Child From Monday's Fatal Fire Remains In Critical Condition

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

The child who was flown to the burn center in Augusta, Ga., after a fatal fire on Monday in Chattanooga, remains in critical condition in the ICU. 

The mother has been identified as Shondell Jackson. She was treated and released from Erlanger Medical Center, reportedly for burns on her hands, and is now with her son at the burn center in Augusta.

It was reported that both victims are boys, roughly two to three years of age. 

Firefighters found one of the boys on the floor near the kitchen, and the other in a bedroom. Both boys were carried out of the house, but despite rescue efforts by firefighters and EMS personnel, one of the boys could not be resuscitated and was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The surviving boy suffered from severe burns and smoke inhalation and was flown to the burn center in Augusta. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Chattanooga Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau will be canvassing the neighborhood where the fatal fire occurred on Wednesday, beginning around 9:30 a.m., to visit homes and distribute free smoke alarms where needed.


Grand Jury No True Bills And True Bills

Here are the latest no bills and true bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury: No Bills: BLOCKER, ROBERT B 34 M 0 1 GS 1521034 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE aka BLOCKER, ROBERT aka LITTLE, TINY BLOCKER, ROBERT B 34 M 0 GS POSS.A FIREARM DURING COMMISSIION OR ATTEMPT TO COMMITT A FELONY 2 1521038 aka BLOCKER, ROBERT aka LITTLE, TINY BLOCKER, ROBERT ... (click for more)

City Council Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge For ALS, Challenges County Commission

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Christian Sweeps Notre Dame In 7-AA Volleyball

 It didn't matter that the Chattanooga Christian volleyball team was on the road Tuesday night.  Who cared that they were playing one of their biggest rivals in District 7-AA in a loud and spirited Jack Steiner Sr. Gymnasium at Notre Dame High School. None of those factors came into play as the Lady Chargers were ready to play and the Lady Irish were not. The results ... (click for more)

Fulghum, Walker Power Soddy-Daisy Past Cleveland

Soddy-Daisy’s Lady Trojans shook off an up-and-down performance in last weekend’s Early Bird tournament at Oak Ridge and throttled Cleveland, 3-0, in a District 5-AAA volleyball match Tuesday at Soddy-Daisy High School. The Lady Trojans (8-4, 2-1) swept the match with set scores of 25-18, 25-22 and 25-15. Abby Walker and Karigan Fulghum combined for 30 digs and 18 kills to ... (click for more)