VW Beetles find 2nd life with Mexican collectors

Published Aug. 28 2015 @ 10:51am

MEXICO CITY - When the Mexico City government retired the last Volkswagen Beetle taxis in 2012, it shipped most of the aging cars, commonly known as "vochos," to junkyards to be turned into scrap metal.

Chattanooga Football Club featured in tonight's 'Greater Chattanooga' episode

Published Aug. 28 2015

The latest episode of "Greater Chattanooga," the series that documents unique things about the region, airs tonight at 8:30 p.m....

East TN man charged with 34 counts of child rape sentenced

Published Aug. 28 2015

An East Tennessee man initially charged with 34 counts of child rape has been sentenced to...

Savannah State lockdown lifted; 1 injured in shooting

Published Aug. 28 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Campus police are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University that left one person injured and...

Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies

Published Aug. 27 2015

BALTIMORE -- Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died.

Girls named Destiny questioned in Idaho cliffside vandalism case

Published Aug. 27 2015

BOISE, Idaho -- Sheriff's deputies have interviewed more than a dozen girls named "Destiny" trying to crack a vandalism case...

Two rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino's canal in Las Vegas

Published Aug. 27 2015

LAS VEGAS -- A spokesman for The Venetian Las Vegas says two men found unresponsive in the resort-casino's gondola ride...

Florida police: Man pretended to be officer to get unprotected sex

Published Aug. 27 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Authorities say a South Florida man told a prostitute that he was a police officer and...

U.S. stocks extend recovery after Chinese market surges

Published Aug. 27 2015

U.S. stocks moved higher Thursday afternoon, as investors took advantage of this month's sell-off to add to their holdings.

Denver bar killer Dexter Lewis will be sentenced to life

Published Aug. 27 2015

DENVER -- Jurors have spared Denver bar killer Dexter Lewis the death penalty, and he will instead be sentenced to...

Truck loaded with 50 decomposing corpses found near Austrian capital

Published Aug. 27 2015

VIENNA -- As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from...

EPA seeks up to $177,500 in fines against hog farming Tennessee lawmaker

Published Aug. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- A state lawmaker is facing up to $177,500 in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for discharging...

Youth soccer coach arrested on child pornography charges

Published Aug. 27 2015

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Police say a youth soccer coach was arrested on child pornography charges in suburban Atlanta.

Judge Walter Williams placed on disability inactive status

Published Aug. 27 2015

Judge Walter Williams, former Chattanooga City Court Judge, was placed on disability inactive status, Chattanooga-based law firm McKoon, Williams &...

Trump: 'I swear' my hair is not a toupee

Published Aug. 27 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal

Published Aug. 27 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol...

Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists

Published Aug. 27 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for...

Fire displaces family of three in Chattanooga

Published Aug. 27 2015

Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire shortly after 1 this afternoon at 4214 3rd Ave., according to...

Suspect in 1996 tanning bed murders now jailed in Nashville

Published Aug. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- A man wanted for the stabbing deaths of two 18-year-old women inside a tanning salon 19 years ago...

Chattanooga jobless rate edges up to 6.3 percent in July

Published Aug. 27 2015

Unemployment in the Chattanooga area edged up by a tenth of a percentage point during July to 6.3 percent, the...