Whether they've been busy working or they can't find what they're looking for, there's always a wave of last-minute shoppers. "A lot of people wait till the last minute to do their christmas shopping; very bad idea," says shopper George Faas. "I've been working eight hours a day all week and I had to get some stuff for my brothers because
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police." Commissioner Bill Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday as he talked about the fatal shootings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn. Bratton says gunman Ismaaiyl (IHSH'-mayl) Brinsley shot and
Cleveland wasn't the only city in the country protesting "Black Lives Matter" today. Concerned Citizens for Justice took to the streets of Chattanooga to take part in the movement. Those participating started earlier this morning on MLK and Market Street downtown. Citizens blocked the intersection and cars were not able to pass through. They then made their way up to
10-year old Madi, 6-year old Abi and 4-year old Jax just thought they were getting their picture taken with Santa. Little did they know, their dad, Sergeant William "Michael" Cravey was right behind them. It wasn't until they looked through their pictures with Santa that they realized two familiar faces were posing behind them. And even then, they thought it
Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing early Saturday morning. It happened at 5201 Woodland View Circle where a male was suffering from a stab wound. Police believe the incident is a domestic dispute and the suspect left the scene in a gold colored vehicle. The victim suffered non life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers. The White House says Obama called New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday from Hawaii, where the president is vacationing and offered condolences. White House spokesman Eric Schultz says Obama
DETROIT (AP) — A group of homeless people have erected a small tent city in the shadow of downtown Detroit. Charles Floyd Jones said he started the encampment about two months ago. It has grown to 11 people living in seven tents. The 51-year-old says he can't find a job, has been homeless for four years and hopes Detroit's recent
NEW YORK (AP) — The more than 6 million riders who take New York City's subways each day ride trains that still depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the 1930s. Antiquated electro-mechanics with thousands of moving parts are still critical to operations. Dispatchers still control it all from 24-hour underground "towers." And they still use pencil
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland are identifying a woman who was shot by the same man who killed two NYPD officers before shooting himself to death. Officials in Baltimore County identified the woman Sunday as 29-year-old Shaneka Nicole Thompson. Authorities say Thompson was shot in the abdomen Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley and remains in critical but stable condition.
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the shooting occurred at around 3 a.m. and that a suspect has been taken into custody. A news conference is to be held later in the morning, the statement said.
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court official says a judge has barred photographers from taking courtroom pictures of 26 men on trial in connection to their suspected homosexuality, after their families protested. The case has captured public attention. Scenes of half-naked men covering their faces behind towels escorted by policemen out of a bathhouse were filmed and later aired in
CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — A judge is rejecting a plea by lawyers for a 37-year-old Australian woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court. Mersane Warria is facing eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her northern Australia
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says early general elections could be called by the end of 2015 if the current legislature can elect a president and if negotiations with the country's creditors on post-bailout aid are completed. Antonis Samaras on Sunday pleaded for lawmakers to "listen to their conscience...the national interest and common sense." Samaras added that after
GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Police say an explosion in the parking lot of a bus station has killed three people and wounded five others in northeastern India. Police Superintendent Ibomcha Singh three construction workers died when a homemade bomb went off early Sunday in Imphal, the capital of Manipur state. Five other men were hospitalized. No one has claimed responsibility
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Obama says the high-tech attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment isn't an act of war, but is a very expensive example of cybervandalism. The U.S. blames North Korea for the attack. Obama tells CNN's "State
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A spokesman for the Knox County prosecutor says rape allegations against two University of Tennessee football players are still being reviewed. Spokesman Sean McDermott of District Attorney General Charme Allen's office said ethics rules prohibit commenting on the case. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1uUmoa4 ) said a county grand jury recessed Wednesday without hearing the case.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has added the challenge to Louisiana's same-sex marriage ban to the agenda for the justices' closed-door conference on Jan. 9. The action Wednesday does not mean the court will decide that day to hear a gay-marriage case. But the January meeting will be the first time the justices will have had the issue before
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hemlock Semiconductor Group is permanently closing its idled polysilicon plant in Clarksville, citing global trade disputes that have led to an oversupply of the compound used in solar energy panels. The company's president, Denise Beachy, announced the decision to the The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1AI0vz5 ) on Wednesday. Construction on the on the plant located near the Kentucky
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city officials have announced the sale and redevelopment plan for a downtown shopping center. Mayor Kasim Reed said Wednesday that South Carolina-based WRS Inc. is buying Underground Atlanta for $25.8 million and has plans to build a mixed use retail and housing development. Reed said in a statement that the sale will mean $8 million in
PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a hair stylist who used to own a Centerville salon has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted of molesting two teenage boys and sexually exploiting a third boy. The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/1sFqNDC) that 35-year-old Matthew Caleb Pierce on Tuesday was given the 30-year prison term with no possibility of parole.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy provider Dominion Resources Inc. is planning to buy Carolina Gas Transmission for about $492.9 million. Carolina Gas Transmission owns and operates nearly 1,500 miles of natural gas pipeline in South Carolina and southeastern Georgia. The deal is subject to a federal antitrust review. Dominion plans to close the acquisition in January. Dominion CEO Thomas Farrell
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Huntsville janitor accused of planting cameras in business restrooms has pleaded not guilty to federal pornography charges. Al.com reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1w0kncD ) that 42-year-old Jeremy Joseph Nelson appeared before U.S. Magistrate Harwell Davis and his trial is scheduled for Feb. 5. Nelson was arrested by the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation in October on state
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama men are among the eight drug offenders granted commutations by President Barack Obama. The president announced Wednesday that the life sentences given to Sidney Earl Johnson Jr. of Mobile and Rickey Marcell McCall of Birmingham will end April 15. The White House said Johnson and McCall likely would have received substantially lower sentences today
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Alabama lawmaker who has been the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee for the past four years says he is stepping aside so a colleague can chair the powerful panel next year. Sen. Jeff Sessions said Wednesday in an emailed statement that he would defer to Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi, whom he called a close