State presenting murder case against mother

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors continue presentation of their murder case against a Bradley County woman in the death of her young sons. The state presented its first half-dozen witnesses on Tuesday in Cleveland, where 27-year-old Tasha Bates is being… continue reading ›

Jury selection set in murder trial of mother

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin for a Bradley County woman charged with murder in the heat-related deaths of her young sons. The Cleveland Daily Banner ( ) reported lawyers were set to begin picking a… continue reading ›

Ex-reporter, candidate accused in murder-for-hire

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A former Johnson City television reporter who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate last year has been charged in a murder-for-hire plot. The Johnson City Press reports ( Thomas Kenneth Owens was arrested on Friday after… continue reading ›

Hardin County Man Found Guilty In Murder Case

This video is no longer available. JACKSON, Tenn.- A Hardin County Circuit Court jury found William Thomas Umfleet, 55, guilty of first degree murder in the killing of Thomas "Doodle" Dickson, Wednesday. Dickson, 57 was found beaten to death in… continue reading ›

Couple charged with murder in death of daughter

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has arrested a couple on charges that include murder in the death of their 4-year-old daughter. The Leaf-Chronicle ( reported the Tuesday arrests of 27-year-old DeMarkus Taylor and 26-year-old Rawny Taylor.… continue reading ›



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