Kate Belz (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6673
E-mail: kbelz@timesfreepress.com
Kate Belz covers health care for the Times Free Press. She joined the newspaper in 2011, and has previously reported on municipal government, courts and crime.

Highlands, North Carolina

Published Aug. 28 2015

First time visiting Highlands? It likely won't be your last. Ever since the resort town was developed in the 1870s,...

Licenses suspended for hundreds of Tennessee health care professionals

Published Aug. 4 2015

In the span of one year, 270 Tennessee health care professionals had their licenses suspended for an offense that had...

Duke's basketball coach provides 'bright spot' for fallen sailor's family

Published Jul. 22 2015

As Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith fought for his life at Erlanger hospital, the floor stayed busy with...


Fighting for our fighters: Erlanger trauma team called to front lines on day of shootings

Published Jul. 22 2015

By the time the ambulances were barreling down Amnicola Highway, flanked by police cars with flashing blue lights, the news...

Makeshift memorials grow as a city moves through waves of grief

Published Jul. 21 2015

At first, just a few flags jutted out of the grass outside of the military recruitment office on Lee Highway.

Marines 'ran back into the fight' during shooting, official says

Published Jul. 19 2015

Twenty-two Marines were working at the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway last Thursday morning, making sure...

Remembering the fallen in the Chattanooga attacks

Published Jul. 18 2015

They were sons. Brothers. Boy Scouts and football players.

Remains of fallen Marines to be given same honors as those killed in action

Published Jul. 17 2015

The remains of the Marines who were killed in the Chattanooga attacks will be treated with the same ceremonial honors...

Fallen Heroes: What we know about the four men who gave all for their country

Published Jul. 17 2015

The U.S. Marine Corps officials has now formally released the names of the four Marines killed in the attack on...

State dismisses charges against slaying suspect for 2nd time in two weeks

Published Jul. 17 2015

For the second time in two weeks, homicide charges against a Hamilton County slaying suspect have been dropped after the...

Nightmare for city: Federal investigation vowed after four Marines killed in shooting

Published Jul. 17 2015

In an attack that Chattanooga's mayor called "a nightmare for our city," a 24-year-old man killed four U.S. Marines and...

Once again, charges dropped against Chattanooga murder suspect

Published Jul. 16 2015

For the second time in two weeks, homicide charges were dropped against a Hamilton County murder suspect after the district...

Stymied pill-users turning to cheaper, easier-to-get heroin

Published Jul. 10 2015

A year ago, patients with heroin addiction were a rare sight at Bradford Health Services in Chattanooga -- usually no...

McDonough moves forward with federal judgeship nomination

Published Jul. 10 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's chief of staff is one step closer to a prestigious seat on the federal bench.

Travis McDonough's federal judgeship nomination passes Senate judiciary committee

Published Jul. 9 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's chief of staff is one step closer to be confirmed to the federal bench.

State agency approves $62 million Parkridge expansion

Published Jul. 7 2015

Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga is preparing to start its biggest renovation in 20 years after a state agency approved...

Driver in I-75 crash was making first run for company

Published Jul. 3 2015

The first route of Ben Brewer's new trucking job was supposed to take him on a loop from London, Ky.,...

NTSB: Driver in deadly I-75 crash was on first run for trucking company

Published Jul. 2 2015

The driver involved in last week's deadly I-75 crash was making his first run for the trucking company, The National...

Chattanooga same-sex couples face new bureaucratic frontier

Published Jul. 1 2015

First came love, then came marriage.

Former congressman Zach Wamp to lead Marco Rubio campaign efforts in Tennessee

Published Jun. 29 2015

Former Tennessee congressman Zach Wamp will lead Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign efforts in Tennessee, the candidate tweeted...