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Westbound traffic on 12th Street, between Market and Broad streets, will be narrowed to one lane between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Chattanooga Transportation Department has announced.

One swing of the bat sent the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to a 4-2 defeat Sunday at Samford and a Southern Conference series loss.

Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department seek information on the location of Wendy Nicole Smith.

Cassandra Smith Road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for installation of a storm sewer.

A composite image has been released of a suspect in last week's Lookout Valley triple slaying.

A motorcycle rider died this morning following a wreck in north Hamilton County.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team salvaged a split in Saturday's Southern Conference doubleheader at Samford, winning 5-1 after being shut out 1-0.

The Southern Conference tennis tournaments are being held in Chattanooga this Wednesday through Saturday at the Champions Club, and the league announced the schedule with the first-round men's and women's pairings Saturday evening.

KODAK, Tenn. — Rafael Lopez began a four-run seventh inning with a leadoff double that propelled the Tennessee Smokies to a 5-1 win over the visiting Chattanooga Lookouts in Southern League baseball Saturday night.

A 54-year-old man was killed last night after his SUV struck a tree in Sale Creek.

Tom McCullough says he is dropping out of the four-way GOP primary in the state House District 27 race.

KODAK, Tenn. — Stephen Bruno's one-out single to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night scored John Andreoli to give the Tennessee Smokies a 6-5 Southern League baseball win over the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Volkswagen Group sales rose 5.8 percent in the first quarter despite a decline in North American vehicle sales.

Chattanooga police were called to 1101 Glenwood Drive this morning after a body was found down an embankment.

Tom McCullough says he is dropping out of the four-way GOP primary in the House District 27 race.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Former Masters champion Bubba Watson owns a three-shot lead nearly halfway through the 2014 Masters.

Bubba Watson did not end the way he wanted with a bogey on No. 18 on Friday, but the 2012 Masters champ grabbed firm control of this year's major championship at Augusta National.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson is playing better than "Bubba Golf."

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson, who won the Masters in 2012, has moved into a share of the lead at Augusta National Golf Club in the 78th Masters.

A wanted fugitive has been taken into custody at Koch Foods in Henegar, Ala., according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff.

Volkswagen Group sales rose 5.8 percent in the first quarter despite lower figures in North America and the United States.

Glass shattered, metal bent and blood pooled on the football field at Hixson High School on Thursday as public health and safety experts staged a mock car crash to drive home the importance of seatbelt use.

Central became the first high school softball team in the Chattanooga area to clinch its district regular-season championship and did so by winning 15-4 at Red Bank on Thursday.

Lindsey Ward Erickson will be honored this evening and Saturday during Alumae Weekend as the 2014 addition to the Girls Preparatory School Athletic Hall of Fame.

KODAK, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Lookouts won 1-0 on the road against the Tennessee Smokies on Thursday afternoon.

Volkswagen of America said Thursday that its seventh generation Golf GTI was named by WardsAuto editors to its annual "Ward's 10 Best Interior" list for 2014.

Calhoun, Ga., police and agents of the Georgia Department of Revenue conducted 30 undercover operations related to alcohol sales Tuesday.

A Summerville, Ga., woman has learned that good help is hard to find.

Repairs to the Moore Road on- and off-ramps to Interstate 24 will require some lane closures over the weekend, according to a news release.

Major traffic backups are likely this weekend when lanes on westbound Interstate 24 in Marion County are closed for resurfacing and concrete bridge deck repairs, according to a news release.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jonas Blixt of Sweden made five birdies in his first nine holes, while Webb Simpson birdied his first three holes and they share the lead at 3 under on the first morning of the Masters.

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron is accusing the state's GOP-run Senate of acting "crazy" by passing a bill allowing gun owners to tote their handguns openly without a state-issued permit.

Three new stores will have openings this summer at centers associated with Hamilton Place in East Brainerd.

East Ridge has announced that its offices and city services will be closed April 18 for Good Friday.

The the traffic signal at the intersection of Old Hixson Pike and Middle Valley Road will be out of service today from 9 a.m. until noon to carry out routine maintenance, the Chattanooga Transportation Department has announced.

Back-to-back exhibitions at UTC's Cress Gallery showcase the talents of senior Bachelor of Fine Arts students.

The University Art Gallery at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., will close the 2013-14 exhibition season with "Senior Art Majors: Transparency and Impressions," on view from Friday, April 11, through Saturday, May 10.

Back Alley Productions will present a Tennessee Williams classic, “The Glass Menagerie,” in four performances this weekend.

Chattanooga firefighters say the cause of a March 29 fire at Mountain Brook Apartments in Hixson was a woman "huffing" gasoline in a bathroom.

Five young women considered exceptional musical talents will perform Friday, April 11, in Athens, Tenn., when the House Blend Concert Series returns to The Arts Center.

The Cleveland Police Department has closed its investigation into allegations by a Bradley County prosecutor that she was assaulted by her boss, 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb, who subsequently fired her.

Closed Door Entertainment will launch "Titanic: The Musical" on the 102nd anniversary of the date the doomed ship set sail on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City.

OK, music lovers, do you know the answers to these questions: ■ What cultural factors came together to make jazz such a compelling art form? ■ What social conditions shaped the music’s development? ■ How massive an influence has jazz had on the sound and evolution of indigenous American music?

The petition to recall Chattanooga City Councilman Chris Anderson so far has 444 signatures, of which 249 were approved and 195 were rejected, Hamilton County Administrator of Elections Kerry Steelman said Wednesday.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Theatre Company will conclude its run of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" this weekend.

Mark Adams, named one of 2014’s Winemakers To Watch by the San Francisco Chronicle, will visit Chattanooga on Wednesday, April 16, to let local residents sample the fruits of his labor.

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