Joy Lukachick is a crime reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work.
Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille.
When Joy isn't chasing down stories, she is a full-time supporter of the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints. She also loves cooking Cajun food.
Contact joy at 423-757-6659 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's been 18 days since an inmate complained that two Rhea County sheriff's deputies beat him, kicked him in the face and groin and slammed him against a patrol car after he surrendered to police.
As cars zoom by on busy U.S. Highway 27 in Rossville, the dilapidated red-brick building sits empty, a "live bait" sign taped next to the announcement "Open, come on in."
ROME, Ga. — Federal prosecutors on Friday named Clifford "C.J." Joyce as the man who planted drugs on a woman's car at the request of a Murray County judge.
A third man has plead guilty to an involvement in a conspiracy against a woman who blew the whistle on a local judge.
Once again Fort Oglethorpe City Councilman Earl Gray voted by himself on the City Council.
High above Chattanooga, past the cannons that can't fire and memorials for soldiers who died 150 years ago, the fiddle, banjo, guitar and jawbone meet.
Nearly a dozen criminal cases have remained in limbo for the last three months since the FBI revealed it was investigating the agent in charge of an undercover child sex task force.
A 38-year-old man who police say threw gasoline on a Dalton, Ga., pharmacy employee so he could get away with stolen drugs and then led police on a nine-day chase was caught Friday.
Georgia corrections officials shook up the leadership at more than 14 prisons or state facilities this week, reshuffling wardens across the state.