An independent study of the need for judges in Tennessee was created to get politics out of the process of creating judge positions. But it might take a dose of politics to actually add judges in the Volunteer State.
Eighteen months after federal agents raided two pain management clinics run by local Dr. Ihassan al-Amin and charged him in 105 counts involving drugs, money laundering, tax evasion and weapons, the doctor pleaded guilty Thursday.
It was the victim’s words that convicted his killer.
After five hours deliberation a jury has found Kaylon Bailey guilty in January 2012 the murder of Kima Evans.
Dr. Ihassan Al-Amin has pleaded guilty in federal court to three of the 105 counts against him alleging illegal pain pill prescribing and tax evasion.
A Chattanooga police detective talking about seized cellphone records and a TBI investigator explaining fingerprint analysis were among several evidence witnesses in the second day of Kaylon Bailey's retrial on murder charges.
It wasn’t until the 96 potential jurors entered Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Rebecca Stern’s courtroom Tuesday morning that they learned some of them wouldn’t be sleeping at home for the next few days.
It had been two decades since Bill Norton returned from Vietnam.
Reckless driving and speeding charges were dismissed against a 22-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder -- and former Chattanooga Lookout -- who was a finalist for Rookie of the Year this past season.
Charges were dismissed against a 22-year-old right fielder who was a finalist for Rookie of the Year this past season but first arrested for speeding and reckless driving in April.
The co-defendant of a man who received life in prison for a 2011 murder has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and already is eligible for parole.
This morning a 24-year-old Chattanooga man pleaded guilty to helping his co-defendant murder another man in 2011.
Flanked by local police, federal investigators and federal prosecutors, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke stood in the U.S. Attorney's Office here Monday and revealed a preview of the federal-local partnership he hopes will put the city's most violent criminals in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office today announced results of a major, multi-year investigation involving 32 local suspects charged with offenses involving cocaine and crack cocaine.
A laborer who killed a 70-year-old East Ridge woman by suffocating her in her Hardin Drive home in 2011 has been sentenced to life in prison for the crime.
A laborer who murdered a 70-year-old East Ridge woman by suffocating her in her Hardin Drive home in 2011 has been sentenced to life in prison for the crime.
More than two years after two gunshots killed Darrius Townsend, the teenage boy charged in his shooting has pleaded guilty.
Even with signs of movement in Washington among the forces driving the federal government shutdown, millions of military veterans worry about the pension, disability and education benefits they depend on.
The jury foreman stood, holding a piece of paper in his hands.
Kevin Chitty was found not guilty of attempted second degree murder and aggravated assault charges today.
The mechanical hiss of a ventilator underscored every word of Jerry Martin's testimony Thursday.
A man charged in the 2012 slaying of a Red Bank businessman has pleaded guilty.
First it was Civil War fighting come to life on a mock battlefield in North Georgia.
A controversial military detainee holding facility in Cuba conjures images of hooded men in shackles and has been a flashpoint for debate about the U.S.-led war on terror.
Did Kevin Chitty believe that Jerry Martin had a gun?
Patrick Carmody wants to go to trial, just not with his co-defendant.
She first swore allegiance to the British as a little girl while living in the city of Visakhapatnam, south of Calcutta, India.
There were many recollections, stories, anecdotes and likely yarns shared in the standing-room-only courtroom for Hamilton County General Sessions Judge Ronald Durby's portrait unveiling ceremony Wednesday.
After 15 years on the Hamilton County Circuit Court bench, Judge Jacqueline Schulten Bolton has announced she will not seek re-election next year.
Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge Jacqueline Schulten Bolton announced today that she will not seek re-election to her post next year.
The mother of a local rapper killed in a 2009 home invasion robbery saw charges dismissed Friday against the third and final man accused in her son's slaying.
Prosecutors have dropped murder and robbery charges against a third defendant who was charged in the 2009 home invasion shooting death of local rapper Robert "Brikk" Brown.
A 26-year-old Chattanooga woman whose trial on charges she stabbed a teenage girl with scissors in a street fight ended in a mistrial in March pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Wednesday.
A woman charged in the 2011 stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge rather than face a second trial.
Paper shoved in files, bulging from shelves, holding decades worth of court case information. Files upon files filling rooms, floor-to-ceiling, in two Hamilton County buildings. Clerks, pushing carts, filled with files, to the juvenile courtroom to be opened, read and sent back to the shelves, a little thicker.
Two-term former Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield left office in April, having been at City Hall for eight years.
Federal prosecutors won't know until next spring if a massive whistle-blower Medicare fraud lawsuit against Life Care Centers of America can proceed to trial.
A 31-year-old Atlanta man's first felony conviction in a multistate prostitution operation sent him to prison for more than two years Monday.
A 31-year-old man will spend the next two years in prison on a kidnapping conviction related to a multi-state prostitution operation.
All four states in local region boast Civil War sites both large and small, and each state was touched by the bloody conflict in some way.
Each sack spilled out plush stuffed animals. Penguins, ducks, cows, puppies and others filled a long conference table Friday morning in the back of the Hamilton County Juvenile Court building.
The first appeal of former Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long knocked three years off of his 14-year prison sentence on extortion, money laundering, drug and weapons charges.
The wife of a Chattanooga Police Department officer admitted to prosecutors that she lied when she told officers that her husband had choked her during an argument in May.
The wife of a Chattanooga Police Department officer admitted to prosecutors that she lied to police that her husband had choked her during an argument.
Former Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long will not see his 11 year federal prison sentence reduced.
The paternal grandparents of an 18-month-old girl who died from what prosecutors say was ongoing abuse and neglect have waited seven years for a trial and, as of Wednesday, will now wait another five months.
Local attorney Mike Richardson on Wednesday pleaded guilty to speeding and misdemeanor reckless driving.
Local attorney Mike Richardson pleaded guilty to speeding and reckless driving this morning in Hamilton County Criminal Court.
A criminal court judge set Feb. 4, 2014, as the trial date for a local mother charged in connection with her daughter's 2006 death.
When the scion of one of Chattanooga’s most distinguished families admitted last week that he drained the accounts and mortgaged the home of his dementia-addled sister, the event underscored a grave truth — most exploitation of the elderly and disabled occurs at the hands of those closest to them.