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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may be elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association today during the organization's annual conference.

Soddy-Daisy — A portion of Montlake Road will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for the next two weeks for repairs, according to a news release from Mayor Jim Coppinger's office.

KNOXVILLE -- A 19-year-old woman has accused University of Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams of forcible rape, according to an incident report released Tuesday by the Knoxville Police Department.

Dr. Raymond "Sean" Brown of Cleveland, Tenn., signed a plea agreement Friday acknowledging that he fraudulently billed Medicare nearly $7.5 million, yet his attorney argues that Brown shouldn't lose his medical license.

A woman witnessed the deadly Nov. 10 assault on associate minister Kenneth Johnson and called 911, but it took police 48 minutes to arrive and the officer failed to spot Johnson, who by that point was likely dead in a ditch.

Through a square hole left by a missing ceiling tile, Vic Desai looked up and pointed out the nearly 100-year-old brick wall hiding behind the suspended ceiling and Sheetrock walls.

Searchers in southeast Bledsoe County on Tuesday located the body of a man reported missing on Sunday atop Waldens Ridge near the Bledsoe-Hamilton-Rhea county lines.

After more than two years of debate between city officials and residents, officials in Chattanooga now can begin enforcing rules concerning animal permits.

Two people charged in the killing of Chattanooga associate minister Kenneth Johnson made a first appearance Tuesday morning in Hamilton County General Sessions Court.

Defense attorney Joshua Weiss turned toward the jury. On the screen were two photos of a yellow Adidas jacket.

NAACP members chose Dr. Elenora Woods as the organization's new local president on Tuesday.

The last of three court-mandated public hearings regarding the possible foreclosure of Hutcheson Medical Center ended the hearings on a pleading note Tuesday night in Dade County, Ga.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is keeping up his and the city's profiles in the nation's capital.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson has been joined by state Rep. Dan Howell, R-Georgetown, and several local officials in calling for quick action to deter traffic accidents occurring in the vicinity of Walker Valley High School.

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