Latest Chattanooga News

Federal utility head says no need to boost rates

Aug. 12, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the nation's largest public utility says he will recommend suspending a plan to boost electric rates next year. Tennessee Valley Authority President Jeff Lyash told the Chattanooga Times Free Press in an interview last week that the federal utility has improved...

Tennessee releases 2019-20 nonconference schedule

Aug. 5, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's 2019-20 nonconference men's basketball schedule includes dates with Kansas, Memphis, Wisconsin, Cincinnati and Florida State among others. The Volunteers released the nonconference portion of their schedule Monday, though some of the dates had been previously announced....

New moms returning to work face nursing challenges

Aug. 4, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Hillary Myers' goal to breastfeed for a year after her first child was born in 2011 hit a roadblock when she returned to work. Like many other mothers, she assumed it was because of her body. Shortly after Myers returned to work, she was forced to start supplementing with formula....

Charges dropped against mother accused in newborns' deaths

Aug. 2, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee mother accused of contributing to the deaths of her newborn twins by using drugs will not be prosecuted. News outlets report that charges against 29-year-old Tiffany Marie Roberts were dropped Thursday in a Chattanooga courtroom. Hamilton County district attorney's...

Tennessee man honored for protecting birds for over 60 years

Aug. 2, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A man who has studied and protected Tennessee birds for more than 60 years is being honored by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Kenneth Dubke, known as "the birdman," has received the 2019 Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award. A department...

Police: Man who pointed gun at officers shot, wounded

Jul. 31, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say police in Tennessee have shot and wounded a man who held three people hostage before turning a gun on responding officers. Chattanooga police Chief David Roddy said officers initially responded to an "emotional crisis call" Wednesday morning that involved a man with...

Suspect in double shooting found dead after standoff

Jul. 29, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a homicide suspect involved in a standoff with police has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. News outlets cite a statement from Chattanooga Police Department spokesman Trevor Tomas that says 58-year-old Paul Kulikowski was found dead Sunday...

Charges against black man who was strip searched are dropped

Jul. 26, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A judge says charges against a black man who was strip searched during a traffic stop in Tennessee have been dropped. News outlets report the order involving 41-year-old James Myron Mitchell was made official Thursday at the Hamilton County courthouse. Meanwhile, Hamilton County...

Chattanooga adds beach volleyball to its athletic department

Jul. 25, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga plans to add women's beach volleyball as a varsity sport. Athletic director Mark Wharton announced Thursday that beach volleyball would become Chattanooga's 16th NCAA program. The Mocs will play a limited schedule in the spring of 2020 but won't be eligible for NCAA...

2 Tennessee officers face excessive force charges

Jul. 24, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee law enforcement officers have been indicted by a federal grand jury on excessive force charges. News outlets report the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment Wednesday. The charges are against Grundy County Sheriff's Officers 59-year-old Chief Deputy...