Claire Wiseman, Times Free Press

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Past articles by Claire:

Murder trial delayed again for missing witness

A five-year-old murder case was delayed again Tuesday so the defense can search for a key witness. → Read More

Man pleads guilty to murder in brutal strangling of elderly neighbor

Reginald Mapp could have spent the rest of his life in prison. Instead, he settled Tuesday for 40 years. → Read More

Father of slain man files federal lawsuit against police department, ex-detective

The father of a slain Chattanooga man filed a second federal lawsuit against the Chattanooga Police Department and former Detective Karl Fields on Monday, alleging Fields made up charges against him and fabricated evidence after he questioned Fields' investigation. → Read More

Georgian delegation visits Chattanooga to observe criminal justice system

The Republic of Georgia has seen just 10 jury trials — ever. → Read More

Man accused of dressing up as doctor to steal hospital narcotics resigns from his jail job

Epperson was charged with multiple drug, vandalism and impersonation charges in late May after police found him wandering Erlanger's Hospital in scrubs, with vials of prescription medications in his pocket and more in bags in his car. → Read More

Former high school gymnastics coach indicted on Snapchat sexting charge

A former high school gymnastics coach was indicted Wednesday on a charge he exchanged sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl. → Read More

Chattanooga State Complaint alleges gender discrimination on police force

When Stephanie Hill began working at Chattanooga State Community College in 2010, campus policing was, she wrote, → Read More

Traci Carpenter arrested again

A woman who pleaded guilty to child abuse in connection with the 2006 death of her daughter has been arrested after violating her probation. → Read More

Man who raped foster daughter worked at Riverside Baptist Church after plea, police say

In 2010, incriminating text messages led police to Richard Batson. → Read More

Lawyers: Ex-partner in city's plan to reduce violence punished even though acquitted of drug charges

Richard Bennett is vindicated. → Read More

Trial starts for A Better Tomorrow's Richard Bennett

A jury trial is scheduled to begin today for Richard Bennett, whose nonprofit A Better Tomorrow had been contracted to provide social services for the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. → Read More

Memo says DA used snitch to glean info from suspect in rape, death of 3-year-old

In March, a federal inmate named Jon Harper Farmer approached Assistant District Attorney General Leslie Longshore and offered to snitch. → Read More

Additional $11.5 million in punitive damages awarded to Canyon Ridge resort developers

A jury today awarded an additional $11.5 million in punitive damages to developers of the Canyon Ridge resort. → Read More

Developers awarded $20.6 million in longest civil trial in Hamilton County history

A jury awarded nearly $20.6 million in compensatory damages to Canyon Ridge developers Thursday, concluding the longest civil trial in Hamilton County history with one of the largest jury awards. → Read More

Today is Judge Rebecca Stern's final day on the bench

Today will mark the end of Judge Rebecca Stern's 18 years on the Hamilton County Criminal Court bench. → Read More

Convicted murderer, corpse abuser seeking new trial

Tony Bigoms doesn't think he was given a fair shake. → Read More

Kidnapping conviction overturned; man freed after 7 years in prison

Once, during his seven years in the West Tennessee State Prison, Jereme Little was stabbed three times by a man who wanted his shoes. → Read More

Signal Mountain man's Facebook post: Muslim town 'must be utterly destroyed'

Robert Doggart wanted Islamberg to burn. → Read More

Convicted murderer's request to test mystery prints incriminates him further

Marlon Kiser has spent more than a decade seeking to overturn his conviction for the 2003 murder of Deputy Donald Bond. → Read More

Last graduation: Ten years later, Judge Stern is drug court's 'heart'

Judge Rebecca Stern lost her words. → Read More