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Oops. That Sept. 30 date to finish widening Shallowford Road between Gunbarrel and Jenkins roads?

A prosecutor up on ethics charges related to the collapse of a triple murder case three years ago faced a panel of fellow attorneys Monday and defended himself.

The disciplinary board for Tennessee attorneys will hear ethics charges this week against a prosecutor who triggered a mistrial against a triple-murder defendant.

A man is dead after a run-in with a Marion County sheriff's deputy early Saturday morning, according to Marion County Sheriff Ronnie "Bo" Burnett.

For Chris Walker and Ben Martin, four years of butting heads and crunching bones left a legacy of severe headaches and a future that they fear could include anything from disc damage to dementia.

Boats and barges on the Tennessee River, sure. Bass fishermen, kayakers, paddleboarders and Ducks, of course. But COWS? Maybe. These are milers, not milkers.

As prospects mounted Wednesday for military strikes on Syria, with or without U.N. approval, some military veterans in Chattanooga spoke about America's role and the responsibilities of a war-weary nation.

Many people still live close to the land in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina, where hunting is as much family tradition as sport.

Don’t you just hate the annual frenzy over the gorgeous orange, red and yellow blanket that drapes the region’s mountains each fall?

Tennessee's House speaker has joined lawmakers calling for the state's attorney ethics board to investigate 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb, and has warned she'll be watching to see what happens.

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has joined other state lawmakers asking the state's Board of Professional Responsibility to investigate allegations of ethical misconduct by 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb.

If somebody did it, somewhere there's probably a museum about it.

Officials in Niota, Tenn., will discuss Monday whether two suspended police officers will go back to work now that criminal charges against them have been dropped, the city's mayor said Friday.

A Tennessee House investigative panel said Wednesday there is enough evidence against 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb to continue a process to remove him from office.

A state House investigative panel said today there is enough evidence against 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb to try to remove him from office.

It may not look like it to drivers crowding against jersey barriers and bumping over crumbling temporary pavement, but the long-overdue widening of Shallowford Road between Gunbarrel and Jenkins is entering its final phase.

A Cleveland, Tenn., police officer is on leave and under investigation for what are believed to be allegations of sexual misconduct.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A Bradley County man's quest to have the Cleveland city manager and a councilman charged for ripping up his protests signs came to naught Tuesday.

Hamilton County officials and the county's banker scrambled Friday to fix a $3.8 million oopsy that left some 3,700 school teachers, aides and assistant principals without paychecks.

A Cleveland, Tenn., businessman says city officials crossed a line when they tore down protest signs he posted outside his business Thursday during a visit by Gov. Bill Haslam.

A local veterinarian is warning cat owners about a tick-borne disease that can't be treated, is almost 100 percent fatal and might be becoming more common in the area.

Even though child poverty rates keep climbing in the wake of the Great Recession, there are some bright spots for the nation's youth in health and educational achievement, an annual study of child well-being shows.

State auditors give the 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force a clean bill of health in the agency's 2012 audit, released today.

Bradley County, Tenn., Sheriff Jim Ruth is officially on medical leave recovering from a stroke, but he said Friday he intends to get back to work as soon as he can.

It's not home, yet, but it's a step up from a cot and a blanket in a rec center gym.

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina police say they've found no previous connections between a former Cleveland, Tenn., woman killed in her apartment and three people charged with murder.

Chattanooga's bucking another trend.

Under Mayor Andy Berke, crime fighting and public safety in Chattanooga will be a joint effort.

Former Cleveland, Tenn., resident Melissa Huggins-Jones was turning a life setback into a leap forward.

Chattanooga Tea Party President Mark West on Saturday welcomed news that Congress may investigate the IRS after the agency admitted it targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

The Tennessee Board of Nursing on Thursday approved a step in Lee University's plan to get into nursing education.

Monroe County, Tenn., sheriff's detectives framing a man for murder coaxed witnesses to lie, faked evidence, masqueraded as his attorneys and ignored a confession by someone else, a lawsuit states.

Vince Cole's family is tired of excuses and inaction.

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — A man shot in a 2009 fight won't get a new trial on his conviction for trying to knock down the gunman who wounded him and killed his buddy but was never charged.

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — A judge today declined to grant a new trial to Danny Adams, who was convicted of assault for trying to knock down a man holding a gun on his friend in 2009.

Hate slaloming between speeding cars and crawling trucks up the Ridge cut?

Tennessee's top legal officer says state investigators couldn't substantiate an allegation that a McMinn County, Tenn., prosecutor tried to influence a grand jury in a 2010 case with political overtones.

Local state legislators say they back Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Brian Kelsey's move to obtain documents from a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe of allegations against 10th District Attorney General Steve Bebb.

The state attorney general has found no prosecutable criminal acts by 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb.

Bradley County, Tenn., Sheriff Jim Ruth fired back late this week after a long-distance tongue-lashing from state lawmakers in Nashville.

A parade of Tennessee lawmakers lined up Wednesday to pummel Bradley County Sheriff Jim Ruth for accusing them of being in the pockets of druggists and meth-makers.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Georgia Historical Society is in the front seat of a multiorganization effort to study the old Dixie Highway, a circa-1915 route from Michigan to Miami that usually was unpaved, often unmarked and is now largely forgotten.

Members of Bradley County’s legislative delegation aren’t taking kindly to Sheriff Jim Ruth’s recent scolding that they’re not serious about fighting Tennessee’s methamphetamine problem.

As he thumbed through records at the kitchen table of his Ooltewah home Thursday, David Machoka said he had never had any safety violations on his state inspections at Moraa's Assisted Living Home for Seniors.

The announcement over the weekend that Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith won't seek re-election next month is an opportunity to heal a wounded party, some local Democrats said Sunday.

Mike Killian, former mayor of South Pittsburg, Tenn., and wholesale fireworks dealer, can add another title to his name: federal felon.

Question: Whatever happened to the Tennessee Multicultural Chamber of Commerce?

Mention guns, and many folks picture the inner city.

Working to get through a blizzard of paperwork aimed at straightening out its position with federal health authorities and keeping a $2 million federal grant, board members of the Southside-Dodson Avenue Community Health Center nonetheless took time for questions Wednesday.

Chattanooga City Council District 7's diverse constituency pretty much guarantees whoever takes the seat March 5 will need to have flexibility as a key character trait.

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