Evan Hoopfer (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6731
E-mail: ehoopfer@timesfreepress.com
Evan Hoopfer is a reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press

Groups say there's much work left to be done despite drop in area homelessness

Published May. 11 2016

Tony Smith is driving through Brainerd, looking for an old homeless man he hasn't seen in weeks.

Chattanooga battling to end veteran homelessness by end of 2016

Published Apr. 13 2016

While Chattanooga is making progress toward ending veteran homelessness by the end of the year, some local veterans say they...

Grundy County elementary school teacher arrested on rape charges

Published Dec. 15 2015

A Grundy County, Tenn., teacher was arrested Sunday night on charges of aggravated statutory rape and aggravated statutory rape by...

Police ask community for video footage of man killed by officer after endangering child, officer

Published Dec. 13 2015

Police said multiple officers fired when Eagle, armed with a gun, endangered a child and a police officer outside 5113...

Chattanooga man shot dead by officers after endangering child, officer

Published Dec. 12 2015

A Chattanooga police officer shot a person today on Woodland View Circle, according to police.

Stephen Lester convicted of first-degree murder in 2013 killing, sentenced to life in prison

Published Dec. 12 2015

Lester, 27, was given a life sentence for the first-degree murder charge with an opportunity for parole after 51 years....

Panel discusses growth, gentrification on Chattanooga's Southside

Published Dec. 11 2015

The goal of the discussion was to address potential recreation and cultural areas on the Southside, said Dawn Hjelseth, president...

McKamey gets ready for winter, donates pet food to Food Bank

Published Dec. 8 2015

As night temperatures start dropping below freezing, pets left outside can suffer or even die from exposure.

Lions Club refurbishes Santa Express on Signal Mountain

Published Dec. 7 2015

For another year, residents of Signal Mountain will see the colorful Santa Express train as they drive into the city.

Chattanooga men honored for their facial hair

Published Dec. 6 2015

Each man won a certificate after being thoroughly vetted by a judge — Keith Buckner, better known as "Uncle Pappy,"...

Tennessee Aquarium wants you to buy these weird Christmas gifts for its animals

Published Dec. 4 2015

The Christmas wish list for the animals at the Tennessee Aquarium looks an awful lot like that for a human...

Nick Millwood elected new mayor of Ringgold

Published Dec. 1 2015

Walking out of a back room where they had just learned the results of the Ringgold mayoral race, the two...

Chattanooga woman arrested for promoting prostitution

Published Dec. 1 2015

Myung Kim, the 61-year old owner of Royal Spa in Madison Co., Ala., was arrested today and charged with promoting...

Shopping small: Local businesses spotlight Saturday holiday

Published Nov. 29 2015

When people mention the holiday season, businesses aren't focused on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The manufactured commercial "holidays" — Black Friday,...

Police arrest five Chattanooga teens after reports of shots fired

Published Nov. 28 2015

Chattanooga police officers arrested and charged five teenagers after police responded to a shots fired call Friday afternoon.

After violent week, police plead for witnesses to come forward

Published Nov. 28 2015

Police are working under the assumption some of the shootings this week are connected but witnesses aren't cooperating

Community Kitchen hosts annual Thanksgiving Day dinner

Published Nov. 27 2015

Rapp was one of an estimated 1,000 people to get a free Thanksgiving meal from the Chattanooga Community Kitchen on...

Thousands flood stores for Black Friday deals

Published Nov. 27 2015

The Black Friday sale has spilled into Thanksgiving evening in recent years, a day known for shopping deals and crazy...

UPDATE: Man found shot to death in Alton Park, woman shot in separate incident

Published Nov. 26 2015

A man was found dead in 3600 block of Central Avenue this afternoon from multiple gun shot wounds, becoming Chattanooga's...

Fund gives local woman $500 for rent, transportation to heart treatments

Published Nov. 26 2015

This year, Porter-Yost was selected for United Way's Neediest Cases campaign.