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Chattanooga’s homeless population got a message of hope Friday: They’ll have a warm place to sleep when icy winds scour the city tonight and early next week, and the city is working to make sure the shelter stays open during the worst winter weather.

Of the 10 most dangerous spots on all 180 miles of Interstate 24 in Tennessee — the places where your chance of being in a crash is more than twice the state average — three are in downtown Chattanooga.

A locally owned steel fabricating plant in Dunlap, Tenn., is poised to move to a new building and potentially double its workforce, city leaders said.

Human remains were found in the ashes of the former East Ridge restaurant that burned early Christmas morning, authorities said.

Human remains were found in the ashes of the former East Ridge restaurant that burned early Christmas morning, authorities said.

The suspects in a Calhoun, Ga., assault might have had a better chance of escape if their getaway car was something other than a pink Cadillac.

A Jasper, Ala., woman has been charged with trying to break her son out of jail and burning his car for insurance purposes, authorities said.

Cleveland Police Chief Wes Snyder's sudden retirement Friday followed discovery of a surveillance tape showing him and a woman entering and leaving an apparent love nest in a rental warehouse on Old Tasso Road.

Cleveland Police Chief Wes Snyder's sudden retirement may be linked to the discovery of a love nest in a warehouse unit rented to MainStreet Cleveland.

City leaders in Cleveland, Tenn., apparently weren't expecting police Chief Wes Snyder's abrupt announcement Friday that he will retire Jan. 5.

The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed that Maurice Johnson should have a new judge as he tries to overturn his three murder convictions in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying in Cleveland, Tenn.

The Bradley County district attorney threw out murder charges against one suspect in the 1999 Valentine's Day triple slaying in Cleveland, saying evidence of calls between the judge and a detective tainted the case so badly that Michael Younger couldn't get a fair trial.

Solving traffic snarls on Interstate 24 in Chattanooga most likely won't involve building double-decker lanes around Moccasin Bend or drilling a new truck tunnel through Missionary Ridge, as suggested by a couple of commuters.

NASHVILLE -- Skeptical about cops whose salaries depend on seizing money from motorists, some Tennessee lawmakers think it's time for more transparency and accountability in the state's judicial drug task forces.

When Wallace "Boonie" Stokes pleaded guilty to federal meth conspiracy charges this summer, he said in court it was a better option than facing the death penalty in the 2010 killing of Monroe County, Tenn., elections official Jim Miller.

Chattanooga's own bagpipe band wailed its way to victory Saturday in the 41st annual Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival in Atlanta.

Two Cleveland High School students who painted rival Bradley Central's bear mascot blue before the big game last week face discipline through the school, but the incident apparently was never reported to police.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- State Rep. Eric Watson told an enthusiastic crowd Friday that he's hoping to move to a different elected office in 2014 -- that of Bradley County sheriff.

State Rep. Eric Watson, R-Cleveland, wants to trade his legislative ID for a different kind of badge: He's running for sheriff.

The chairman of a state House committee said Friday he met with members of the state attorneys' ethics board to share findings related to allegations of misconduct in the 10th Judicial District.

A congressional panel that earlier this year criticized judges for lavishly awarding Social Security disability benefits might have been talking about Tennessee.

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.

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