News for Monday, November 26, 2012




A death investigation is underway by the Bradley County Sheriff's Office.

A Meigs County, Tenn., educator is among 15 teachers statewide named to a program intended to share best practices and improve student achievement, according to a news release.

A car crashed into a telephone pole and knocked out power to several blocks on East 23rd Street on Monday night.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A 42-year-old north Alabama man is facing child sex abuse charges after police say he had sex with a teenage girl he befriended on Facebook.

Formed by Matt Lawson and Bill Winchester in 2007, Lawson Winchester is a smaller, boutique-style wealth management firm solely intent on providing the best customer service and attention on a client-by-client basis.

  • Nov. 26th, 2012  |
  • By Jack Howland

NASHVILLE — House Republican Caucus members today nominated Speaker Beth Harwell for a second term running the chamber.

Three men have been charged in connection with the stabbing death of a Murray County, Ga., man.

Family members of a missing woman may soon have closure after police discovered the body of a woman Sunday morning at 3700 Youngstown Road.

Orange Grove Center has donated a replacement tree for the over-150-year-old Osage orange tree which fell at the Hamilton County Courthouse in September.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., broke with conservative orthodoxy today, becoming one of a growing number of congressional Republicans willing to break a pledge to oppose tax increases.

A 32-year-old Chattanooga man was sentenced to one year in prison and three years probation for the shooting death of another man at a local Kanku’s gas station in 2010.

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could lead to greater efforts to censor Web content and stifle innovation in cyberspace.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two children were among four people killed when a car collided with a minivan on a rural Northern California highway, authorities said.

The 2012 Southeastern Conference football championship game is set, with Georgia's thirst challenging Alabama's thirst for more.

State officials have fined a Chattanooga manufacturing company nearly $16,000 in the death of a plant worker this spring.

KNOXVILLE — Alcorn State coach Tonya Edwards said it’s always great to return home, then the former Lady Volunteers star quickly clarified her comment.

It's as much of a Christmas tradition as the inflatable Santa in the front yard — the tacky Christmas sweater.

KNOXVILLE — Jordan Williams was the last Tennessee football player to leave the interview room underneath Neyland Stadium's northeast corner after the Volunteers ended the season by beating Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — From the kitchen, women clustered in groups pull pots from boxes and place white china with gold trim into neat piles.

Being the No. 1 college football team and being the best college football team isn't necessarily the same thing. Even in these days of computer polls, media polls and coaches' polls all rolled into one.

Nearly half of people polled during a Chattanooga Times Free Press voter survey said crime, violence and gangs are the largest problems facing Chattanooga.

Minivans, tractor-trailers, buses and four-door sedans packed Chattanooga's roads Sunday as travelers hit the gas to get home after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Chattanooga police are investigating after a female body was found in the woods early Sunday morning.

A man wanted on numerous charges including homicide is the Crime Stoppers target today.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley Central girls' basketball team lost six seniors a year ago, but they still had talent returning entering the season.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Fifteen new firefighters have joined Bradley County Fire and Rescue as part of its effort to staff three new stations expected to be fully operational by spring.

Bledsoe County Sheriff James "Jimmy" Morris spent a few hours behind bars early Sunday morning after he was arrested at a Dunlap restaurant and charged with disorderly conduct.

JASPER, Tenn. — At one time, the manpower at Jasper's police force was running a bit thin.

For the past five years, boxes of food, stacks of gift cards and other donated items have lined the hallway of the Chattanooga Vet Center during the holidays.

The homeless could have received the cold shoulder. Instead, when they need a place to stay during the most frigid time of year, they'll find a warm reception.

While other museums may cost Americans more, no pork project takes taxpayers for a ride quite like the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.

It was a day I had been dreading since this time last year — Grandparents Day at my granddaughter's preschool, a very emotional day that left me and my granddaughter in tears.

Here’s the headline that got my attention: “Wallet, GPS reported stolen from car.” It’s time for the annual warning that is so often ignored.

  • Nov. 26th, 2012  |
  • By David Colmans

The winner of Saturday's SEC football championship is guaranteed a spot opposite Notre Dame in the BCS title game, but the loser will be left out of a BCS bowl.

A day after Auburn suffered a 49-0 loss at Alabama to complete an abominable 3-9 football season, Gene Chizik was fired as coach of the Tigers.

John Shulman barked out a variety of defensive calls in the Kennesaw State Convocation Center on Saturday.

In light of the Gmail-related scandal involving former CIA chief David Petraeus, one has to wonder if, given the relative ease by which an intelligence agency — or just about anybody — can break into a private email account, government officials entrusted with the nation's most sensitive information should be allowed to keep personal email accounts while in office.

Recent headlines have shared a common theme.

  • Nov. 26th, 2012  |
  • By By Robin Smith

The notable difference in state and federal elections this year is this: U.S. elections maintained a divided Congress, while state elections let a single party sweep control of the governor's office and both chambers of state Legislatures in a majority of the states.

TAMPA, Fla. — No one has led more late game-winning drives during the past five seasons than Matt Ryan, who has kept the Atlanta Falcons flying high with five fourth-quarter rallies this year alone.

Football represents the longest season of the year for us, starting no later than mid-July and carrying through Saturday, but I love that Friday night atmosphere and really hate to see it come to an end.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Making his way down to the field to celebrate, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan summed up his team’s first home win this season.

Fox News, Dick Morris and Karl Rove were wrong.

LISA DENTON: Barry, you seem to be going through some kind of withdrawal, and I'm betting it's because Chattanooga Market was closed Sunday.

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