Chattanooga

12:21pm

Wed July 29, 2015
Community

Thousands Line Funeral Procession Route for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith

People lined up along the route to the Chattanooga National Cemetery, and fire trucks raised a large American flag over the gates.
Credit Michael Edward Miller

The last of the funerals for the five Chattanooga shooting victims happened on Tuesday.  U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith was interred in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, where soldiers and sailors have been buried for about 150 years.  It’s the same cemetery where another victim of the shootings, Marine Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, was laid to rest last Friday.

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11:08am

Wed July 29, 2015
Arts & Culture

Shakespeare Chattanooga Presents Two Gentlemen of Verona on 7/30

This Thursday July 30, Shakespeare Chattanooga is presenting a staged reading of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” by William Shakespeare. It is his first play and according to Janis Hashe, the play’s director, it shows. “Dorky” is one of the words she used to describe the play when she talked to Richard Winham.

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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.

TRANSCRIPT:

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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10:55am

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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3:08am

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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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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12:10pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Community

Crash Pad & Greenspaces Invite Public to Celebration of Next-Gen Green Homes

Greenspaces is developing eco-friendly next-generation homes that could allow residents to never pay an electric bill.  Through solar panels, the homes could produce more energy than the homeowners consume.  The first will be built at 631 Hamilton Avenue on Chattanooga's North Shore.

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5:29pm

Wed July 8, 2015
Community

Objective Perspective Series Facilitates 'Awkward' Discussion on Important Topics

Shawnessey Keith Cargile joins us to talk about the 5-week Objective Perspective series, which will happen at various locations in Chattanooga and feature live music, poetry, art, and opportunities for people to have an honest dialogue about (sometimes uncomfortable) subjects such as race and politics.

OBJECTIVE PERSPECTIVE series

part 1. July 13th

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7:17pm

Mon July 6, 2015
Community

Amy Pearson Named New President of On Point

Amy Pearson has worked with nonprofit organization On Point since 1997.  Promoted in 2011 to Executive Director, she's now been named the President.  She joins us to talk about their mission.

From a media release:

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