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Toddler drowning death in Fort Oglethorpe: Mother had been reported before for negligence, officials say

As recently as three weeks ago, the Fort Oglethorpe woman charged with murder in the drowning death of her 2½-year-old had been reported for child negligence, officials said.

Elizabeth Reyna, 42, along with her 41-year-old boyfriend Billy Ray Crawford, face charges of second-degree murder.

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Mother & boyfriend charged in connection with child's death in Fort Oglethorpe

FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. — Police in Fort Oglethorpe have arrested and charged a woman and her boyfriend in connection with the death of two-year-old Noah Kingston Smith.

Billy Ray Crawford and Elizabeth Ann Reyna now face second degree murder charges.

"It's surreal right now because this is right outside of our home, and I have four kids. I can't fathom the thought of losing one of them let alone being responsible for their death," said Nicole Morris, neighbor.

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Remember When Adult Prom set for May 7, 2016 at the Ringgold Depot

remember when adult prom

Reminisce of days gone by and raise money for 5 local nonprofits! On May 7th, Remember When will take place at the Ringgold Depot. Bring your sweetheart, friends, family, and raise money for local children and families in need. Money raised from the event will be given to Christ Chapel, The Family Crisis Center, The Children’s Advocacy Center, Crossroads Unity Family Park, and the Catoosa County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association. The evening will include dancing, silent auctions, food, cash bar, crowning of prom king and queen, and much more!

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Videos of suspected drunk driving posted on SnapChat, more could be charged

Chattanooga (WTVC) — The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating an alleged drunk driving incident in Chattanooga.

20-year-old Dylan Matthew Buck was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence of alcohol, Adderall, and ecstasy. Police also found marijuana in his car.

According to a series of videos posted to social media website SnapChat, Buck was served at a restaurant on Georgia Avenue.

Read More. (News Channel 9)

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Catoosa County Sheriff needs help identifying suspect.

The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying the pictured man. He is wanted for questioning in reference to several thefts that occurred in the area of Joe-Tike Drive and Mason Drive.

Anyone with information about this subject is asked to contact Detective Mike Helton with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office at (706)935-2424.

Read More. (News Channel 9)

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Entrance fee waived at Point Park for National Park Week April 16–24

To encourage all Americans to visit their national parks, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will waive the entrance fee to enter Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, during National Park Week, from Saturday, April 16, through Sunday, April 24.

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, visit a national park during National Park Week and participate in a ranger-guided program. All of us have unique stories connecting us to parks, and we hope you find yours at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

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Man arrested for rash of vehicle break-ins in Rossville

Walker County Sheriff’s Department press release

Several victims throughout the Mountain View subdivision in Rossville reported that their vehicles and one outbuilding had been entered without permission March 29-30 and April 1-3.

Several items were taken from the vehicles such as loose change, sunglasses and phone charger cables. Other items of high-dollar value were also taken from the vehicles and an outbuilding. These items were a Sig Sauer handgun, a full set of golf clubs, a laptop computer, and a diesel engine programmer.

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Ringgold to hold local talent show at historic Depot April 30

Ringgold will host its first annual citywide talent show on April 30.

The city of Ringgold will host an area talent show April 30 and is accepting contestant applications for the event, which will culminate with the winner performing during the annual 1890’s Day Jamboree.

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Ringgold approves purchase of new tasers for police department

Ringgold City Council, at it most recent meeting, voted to purchase three new tasers for its police force.

Police Chief Dan Bilbrey was on the March 28 council agenda to request new tasers for his department now that some of the ones the department has are either obsolete or not working at all.

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Police: Man stabbed to death at a Hixson bar

Chattanooga (WTVC) — Chattanooga police are looking for whoever stabbed a man to death at a Hixson bar Tuesday morning.

According to a release from the chattanooga police department, 36-year-old Shawn Russell died from his injuries.

Police say Russell got into a fight with the suspect inside Rumors Bar on Hixson Pike.

Read More (News Channel 9)

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