Police/Fire

Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Wednesday, Aug. 5, aimed at protecting police and other first responders from bias-motivated crimes in Georgia, capping a series of controversial moves by state Republican leaders that nearly derailed passage of a separate bill outlawing hate crimes.

You’re driving down the road, you glance in your rearview and see a police officer following you, lights flashing. Maybe there’s a short blast of a siren. You’re being signaled to pull over.

Online selling and buying sites are a goldmine of opportunity for people who are up to no good, from scammers to thieves to murderers, because so many of the transactions require people to meet in person to exchange goods and money.

Keith, Bradley Michael, 27, of 117 2nd Street, Rossville, Ga., arrested for fugitive status.Britt, Brendon Michael, 25, of 935 Cloud Springs Road, Apt. 105, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., arrested on charge of possession of marijuana less than 1 oz.Gentry, Charles W, 50, of 9425 Bennie Lane, Ooltewah…

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, with the assistance of multiple agencies, was able to infiltrate an area drug trafficking organization and determine the pipeline of illegal narcotics being distributed in the judicial circuit in Operation Fairview Sunset.

Two people died in Catoosa County Tuesday night, June 4, when a vehicle theft suspect fled police and crashed into another vehicle, killing the suspect and the driver of the other vehicle.

Investigators with the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office have determined that a vehicle fire in Walker County was intentionally set. The fire occurred shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Monday, May 18.

A 79-year-old man from LaFayette died after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 53 in Calhoun in front of the KFC and Ruby Tuesday on Saturday afternoon, May 16.

A man who was assaulted May 16 at a Ringgold racetrack isn’t pressing charges against his attacker, Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said.

Pesnell, Richard Allen, 32, of 2301 Cleo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN arrested on charge of theft by shoplifting.Jackson, Michael Lee, 60, of 17 Jan Drive, Ringgold, GA arrested on charge of theft by shoplifting.Taylor, Ronald Ray, 67, of 2522 Wessex Lane, Chattanooga, TN arrested on charges of c…

♦ Holmes, Jimmy Ray, 45, 109 Schmitt Lane, Rossville, abandonment of certain dangerous drugs, poisons, or controlled substances, possession and use of drug-related objects, possession of marijuana (less than 1 oz.), possession of meth

Around 11:30 p.m. on March 5, the LaFayette Fire Department responded to a residential fire off of Fortune Street in LaFayette. When emergency personnel made their way inside the home, they discovered the body of John Wiley, 23, in one of the bedrooms.

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