The Latest: Chattanooga postpones 2 men’s basketball games
___Boston College has postponed two men’s basketball games this week because of positive COVID-19 tests, prompting the Atlantic Coast Conference to juggle its schedule. Carolina, Dallas, Florida, Nashville and Tampa Bay have all had games postponed because of the pandemic. ___The Chattanooga Mocs have postponed a pair of men’s basketball games after a positive COVID-19 test among the team’s Tier 1 personnel. ___The Southern Conference postponed three games because of positive COVID-19 tests within the Furman and Chattanooga men’s basketball programs. Furman’s next scheduled game is Feb. 3 at Samford, while Chattanooga is slated to return to the court at Western Carolina the same day.
VMI opens ‘Spring Season’ of football in Lexington
Lexington, Va. – VMI’s spring football season practice schedule opened Friday afternoon at 430. The Keydets will be working out for three weeks ahead of their first contest, set for Februrary 20th at Chattanooga. “We want to play as many games as possible here at VMI. VMI quarterback Reece Udinski opens the spring season as the SoCon preseason offensive player of the year in voting by the league’s nine coaches. They are picked 6th this spring season.
College football coach fired after posting "hateful" tweet about Stacey Abrams
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga fired an assistant coach after he posted a tweet disparaging former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and activist Stacey Abrams, the school announced in a 45-second video. Chris Malone, who was an offensive line coach for the Mocs, smeared Abrams while peddling election fraud claims in a now-deleted tweet Tuesday night. "Coach Malone is no longer a part of this university," Angle said Thursday. "The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga does not tolerate and unequivocally condemns discrimination and hatred of all forms," Angle added. Malone, who has coached at different schools since 1998, had a stint at Virginia State University, an historically Black university.cbsnews.com
Stephens, Parham score 25 each for VMI in 84-79 win
VMI defeats Chattanooga for the first time since February of 2018LEXINGTON, Va. – Jake Stephens and Greg Parham scored 25 points apiece as VMI defeated Chattanooga 84-79. Kamdyn Curfman had 17 points for VMI, which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Today we got some really good minutes from Ta’Vonne Bond especially on the defensive end and Trajan Fahl gave us some really good minutes. And obviously, Greg Parham, Jake Stephens and Kamdyn Curfman were tremendous today. Stefan Kenic added 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Rough rescue: Storms, broken plane force layover for turtles
Rescued Kemps ridley sea turtles receive care at Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Thirty endangered sea turtles rescued from the beaches of Cape Cod are now safe in New Orleans after their Thanksgiving travel plans went awry. They were being taken to a Louisiana rehabilitation center when bad weather and damage to a propeller grounded their plane in Chattanooga. Staff members of the Tennessee Aquarium collected the animals and cared for them overnight. Kemp's ridley turtles are the smallest sea turtles in the world, growing to a little over 2 feet.
Former Chattanooga Police Officer Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault
Desmond Logan, 35, a former officer with the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD), was sentenced by the Honorable Curtis L. Collier, U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Logan will serve 20 years in prison with three years of supervised release for crimes involving sexual misconduct while on duty. Logan previously pleaded guilty to two civil rights offenses on Sept. 12, 2019. The Department of Justice will vigorously prosecute officers who commit sexual assault, said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division. This case is a reminder that sexual assault allegations involving law enforcement officers should be fully investigated.justice.gov
Police across US speak out against Minneapolis custody death
Law enforcement officials nationwide have rushed to condemn the actions of Minneapolis officers in the death of a black man in custody, a wave of harsh criticism experts say is unprecedented. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes. A bystander's disturbing video shows Officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on Floyd's neck, even as Floyd begs for air and slowly stops talking and moving. Weve got to remember that it was not just Officer Chauvin who was sitting on George Floyds neck, she said. Minneapolis is bracing for more violence after days of civil unrest, with burned buildings, looted stores and angry graffiti demanding justice.
Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg is developing mobile apps to help New York state trace coronavirus cases
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is developing three smartphone apps to help New York state trace every person who comes into contact with someone infected with Covid-19 to help control the spread of the virus. Contact tracing requires scores of people to interview coronavirus patients and track down all of their contacts over the past 14 days so those people can be notified, tested and quarantined. He said the state would need at least 30 contact tracers per 100,000 people. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city is currently working to hire 1,000 contact tracers with health-care backgrounds. "Contact tracing, the test and trace approach, is going to change everything," de Blasio said at the governor's press conference Thursday.cnbc.com
Bloomberg presidential campaign reports $409 million in total spending so far
FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Doug StricklandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloombergs campaign spent $409 million through January, with most of the money funding a TV advertising blitz, according to campaign disclosures filed on Thursday. The campaign spent about $221 million in January alone. Bloombergs campaign spent $126.5 million on television advertising alone in January, and another $45.5 million on digital advertising. That brought total ad spending by his campaign so far to $312 million, according to figures released by the campaign.feeds.reuters.com
Bloomberg campaign spends over $220 million in January
FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Doug StricklandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloombergs campaign spent $220.6 million in January, with most of the money going to television advertising, his campaign said on Thursday. The spending, reported in a disclosure filed with the Federal Election Commission, brought total outlays by the campaign so far to $409 million, a historic sum for the early stages of the Democratic Partys nomination process. He has been rising in public opinion polls despite not competing in early nomination contests and instead hoping to start winning delegates when 14 states hold contests on March 3. Bloombergs campaign spent $126.5 million on television advertising alone in January, and another $45.5 million on digital advertising.feeds.reuters.com
Bloomberg campaign spends over $200 million in January
FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Doug StricklandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloombergs campaign spent$220.6 million in January, with most of the money going to television advertising, his campaign said on Thursday. The spending brought total outlays by the campaign so far to $409 million, the campaign said in a statement ahead of a more detailed filing due to be submitted later in the day to the Federal Election Commission. Graphic: Calendar of each states Democratic nominating contest and its allocated delegates - hereGraphic: Where the candidates stand on key issues - herefeeds.reuters.com
Bloomberg endorsed by 3 Congressional Black Caucus members after stop-and-frisk apology
Campaigning in Tennessee on Wednesday, Bloomberg expressed regret for comments he made in 2015 about New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk policy. Yes that's true," Bloomberg is heard in a recording of a speech given a year after he left office. In a statement released Tuesday morning, Bloomberg said he "inherited" the policy of stop-and-frisk from his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani. Wednesday, Bloomberg rolled out endorsements from three members of the Congressional Black Caucus: Georgia Congresswoman Lucy McBath, Congressman Gregory Meeks of New York and Delegate Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Bloomberg is in Tennessee because the state holds its primary on Super Tuesday and early voting begins Wednesday.cbsnews.com
Alleyne’s career game carries Virginia Tech over Chattanooga
Landers Nolley II added 19 points for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech: The Hokies’ 39% shooting was their second-worst shooting performance of the season, and the Hokies made just six 3-pointers – their second-fewest 3’s in a game this season. But Virginia Tech made enough plays down the stretch to extend its home-court nonconference winning streak to 30 games. UP NEXTChattanooga: The Mocs play at home against Troy on Sunday. Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at home against Gardner-Webb on Sunday.
Tenn. woman faces murder charges after twins die with drugs in systems
A Chattanooga, Tennessee, woman was charged with first-degree murder after her prematurely born twins died with narcotics in their systems, authorities said. Both infants tested positive for several drugs, including cocaine, when they were born July 21, according to the affidavit filed by the arresting officer. Tiffany Roberts, 29, admitted to investigators to taking drugs, "citing she has a problem," the affidavit said. Roberts told investigators she took ecstasy on July 20 and went to the hospital after being short of breath, according to an affidavit. Both infants died on July 23 of pulmonary hemorrhage as the cause of death, according to the affidavit.
Two Grundy County, Tennessee Sheriffs Officers Charged With Federal Civil Rights Offenses
For an incident involving an arrestee identified by the initials F.M., the indictment charges Deputy Chief Tony Bean and Deputy T.J. Bean with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law in violation of 18 U.S.C. The indictment alleges that the defendants, while serving with the Grundy County Sheriffs Office, used unreasonable force when they assaulted and injured arrestee F.M. The indictment additionally charges Tony Bean with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law in violation of 18 U.S.C. The indictment alleges that, while serving as Chief of Police with the Tracy City Police Department, Tony Bean used unreasonable force when he assaulted and injured arrestee C.G. An indictment is merely an accusation and each defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.justice.gov
Tennesse bakery makes giant 'Moon Pie' for moon landing celebration
Wapakoneta, Oh. - Neil Armstrong's hometown celebrates the 50th anniversary of his walk on the moon today. They even ordered a giant Moon Pie from a bakery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The dessert weighed 55 pounds and was stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate. But, that's not all, the bakery also sent a duplicate of the Moon Pie to Cape Canaveral for its 50th celebration.
Marines open up about surviving Chattanooga shootings
There's more information about the efforts to stop Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, the gunman who opened fire at military sites in Tennessee. A Navy officer shot at the gunman, and some of the five murdered service members died saving others. Jericka Duncan spoke with survivors who returned to the scene of the rampage.cbsnews.com
Obama orders flags lowered to half-staff after Chattanooga shootings
President Barack Obama has ordered flags at the White House and other federal institutions be lowered to half-staff to honor the five military service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CBSN's Kristine Johnson reports.cbsnews.com
Probe of Chattanooga gunman's past reveals substance abuse
Federal authorities are digging deeper into the life of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez who killed five service members last Thursday. The FBI raided an apartment Monday night to learn more about the 24-year-old. A source close to the family says Abdulazeez struggled with substance abuse. Jericka Duncan reports.cbsnews.com
Teenager confronts FBI agents in probe of Chattanooga gunman
While going to the apartment of an associate of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, several FBI agents encountered a 15-year-old boy aiming an air soft rifle at them. After ordering him to the ground and searching him they also found an air soft pistol. The boy was not charged with a crime, but instead given a warning.cbsnews.com
Gunman's depression revealed as fifth victim of Chattanooga attack mourned
Federal investigators are still trying to figure out why shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military sites in Tennessee last week. A source close to the family tells CBS News Abdulazeez's parents encouraged a seven-month trip to Jordan last year because they hoped visiting relatives would help Abdulazeez recover from what they say was his state of depression. Jericka Duncan reports.cbsnews.com
Sen. Feinstein on terrorism’s new normal
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, calls the recent shootings in Chattanooga by Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez a “classic lone wolf terrorist attack.” The technological savvy of ISIS and terrorists abroad have made online propaganda a constant battle in the fight against terrorism at home.cbsnews.com
Sunday Journal: Mourning in Chattanooga
Investigators are looking for clues into what might have motivated the shooter, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who killed four Marines and a sailor Thursday. They are focusing on several trips he took overseas, especially a seven-month visit to Jordan last year. Jericka Duncan reports on how the family of the gunman has broken its silence.cbsnews.com
7/18: One more dies from Chattanooga shooting; Assault rifle scare in New York City
Randall Smith died in the hospital from injuries sustained in the Chattanooga shooting, bringing the death toll up to five servicemen; and a photograph of four people carrying what looked like assault rifles sent law enforcement scrambling in New York City.cbsnews.com
7/17: Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified; Why a 91-year-old veteran is running across America
The military released the names of the Marines killed in Thursday's attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Ernie Andrus, a 91-year-old World War II veteran, has been making progress in his mission to become the oldest American to run across America.cbsnews.com
Investigators probe travel, communications of Chattanooga gunman
Investigators are looking into the past of Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the suspected gunman in Thursday's attack on Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reports on what authorities have discovered so far.cbsnews.com
Implications of deadly attack on military in Chattanooga
Investigators suspect terrorism in the Thursday shooting of four Marines in Tennessee. Former CIA deputy director and CBS News senior security contributor Michael Morell joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what connection the suspected gunman, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, might have to ISIS or other terror groupcbsnews.com
Shooter in Chattanooga attacks identified
Authorities have identified Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez as the deceased shooter in separate attacks on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that left four Marines dead. CBS News national security correspondent Jeff Pegues has the latest.cbsnews.com
Shooting incident near Navy recruiting center in Tennessee
At least two Marines and a police officer were shot at a <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-police-officer-shot-near-tennessee-army-recruiting-center/">military recruiting center</a> in Chattanooga, Tennessee Thursday morning. CBSN's Meg Oliver spoke to Caroline Taylor, a woman who works near the scene.cbsnews.com