NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee magistrate who changed a baby's first name from Messiah to Martin has been censured.
Lu Ann Ballew said at the time that Messiah was a title held only by Jesus Christ. Ballew's attorneys have argued that she was acting in the child's best interest because having the name Messiah could make his life difficult.
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of a Middle Tennessee mother nearly four years ago.
WTVF-TV reports (http://bit.ly/NgmGde ) that 27-year-old Lydia Gutierrez was killed in front of her two children in a Sumner County home in August 2010. Detectives said she was suffocated with a plastic bag, then stabbed multiple times.
CAMDEN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been searching in Decatur and surrounding counties and conducting interviews in the case of a nursing student who has been missing nearly three years.
Holly Bobo was 20 years old when she disappeared from her family's rural west Tennessee home near Parsons in April of 2011. Her brother told police he saw a man wearing camouflage leading Bobo into the woods.