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Meigs County Chancery Court Clerk and Master Timothy Ned Proffitt was arrested Tuesday on a grand jury indictment charging him with falsifying a hotel receipt that he turned in for reimbursement.

A kidnapped woman and three children were in the house where Cleveland, Tenn., police shot to death a convicted sex offender who lunged at them with a knife, authorities said.

Bradley County, Tenn., authorities continue to search for a man in a fatal shooting on Georgetown Road early Sunday.

NASHVILLE -- State auditors are moving "as quickly as they can" to complete an investigation whose outcome could threaten Chattanooga State President Jim Catanzaro's future at the community college.

A man stole rare coins worth nearly $40,000 from a local store by concealing them under his jacket, according to police in Dalton, Ga.

Chattanooga's WTVC Channel 9 is receiving national attention over a tweet someone at the station sent out Monday night when news of the grand jury verdict came out of Ferguson, Mo.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama man is mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of threatening President Barack Obama’s life, and prison officials should determine whether he was also incapacitated at the time of the alleged offense, a federal judge ruled.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Construction of a new bridge has been completed over Interstate 65 south of Nashville where a tanker truck exploded and caught fire three months ago.

KNOXVILLE — Knoxville city officials are considering more restrictions on panhandlers.

A Soddy-Daisy man has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse, according to a Hamilton County Sheriff's Office arrest affidavit.

Tempers flared and a judge took the stand during testimony in the post-conviction petition case of Marlon Kiser Monday.

Some local leaders in Chattanooga were not surprised by the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

NASHVILLE — A top official said Monday that Tennessee is “changing the culture” at its three state-operated youth development centers, including a Nashville facility where teen felons rioted, assaulted staff and staged two mass escapes in September.

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