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8:03pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Arts & Culture

Reflections Gallery on Lee Highway is Celebrating The Rural South

For the next couple of months Reflections gallery on Lee Highway here in Chattanooga is celebrating The Rural South. Two of the twenty-five artists whose work is featured in the exhibition talked to WUTC's Richard Winham about their work.  One is Matt Welch, a self- taught photo realist painter who grew up in Texas. The other is Renel Plouffe, an abstract painter originally from Gatineau City in Western Quebec.

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12:55pm

Sat July 25, 2015
Community

First Chattanooga Shooting Victim Is Laid To Rest

Hours before the funeral procession arrived, people began gathering outside the Chattanooga National Cemetery gates to demonstrate their support for Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt's family.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

4:40pm

Wed July 22, 2015
Community

Listen: New Details Emerge About 7/16 Shootings in Chattanooga

Authorities still aren't saying much about why 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez went on a shooting spree at two military centers in Chattanooga that killed 5 service members.  But at a press conference in Chattanooga, FBI Special Agent Ed Reinhold explained more about what happened that tragic Thursday morning.

Read more about what was revealed, and listen to the full, unedited audio of the press conference above.

In order, the speakers were:

-United States Attorney Bill Killian

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6:37pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Community

Hundreds of Bikers Participate in Memorial Ride for Chattanooga Shooting Victims

Bikers gather in the Sportsman's Warehouse parking lot on Lee Highway.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

It began on Facebook--a call for bikers to come pray for Chattanooga.

More than 300 bikers adorned their motorcycles with American flags and lined up in a strip mall parking lot across the street from a Naval recruitment center, which was the first of two mass shooting sites in Chattanooga.

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5:08pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Community

Restaurant Sets An Empty Table For Chattanooga Shooting Victims

Outside one of the crime scenes in Chattanooga, the community has created a memorial for the military men who died in Thursday's shooting. Nearby is another tribute, in an unexpected place.

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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12:01am

Sun July 19, 2015
Community

Chattanooga Gunman's Family Says He 'Suffered From Depression'

The family of the gunman who allegedly killed five military personnel in Tennessee are extending their sympathy toward the victims’ families, and saying the gunman suffered from depression.  The family of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez released the following statement Saturday:

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10:28am

Sat July 18, 2015
Community

As Chattanooga Mourns, Residents Struggle To Find Meaning In The Killings

Flags and balloons sit near the entrance to the Amincola Highway site where the second round of shootings happened.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

Shock continues to ripple through Chattanooga, Tenn., as residents try to cope with Thursday's attack. Rabbit Zielke of WUTC reports on the community's reaction.

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10:55am

Fri July 17, 2015
Community

Chattanoogans Find Killings Of Four Marines 'Incomprehensible'

Officials are trying to piece together why a man shot the Marines yesterday in a rampage at two military facilities. As details emerge, people in Chattanooga are asking how this could happen there.

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3:52am

Fri July 17, 2015
Community

Chattanooga: A 'Great City With a Broken Heart' After Marines Murdered

A vigil was held at The Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in downtown Chattanooga.

Two shooting incidents at Chattanooga military facilities killed four Marines, injured three other military personnel and injured one police officer.  The alleged gunman, 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, also died.  Officials are not yet revealing whether police or military personnel killed Abulazeez or whether he committed suicide.

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3:08am

Fri July 17, 2015

7:17pm

Wed July 15, 2015
Southern Humor

"I've Never Done Off-Color Material": Henry Cho Stays Successful with Clean Comedy

Henry Cho performing in 2006.

Knoxville native Henry Cho has been doing stand-up for nearly 30 years, and because he does clean comedy, he's able to perform nearly anywhere--from Las Vegas to comedy clubs to churches.  In this interview, Cho talks about what it was really like to grow up Korean in Knoxville, how he became a successful comedian very quickly (opening for Jerry Seinfeld and others), and how he finds inspiration from his in-laws in Arab, Alabama.

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11:14am

Wed July 15, 2015
Happenings

July League of Women Voters Panel Features David Testerman, Jeannine Alday, Pam Ladd

From a media release:

The Chattanooga members-at-large Unit of the League of Women Voters of Tennessee (LWVTN) will continue its schedule of programs on Monday, July 20, with a panel discussion of the League’s Observer Corps, a group of League members who attend governmental meetings, note what happens, and report back to the League and community.

Panelists include Hamilton County School Board Member David Testerman, Jeannine Alday, former chief of staff to County Mayors Ramsey and Coppinger, and Pam Ladd, former Chattanooga City Councilwoman.

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2:44pm

Tue July 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

After Six Years, The Chattanooga Folk School May Finally Be On a Firm Footing

The Chattanooga Folk School has a new Executive Director. Like the other directors before her, Laura Walker is a musician, but unlike her predecessors she has had experience in organizing and running a business. It’s those skills, along with her natural affinity for people, that she hopes will enable her to revive the flagging fortunes of the Chattanooga Folk School. She spoke to WUTC's Richard Winham.

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1:30pm

Sun July 12, 2015
Books

'Mockingbird Next Door' Gives a Rare Glimpse into Harper Lee's Life

UPDATE 7/13/15 @ 4:54 p.m:  NPR's Maureen Corrigan has reviewed Harper Lee's new novel Go Set A Watchman, and Corrigan calls it "a mess" and a "a troubling confusion of a novel."  Also, Tonja Carter, the attorney who claims she found the long-lost Watchman manuscript, has written an editorial in The Wall Street Journal discuss

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12:30pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 31: Robyn Carlton Focuses Lookout Mountain Conservancy on Community

Robyn Carlton moved from Atlanta to Chattanooga on a dare, but that move continues to pay dividends today.  As Executive Director of the Lookout Mountain Conservancy (LMC).  Robyn has guided the organization's efforts to conserve nature, develop trails, and connect people to the land.  However, it is her relationship with Howard School and its students that has distinguished LMC's work and has formed lasting ties to the community.

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