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Robbery ordeal is face of crime's growth in suburbs

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One man's ordeal in East Brainerd puts a face and a voice, to what national studies and Chattanooga police have been saying for more than a year; more and more gang-type crimes, and crimes of opportunity--are hitting the 'safer' neighborhoods. More>>

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Fears of gang activity force changes in school bus route

We've known for awhile that gangs operate out in the open on some streets in Chattanooga. But they've gotten so bad on one corner in Alton Park,  that school buses won't pick up or drop off children there after Fall Break. More>>

Dozens of known gang members arrested, 29 face indictments

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Several known gang members and other violent offenders are now locked up, some facing major time in prison. It is all a part of the crackdown on Chattanooga gang activity by federal, state and local law enforcement. More>>

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Chattanooga gang data from police, sheriff called 'incomplete'

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"Incomplete and inaccurate" — that's the judgment about data on local gangs received from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Chattanooga Police Department. More>>

Training partnership aims to LAUNCH members out of gangs

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Charles Stewart sees cooking for the Bistro at the Beth, the Bethlehem Community Center in South Chattanooga's Alton Park neighborhood, as more than a job. "It helps me to learn how to help other people," he says. More>>

Study: lack of parenting, jobs are keys to gangs' appeal

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All of the Tennessee Valley sees the aftermath on the 6 o'clock news. Yet another scene of flashing police lights. Buildings, or young men and women filled with bullet holes. More>>

City's solution to gang threat includes concerts, not just crackdowns

Given that Chattanooga has sub-titled its anti-gang efforts 'The Future is Ours', it's no surprise to find co-director Boyd Patterson shifting from prosecutor to concert promoter in the cafeteria at Brainerd High School. More>>

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Chattanooga officials hear findings from six months of gang research

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After six months of research, the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the most detailed study on gangs in Chattanooga's history. More>>

Churches, community teaming up to fight gang problem

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A local non-profit is bringing Chattanooga churches together to help fight the city's gang problem. 'Hope for the Inner City' is hosting a two-day conference, connecting churches and community members with the goal of bringing real change to the streets. More>>

Former gang member helps fight Chattanooga's gang violence

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The latest effort in fighting Chattanooga's ongoing gang problem brought a reformed gang member to town to share his story with local teens. The city's Gang Task Force says his visit is already making a difference. More>>

Victim released from hospital, suspect sought in gang shooting

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Chattanooga Police now say Saturday's shooting on South Market Street was gang related. More>>

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Chattanooga police ready to enforce Tennessee's new gang law

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Chattanooga officials say local police already have identified some violent criminal street gangs that officials could eventually target under an expansion of Tennessee's RICO laws. More>>

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Recreation centers seen as lure for Chattanooga gang members

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Jacqueline Dowell has lived in Washington Hills for 48 years and what she sees at the neighborhood's recreation center worries her. More>>

Police make arrest in gang-related shooting

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Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting near the Eastdale Recreation Center. More>>

One arrested in gang-related shooting

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Chattanooga Police say they have arrested a man in connection with a shooting Tuesday. More>>

City begins free service to paint over graffiti

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Chattanooga business and home owners say graffiti is taking over and glorifying gangs throughout the city. Now city leaders have stepped in with a new program to paint over the graffiti for free. More>>

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Chattanooga takes aim at gang graffiti

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Sign after sign appeared on the walls of The Johnson Group building on Market Street last weekend. Gang graffiti was spray-painted in black on the white walls. More>>

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Tennessee lawmakers question Chattanooga’s anti-gang fight

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Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says critics of his anti-gang legislation in the General Assembly shouldn't ignore the second half of his comprehensive approach to addressing youth violence. More>>

Residents question local leaders at "Gang Intervention"

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Chattanooga's growing gang problem takes center stage Saturday in a meeting that brought state and local leaders together with community members asking when action will be taken. More>>

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