'Worst of the worst' inmate convicted in drug conspiracy

Published Sep. 1 2015

A jury convicted Jerry Alexander today in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine after about four hours of deliberation. The...

Alabama lawmakers set to return for second special session

Published Sep. 1 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Gov. Robert Bentley has called a second special session for next week to try once again to...

Truck driver Ben Brewer extradited to Hamilton County

Published Sep. 1 2015

The Hamilton County Sheriff has returned Ben Brewer to Hamilton County, where he is in jail awaiting trial.

Bo Watson thinks Senate should investigate UT's gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' for 'he' and 'she'

Published Sep. 1 2015

A political backlash shows no signs of going away over the University of Tennessee's Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness' request...

Application to fill 9th Judicial District Criminal Court vacancy extended

Published Sep. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee officials announced today they are extending the application process for the pending Criminal Court vacancy in the...

Homicide charges against Eric McCullough bound over to grand jury

Published Sep. 1 2015

Criminal homicide and aggravated assault charges against Eric McCullough were bound over to a grand jury on Tuesday.

National Muslim civil rights organization condemns Sheriff Hammond's warning about Islam

Published Sep. 1 2015

A national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today spoke out against Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond's Monday claim that...

Chattanooga News: State representative used Ashley Madison

Published Sep. 1 2015

Jim Hammond is urging Tennessee sheriffs to keep a close eye on Islamic activity.

Another TN sheriff speaks out on Muslims

Published Sep. 1 2015

An advocacy organization for Muslims says it will ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate an East Tennessee sheriff...

Defendant testifies against longtime friend in 'worst of the worst' drug trial

Published Sep. 1 2015

LaJeromeny Brown agreed he would testify against his co-defendants as a part of his plea deal. He told attorneys he...

Housing authority plans to issue nearly 500 vouchers this week

Published Sep. 1 2015

Elizabeth Ervin wants to return to her hometown in Biloxi, Miss., but she can't leave before her daughter and grandchildren...

Hammond urging other Tennessee sheriffs to keep eye on Islamic activity

Published Sep. 1 2015

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond plans to urge other Tennessee sheriffs to keep a close eye on Islamic activity in...

Outdoor enthusiasts see untapped potential on downtown waterfront

Published Sep. 1 2015

There is no shortage of flat-water paddling destinations in the Chattanooga area to keep kayakers, canoers and stand-up paddleboarders entertained,...

56-year-old East Ridge High School stadium is crumbling down

Published Sep. 1 2015

Although they are badly deteriorated, the home bleachers are not the only problem that caused city inspectors to condemn East...

Lauren Alaina writes, records song for ESPN's college football coverage

Published Sep. 1 2015

Lauren Alaina, former Rossville resident and "American Idol" runner-up, has written and recorded an exclusive track for ESPN's college football...

Trucker killed, Interstate shut down for hours following Monday morning crash

Published Sep. 1 2015

A 59-year-old truck driver died after his semi-truck smashed into a guardrail on Interstate 75 early Monday.

TN lawmaker wants feds to look at state prison problems

Published Sep. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- A top Tennessee House Democrat questioned Monday whether the planned outside review of state prison problems by the...

Photos: Getting ready for the Sequatchie County Fair

Published Sep. 1 2015

The Sequatchie County Fair opens Wednesday with carnival rides available through Monday.

Chattanooga knocked out of top town competition

Published Sep. 1 2015

After a close fight, Knoxville beat Chattanooga to advance to the final round of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine's 2015 Top...

Georgia governor proposes $50 million more on pre-kindergarten

Published Sep. 1 2015

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal said he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia's pre-kindergarten program that...

Woman died from overdose, hypothermia

Published Sep. 1 2015

GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- A North Carolina woman known for her nature blogging on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park whose...

Smoky Mountains appealing to visitors not to leave mark

Published Sep. 1 2015

GATLINBURG, Tenn. -- Officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are asking visitors to refrain from leaving their mark on...

Cleveland Utilities to study phased strategy for fiber services

Published Sep. 1 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland Utilities officials want to know what it will take to provide fiber-based Internet and phone services...