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Tyler Jett

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations is looking into whether someone forged an East Ridge city ordinance.

BLEDSOE COUNTY, Tenn. — When their mother's SUV slipped into a pond Monday night, police say, a baby and a 3-year-old girl sat in the back row, strapped into car seats.

Should Georgia prison officials tell death row inmates where they bought the drugs that will be used to kill them?

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Deanne Westbrook has woken up alone for the past 88 mornings. Each time, she looks beside her, to the spot Ronald Westbrook occupied for so long. The vacancy surprises her, still.

By the time Pong Xayravong went to bed on Feb. 8, his father had been missing for two days.

About a month before he died during a SWAT team standoff, Alonzo Shackleford Hood Sr. told his grandkids about his childhood in Lawrence County, Ala.

Police say a Ringgold, Ga., man took his own life after a six-hour standoff Wednesday.

An embattled FBI agent whose actions may have jeopardized a series of child sex sting cases has been suspended.

An embattled FBI agent whose actions may have jeopardized a series of child sex sting cases has been suspended.

Executing prisoners is getting more and more difficult.

Judges cannot be sued, no matter what

Judges have built-in protections from lawsuits

If a judge sexually harasses you in his office, you probably can't sue.

More than two years after the fact, a woman is in Whitfield County Jail in connection to a robbery.

A North Georgia judge may have propositioned a woman for sex, and the woman may have rejected him. And she may have blown the whistle on his actions. And that judge may have told the police that she had drugs in her car. And the woman’s subsequent arrest might have been a setup.

Federal prosecutors in South Carolina now are overseeing the investigation into a disgraced local FBI agent, a probe that has delayed trial dates for 10 Catoosa and Dade County, Ga., cases developed by his "To Catch a Predator"-style task force.

A former Catoosa County middle school band teacher is in jail after police say he molested an underage girl.

A former Lakeview Middle School band director is back in jail on charges that he molested another girl.

Georgia needs to do a better job of providing lawyers to poor people in rural counties, the state’s chief Supreme Court justice says.

This is an age of more communication and less privacy.

Hours after a Chattooga County Superior Court judge ordered a convicted stalker to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, another judge told the man and woman to come together in his courtroom.

The Georgia Attorney General's Office says a government agency should not have to pay the lawyers of an injured Walker State Prison inmate.

CALHOUN, Ga. -- Greta Attoh was parking her car at Shaw Industries just before her 3 p.m. shift Thursday when she got a call from one of her daughters.

For 13 hours, Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro sat through headline-grabbing nothingness — no help, no hope, and no movement.

Walker County is hiring nine new firefighters, one of just three fire departments in Georgia to receive the grant money to do so.

Life moves a little slower around Southeast Tennessee, and that can include the police pursuits.

Firefighters continued "mopping up" a fire inside the Chattahoochee National Forest in North Georgia on Monday night.

Freighters expect the flames inside the Chattahoochee National Forest to die tonight.

A grass fire damaged about 1,800 tombstones, including those of a number of Civil War dead, after flames spread across five acres of Chattanooga National Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

Catoosa County, Ga., Sheriff Gary Sisk wants residents to help reduce crime.

If you get arrested for driving drunk in Walker County, there's a very good chance that you won't get convicted for breaking a driving law.

From a second-floor balcony in the Park Village Apartment complex, a man in a jacket and a beanie leaned against the rail and stared across the parking lot to the other side of the complex, to a first-floor front door. His door.

East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert is running for the District 8 Hamilton County Commission seat.

On the day he accidentally shot his significant other, investigators say, Matthew Tyler Webb smoked methamphetamine.

A LaFayette man arrested in November after accidentally shooting his girlfriend faces new charges in relation to that incident.

Go to prison. Fight an officer. Get out of prison. Meet a deputy. Go back to jail.

Police say a 5-year-old boy was cold and hungry on Wednesday evening. So, sitting alone in his dad's car off a North Alabama road, the boy pressed the OnStar button.

The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office arrested a Heritage High School student for allegedly forcing another student to have sex with him on campus.

The man who framed an innocent Murray County, Ga., woman didn't do it for himself, a federal prosecutor said. The man did it on behalf of a judge who happened to be his landlord.

When a man illegally planted drugs on a Murray County woman a year and half ago, a federal prosecutor said, he did so to please one of the county judges.

A local lawyer suggests Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin may need to recuse himself from the case involving the killer of a Ringgold, Ga., teenager.

The former CEO of a Dalton manufacturing business will go to prison for 18 months for violating the United States' trade embargo on Iran.

An attorney for the family of the Ringgold teenager who was shot dead in November has asked District Attorney Herbert “Buzz” Franklin to recuse himself from handling the case.

Police found the man on a living room floor the morning after Christmas, passed out, blood leaking from his mouth and his nose.

ATLANTA --If someone talks about committing a crime but never actually does it, how do you prove he attempted the crime -- really attempted it?

ATLANTA — A Catoosa County prosecutor told the Georgia Supreme Court that a man accused of using the Internet to solicit sex with a child should be convicted again after his original case was overturned.

No, I did not hit on that 24-year-old girl, the fired, middle-aged officer claims in a lawsuit. And no, I didn't ask to see her breasts, either.

• Christopher Coty Tatum: Tatum, 28, died Aug. 25 at SkyRidge Medical Center, where he was taken for treatment after a shooting, while Gaberila Wendy Gasparian, 33, was treated for her gunshot wound at Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga.

Police say a Ringgold, Ga., man broke into a stranger's house and tried to rape her hours into the new year.

Two people in Dalton turned themselves in after police say they charged more than $700 to a stolen credit card.

A Chattooga County, Ga., judge who charged citizens illegal court costs will not be punished.

Family members of a slain North Georgia 17-year-old have appealed to hundreds in the community to bring the case of the boy's killer before a grand jury.

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