CFD Gets Call For "Murky Substance" In River At Ross’s Landing; Turns Out To Be Form Of Algae

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Chattanooga Fire Department was called to Ross’s Landing this afternoon to investigate a murky substance in the water.

The call came in as a spill on the Tennessee River near the aquarium along Riverfront Parkway. 

Crews responded to investigate the substance and gathered samples to test it. 

As a precaution, river booms were put out to prevent the unknown substance from going downriver.

According to special operations personnel, it is a form of algae and is no hazard. 


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Randy Fairbanks, challenger for assessor of property, hit incumbent Marty Haynes for not owning any property in Hamilton County. Mr. Fairbanks said in mailers and a youtube video, "It's no wonder he's lost touch with the taxpayers of Hamilton County." He said in a poll that 94.8 percent of respondents felt the assessor should be a property owner. Mr. Fairbanks also said, ... (click for more)

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Police making a warrant arrest at 1431 Carousel Road on Terrance Vaughn Hayes wound up charging him and a female at the house with drug charges. Hayes, 42, was charged with possession of meth for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and theft of property. Lisa Marie Blake, 34, was charged with possession of heroin ... (click for more)

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