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Chattanooga to keep testing wastewater for coronavirus

Jul. 10, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Chattanooga plans to keep testing local wastewater for the prevalence of COVID-19 into 2021 after a study in May that showed thousands more cases of the virus than what was reported by local health officials, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. Throughout May,...

Tennessee child starts business for college fund, charity

Jul. 4, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Dehoney won’t start kindergarten until next month, but the 5-year-old Signal Mountain entrepreneur is already thinking about college and how he can help pay for it. To raise money for his college fund, as well as aid those he saw eating out of garbage bins while...

Knox and Shelby join Nashville, Memphis in mask mandate

Jul. 3, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knox County and Shelby County on Friday joined Nashville and Memphis in requiring people to wear face masks in many public settings to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The orders come as the virus cases continue to surge in Tennessee. The state recorded 1,822 new cases on...

Emily Morris, an RN from Lifescreen, stands in full PPE at a pop up test site at the New Hope Baptist Church by Cempa Community care, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Troy Stolt/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Tennessee reports biggest daily jump in positive virus tests

Jun. 26, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health officials on Friday again reported the biggest one-day jump in people testing positive for COVID-19, the second time that’s happened within a week. The record was reported not long before Nashville joined Memphis in moving this week to require people to wear...

DA wants probe into arrest of Black man beaten by deputies

Jun. 25, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee district attorney has requested a state investigation into a physical altercation between a Black man and white deputies after dashcam video showed deputies striking him while he was handcuffed on the ground. Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston...

In this Saturday, June 13, 2020, photo, a man cycles past a mural in Guadalupe, Ariz. As the coronavirus spreads deeper across America, it's ravaging through the homes and communities of Latinos from the suburbs of the nation's capital to the farm fields of Florida to the sprawling suburbs of Phoenix and countless communities in between. (AP Photo/Matt York)

COVID-19 is ravaging America's vulnerable Latino communities

Jun. 19, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — A Hispanic immigrant working at a fast-food restaurant in North Carolina is rushed to the hospital after she contracts COVID-19. A sickened Honduran woman in Baltimore with no health insurance or immigration status avoids the doctor for two weeks and finally takes a cab to the...

Bill would prohibit destroying records sought by public

Jun. 11, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials would be prohibited from destroying public records that were being sought by the public under a proposal gaining traction inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse. Senate lawmakers unanimously approved the measure Thursday. It must now clear the House chamber before it...

Memphis Police officers point a gun at a group of demonstrators, Monday, June 1, 2020, as they protest the death of George Floyd who died in Minneapolis police custody May 25, 2020. (Daily Memphian via AP)

Tennessee Floyd protests result in arrests, curfews

Jun. 1, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 50 people were arrested over the weekend in Tennessee, while many businesses saw property damaged and public buildings vandalized across the state during peaceful protests that turned violent in response to the death of George Floyd. Volunteers continued cleanup efforts,...

A monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Va., is covered with graffiti on Sunday, May 31, 2020, after overnight protests over the death of George Floyd. Many of the city’s most prominent Confederate monuments were tagged with similar graffiti. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (AP Photo/ Sarah Rankin)

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

May. 31, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck, targeted Confederate monuments in multiple cities. As tense protests swelled across the country Saturday into Sunday morning, monuments in...

Chattanooga mayor raises concerns about COVID-19 cases

May. 27, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly a month after being forced to reopen his city, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is raising concerns about recent data that he says shows the coronavirus is still actively spreading throughout the area. As of Wednesday, Hamilton County — which encompasses Chattanooga...