MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to decide whether a Tennessee man's misdemeanor domestic assault plea should ban him from gun ownership.
The high court on Wednesday will hear prosecutor's appeal in the case of James Castleman of Huntingdon.
Castleman pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor domestic assault in 2001. He was then charged in 2009 with illegal possession of a firearm by a person convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. A federal judge threw those charges out.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A judge has dismissed most of the charges against a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student who was arrested after trying to approach a street preacher on campus.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Cole Montalvo is no longer facing charges of inciting to riot, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. However, Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes sent one charge — resisting arrest — to a grand jury.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals last night approved a cemetery on the Veals Road property of the Murfreesboro Islamic Center.
Mosque leadership appeared before the board in December seeking permission to bury their dead on the land. But on a three-to-two vote board members postponed making a decision. Some members expressed concerns about traffic congestion at the site and about possible environmental impacts.