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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Chattanooga.

Friday
Sep192014

Nashville Bank Robber Turns Himself In

(NASHVILLE Tenn.) -- A bank robber in Nashville reportedly turned himself in the same day of his crime.

The Tennessean reports that 64-year-old Robert Dunn handed a demand note to a bank teller and then fled with cash around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

That night, Dunn reportedly turned himself into the police.

The Tennessean did not report any injuries during the robbery.


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Friday
Sep192014

National Drug Take-Back Event Is Next Week at Bradley County Judicial Center

(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- The semi-annual National Drug Take-Back event will take place next week at the Bradley County Judicial Center.

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office reports that the event aims to help people safely get rid of unused prescription drugs.

The drug take-back collection will run from Monday, September 22 through Friday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Friday
Sep192014

Man Seriously Injured in Greenway View Assault 

(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- Chattanooga Police are investigating a  assault that left one man with life-threatening injuries Wednesday.

Officers responded to a call of an assault in progress at 490 Greenway View Drive around 9:30 p.m. to find the victim suffering from severe head trauma.

Crews transported the man to a local hospital, where investigators are still attempting to reach his family members to notify them of his condition.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact law enforcement at 423-698-2525.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Police Investigating Thursday Morning Stabbing

(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- A woman is in the hospital following a stabbing early Thursday morning.

The Chattanooga Police Department says the stabbing took place around 3 a.m. at 2104 Cleveland Avenue.

The victim was found in the road suffering from several stab wounds. She was hospitalized in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chattanooga police at 423-698-2525.


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Thursday
Sep182014

Haslam Gets First Employment First Task Force Report

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A task force, created to help eliminate obstacles to employment for persons with disabilities in Tennessee, has submitted its first progress report to Gov. Bill Haslam.

The Employment First Task Force submitted the report to the governor on Wednesday, according to Haslam's office. The report includes steps the task force plans to take to expand employment for people with disabilities.

These steps include:

  • Developing a memorandum of understanding to improve coordination among state agencies.
  • Engaging and supporting businesses who employ people with disabilities.
  • Increasing internship opportunities.
  • Ensuring youth transitioning out of the school system has post-secondary or job training opportunities.


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