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Arson suspected in a rash of late night, overnight fires

Updated: 05/29/2011 - Investigators think five fires in the South Knox County and South Knoxville areas are arson. Firefighters battled fires on Edington, Okey, and Rugby Roads. Two dumpsters were also set on fire. Investigators found traces of accelerant at two of the scenes.

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Insurance company says couple burned down own home

Posted: 05/27/2011 - A federal lawsuit was filed May 13 against the Stuttes by the American National Property and Casualty Company, claiming the couple started the fire that consumed their own home, according to The Associated Press.

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TBI probing allegation against probation officer

Posted: 05/27/2011 - TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm confirmed on Thursday that the agency is investigating allegations against Probation Officer Alex Ragland, according to The Associated Press.

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Armed robbery at pizzeria

Updated: 05/27/2011 - An armed robber is on the run after hitting up the "Snappy Tomato" pizza restaurant in West Knox County.

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TBI: School crime drops again in 2010

Posted: 05/26/2011 - The TBI said by understanding the characteristics surrounding school crime and its offenders and victims, policy makers, law enforcement, and the public can better understand how to combat crime at these institutions.

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More arrests in Union Co. sting

Updated: 05/26/2011 - Authorities rounded up nearly a dozen more suspects just a day after arresting more than forty people on charges ranging from drug trafficking and illegal gambling to stealing property and included two former public officials.

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High court's California ruling could lead to overhaul

Updated: 05/25/2011 - Advocates of sentencing reform say California is an example of what could happen if states don't adopt alternative programs for those convicted of drug offenses and non-violent crimes.

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Franklin man gets 6 years for Ponzi scheme

Posted: 05/24/2011 - A Franklin businessman who bilked millions from investors in a Ponzi scheme will spend the next six years in a federal prison and pay millions in restitution.

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Man sentenced to death for Henderson Murder

Updated: 05/24/2011 - A Jackson man has been sentenced to death for his role in the 2009 kidnapping and murder of a Chester County woman who was abducted while shopping.

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High court to California: Cut prison inmates by 33,000

Posted: 05/24/2011 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that California must drastically reduce its prison population to relieve severe overcrowding that has exposed inmates to increased violence, disease and death.

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FBI: 5.5 percent drop in violent crime

Posted: 05/24/2011 - Crime levels fell across the board last year, extending a multi-year downward trend with a 5.5 percent drop in the number of violent crimes in 2010 and a 2.8 percent decline in the number of property crimes.

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