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 email@example.com
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A 68-year-old Chatsworth, Ga., man who put a bullet through a local dog when it stepped on his lawn has been jailed.
In southern DeKalb County, Ala., where law enforcers have been making drug trafficking cases for years, officers arrested several men late Thursday, accusing them of selling methamphetamine ice.
ROME, Ga. — New security installed at Hays State Prison has proved so effective thus far that officials are bragging that prisoners can’t breach it, according to a senator who toured the facility Thursday.
Public officials and lawmakers will get a look today at what millions of tax dollars are buying at Hays State Prison, but the media won't be allowed inside even though one lawmaker requested their presence.
When the Lookout Mountain District Attorney's Office dropped a 20-year-old murder case last year, prosecutors said one reason was that a lead witness had died.
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Former powerhouse state Sen. Lowell Barron accused prosecutors of a witch hunt after he was indicted Tuesday on ethics and campaign law violations.
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Surrounded by his family on the steps of the DeKalb County Courthouse, former state Sen. Lowell Barron, through his attorney, this afternoon emphatically denied charges of ethics law and campaign contribution law violations he was charged with earlier today.
It takes a lot to get fired from the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Before FBI Special Agent Ken Hillman and dozens of his criminal cases came under state and federal scrutiny, the agent called another officer and confessed his tumultuous, romantic relationship with a millionaire's wife.