published Monday, August 27th, 2012

Police news: Woman hit by car on Dodson Avenue

Woman hit by car on Dodson Avenue

A pedestrian was struck about 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Dodson Avenue, police dispatchers said.

The woman was taken to a hospital after being struck in the 300 block of Dodson Avenue, according to dispatchers. No other information was available.

Man shot to death in McMinn County

A man was shot and killed in McMinn County about 11 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

The shooting happened near Calhoun, Tenn., according to McMinn County police dispatchers.

The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens, Tenn., reported the victim's name as Dennis Patterson and he was shot outside his home on U.S. Highway 11. The Daily Post-Athenian also reported that a suspect is in police custody.

An investigation is ongoing, according to dispatchers. No other information was available Sunday night.

2 school buses found burned

Two Catoosa County school buses were found burned near a baseball park in Ringgold, Ga., Sunday morning.

The buses were found in a parking lot near the Jack Mattox Baseball Park, according to Marissa Brower, Catoosa County Board of Education spokeswoman. Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department spokesman Doug Flurry also confirmed the buses had been found, but he said he did not know any details.

Brower said it was likely that the school buses were part of the active fleet for the Catoosa County school system.

School hasn't begun for the year at Catoosa County schools and the buses were not being used, according to Brower.

She said the fire department is investigating.

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