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Beth Burger

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It started with a scheduled buy. Authorities say the 27-year-old man with tattoos covering a quarter of his face had more than 200 grams of methamphetamine stuffed in his striped, button-down shirt. He had more than $1,500 in cash.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A group of area legislators teamed up with trade organizations — whose members sell pseudoephedrine — to tout a public awareness campaign to crack down on people who purchase the drug for methamphetamine cooks.

For the first time in each agency's history, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communications District received accreditation by a national public safety organization that examines guidelines throughout departments and strives to reduce liability.

A bar had its beer license revoked after Chattanooga police found evidence of gambling.

A Baylor School head soccer coach said he solicited a prostitute in a moment of weakness last week after he was cited by Chattanooga police during a sting at a local hotel near Shallowford Road and Interstate 75.

A Baylor School head soccer coach faces a charge of patronizing prostitution after he was issued a citation last week during a police sting at a local hotel near Shallowford Road and Interstate 75.

It could be a month before 15 Chattanooga firefighters are able to go back to Fire Station 8 after mold was found throughout their building on Hickory Valley Road.

Good-paying jobs, a solid support network and meaningful education would help keep men from committing crimes, said many attending an NAACP meeting Tuesday night.

Juane Joseph loves money. He's got photos showing wads and rolls of cash on his Facebook page; he likes people to call him Bankroll Stunna.

Americans are in debt to veterans for the sacrifices made to secure freedoms, a retired U.S. Navy captain told about 100 people gathered Monday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Two former Chattanooga police officers who were fired for using excessive force while taking a federal inmate into custody filed a lawsuit seeking $500,000 in damages last week.

A convicted burglar whose charges were tossed out by a judge last year after police put a GPS device on a car without a warrant faces 10 new charges related to a rash of break-ins from last month.

Today marks one of the most popular holidays for children — dressing up in Halloween costumes and going door to door to ask for candy.

Hamilton County Commissioners chose to defer discussion about spending an additional $550,000 on a joint indoor firing range with the city of Chattanooga.

Thousands of DUI results statewide could be in jeopardy after a TBI employee was fired this week for mishandling evidence.

It's a scene that is all too familiar for Avondale residents. It starts with a dispute. Gunshots follow with people retreating. A young black man lies in the street until paramedics arrive.

Chattanooga police are investigating a shooting that left a man wounded in the 1900 block of Wilson Street this afternoon.

A former student activities director at McCallie School pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing students after charges were brought against him in California.

Even for a bank robbery, this one was rare.

An employee of the First Tennessee Bank branch at 7820 East Brainerd Road was wounded this morning when a suspect robbed the bank, Chattanooga Police said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is reviewing 3,800 lab test results from various criminal cases after a vehicular homicide case in Chattanooga was dismissed due to a lab error.

Local law enforcement agencies are beginning to install drug deposit boxes for residents to dump unwanted prescription drugs.

Meredith Edwards started working as Chattanooga’s designated federal prosecutor this week as part of Mayor Andy Berke’s public safety initiative.

These days, it takes Dan Peterson nearly two hours to get cleaned up and dressed.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking into the death of a 2-year-old child in Hixson.

Alec Newby was supposed to meet his parents for breakfast Saturday morning. They waited. He never showed.

A federal prosecutor funded by Chattanooga dollars went to work Monday.

Chattanooga City Council members are expected Tuesday to consider paying up to $340,000 on two components of Mayor Andy Berke's public safety initiative.

A man accused of shooting a 24-year-old man to death has convictions of aggravated assault, coercion of a witness and robbery, court records show.

For years, grand juries in Hamilton County have been calling for a new jail, saying the present one is antiquated and needs such upgrades as a mental health wing.

City Council members unanimously approved a resolution supporting the termination of two Chattanooga police officers after an administrative law judge recently issued an order reversing the city's action.

The city will appeal a judge's order to rehire two Chattanooga police officers who were fired after a federal inmate suffered a compound fracture when he was beaten during a disorder call last year.

Concerns rose among Chattanooga citizen groups Friday as the city weighed whether to appeal an administrative law judge's decision ordering the rehiring of two police officers fired over accusations that they used excessive force.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond said Thursday evening that a little recognition for the men and women in blue is good.

An administrative law judge has ruled that two Chattanooga police officers fired for using excessive force on federal inmate Adam Tatum during a call to a Salvation Army halfway house last summer should get their jobs back.

A prostitution operation set up to appear as a massage parlor remained shuttered this week after East Ridge police, TBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement served a search warrant over the weekend.

Doris Chubb didn't hear cries for help or see any sign that a life-and-death struggle had taken place.

Chattanooga police officials said the body of the second boy missing since Sunday was found this afternoon.

A family has filed a lawsuit seeking $800,000 against a local bail bonding company after three men showed up a their home and identified themselves as police and held them at gunpoint while searching for a suspect with an open warrant.

Bullets have already struck more Chattanooga juveniles this year than in recent years.

As 45-year-old Gregory Hill's marriage began to draw to an end, he set out to kill the man his wife was seeing, according to Chattanooga police.

A man who faces 52 indictments in gas-related thefts picked up new charges Friday.

A man faces a charge of criminal exposure to HIV after his wife contacted his mistress and told her that he had tested positive for the virus, according to a Red Bank arrest report.

A family has filed a lawsuit seeking $800,000 against a local bail bonding company after three men showed up a their home and identified themselves as police and held them at gunpoint while searching for a suspect with an open warrant.

Chattanooga police nab four during gambling search warrant

Property known for gambling arrests owned by former police officer

On Monday afternoon, metallic cellophane paper covered a window and a sign that read "ID checked at door. No guns allowed. No drugs." was posted on the padlocked door to Top's Old School Spot, at 2716 Dodson Ave., where police have made numerous gambling arrests.

Since Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke took office April 1, he has awarded more than $300,000 in raises to more than 100 employees over and above the 1.5 percent across-the-board raise touted in a budget unveiled earlier this year.

Traffic fatalities involving alcohol, pedestrians and motorcycles are on pace to exceed last year's figures, according to Chattanooga police.

It started with a car accident, then it turned into a confrontation.

A group of Chattanooga firefighters who are specially trained in technical rescue practiced their skills at how to shore up structures during an exercise at the old Alabama Furniture Co.

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