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Amtrak pitches adding Nashville to Atlanta passenger train

Jan. 18, 2020 9:24 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amtrak executives say they want to establish a passenger route from Nashville to Atlanta, with stops including Murfreesboro, Tullahoma and Chattanooga. According to news reports, Tennessee lawmakers heard the pitch from the the federally-owned passenger train corporation during a...

Jean-Baptiste, Ryan lead Chattanooga past Wofford 72-59

Jan. 15, 2020 10:02 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — David Jean-Baptiste scored 18 points and Matt Ryan had 17 points as Chattanooga topped Wofford 72-59 on Wednesday night. Ramon Vila added 14 points for the Mocs (12-6, 3-2 Southern Conference). Nathan Hoover had 20 points for the Terriers (11-7, 3-2). Storm Murphy added six...

Wildlife agency says silver carp reported in East Tennessee

Jan. 13, 2020 6:22 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has received a report of invasive silver carp spotted in Chickamauga Lake. An angler told the agency a silver carp jumped into his boat as he deployed a trolling motor, according to a news release from the agency. The man said he saw another...

Mocs make 17 3-pointers in 105-67 win over Samford

Jan. 11, 2020 4:40 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. (AP) — Ramon Vila scored a career-high 24 points as Chattanooga beat Samford 105-67 on Saturday, with the Mocs making a season-high 17 3-pointers. Matt Ryan added 20 points for the Mocs. Ryan also had seven rebounds and six assists. David Jean-Baptiste had 19 points and eight assists...

Tennessee authorities make drug arrest after chase, shootout

Jan. 11, 2020 2:01 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities said they arrested a woman Friday on drug charges after the driver of the car she was in a chase and shootout the previous day that injured him and a state trooper. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said 20-year-old Courtney Faulkner was arrested on...

Trooper, suspect wounded during Tennessee chase, shootout

Jan. 10, 2020 9:59 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper and a suspect involved in a car chase and shootout have both been wounded, authorities said. Tennessee Highway Patrol officers attempted to stop a vehicle traveling on a Chattanooga highway Thursday evening, but the driver, Cody Seals of...

Bothwell scores 27 to carry Furman past Chattanooga 73-66

Jan. 8, 2020 9:38 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Bothwell had a career-high 27 points as Furman won its seventh consecutive game, topping Chattanooga 73-66 on Wednesday night. Furman held Chattanooga scoreless for nearly nine minutes in the second half as it turned a 50-47 deficit into a 61-50 lead. Jordan Lyons had 16...

Tennessee Valley saw 2nd most rainfall in 2019; 2nd to 2018

Jan. 3, 2020 4:37 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley endured its second-highest rainfall total on record in 2019, second only to the rains endured in 2018, according to a federal utility. The Tennessee River Basin averaged almost 15.5 inches above normal last year, including the wettest February recorded, the...

Police: 2 wounded in shooting outside a Walmart in Tennessee

Dec. 31, 2019 3:38 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Two men were shot Tuesday in the parking lot outside a Walmart in Tennessee, and one of the victims had life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m., and the suspect fled in a vehicle, Chattanooga Police Department spokeswoman Elisa Myzal...

Balanced attack leads Chattanooga past Cumberland 72-42

Dec. 29, 2019 3:19 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Ramon Vila totaled 12 points and eight rebounds and Chattanooga rolled to a 72-42 victory over NAIA-member Cumberland University on Sunday. David Jean-Baptiste sank three 3-pointers and scored 11 for the Mocs (9-5), who shot 46% from the floor and outrebounded the Phoenix 46-25....