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Tyler Jett

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The man arrested in Chickamauga, Ga., after a seven-hour police standoff Saturday will remain in jail without bond at least until he goes before a Walker County Superior Court judge, probably not until January.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Walker County's State Court judge has charged illegal court costs in more than 40 cases this year.

Drinking beers in his dead son's truck, Bobby Joe McConathy decided about 1:30 a.m. Saturday to go for a drive.

Vicki Apgar was picking her children up from karate practice Monday night when she got a phone call that flung her back five months, to her bedroom, to another phone call.

Two days before a man shot him dead, 17-year-old Dalton McConathy searched for scrap metal at a house in Chickamauga, Ga. The homeowner often welcomed the teenager, unlike McConathy's killer.

A pair of Chattooga County, Ga., eighth-graders face criminal charges after police said they left a notebook containing threatening information at school last week.

The case of the Ringgold, Ga., man who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy last month remains up in the air.

More than 250 Georgia defendants who were told to pay a total of $55,574 in court costs in Chattooga County State Court between 2007 and September now can get their cash back.

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — A bullet ripped through the woman's thigh, through a vein and out the back of her kneecap. It buried itself in the ground. But really, it shot straight to the heart.

Chattooga County, Ga., sheriff's deputies say an Alabama man was hanging around in a Walmart women's restroom during last week's holiday sales rush.

A week before he killed a man with Alzheimer's disease in his backyard, Joe Hendrix and his girlfriend received a scare in the middle of the night.

Police in LaFayette, Ga., are searching for whoever stripped the copper wire out of several air conditioning units.

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Deanne Westbrook woke up around 5 a.m. on Nov. 27, alone. At some point in the morning, she thought, her husband must have sneaked out of bed.

The former property manager of Peerless Woolen Mill in Rossville no longer is allowed to step inside Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade or Walker counties.

LAFAYETTE, Ga. — Matthew Tyler Webb was hunting deer Thursday night when he heard rustling and saw movement in the woods. But he didn't know what it was, any of it, he later told police.

A Dalton, Ga., high school student grabbed his phone during English class, chucked it, smashed it and went to jail Wednesday.

A Murray County Superior Court judge sentenced an armed robber Wednesday to life in prison.

The night before the execution, Lori Gresham tucked a phone under the sheets in her Prattville, Ala., bedroom, just in case someone called. So when she heard ringing around 7 a.m., she answered immediately, still groggy.

Lori Gresham spent all day looking for news about her father, convicted serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin.

MENLO, Ga. -- Stormy Cundiff worked the late shift the night before, so she didn't wake up until about 2 p.m. Monday, right around the time she heard two gunshots behind her house.

In an hour-long phone interview with the Times Free Press from the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo., where he sits on death row for shooting a man dead outside a St. Louis synagogue in 1977, racist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin said he is remorseful for the people he had killed.

Confessions of a Chattanooga serial killer

Too many deaths to count. Now one more looms. His own.

As a black man and white woman drove from the Martin Theater to a Pizza Hut on a July night in 1978, they thought they were alone.

LaFAYETTE — After clearing all of the other people out of the Pair-Pine Mobile Home Park and surrounding one home with officers, police said they had to throw cans of pepper spray through a criminal’s window to draw him out.

A Dalton, Ga., police officer was honored by the U.S. military for his work in Afghanistan.

A former LaFayette High School teacher and city councilman pleaded guilty last week to having sex with one of his students.

ROSSVILLE — From the front porch, Elena Marie Cox told her husband to follow her.

The calls and text messages came in bunches, Jennifer Mara White said. It was her husband, as it had been so many times before.

Eight days after police say he shot an old Ridgeland High School classmate dead and went on the run, Marcus Eugene Sutton limped into a room inside the Walker County Jail, orange shackles around his ankles.

When Cpl. Todd Franklin arrived at the shooting scene Tuesday afternoon, all he found was a trail of blood, splattered on the front porch, through the doorway and into the living room.

When two men stood at the Kroger self-checkout line Saturday afternoon, swiping a credit card over and over, trying to buy a bulk of gift cards, store Manager Mike Piatt recognized the drill. He had seen it five days earlier.

Dalton police say a group from Forest Park, Ga., came to town this weekend to buy gift cards using stolen credit card information.

GALLATIN, Tenn. — Up in Sumner County, through the woods and down a gravel driveway, a man with a white nest of a beard inside "The Compound" leans against his safe and taps a keypad.

Anthony Scotti saw Mark Brown dance with his raccoon, and then about a million other people did.

A Chattooga County State Court judge who for years charged illegal court payments also once presided over a case in which his cousin was on trial -- a violation of Georgia law.

Two Catoosa County, Ga., teenagers were arrested this week on allegations that they inappropriately touched a 7-year-old girl.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office says Marcus Eugene Sutton killed 23-year-old Anderson Trammel Watts on Wednesday night. Sutton, 20, remains at large.

Brooke Burnette was giving her 2-year-old niece medicine to treat a stomachache around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when she heard a loud bang.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man in connection with the Wednesday night killing of a Rossville resident.

When Coahulla Creek High School Assistant Principal Sonya Planzer began to search through the student's backpack, she thought he looked nervous. Anything in here you're not supposed to have? she asked.

Want a new pool? Or a pool liner? Or a fountain? Be careful where you go to get it.

Charles Harper didn't know what to tell his daughter, so he lied.

Police said a Rossville man stored pictures of naked boys on his cellphone.

The practice in Chattooga County State Court of charging court costs on unprosecuted cases occurred before the current judge was on the bench.

In the last five years, Chattooga County State Court officials have charged people $36,504 in illegal court fines.

Three years after his arrest, a teenager accused of killing his grandmother will not go to trial, and prosecutors now say they aren't sure whether the woman was murdered.

The East Ridge Animal Services supervising officer has stepped down.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — During a visit with local business leaders, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives today could affect Northwest Georgia.

Dalton, Ga., police arrested a man for allegedly spitting on a child, dropping his pants in a public place and yelling about devil worshipers, Hispanics, homosexuals and "Tennessee trash."

LAFAYETTE, Ga. — The night of Oct. 7 returns to Lucinda Sasser in disjointed scenes, like a horror film chopped to bits.

Police said a Ringgold, Ga., woman made thousands of dollars cashing fraudulent checks.

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