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Shelbyville Soldier Missing Since 1945 Finally Gets Red Bank Funeral
Governor Haslam declared a day of mourning with flags at half-staff on October 22nd to honor PFC Cecil Harris's ultimate sacrifice. Video Video
Murder Charge Dismissed in Donnie Brantley Case
A Bradley County murder trial ends before it even starts. As of Monday morning, the charges against Donnie Brantley have been dismissed. He was accused of murdering his wife Marsha in 2009, but her body was never found. Neighbors reported her missing. Last August, Brantley was indicted, and this week his trial was supposed to start. But, as News 12's Alisha Searl found out, there was conflict among the district attorney's office that prevented the case from being prosecuted. Video Video
Hixson woman facing first degree murder charge in 2011 case
She told police the murder weapon was thrown in the river.
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Johnny U - 8:56 AM
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Luther was a wonderful man and a true southern gentleman. Luther is the last of a generation of true hard working Americans. He was a fine example of a man to measure your own life by. If you are half as kind as Luther you are a great person yourself. Luther I will miss that distinct radio voice for the rest of my life. RIP Luther Masingill

Peyton Dennis - 10/20/2014 9:28 PM
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I used to work overnights for 92.3 several years ago. Every morning, Luther brought me breakfast and always had a big smile and a warm greeting. If he had a critique, it was given with kindness and it was always clear that he was trying to help me improve. I never heard a harsh word from him. He was such a gentleman.

rosylane - 10/20/2014 1:18 PM
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My deepest sympathy to the Masingill family and the entire news team 12 family(especially Chip Chapman with whom Luther had a special bond. When I was a small child I watched Luther everyday and he was a movie star to me here in Etowah, TN. That was 60 yrs ago. The noon news will not be the same without him. He will be missed at that time everyday of the week by my family. R.I.P. Luther

jbettis - 10/20/2014 12:57 PM
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That's my girl!!! I was probably close to her age when I first meet Luther.Rest in Peace Sir !!

AShipp - 10/20/2014 12:53 PM
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Great picture!

Lee1969 - 10/20/2014 11:57 AM
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It has been a long time since I have lived in Chattanooga, but always enjoyed listening to Luther everytime I came home on leave. He will certainly be missed, and impossible to ever replace. My thoughts and prayers go to his family, and may the Lord of all accept him into the Enteranl kingdom with open arms. Very Respectfully R. Lee Linebarger SFC (Ret), USA

Wanda V - 10/20/2014 11:27 AM
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I'm just "nobody" but, I can't imagine what life will be like without hearing or seeing Luther everyday. Praying for their family.

Cathy46 - 10/20/2014 10:34 AM
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This breaks my heart God gained a beautiful soul and Heaven an Angel he once helped me and my husband when our car broke down and went beyond what some would RIP Luther You will be missed

Andrew H - 10/20/2014 8:21 AM
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I was a young reporter at WDEF in 1998. One afternoon, our news director at the time, was a yelling at the reporting staff over something inconsequential. When Luther walked into the newsroom, he shut up. We all got back to work. Such was the power of Luther. Andrew Harrison, Jackson,MS

Frankie - 10/20/2014 7:55 AM
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As I watch WDEF this morning it is apparent how hard this tribute is for the news team. A brother has been lost but Luther's love will forever remain with his WDEF home and with his family. My condolences to all whose life he touched so graciously. I first met Luther when he came to Soddy Elementary School and had lunch with some of the faculty in the cafeteria. He spoke with each child in line, including myself, I remember arriving at home that evening, telling my mother that I had met a movie star, Luther Massengill. I was so excited. God loaned him to us for a little while and his family shared him with us for which we are thankful. Frankie Pope, St Elmo
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