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Elderly woman: Attacker needs 'good whippin'

Updated: 06/14/2011 - A 25-year-old suspected purse snatcher turned herself into the Knox County Sheriff's Office after being thrust into the media spotlight. The elderly woman she robbed - Ms. Evelyn - spoke exclusively with WVLT Volunteer TV News.

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Purse thief arrested

Posted: 06/14/2011 - Knoxville purse-snatcher Stacey Foringer, 25, turned herself in to the Knox County Sheriffs Department after receiving unwanted media coverage.

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New Tennessee laws address sex trafficking

Posted: 06/13/2011 - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a series of bills protecting minors who are victims of sexual slavery and punishing people who exploit them.

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Judge refuses to dismiss courthouse takeover case

Posted: 06/13/2011 - Wesley Huff is accused of threatening to take over the courthouse at Madisonville after a grand jury foreman refused to indict the president on charges related to proof of his birthplace.

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Supreme Court upholds decision against judge

Posted: 06/10/2011 - The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the Court of the Judiciary's decision that Cocke County General Sessions Judge John A. Bell took too long to decide a personal injury case and related accusations.

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Memphis dad guilty in killing, dismemberment

Posted: 06/10/2011 - A jury has convicted a Memphis man of murder after his three children gave vivid testimony about how he stabbed and strangled their mother and then dismembered her body.

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Former police officer indicted on statutory rape

Posted: 06/09/2011 - -A Former Clinton Police officer was arrested and charged with statutory rape. The mother of the 17-year-old girl told police that Chisum had inappropriate contact with her daughter.

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Ex-soldier charged with theft of military gear

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Federal prosecutors have brought charges against a former soldier accusing him of stealing a large amount of military equipment from the Fort Campbell Army installation in 2007.

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Governor signs new law to crack down on meth production

Updated: 06/07/2011 - Governor Bill Haslam hopes a new law will help the state combat the growing meth problem. The I Hate Meth act implements a real time tracking system that finds people buying pseudo ephedrine to create and sell the dangerous drug.

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Broken air conditioner affects more than 500 in jail

Posted: 06/03/2011 - The air conditioning unit at the county jail in Chattanooga is broken, and with daytime temperatures in the 90s, prisoners are being allowed perks such as frequent servings of ice cream and Popsicles.

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Teen father accused of trying to smother baby

Posted: 06/03/2011 - Police arrested Dakota Eldridge Thursday night after he came to Erlanger Hospital with his 12-week-old baby, according to a news release from the police.

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