A potential non-discrimination ordinance for same-sex city employees continued as a point of contention in a city council on Tuesday as some called for further definitions about “gender expression and identity,” and posed questions about how the ordinance may limit the freedom of religious residents or affect individual privacy in public restrooms. The ordinance would expand the group protected from discrimination or harassment ... (click for more)
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday obtained an indictment from a federal Grand Jury in Knoxville on a new charge against a Signal Mountain man charged with making threats against a Muslim settlement in New York. The case will remain in Chattanooga, however. RoVanita Gupta, the head ... (click for more)
Attorney General Slatery and 14 other state attorneys general have sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to take action to protect the tax-exempt status of nonprofit religious organizations following the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges. ... (click for more)
July 7, 2015
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick released the following statement to clarify previous remarks regarding transportation infrastructure funding: "I would like to take the opportunity ... (click for more)
Hamilton County Medical Examiner Dr. James Metcalfe testified Tuesday that he had changed his findings in the death of a teen's foetus after she said she was beaten by her boyfriend. Dr. Metcalfe ... (click for more)
A Chattanooga man is being held on a $1-million bond after a woman told police he repeatedly beat her while raping her in public. Richard Witherow, 46, of Chattanooga has been charged ... (click for more)
Should the bust of General Nathan Bedford Forrest be removed from the State Capitol?