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Chattanooga looks to possibly change food truck ban on city streets

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - "We are just a moving coffee shop. I don't do a lot of food, but I do lattes, teas, chai teas," Lisa Dunny said. Dunny owns Spill the Beans, a coffee shop food truck. - Advertisement - But her dream she put on wheels a few years ago hasn't been so easy to operate in Chatt

WDEF - 2018-03-22 03:32:34

UPDATE: Blaze destroys Andrews St. home

UPDATE: The Chattanooga Fire Department was called to a house fire in the 2600 block of Andrews Street just before 3 a.m. The flames were primarily on the back side of the house, and were mostly out by 5 a.m. There are no injuries reported. The fire caused substantial damage to the house and what wa

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-03-22 12:39:00

Chattanooga's former Harriet Tubman public housing site lands $100,000 state grant

"The goal at the end of the day is that we'd like to see job creation there." Charita Allen, city deputy administrator for economic development. The Chattanooga Housing Authority sold the Harriet Tubman Homes site to the city of Chattanooga for $2.6 million in cash. The future use of the former Har

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 04:11:14

A year after first accusation, witness describes second alleged kidnapping, rape

RINGGOLD, Ga. - Over three days, a woman told a jury Tuesday afternoon, James Leon Works Jr. punched her, kicked her, stomped on her chest, choked her, slammed her face into a piano, shoved a gun into her mouth and raped her. She said Works kept her there, at his uncle's house on Forest Road in Fort

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 04:06:38

Man on trial in Catoosa County for kidnapping, rape

Images: Hamilton Co. Jail/MGN Trial is underway for a man charged with holding a woman against her will and raping her back in late 2015. James Leon Works faces 23 charges, including kidnapping, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime. Po

WTVC - 2018-03-21 11:47:48

Chattanooga's Nightfall announces 2018 show lineup

Fans of live music presented in outdoor venues should have no problem finding something to like this spring, summer and fall. The Nightfall Concert series was released today and, as it has for the last 30 years, features a variety of music styles from artists. The series began as both a way to bring

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 04:45:59

Hamilton County attorneys grill former magistrate who says she was fired for being gay

Hamilton County attorneys pushed back Wednesday on a former Juvenile Court magistrate's claim that she was fired in 2014 for being gay, saying she never vocalized that concern with colleagues. "Why didn't you put that card on the table - the issue of you being gay and them penalizing you?" Hamilton

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 04:11:21

Miller Park block of MLK Blvd reopens

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - The Miller Park project in Chattanooga is one step closer to completion. This afternoon, Martin Luther King Boulevard was reopened at Miller Park. - Advertisement - Closed road signs were removed and drivers were able to go through. Mayor Andy Berke says 40 thousand people go th

WDEF - 2018-03-21 22:51:46

CPD arrests one in armed robbery

According to Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss, on Friday March 16, 2018 Calhoun Police arrested 30-year-old Lorie Jane Thacker, of 238 Maple Drive, Cedartown, in connection with a January 31, 2018 armed robbery. Detectives began an investigation into the matter, after receiving information that Thack


Under threat of lawsuit, Catoosa County approves cell tower

RINGGOLD, Ga. - After rejecting a proposal to build a 160-foot cell tower last year, the Catoosa County commission agreed Tuesday night to let a company build a pole instead. The pole is supposed to help T-Mobile provide service in an area that is currently blacked out. It will be located off Daily

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 04:38:54

East Ridge Police investigate drive by shooting

EAST RIDGE, Tennessee (WDEF) East Ridge Police are investigating a drive by shooting on Sunday night. It happened in the 1300 block of Altahama Street just before 10PM. - Advertisement - 47 year old Brad Weir says he was in the backyard with his dog when a car stopped at his driveway. His dog starte


Moon River Music Festival announces lineup for Chattanooga debut

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - The Moon River Music Festival announced a star-laced lineup their Chattanooga debut. The headliners include The Avett Brothers, The Head and The Heart, Judah & The Lion and Margo Price. - Advertisement - And, of course, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, who founded the festival. T

WDEF - 2018-03-20 22:42:14

Toddler found dead in Cartersville; police investigating

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Police in Cartersville are investigating after learning of a small child's death early Monday morning. Officers arrived at the 300 block of Old Mill Road around 6:50 a.m. after a call of a cardiac arrest. There they found an unresponsive 2-year-old girl. The child was later conf


Ringgold United Methodist hosts event about internet dangers March 25

Two-thirds of young women and nearly half of young men agree that it would be easier growing up if pornography was less easy to access, according to Enough.org, an international movement dedicated to raising awareness about the harms of internet pornography, sexual predators, cyberbullying, sex traf

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 05:48:10

Attorney: Former Hamilton County magistrate discriminated against, fired for being gay

A former Hamilton County magistrate was demoted, treated differently and fired without explanation because she's openly gay and her boss didn't believe that would reflect well on Republican constituents as he ran for re-election in Hamilton County Juvenile Court in 2014, the woman's attorney said on


Former Hamilton County magistrate alleges discrimination she experienced for being gay

A former county magistrate who was fired in 2014 testified Tuesday that Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw didn't invite her to public events because he didn't want to be seen with an openly gay person. Elizabeth Gentzler said she experienced a pattern of discrimination that started in 2013 when Phily

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 06:26:38

Boy Scouts host Highland Games in Ringgold, Ga., on March 24

This year marks the second annual Highland Games hosted by the John Ross District Boy Scouts, but this year's event will be very different - girls will be allowed to participate. While girls have been participating in the Boy Scouts of America for some time, they have only been recognized as Venture

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 05:41:28

Northside Neighborhood House gets grant to modernize community assistance

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - A 94 year old Chattanooga nonprofit just received a thirteen thousand dollar Lowe's grant for a new kitchen. Northside Neighborhood House, which was established in 1924, helps local residents with a hand up through education and assistance. - Advertisement - They needed the kit

WDEF - 2018-03-20 17:26:49

Chattanooga Police investigating shooting victim

Shooting 3.jpg Chattanooga police say they are investigating after a man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. CPD says the 30 year old victim arrived at the hospital in a personally owned vehicle. According to police, the injury is non-life-threatening. A spokesperson for CPD says the c


East Ridge Police investigating drive-by shooting

Shooting.jpg East Ridge police are investigating after they say a man was shot in the leg while standing in his yard. According to East Ridge Chief of Police Stan Allen, the male victim was taken to Erlanger with non-life-threatening injuries. Allen says the shooting is believed to have been a drive