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A 62-year-old man charged in the road rage shooting death of Alex Gallman in December has become one of the most expensive defendants held in sheriff's custody in recent years.

A 62-year-old man charged in the road rage shooting death of Alex Gallman in December has become one of the most expensive defendants held in sheriff's custody in recent years.

An alleged 2010 beating by McMinn County, Tenn., sheriff's deputies of a then-70-year-old man during a traffic stop is scheduled for trial in federal court next week after a hearing here Wednesday.

An attorney for the mother of a 19-year-old woman who died when struck by a train in 2011 has shared some of the reasons his client is appealing a jury verdict that cleared the restaurant where the teenager worked of any wrongdoing.

A single sentence that a man tearfully shared with his girlfriend could radically change the future of the man charged in a 2011 murder.

The mother of a 19-year-old woman who died when she and a friend were struck by a train near McDonald Farm on Aug. 22, 2011, will appeal a jury's verdict that cleared the restaurant where her daughter worked of any wrongdoing.

A 44-year-old man arrested recently in connection with his then-wife's murder in 1997 has a new court date set here.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court staff have studied, toured, called and met with multiple providers to form the county's first-ever juvenile drug court.

The state House version of a bill that would give Tennessee's governor and the General Assembly power over the state attorney general is on a subcommittee calendar for debate Wednesday.

Janice Carpenter should have a 9-year-old granddaughter to play with, tickle and brag about.

Traci Carpenter has pleaded guilty to child abuse in the 2006 death of her 18-month-old daughter Sierra.

Though he's only 20 years old, police have known Jumoke Johnson Jr.'s name for years.

A legislative bill on the state Senate calendar this week would, if approved, give the state Legislature unprecedented power over the state attorney general.

A 34-year-old East Lake woman who had faced a first-degree murder trial in her husband's 2011 death received diversion when she pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter this week.

In the span of a half-hour talk on the work of the federal prosecution in eastern Tennessee, U.S. Attorney Bill Killian laid out the raw numbers of his staff's work, dozens of duties and the rising threat of heroin in this part of the state.

A 27-year-old Chattanooga man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to nine years, three months for robbing a fast food restaurant in 2012.

A former Shelbyville, Tenn., youth minister has admitted in a plea agreement to possessing "violent" and "sadistic" child pornography on his cellphone.

Judges for the Tennessee Court of Appeals have ordered Chattanooga to pay $70,000 in attorney's fees and expenses over a 2011 open records lawsuit.

A 34-year-old East Lake woman who had faced a first-degree murder trial in her husband’s 2011 death received diversion when she pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter this week.

A 27-year-old Chattanooga man was sentenced in federal court today to nine years, three months after a string of three 2012 robberies.

A former Shelbyville youth minister who police allege seduced one of his youth group members has been charged here in federal court with possessing child pornography.

A McMinn County businessman who drugged teenage girls and photographed them in sexual poses texted one such picture to the county's chief deputy, who was in training at the FBI Academy at the time, sources close to the investigation confirm.

City Councilman Chris Anderson will file a lawsuit in Hamilton County Circuit Court today to stop recall efforts against him.

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A few years ago, Derek Hinkle and his brother Doug were driving up Crest Road and couldn’t find a parking spot.

Two of four people charged with operating a chain of "pill mills" here over four years have pleaded guilty and face up to 20 years in prison.

The last time Army Col. Greg Gadson was in Tennessee, residents of the Volunteer State were happy to see him go.

A 44-year-old Rutherford County, Tenn., woman convicted of attempted aggravated child abuse after placing a pillow over her child's face at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital at Erlanger in May 2011 was sentenced Monday to a nine-year suspended sentence.

What happened to this area’s top signing day recruits of the past decade?

An eight-day trial spread over three weeks that involved dozens of witnesses and heart-wrenching testimony distilled into one question for jurors Wednesday.

A Hamilton County Circuit Court today found the Hennen Restaurant Group not at fault in connection with the train death of Hannah Barnes on Aug. 12, 2011.

Jurors are scheduled to begin deliberations today in a $25 million lawsuit involving the deaths of a local restaurateur's son and a 19-year-old female employee.

The Hamilton County Circuit Court trial of a $25 million lawsuit against the local Hennen Restaurant Group continues today.

The 250-ton train was traveling between 38 and 44 miles per hour, gliding on tracks surrounded by trees as its light pierced darkness.

The Hamilton County Circuit Court trial of a $25 million lawsuit against the local Hennen Restaurant Group began again today after being delayed because of winter weather.

The father of a 19-year-old Signal Mountain woman killed when a train ran over her and the son of a local restaurateur became emotional in court Tuesday, at times halting and crying as he saw childhood photos of his daughter.

There are many questions about why two young people lay on train tracks near McDonald Farm at about 6 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2011.

After nine hours of deliberations over two days a federal jury found Terry Michael Honeycutt guilty on 11 of 14 charges that he sold a chemical used to make methamphetamine out of the Brainerd Army Store.

Gov. Bill Haslam’s public safety legislative package for this session extends beyond coming up with a way to cut production of methamphetamine.

Jurors today found Terry Michael Honeycutt guilty of 11 of 14 counts he sold vast quantities of a product used in the making of methamphetamine.

Jurors could not reach a verdict Friday in the federal trial of a Brainerd Army Store employee charged with knowingly selling a chemical used to make methamphetamine.

Jurors connected a string of local armed robberies with brassieres.

A 49-year-old man will serve 50 years in prison after admitting to the kidnapping, rape and torture of two girls, ages 13 and 14.

There are many questions about why two young people lay on train tracks near McDonald Farm at about 6 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2011.

A 35-year-old man was found guilty in federal court this afternoon for four area armed robberies.

Two hotels, a beauty shop, a post office, a pharmacy, a money store -- all were targets of local robberies over seven months starting in October 2010.

Terry Michael Honeycutt noticed a strange thing happen at his father's Brainerd Army Store in 2008, so he called police.

One word — "proposed" — could have helped local General Sessions Court judges avoid the backlash of a criminal defense attorneys' group.

For nearly all of Roderick "Poo Poo" Bates and Emmett "D Baby" Jones' six-day murder trial, co-defendants, witnesses and supporters on both sides walked quietly in and out of the courtroom.

A jury has found two Chattanooga men guilty of first-degree murder in the Oct. 7, 2011 shooting death of Reginald Clark, 37.

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