Chattanooga area wildlife rehabilitators help care for animals in need

Now is a time of year when many species of wildlife are having babies, and it’s also a time when humans often encounter orphaned, sick or injured wildlife. “Really, this is our busy season, because baby season is when people tend to get out there trimming trees, and they’re coming across birds,” said Mary Marr, … Read more

Katie Britt wins Alabama Republican Senate primary runoff

Rich McCormick participates in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District Republican primary election runoff debate on June 6. (Brynn Anderson/Pool/AP) Rich McCormick, an emergency room doctor and retired Marine, will win the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, CNN projects. McCormick, who won a majority of votes in the May 24 primary, faced attorney Jake Evans … Read more

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after forming President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent campaign that pit Brooks, a conservative firebrand who has spent more … Read more

Bee Nguyen will face Brad Raffensperger in race for Georgia secretary of state

On an overcast morning in Stafford, Virginia, CNN spoke with a number of GOP voters at the Courthouse Community Center, located in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District – a district currently represented by Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger, but one where the GOP aims to build on its gains in the November race for the Democratic-held US … Read more

Primary election: Georgia Republican voters reject more of Trump’s primary picks, while a late pick prevails in Alabama

CNN — Another election day in Georgia has brought a further round of defeats for forming President Donald Trump and his chosen Republican candidates. Trump’s politics remain firmly rooted – and deeply influential – in almost every GOP race around the country, but the measure of his personal influence has taken a hit so far … Read more

Church shooting survivor: Gunman ‘disengaged,’ sat alone

The 70-year-old suspected gunman in a shooting that killed three people at an Alabama church sat by himself drinking liquor, rejecting offers to join the others gathered at the potluck dinner, before gunfire shattered the peace of the evening, a survivor recalled. “It felt like he was disengaged,” Susan Sallin, 73, said. Sallin was seated … Read more

Alabama church shooter Robert Findlay Smith was gun dealer

The madman who allegedly fatally shot three people at an Alabama church was a federally licensed gun dealer who allegedly failed to keep a record of a weapon he’d sold, running afoul of authorities, a new report said. Robert Findlay Smith, 70, of Birmingham, was sitting by himself at a potluck supper at Stephen’s Episcopal … Read more

“Hero” at Alabama church shooting subdued gunman, police say

A “hero” attending a potluck dinner subdued the gunman who opened fire inside an Alabama church Thursday, killing two members and wounding a third, police said Friday. A suspect is in custody. Police Capt. Shane Ware didn’t identify the suspect, but said he was a 71-year-old White male who occasionally attended services at the St. … Read more

Alabama church shooting kills 2, wounds 1; suspect detained

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Police investigating a shooting at an Alabama church that killed two people and wounded another said Friday that the shooter was a 71-year-old man who occasionally attended services. Police Capt. Shane Ware did not identify the suspect, who was taken into custody following the shooting Thursday night at St. Stephen’s … Read more