Emmett Gienapp (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6731
E-mail: egienapp@timesfreepress.com
Emmett Gienapp covers crime and law enforcement for the Times Free Press. He has worked for the newspaper since December of 2015, and has previously reported on politics, education and the court system.

The neighbors: Talley Road residents recount details of deadly crash

Published Nov. 21 2017

Mary Smith was upstairs when she heard the crash.

The first responders: Paramedics, police officers recall scene of crash [photos]

Published Nov. 19 2017

Note: A spokesman for the Chattanooga Fire Department said the department's firefighters couldn't comment for this story due to pending...

Narcotics operation leads to 27 arrests in Whitfield County, Ga.

Published Nov. 16 2017

More than two dozen people are being held without bond in the Whitfield County (Ga.) Jail on drug charges after...

Chattanooga man faces attempted murder charge in shooting

Published Nov. 15 2017

A Chattanooga man is facing a charge of attempted first degree murder after he allegedly shot at two people in...

Two juveniles arrested in connection to stolen Chattanooga car

Published Nov. 15 2017

Two juveniles have been arrested after leading deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office on a pursuit.

Hamilton County Commission votes unanimously to accept school board's facilities plan

Published Nov. 15 2017

Even as the Hamilton County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday morning to accept the facility recommendations of the county school board,...

Chattanooga couple arrested for alleged child abuse

Published Nov. 13 2017

A Chattanooga couple has been arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse after children were dropped off at their grandfather's...

Chattanooga police aim to boost recruitment, diversity

Published Nov. 12 2017

On Thursday, another 30 cadets joined the ranks of the Chattanooga Police Department, but the department, like most law enforcement...

Philip Hyman sworn in as Chattanooga's next fire chief

Published Nov. 9 2017

Chattanooga's next fire chief, Philip Hyman, was officially sworn into the job Thursday morning before family, friends and his fellow...

Software update misrouted 911 calls in Hamilton, other Tennessee counties

Published Nov. 9 2017

An issue that scrambled emergency communications across the state Tuesday appears to have been caused by a software update.

Volunteers search for missing Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences teacher

Published Nov. 7 2017

Volunteers have gathered at CSAS to begin a search for John Eaton who has been missing since Sunday.

Silverdale inmate walked out of facility unnoticed

Published Nov. 3 2017

Kenneth Miller, 46, escaped from the Silverdale detention facility on Wednesday simply by walking out the front door.


Hamilton County hopes to trim 911 response times

Published Nov. 3 2017

The Hamilton County 911 Emergency Communications District will be implementing technology designed to improve call processing and reduce response times.

The Vietnam volunteer: Former Marine reflects on his combat time

Published Nov. 3 2017

Larry Johnson, 69, didn't want to be a soldier, he wanted to be a Marine.

The young volunteer: At 17, he lied so he could enlist

Published Nov. 3 2017

In addition to the millions of service members on the front lines in World War II, the war effort required...

The sailor under siege: Life aboard the USS Saratoga unforgettable for local veteran

Published Nov. 3 2017

In the battle for the Pacific theater in World War II, Sam Stansell was one of thousands of Tennesseans who...

UPDATE: Chattanooga police identify Cannon Avenue shooting victim

Published Nov. 1 2017

One person is being treated at a local hospital after a shooting this afternoon on Cannon Avenue.

Chattanooga goes more than 60 days without a homicide

Published Oct. 28 2017

Despite a string of uncommonly violent months earlier in 2017, Chattanooga has now gone more than 60 days without a...

Police crisis training aims to calm, control situations

Published Oct. 28 2017

The first thing officers did upon arrival was separate the man and woman they found screaming at each other.

Chattanooga Fire Department achieves top fire protection rating [photos]

Published Oct. 27 2017

Chattanooga residents and local businesses alike could see reduced property insurance premiums next year after the fire department's attainment of...