Soddy Daisy (WDEF) - Fire destroyed a Soddy Daisy business on Dayton Pike Friday night. A call came in around 7 p.m. about a fire at Jerry's Cabinet shop at 9115 Dayton Pike. When Firefighters arrived the building was already engulfed in flames. The blaze left one firefighter with minor injuries, and
Athens, TN (WDEF) Athens Police say Sontonique McClain is wanted for aggravated robbery. Officers say he robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint earlier this month. He was identified by forensic evidence and the victim confirmed it was him. McClain is also wanted for parole violations. If you know where he is, please call Athens Police.
Racers and rockers got together tonight to try and find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The Fifty Plus Racing Team hosted a fundraiser this evening. The group has raised money and awareness for Alzheimer's through racing activities. They also had a surprise guest: Brian Johnson from the group AC/DC. The lead singer has a reason to support the cause. Founding
(WDEF) UTC and Chattanooga Police investigate reports of an armed robbery in Lot 4 near Boling Apartments Friday night. UTC Spokesman Chuck Cantrell notified students by email two male suspects were last seen leaving campus. Police urge caution and avoid being outside alone. The suspects are described as two males: One standing 6 feet tall, wearing a navy
Steve Whitener says he chose to bring these stray cats to SPCA of Bradley County because they're a no kill shelter. "We don't want somebody to get them and kill them because we don't believe in that," Whitener said. However, that policy is about to change. The shelters interim manager Kristin Harvey says she's not surprised. "It's disappointing but it's
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The antics of a group of self-styled Robin Hoods has a New Hampshire town pressing the state Supreme Court to force them to back off. Officials in Keene say the merry band has gone beyond pumping quarters into expired parking meters and sometimes harasses the parking enforcement officers. They've asked the courts to force the activists
JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A school district that includes some students from Ferguson, Missouri, is calling off classes Monday and Tuesday, citing potential unrest if a much-anticipated grand jury announcement occurs soon. The Jennings School District had already planned to shut down Wednesday through the end of the week for Thanksgiving. A letter sent home to parents on Friday said
Stocks are pushing further into record territory as investors welcome a move by China to stimulate its economy by lowering interest rates. Hints from the head of Europe's central bank that it might step up its own stimulus efforts also put investors in a buying mood Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — As a grand jury nears an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting case, there are appeals for calm today from activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown. He was the unarmed 18-year-old black teen who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. There's no word on when the grand jury will announce whether
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members say Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian remains hospitalized in stable condition at a Las Vegas hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia. His son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Amy Tarkanian, said Friday that doctors at Valley Hospital Medical Center are still conducting tests. Danny Tarkanian says doctors were "pretty positive" about
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and says two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country. The patient who tested positive "was placed in an isolation center for intensive treatment," according to a government statement.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has dispersed some 300 stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron without injuries or arrests. Friday's clash came amid roiling tensions in the area, mostly over Palestinian claims that Israel wants to change the status quo at a contested Jerusalem holy site by allowing Jewish prayer there. Israeli Prime
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaida branch has denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and its plans to further expand its area of control. The al-Qaida Yemeni offshoot's purported spiritual guide, Sheikh Harith al-Nadhari, says such expansionist intentions are "driving a wedge" among jihadi groups. He was referring to
SKUKUZA, South Africa (AP) — The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast by truck to an area they hope is safe from poachers. Kruger National Park has conducted about 45 such captures
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Officials in Guinea say bandits during a roadside robbery stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola. National health officials said Friday the vehicle was transporting test tubes containing blood. It was traveling from Kankan prefecture in central Guinea to a test site in Gueckedou, in the south. Guinea Red Cross press
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) — Human remains found by hunters in Coffee County have been identified as those of a man who had been missing for three years. The Tullahoma News (http://bit.ly/1xdQ7MD ) reported that Manchester police identified the remains as those of Leo Paul Massicotte. He was last seen alive in July 2011 when he exited his girlfriend's car in
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Knox County school board member has lost his bid to get out of prison early. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1y053BU ) reports that Knox County Criminal Court Judge Scott Green on Friday denied Bill Phillips' attempt for early release. The 50-year-old Phillips was sentenced to 10 years in prison in February for violating his
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Police in southeastern Kentucky say a man lived with his dead mother's corpse for about a month without reporting the death to anyone. Harlan Police Officer George Young told The Daily News (http://bit.ly/1HvZ7ox ) 63-year-old Elaine Hall had been sick for some time and likely died of natural causes in October. A maintenance worker found Hall
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two members of the MS-13 gang have been sentenced to prison for their participation in violent crimes. The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta says Emmanuel Hidalgo and Edwin Menjivar were sentenced Friday and will be deported after they complete their sentences. Federal authorities say the Mara Salvatrucha 13 gang, or MS-13, is an international
ATLANTA (AP) — A former letter carrier has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for plotting with others to rob a colleague. The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta says LaTonya Evans of Jackson was sentenced Friday. She pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to interfere with commerce by robbery. Prosecutors say Evans plotted with Kendrick Watkins
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Bulloch County jury has convicted a man in the slaying of a Statesboro preacher. The Statesboro Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1p6KpOS ) 36-year-old Tarell Momon was convicted Friday of malice murder in the June 2013 shooting death of 51-year-old Michael Anthony Riley. Prosecutors say Momon, who was already serving a life sentence for Newton County crimes dating
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman to Sen. Mike Enzi says the Wyoming Republican is seeking the chairmanship up the Senate Budget Committee, setting up a showdown next month with Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama for the important post. Sessions is currently the top Republican on the Budget Committee but Enzi technically has seniority over Sessions even though both were elected
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed a 2012 murder conviction because the judge did not instruct jurors on possible self-defense claims. Ellis Diggs was convicted in the shooting death of Garry Blackwell at a Montgomery party. Diggs was sentenced as a habitual felon to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors argued
FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors must decide whether to charge a woman after she ran over and killed her boyfriend outside an Alabama police station. Marquittas Anthony Wyatt died Thursday at UAB Hospital. Fairfield Police Chief Leon Davis said Wyatt and his girlfriend twice argued Wednesday morning and she fled in a car after he pointed a gun at her.