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The Transportation Security Administration found and confiscated a loaded .45 caliber pistol at the security checkpoint at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport this morning, according to a news release.

A 6-year-old girl was struck by a car while getting on a school bus in Cleveland this morning, according to a news release from Bradley County EMS.

National off-price retailer Burlington is celebrating the grand opening of its new store at Northgate Mall today.

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire in East Lake early this morning.

Empty threats led to a security scramble in the Middle Valley area of Hamilton County on Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a reported shooting into a vehicle Wednesday about 7:30 p.m. at the 100 block of East Newberry Street, which intersects with Dayton Boulevard, according to a news release from the Red Bank Police Department.

Opry in the Park, a showcase for local talent and “a good excuse” to hang out with old friends and make new ones, returns to Veterans Park in Soddy-Daisy on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Mystery can be intriguing but also entertaining.

Four outlying museums will open their doors to visitors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 27, for Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day Live.

The success of a Cumberland County Playhouse production in neighboring Rhea County, Tenn., this past summer has put “Smoke” on the horizon.

A troupe from the Lexington Children’s Theatre in Kentucky will present a public performance of “Rapunzel” tonight, Sept. 25, in Cleveland, Tenn.

UTC Theatre Company will present “Clybourne Park,” a “bitingly funny and provocative drama” by Bruce Norris, as its first production of the 2014-15 academic year. Six performances are scheduled from Tuesday, Sept. 30, to Saturday, Oct. 4, in the UTC Fine Arts Center.

Conditions must be ripe for corn mazes. Would you believe the crop has doubled since last week?

Some spooks will get an early start on their Halloween hi-jinks. At least two haunted attractions are opening this weekend, and several more will follow in October.

However you describe your go-to wine — red, white, rosé, sweet, dry, sparkling — you’re sure to find a taste to please your palate at Wine Over Water.

Some 2,500 athletes are steeling themselves for Chattanooga’s first Ironman triathlon. The daylong race Sunday, Sept. 28, features a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 116-mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2-mile marathon.

Ironman’s triathletes won’t be the only competitors going for glory in Chattanooga this weekend. Kids can see how they measure up to the remarkable abilities of animals in a program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

The Chattanooga Market welcomes 150 Scout troops to the market this Sunday in celebration of the Cherokee Area Council Boy Scouts of America’s 100th birthday.

A Georgia man was sentenced to fourteen years in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Georgia and Tennessee, according to a news release from the United States Attorney William C. Killian.

Officers responded to a reported shooting into a vehicle Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. at the 100 block of East Newberry Street, which intersects with Dayton Boulevard, according to a news release from the Red Bank Police Department.

A man robbed a TJ Maxx clothing store on West Walnut Avenue this afternoon around 3 p.m., according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department.

Fort Street between West 13th Street and West 14th Street will be closed from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday, September 26 for the Somernites Cruise.

Veterans are welcome to weigh in on current problems facing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.

Forty-eight people were issued citations for participating in an illegal poker game that took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4848 located at 1491 Riverside Drive.

Forty-eight people were issued citations for participating in an illegal poker game that took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4848 located at 1491 Riverside Drive.

A pedestrian was hit by a car at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue and Wilcox Boulevard, a Chattanooga Police Officer on site confirmed.

Chattanooga firefighters put out a small commercial fire at Southern Tool Steel last night.

Forestry officials aren't just experts when it comes to trees. Certain other vegetation catches their eye, too.

Two men are believed to have stolen more than $300 worth of copper wiring, approximately 300 pounds, from the Shaw facility at 1019 Riverbend Road, according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department.

Following the cancellation of the Ironman Lake Tahoe 70.3 and 140.6 triathlons that had been scheduled for Sept. 22, an email posted on Facebook indicates that 100 more spots in this weekend’s Ironman Chattanooga will be made available to athletes who had registered for the Lake Tahoe event.

Chattanooga police have identified a teen who was injured in a possible triple shooting around 8 p.m. Sunday at 2300 Wilson Street.

The annual fall Drug Take-Back event is set for Saturday, a partnership among local law enforcement, Tennessee American Water Co. and Walgreens Pharmacy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­— The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, has named U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., and Sen. Bob Corker as guardians of small business for their outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.

Chattanooga police responded at 8:22 p.m. tonight to 2300 Wilson Street after hearing reports of shots being fired.

A 21-year-old Sequatchie County man who evaded police for more than 24 hours after reportedly committing robbery and theft over $1,000 is in custody.

The Georgia Bulldogs were dismal on punt returns last season, netting just 73 yards on 25 opportunities.

Troy has some early success moving the ball, but Georgia took advantage of turnovers and its punishing running game to take a 21-0 lead after one quarter Saturday in Athens, Ga.

Davis Reeves of Soddy-Daisy is one of 220 children, teens and adults with Down syndrome who will be featured today in the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Times Square video presentation in New York City.

The Greater Collegedale Amateur Radio Club is registering participants for two Technician amateur radio license classes.

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