rage incident

Jun. 18, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for a Tennessee radio host says he's disputing adverse publicity in a road rage incident where his client was accused of striking a vehicle with a tomahawk-style weapon and shot. News outlets report attorney Lee Davis said in a statement that it was 35-year-old...

Former deputy governor, Hamilton County mayor dies

Jun. 18, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Claude Ramsey, a former Tennessee lawmaker, deputy governor and Hamilton County mayor, has died. He was 75. Heritage Funeral Home spokesman Don Wilson told the Associated Press that Ramsey died Monday. He had no further details. Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger called Ramsey a...

Tennessee House speaker contender won't seek re-election

Jun. 18, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime Tennessee lawmaker who had expressed interest in running for House speaker says he won't seek re-election. Republican Rep. Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press he will withdraw from his House race Monday and will resign Oct. 1 to take a...

Officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee, put on leave amid probe

Jun. 17, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a police officer has been placed on leave pending the outcome of sexual assault allegations. The Chattanooga Police Department says in a news release it is conducting an internal investigation into the officer, whose name was not released. The...

Police: Radio host shot in arm, arrested in road rage flap

Jun. 16, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a local radio personality has been arrested after a road rage incident in which he used a tomahawk-like weapon to hit the windshield of another driver, who then shot him in the arm. Chattanooga Police say 57-year-old Jeffery Styles was arrested Saturday on...

Former bus driver convicted in fatal crash charged with rape

Jun. 15, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee school bus driver convicted in a crash that killed six children now faces aggravated statutory rape charges. Twenty-five-year-old Johnthony Walker was arrested Thursday in Nashville, where he was free on bond while appealing his March conviction on criminally...

Ex-Tennessee sheriff's employee charged with misconduct

Jun. 14, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former sheriff's employee in Tennessee has been charged with sexual contact with an inmate and official misconduct. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that 65-year-old Austin Benton Byrum was also charged in an indictment in Monroe County with introduction of...

Man charged with 2009 killing of numbers runner in Tennessee

Jun. 13, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who has been indicted in the 2009 suffocation of an alleged numbers runner in Tennessee. The district attorney's office in Hamilton County said Tuesday that 36-year-old Mallory Aunte Vaughn has been charged with aggravated robbery and felony...

Super PAC boosts Lee in Tennessee GOP governor's race

Jun. 1, 2018 2:53 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A super PAC is praising Tennessee Republican candidate for Bill Lee in radio ads as the "conservative outsider we need." According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press , Tenn Values PAC spokesman Chris Butler said the 60-second spot is airing in the Chattanooga, Knoxville and...

Meet Chuck Jones, the dean of kite-flying in Chattanooga

May. 28, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — If you've taken part in an organized kite fly in Chattanooga in the past couple of decades, odds are you have Chuck Jones to thank. Jones founded the Scenic City Kite Club in the 1990s and started what amounts to a kite consulting business, River City Kites, around the same time,...