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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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Man found dead in back yard likely intruder

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll says a masked man entered a residence late Sunday and there was an exchange of gunfire. A person who was a guest in the home was wounded and left with the invader.

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TBI probing deaths of 2 in mobile home

Posted: 05/17/2011 - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a West Tennessee mobile home.

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Chattanooga man gets 7 years in hit-and-run case

Posted: 05/16/2011 - Jeremy Lane was sentenced Monday. A jury convicted him March 4 on vehicular homicide and other charges in the Dec. 23, 2009, hit-and-run death of Susan Wood as she was arriving at her downtown workplace.

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4 charged with pirating DVDs in East Tennessee

Updated: 05/16/2011 - Four people from East Tennessee have pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges they made and sold more than $300,000 worth of pirated movies on DVD.

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Group wants stiffer sentences for gun crimes

Posted: 05/16/2011 - A coalition of Tennessee prosecutors and police is trying to get the state legislature to pass a law that would stiffen penalties for some felons caught with guns.

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4 arrested after fatal snake bite in court Monday

Posted: 05/16/2011 - Four men arrested on misdemeanor wildlife charges in southeastern Tennessee after a man was fatally bitten by a poisonous snake he was handling have a Monday court hearing in Chattanooga.

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Cosby store owner convicted in drug case

Posted: 05/13/2011 - A federal court jury has convicted an East Tennessee store owner of trafficking drugs, possession of firearms and trafficking ginseng, a protected plant.

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Former soldier sent to prison for selling weapons

Posted: 05/13/2011 - A former Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier has been sentenced to a year in prison after an undercover agent caught him selling machine guns and distributing explosive materials without a license.

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