Public backlash is rising after a city inspector told a bakery owner that the flying doughnuts she paid $11,000 to have painted on a dilapidated building constitute an illegal advertisement and must go.

Chattanooga's police and residents are not always on the same page.

Apparently, Austin doesn't want to let Fred Fletcher go.

City Council gave Mayor Andy Berke's $216 million budget their first stamp of approval after the city added money to pave 56 more miles of city roads.

Chattanooga is expected to release a new request for proposals before the end of the week to find a coordinator of social services for its Violence Reduction Initiative, said Lacie Stone, spokeswoman for Mayor Andy Berke.

The phone number that connected gang members to a better life — a key part of Mayor Andy Berke's plan to reduce shootings and killings in Chattanooga — is now tied to a man caught with his pants down.

The drug- and alcohol-related arrest of the director of A Better Tomorrow, a nonprofit connected to Chattanooga's Violence Reduction Initiative, won't interfere with the program to cut violent crime, city leaders said Saturday.

It took hearing her baby's heartbeat for Tia Reed to admit she was pregnant.

All levels of Chattanooga Police Department staff display a "high level of commitment and pride in their work," according to a $100,000 top-to-bottom review of the department's management and operations by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

For the next year, a group of veterans, community leaders, city employees and service providers will study how to find funds and housing for Chattanooga veterans who are continuously homeless.

Fred Fletcher will be sworn in as the next police chief Thursday, but already he has a vision for the Scenic City.

Residents of the community around the soon-to-be-demolished Harriet Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga want the 36-acre site turned into an “urban village” that includes housing and employment opportunities.

Chattanooga is a great place to be an auditor. The Scenic City has fast Internet, cheap office space and more than enough work to go around.

Talks over whether Chattanooga should fund parenting classes for expecting parents — a key initiative next year for Mayor Andy Berke — sparked debate at Tuesday's budget hearing.

A janitor, a children's worker, and a sewage treatment worker were among dozens of city employees who filled the Chattanooga City Council chambers Tuesday to ask for more pay.

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