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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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Bystanders block escape after car backs into baby

Posted: 05/02/2011 - A 23-year-old woman was pushing her 5-month-old child in a stroller when authorities say the car backed into them. Authorities say several bystanders blocked the driver as she tried to drive away.

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Pair sought for burglary, using victim's credit card

Posted: 04/28/2011 - Knoxville police are trying to track down two people,who appear to be in their 20's, who they believe burglarized a car two weeks ago and then used the victims credit card at a local electronics store.

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Seymour couple arrested for rape of teen

Posted: 04/27/2011 - A Seymour couple was arrested in connection with the rape of a fourteen year-old girl, according to the Sevier County Sheriff's Department.

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$500,000 pot bust in East Tennessee

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Authorities say they have taken out an elaborate indoor-growing marijuana operation with the arrest of a Washington County couple and the seizure of $500,000 worth of pot.

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Shih Tzu Rosie dies from beating, man charged

Posted: 04/25/2011 - Jeffery Coppock was charged with animal cruelty after authorities discovered the dog with serious injures. He told police he had disciplined the dog and that Rosie bit him. An officer reported he had no bite marks on him.

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Death of elderly couple ruled murder-suicide

Posted: 04/21/2011 - According to the Knox Co. Sheriff's Office, seventy year-old William Smith stabbed his wife, Lois, while she slept shortly after six o'clock Wednesday night. He then stabbed himself in the chest.

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Former Knoxville cop charged with threatening prosecutor

Updated: 04/18/2011 - Donald Scott Clark was charged with retaliation for past action, which The Associated Press describes as a seldom-used statute that makes it illegal to threaten a witness or court official in a judicial case.

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Ohio man pleads guilty in slayings of 3

Posted: 04/14/2011 - Thirty-seven-year-old Samuel Littleton II pleaded guilty on Thursday to three counts of aggravated murder and three counts of abuse of a corpse in the February slayings of Tiffany Brown and Richard and Gladis Russell

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Appeals court overturns some John Ford convictions

Posted: 04/14/2011 - Ford was convicted in 2008 in Nashville for failing to disclose payments he accepted from contractors with TennCare, the state's expanded Medicaid program, while promoting their interests as a lawmaker.

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Search begins again for missing Tennessee woman

Updated: 04/14/2011 - Searchers in western Tennessee planned to keep looking Thursday for a nursing student who was last seen being dragged from her house by a man wearing camouflage

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