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Granddad Bandit sentenced to 25 years in Virginia

Posted: 05/11/2011 - Fifty-three-year-old Michael Francis Mara pleaded guilty in February to robbing two Virginia banks. He acknowledged heists from New York to Texas from 2008 until his capture last summer.

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Son goes to prison in beating death of mother

Posted: 05/11/2011 - Roger Van Blarcom entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve a 30-year prison term, according to the Associated Press.

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'Party Mom' waives extradition in Arizona

Posted: 05/10/2011 - A Knoxville woman has waived extradition in Arizona on charges of stealing millions of dollars and living lavishly as a result.

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Shoplifting at Walmart leads to hit and run

Updated: 05/10/2011 - One man was rushed to a local hospital Monday evening after being hit by a car police said was driven by a suspected shoplifter trying to flee the Wal-Mart on Clinton Highway.

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9 indicted in interstate prostitution network

Posted: 05/09/2011 - A federal grand jury in East Tennessee has indicted nine people on charges of operating a brothel and prostitution network in Tennessee and Kentucky that involved women who are illegal immigrants.

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New prison taking shape in East Tennessee

Posted: 05/08/2011 - A new 1,444-bed state prison is starting to take shape in East Tennessee. The $208 million Bledsoe County Correctional Complex is being constructed on 2,200 acres of the Cumberland Plateau.

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Criminal Case: "Who Killed Gina?"

Updated: 05/06/2011 - An East Tennessee woman's murder remains unsolved more than two years after the shooting. Today, a Knoxville billboard continuously asks the question, "Who Killed Gina?" Her mother, and investigators, hope you can help.

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TBI reports hate crimes, officer assaults down

Posted: 05/05/2011 - Statistics released on Thursday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation show hate crimes were down 20 percent in 2010 from the previous year and 55 percent since 2008.

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