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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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Judge sets aside Kenny Bartley's guilty plea

Updated: 06/02/2011 - A judge accepts motion to dismiss Kenny Bartley's plea withdrawal motion. Bartley was able to get the court to throw out a guilty plea he entered as part of a deal struck when he was fifteen.

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Exonerated Utah inmate: Hard to find job

Posted: 06/01/2011 - Debra Brown said Wednesday her record hasn't been expunged, making it hard to find a job because employers think she killed her last boss.

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Man uses online sleuthing to track stolen laptop

Posted: 06/01/2011 - Police in California have returned the stolen laptop of a man who tracked its location using software that also sent him photos of another man using it in bed while shirtless, among other images.

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Court lets inmate fight for racist literature

Updated: 06/01/2011 - A convicted murderer has won the right to argue to a federal judge that he should be entitled to receive hate-filled white supremacist material in a Tennessee prison because it's part of his religion.

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Nonprofit leader pleads guilty to helping gangs

Posted: 06/01/2011 - Lonnie Greenlee pleaded guilty on Tuesday and his plea agreement anticipates a sentencing range of about five to six years. Neither Greenlee nor his appointed attorney would comment to The Tennessean after the hearing.

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Louisiana escape probe leads to action

Posted: 06/01/2011 - Louisiana State Police say four Department of Public Safety employees should be disciplined and security protocols strengthened after two trusties escaped in March.

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Decommissioned Nashville officer indicted

Posted: 06/01/2011 - The 36-year-old Vardaman was named in 16 counts on an indictment returned on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Metro Nashville Police Department.

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