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PORTLAND, Ore. — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

NASHVILLE — Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.

KNOXVILLE — A Tennessee woman says she made a grisly discovery while hunting for Easter eggs in her back yard with her 3-year-old son: a dead body.

Johnny Clemons got out of bed and ran a 26.2-mile marathon today — for the eighth day in a row.

The bus driver who ran over a 6-year-old at Chattanooga Valley Elementary School on Monday will not be charged with a crime, the Georgia State Patrol announced in a news conference.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Savannah woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her newborn son, whose body was found in the back of a garbage truck.

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in six West Tennessee counties are reporting the arrest of 61 people on various charges during a gang sweep.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduating senior Taylor Hall has accepted an invitation to try out for the WNBA's Seattle Storm.

Part of a house is severely damaged from fire Thursday afternoon.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say an officer has been charged with sexual battery after an encounter with a woman at a traffic stop.

Chattanooga Police report they are seeking two suspects who robbed the McDonald's at 4502 Rossville Blvd. this morning.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Court records show that circuit judges in Rutherford County have recused themselves from hearing a lawsuit over a mosque cemetery.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's unemployment rate is rising.

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) — A Talladega County man has pleaded guilty in his mother's 2011 shooting death.

The Huey and Cobra helicopter rides being hosted this weekend by the Hixson Flight Museum at the Dallas Bay Skypark will be delayed because of bad weather in Atlanta, a news release states.

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters say high winds and heavy rains are expected across much of Georgia.

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was found guilty but mentally ill after prosecutors say he threatened to kill and eat a judge's children has been sentenced to prison.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A special investigative team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into an explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one person and injured three others.

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