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Relatives of man accused in police slaying charged

Posted: 04/08/2011 - U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said Friday that Matthews' mother, father and sister and the sister's boyfriend have been arrested on charges that include firearms violations and accessory after the fact to a robbery in Colorado.

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Woman charged with stealing from church

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Police in Kingsport have charged 25-year-old Cassie K. Chapman with felony theft after a bass guitar that was stolen from the church showed up at a pawn shop less than a mile away.

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Tennessee listed 49th in level of peace

Posted: 04/07/2011 - The U.S. Peace Index is based on homicide rates, violent crimes, percentage of the population in jail, number of police officers and availability of small arms.

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TDOT employee pleads guilty to bribery

Posted: 04/06/2011 - A Tennessee Department of Transportation employee has pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting $30,000 in bribes from a contractor that remains in good standing with the state.

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Friends, strangers mourn Chattanooga officer

Posted: 04/04/2011 - Friends, acquaintances and even strangers are mourning the death of a 27-year Chattanooga Police veteran who was killed on Saturday while responding to an armed robbery at a pawn shop.

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N.C. Man charged high speed chase injuring 4

Updated: 04/04/2011 - Authorities have charged a North Carolina man following a high speed chase that spanned two counties and landed four people in the hospital early Monday morning.

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Knoxville jurors convict flesh-eating killer

Posted: 03/30/2011 - The Associated Press reports that jurors on Tuesday convicted Herbert Mike Merritt of first-degree murder for his June 2008 attack at the Friends Sports Bar and Grill.

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Homeowner in Claiborne Co. standoff arrested

Posted: 03/30/2011 - Norman Stacey Whiley reportedly called police Tuesday evening around 6:45 p.m. He claimed he walk in on a robbery and even exchanged fire with the intruder.

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Woman accused of soliciting husband's murder

Updated: 03/30/2011 - Authorities in Jefferson County arrested Karla Charleal Ball on Tuesday, charging her with trying to hire someone to kill her husband, the 4th Judicial District Attorney General announced.

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Trial set for murder of Monroe Co. election official

Posted: 03/28/2011 - A July 25 trial has been set for a woman charged in the shooting death of a county election commission chairman whose body was found in the trunk of his burning car in East Tennessee.

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Blind man charged with killing sister, nephew

Updated: 03/29/2011 - Authorities say an argument over stolen beer escalated into murder Sunday night when a 56 year-old man allegedly killed his sister and nephew.

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Database aids fugitive searches, but still limited

Posted: 03/28/2011 - All law enforcement agencies in Tennessee have a national database to catch fugitives, but not all agencies use it for every case, which allows some fugitives to remain on the run even after they are arrested.

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