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Tyler Jett

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The Georgia Supreme Court says that the death penalty is not enough punishment for a Walker County killer.

LYERLY, Ga. — Herbert Morehead couldn't drive past that house at the end of his street without some sort of argument.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Erlanger Health System pressured officials of Walker and Catoosa counties Thursday night.

An alleged rape victim says Chattanooga police officer Karl Fields pulled her into a men's bathroom, pushed her against a wall and kissed her.

An alleged rape victim is suing the city of Chattanooga after she says the investigating officer harassed her.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Joe Barger was riding down the streets of Tokyo 33 years ago when a row of plants caught his eye.

This week, Georgians will have a chance to influence races for the governor's office and the U.S. Senate that will influence national politics.

FORT OGLETHORPE — Elections Superintendent Orma Luckey sat above the rest of the crowd inside City Hall on Thursday morning listening to arguments about whether ousted Councilman Charles Sharrock can run for office again next month.

FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. -- A local lawyer challenging a city council candidate's eligibility told the person judging his argument that she had no right to judge the case at all.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — John Dwight Phillips, the man who beat his mother's boyfriend to death last Christmas, will go to prison for up to 10 years.

Before he can try to reclaim power, ousted Fort Oglethorpe City Councilman Charles Sharrock must defend his right to run for election during a hearing this morning.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. -- Scratches cover Terri Lynn Welch's front door on Smyrna Church Road.

Terri Lynn Welch said this morning that she watched her son kill her boyfriend, though she didn’t know it at the time.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. -- The trial of the Murray County man accused of beating his mother's boyfriend to death last Christmas begins this morning.

Former State Court Judge Bruce Roberts asked Walker County, Ga., to pay him $80,000. Instead, he may owe the county $50,000.

Walker County taxpayers no longer owe former State Court Judge Bruce Roberts $80,000, according to the Georgia Supreme Court.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Arguing that local officials have covertly cut their funding, Catoosa County Public Library leaders want to take back some control.

TRENTON, Ga. — When it comes to business in their area, Dade County commissioners don't know the full picture.

The Idaho man accused of killing a Walker County Sheriff's Office K-9 pleaded guilty Tuesday.

A grand jury indicted Roden and his wife, Geneva Marie Roden, in August 2011 after a neighbor complained that the couple was abusing James Roden, who was living with them.

Steve Crump will drive into town from Cleveland, Tenn., to prosecute the Chattanooga rape case that has one local police officer's job in jeopardy.

Walker County, Ga., Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell on Thursday approved an 18 percent county budget increase for the next fiscal year.

Jumoke Johnson Jr., a reputedly notorious local criminal despite his young age, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the most serious offense that prosecutors have managed to prove against him.

For weeks, Skyy Mims' mother asked Carla Marable to meet with her private investigator.

After two days of testimony and arguments, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Carter summarized a court hearing's key issue with one question.

Someone entered a neo-Nazi's LaFayette, Ga., home, lit a mattress and two couches on fire and ran away.

In May 2012, Joe Jenkins talked on the phone with his brother, Juanzell. They didn't know the police were listening.

The Catoosa County, Ga., library has applied for money to improve the building.

In June, about a month after she had been kidnapped, punched, kicked, stomped, dragged by the hair, burned, raped and urinated on, a woman said a Chattanooga police officer who knew what she had been through told her that he desired her, that he burned for her.

The last time Angela Garmley was arrested for methamphetamine possession, a deputy went to prison, a police captain went to prison and a judge resigned.

Two years after the Murray County Sheriff’s Office framed a woman for possessing methamphetamine, the woman is back in jail facing new charges involving the same drug.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will decide whether a Chattanooga police officer broke the law when he contacted the victim of a rape he was investigating this summer.

Two suspects in the Lookout Valley triple homicide appeared in Hamilton County Criminal Court this morning.

Accused toddler-killer's hearing set for October

Rhasean Lowry appears in court after death of 3-year-old Tatiana Emerson

A Chattanooga man accused of beating a 3-year-old to death will next appear in court on Oct. 1.

New claims against Chattanooga police officer

Murder victim's father says, 'This man took me through hell'

On July 18, Chattanooga Police Officer Karl Fields sent a message to the alleged victim of a rape he was investigating.

A federal judge this week sentenced two Chattanooga men to a combined 20 years in prison for their roles in a crack cocaine distribution ring spanning Atlanta, Chattanooga and Johnson City.

The Soddy Daisy man accused of beating his girlfriend's toddler to death made his first appearance in court this morning.

Chattanooga police have placed an officer on administrative leave after a woman said he had an inappropriate relationship with her while he investigated her rape case.

Investigators say Trenton, Ga., police officer Shawn Dewey Chapa sneaked into the evidence room and walked away with hydrocodone, oxycodone and other pills.

Criminal Court Judge Don Poole stared down the defendant.

The case against accused murderer John Thomas Simpson has been delayed until November.

Rhasean Lowry told police the injuries to his girlfriend's daughter were an accident.

Chattanooga police arrested a man on charges of beating his girlfriend's daughter to death.

Whistle-blower files lawsuit against Graysville

Recorder says she was improperly fired, seeks damages

A former Graysville, Tenn., employee says city officials fired her for tattling on their chief, who allegedly broke the law.

A Whitfield County grand jury indicted three men today on charges of murder.

Attorneys for convicted murderers Roderick "Poo Poo" Bates and Emmett "D Baby" Jones argued Thursday morning that their clients deserve a new trial.

BellSouth may have failed to give local governments as much money as the law requires for 911 fees, a lawyer for the company says. But that doesn't matter.

Dalton, Ga., police say a teenager has been going around town, presenting his privates to women in public places.

A Dalton, Ga., woman told police that her husband threw her to the ground Monday night, pointed a shotgun at her head and threatened to kill her.

The Dalton Police Department wants to know: Has Edwin Fulkerson exposed himself to you?

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