Beth Burger (Reporter)

E-mail: bburger@timesfreepress.com

Sins of the father: Children bear the burden of parents' crimes

Published Apr. 27 2014

Jermetrice Watson, like many mothers, wants what's best for her 11-year-old son: a safe home, success in school, good friends....

Attorneys challenge DUI test results from hospitalizing crash case in Chattanooga

Published Apr. 27 2014

A 26-year-old man who is expected to go to trial next month on DUI charges got inflated blood alcohol results...

Fired TBI agent made only one error, retesting shows

Published Apr. 26 2014

A former Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agent fired last year for mishandling a blood alcohol sample only botched results...

Jesse Jackson to be in Chattanooga Friday to promote peace ahead of neo-Nazi rally

Published Apr. 24 2014

Civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson will be coming to Chattanooga Friday to promote peace and unity throughout the...

Sergeant challenging sheriff in Hamilton County primary

Published Apr. 17 2014

Registered voters can cast ballots through May 1 at the locations and times below. All locations will by closed on...

Chattanooga crime initiative has promising start

Published Apr. 17 2014

Four out of 25 men connected to violence now have jobs just one month after Chattanooga city leaders, police and...

Ex-Chattanooga police officer involved in beating controversy seeks job as SRO

Published Apr. 16 2014

The eight school resource officer positions at the sheriff's office were advertised both internally and publicly through an advertisement in...

Man found dead in Glenwood Drive

Published Apr. 12 2014

A shots-fired call went out to Chattanooga police officers about 2 a.m. Friday, but when police investigated, they found nothing.

UPDATE: Man accused of killing 3, wounding one gets preliminary hearing date

Published Apr. 11 2014

A preliminary hearing date has been set in Hamilton County General Sessions Court for May 8 for 19-year-old Derek Morse.

Lookout Valley triple homicide survivor tells police what he saw and heard

Published Apr. 11 2014

Frank Casteel was convicted in 1998 -- and again in 2003 -- in the July 1988 "Blue Hole" shotgun deaths...

Victims identified in triple homicide; authorities hunting up to two more gunmen

Published Apr. 10 2014

A 19-year-old Chattanooga man, accused of killing three men and wounding another in an attack Wednesday night in Lookout Valley,...

Note used in Highway 58 bank robbery; none injured

Published Apr. 10 2014

The First Volunteer Bank location on Highway 58 was robbed Wednesday morning.


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UPDATE: Photo of Chattanooga bank robbery suspect released

Published Apr. 9 2014

Chattanooga Police are searching for a white man in his 40s to 50s in connection with the robbery of the...

Retired officers, firefighters sue over Chattanooga pension reforms

Published Apr. 9 2014

A month after Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's milestone fire and police pension reform was approved, a group of retired officers...

Police were at Chattanooga event hall where men allegedly ingested ecstasy

Published Apr. 9 2014

Police arrested a 24-year-old Chattanooga man at the party Saturday night where at least two men ingested Ecstasy.

Retired Chattanooga police officers, firefighters sue over pension changes

Published Apr. 8 2014

Two retired Chattanooga police officers and two retired Chattanooga firefighters filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Chancery Court against the...

Retired Chattanooga police officers, firefighters sue over pension changes

Published Apr. 8 2014

Two retired Chattanooga police officers and two retired Chattanooga firefighters filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Chancery Court against the...

April showers bring flood alerts to Chattanooga area

Published Apr. 8 2014

Rain pelted the Chattanooga area for the last day or so, helping the region begin to edge toward normal rainfall...

Chattanooga police ID Ecstasy overdose victims

Published Apr. 8 2014

Chattanooga police identified three men who reportedly overdosed on Ecstasy over the weekend. One of them died.

Flood advisory for Hamilton, surrounding counties

Published Apr. 7 2014

A flood advisory has been issued for Hamilton County and surrounding counties, including areas in North Georgia.