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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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Relatives of man accused in police slaying charged

Posted: 04/08/2011 - U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said Friday that Matthews' mother, father and sister and the sister's boyfriend have been arrested on charges that include firearms violations and accessory after the fact to a robbery in Colorado.

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Woman charged with stealing from church

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Police in Kingsport have charged 25-year-old Cassie K. Chapman with felony theft after a bass guitar that was stolen from the church showed up at a pawn shop less than a mile away.

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Tennessee listed 49th in level of peace

Posted: 04/07/2011 - The U.S. Peace Index is based on homicide rates, violent crimes, percentage of the population in jail, number of police officers and availability of small arms.

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TDOT employee pleads guilty to bribery

Posted: 04/06/2011 - A Tennessee Department of Transportation employee has pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting $30,000 in bribes from a contractor that remains in good standing with the state.

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