Paul Leach (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6481
E-mail: pleach@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Paul Leach is a reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Leach covers government in the Chattanooga area. He previously covered Bradley County.

UPDATE: Wife arrested, charged with homicide in death of her husband in Dayton, Tenn.

Published Apr. 24 2017

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has announced special agents arrested Patricia Kaye Wilkey, 50, in the homicide of her husband,...

Chattanooga City Council to consider short-term vacation rental district boundaries

Published Apr. 24 2017

The Chattanooga City Council plans to hash out the boundaries of a proposed special district for short-term vacation rentals on...

Heavy rains cause road closures, school closings and delays throughout the area

Published Apr. 24 2017

Heavy rains over many hours left waterlogged roads, uprooted trees and downed power lines in the Chattanooga area Sunday.

Woman arrested for allegedly macing, stabbing another woman in Pay Pay's Lounge restroom

Published Apr. 23 2017

Chattanooga police arrested a woman for macing and stabbing another woman in the bathroom of the Pay-Pay Lounge on Glass...

Woman arrested for allegedly macing, stabbing another woman in Pay Pay's Lounge restroom

Published Apr. 23 2017

Chattanooga police arrested a woman for macing and stabbing another woman in the bathroom of the Pay-Pay Lounge on Glass...

Hixson Pike reopens after downed power lines cause closure

Published Apr. 23 2017

Hixson Pike, from Stuart Heights to Haywood Avenue, is now open.

Attitude shift cited in Chattanooga election turnovers

Published Apr. 23 2017

A number of local political leaders and activists see recent changes on the Chattanooga City Council and Hamilton County Board...

Hamilton County to pay for East Ridge restrooms

Published Apr. 20 2017

Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd, with the help of most of his colleagues, has given $50,000 to East Ridge to...

Chattanooga City Council grills Youth and Family Development administrator

Published Apr. 19 2017

After a nearly 90-minute question-and-answer session, the new Chattanooga City Council approved the dozen or so officials who make up...

Mayor Andy Berke calls on Chattanoogans to 'build the city we want together'

Published Apr. 18 2017

Mayor Andy Berke called on all Chattanoogans to help build the city's future during his second inauguration Monday.

Chattanooga City Council to consider short-term vacation rental district

Published Apr. 16 2017

Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson says he wants to strike the right balance when it comes to new rules for...

Proposed law requires state audit of Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau

Published Apr. 14 2017

Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau officials say they are on board with letting the state comptroller audit the organization's financials.

Challengers crank up additional votes in Chattanooga City Council runoffs

Published Apr. 13 2017

Despite winning the most votes in three- and four-way contests in the March 7 election, incumbents Chris Anderson and Yusuf...

Both incumbents upset in Chattanooga City Council runoffs [photos]

Published Apr. 12 2017

Chattanooga City Councilmen Chris Anderson and Yusuf Hakeem both lost their seats Tuesday night, upset by challengers Erksine Oglesby and...

Erskine Oglesby upsets incumbent Chris Anderson, wins city council runoff

Published Apr. 11 2017

Erskine Oglesby has unseated Chris Anderson in the runoff contest for the District 7 seat on the Chattanooga City Council.

Demetrus Coonrod wins city council runoff election, unseats Yusuf Hakeem

Published Apr. 11 2017

Demetrus Coonrod has unseated Yusuf Hakeem in the runoff election for Chattanooga City Council District 9.

Former school site in Alton Park to become Southside Community Park

Published Apr. 11 2017

Alton Park now has a name for its new park, located on the former Charles A. Bell Elementary School site:...

Chattanooga City Council runoff elections on Tuesday

Published Apr. 9 2017

Chattanooga voters in districts 7 and 9 have one more chance to decide who will represent them on the city...

Campaign mailer draws attention to mayoral hopeful in District 7

Published Apr. 7 2017

Chattanooga City Council District 7 candidate Erskine Oglesby says his opponent's claims that he is "propped up" by failed mayoral...

Tourism leaders speak out against slashing Chattanooga's Visitors Bureau dollars

Published Apr. 6 2017

The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau says it's willing to do anything to show Hamilton County commissioners how transparent it...