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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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FBI: 5.5 percent drop in violent crime in US

Posted: 05/23/2011 - The number of violent crimes in the United States dropped 5.5 percent last year compared to 2009 and the number of property crimes went down 2.8 percent, the FBI announced Monday.

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Lawsuit seeks return of dead scientist's money

Posted: 05/23/2011 - The estate of a former Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist who was found burned in an Indiana field in 2009 is suing financial institutions over money missing from his accounts.

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Florida woman slashes Tennessee deputy, dies after shot

Posted: 05/23/2011 - Authorities say 30-year-old Armetta Foster of Sanford, Fla., died at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga on Saturday after crashing the police cruiser on Interstate 75 in Cleveland, Tenn.

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Knoxville couple arrested for theft of state grant

Updated: 05/20/2011 - A Knoxville couple has been charged with theft of over $60,000 in state grant money for a biodiesel plant in Morgan County that investigators say was spent for personal use.

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Criminal Case: Searching For Bob Kilgore's Killer

Updated: 05/19/2011 - Tuesday, May 24th, is a painful day for one East Tennessee family. It's been seven years since they found Bob Kilgore stabbed to death in his Chapman Highway business. His killer is still on the loose.

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23 charged in multi-state drug trafficking case

Updated: 05/19/2011 - A federal grand jury in East Tennessee has indicted 23 people in a drug trafficking case that prosecutors say also reached into southwest Virginia, Michigan and Florida.

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Study: Human Trafficking is a major problem in Tennessee

Updated: 05/18/2011 - TBI study finds 85% of the counties in Tennessee have had at least one report of human trafficking in the last two years. Many don't even realize this is an issue in the United States, let alone in our back yard

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Survey finds laws needed to fight sex trafficking

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A study released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that law enforcement officials want better state laws and training to find and stop human sex trafficking in Tennessee.

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Officer arrested for alleged off-duty assault

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A police officer has been arrested on two counts of assault after allegedly hitting another man and pushing a woman to the ground while off-duty, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced.

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