Man Shot In The Hand After His Derringer Falls To The Floor And Discharges

Friday, August 1, 2014

Police responded to Memorial Hospital on an accidental shooting call Friday and found that a man had wounded himself in the hand.

·         The victim, Dereck Labron Luster, 34, advised he was at his residence at 1216 Arlington Ave., when he exited the bed to take a plate of food to the kitchen. 

·         A small caliber handgun (derringer) became dislodged, fell to the floor and discharged.

·         The bullet struck him once in his left hand.

·         He was transported to the hospital by his girlfriend

·     



Whitfield County Sheriff's Office Warns Of Telephone Scam

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public of fraudulent calls circulating in the area involving citizens being informed they have to pay a fine for missing jury duty. The sheriff’s office has received reports that citizens are being contacted via telephone by a subject representing himself as a member of the sheriff’s office. This person is informing the citizens ... (click for more)

Shamerria Roberts, 31, Shot On East 3rd Street Early Monday Morning

Chattanooga Police responded early Monday morning to reports of a shooting at the 1300 block of East 3rd Street.   Chattanooga Police were called to a local hospital concerning a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, Shamerria Roberts, 31, was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.   Police responded to the scene of the reported shooting in ... (click for more)

Tom Decosimo: My Great-Great-Grandparents Are Buried At The Confederate Cemetery

To Mayor Berke, I cannot add any more to the very fine comments made in opposition to your empty jester to remove the city as a trustee of the Confederate Cemetery. I can, however, add some personal perspective as my great-great-grandparents are buried there. Penelope McDermott Cooke was a Daughter of the Confederacy and was concerned the remains of the Confederates who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The New Mean

Until last Monday I believed nobody could ever hurt my feelings again. In the half-century I have been a writer I’ve had hundreds of people take swipes at me, been called more names, and received more hate mail than you can imagine. I also know the only way anyone can hurt you is for you to allow it and, brother, it is nigh impossible to get inside me. My defense mechanism is because ... (click for more)

UTC Soccer Battles Eastern Kentucky To 0-0 Tie

The UTC women’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie against Eastern Kentucky Sunday afternoon at Finley Stadium in non-conference action.   The Mocs remain unbeaten at 1-0-1 while Eastern Kentucky moves to 0-1-1 on the year.   “There’s a reason why they were co-regular season champions in the Ohio Valley Conference last year and made a run to the conference tournament ... (click for more)

Blue-Gold Scrimmage Is Prelude To UTC Volleyball Regular Schedule

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball program concluded their preseason schedule with the annual Blue and Gold intra-squad scrimmage  on Saturday  afternoon in Maclellan Gymnasium. The three-set scrimmage featured the Mocs roster mixing up lineups on both the Blue and Gold teams. Blue jerseys came out victorious after earning a 2-1 (25-23, 27-25, 15-25) win over the ... (click for more)