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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.

Jurors today will continue to deliberate the fate of two Chattanooga men charged in a 2011 home invasion slaying.

Lawyers are presenting closing arguments this morning to the jury in a week-long murder trial of two Chattanooga men.

Two men lie still — one in the grave, the other in a hospital bed.

Jurors will hear closing arguments this morning in the week-long trial of Roderick "Poo Poo" Bates and Emmett "D Baby" Jones, both 27, who face first-degree murder and related charges in the 2011 death of Reginald Clark.

On Tuesday, the first of 32 men charged in a federal drug conspiracy and dubbed the "worst of the worst" following a November news conference pleaded guilty in federal court.

A 30-year-old Georgia woman pleaded guilty here in federal court Monday that she brokered prostitution deals using a website that advertised in multiple states.

An investigation into the alleged arson-related death of a 51-year-old Red Bank man has shown at least three areas of an apartment complex showed signs of gasoline used in the fire.

A 33-year-old Red Bank man will now face a grand jury on charges that an apartment fire police allege he set killed a 51-year-old man.

Robert Livingston thanks God because he can stay sober. But a piece of technology coupled with stiff court penalties is what got him on the path.

Former South Pittsburg Mayor Mike Killian admits he was wrong to run a 25-year-long gambling operation but claims that others run similar enterprises and that he was targeted because of his political position and a prominent relative.

Former South Pittsburg Mayor Mike Killian has been sentenced in federal court to six months in prison then one year of house arrest after pleading guilty to running an illegal gambling operation, which spanned 25 years and handled between $8 million and $12 million.

Jurors will begin hearing testimony this morning in a murder trial of two Chattanooga men charged in a 2011 slaying.

The murder trial of two Chattanooga men charged in a 2011 shooting death began a day late due to Monday's cold weather.

A hearing for a 33-year-old man charged in the arson death of a 51-year-old Red Bank man was rescheduled Monday for Jan. 13.

After a nearly five-year legal battle, fired Chattanooga police Officer Mickel Hoback could get $680,000 from the city soon.

A bond hearing scheduled today for a man charged in a Dec. 17 "road rage" homicide has been rescheduled for Jan. 28.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's choice to be the city's next police chief could be the most important decision of his time in office.

A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty this week to stabbing a woman to death in 2011 at the Country Hearth Inn and Suites extended-stay motel near the intersection of East 20th and Market streets.

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