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TBI “Crime In Tennessee Report” reveals decline in crime

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) released its 2013 “Crime in Tennessee Report” on Tuesday. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency ... Continue Reading →
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Grundy man dies in hunting accident near South Pittsburg

New details in on a hunting accident that claimed the life of a Grundy County man early this morning in near South Pittsburg. Authorities say 41-year old Stanley “Laransie” ... Continue Reading →
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BREAKING NEWS: Body found in river at Whitwell

Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed to MarionCountyMessenger.com that a body was found by an off-duty officer in ... Continue Reading →

TBI probing whether voters turned away in Rhea Co.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing whether Rhea County election officials illegally turned away voters they thought were Democrats. According ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Missing Marion Co. Man added to FBI Database

A Marion County man is missing and area investigators say he’s simply disappeared. James “Roger” Tant, 54,  at his South Pittsburg Mountain home, however it wasn’t ... Continue Reading →

Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal fire

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal fire on Aetna Mountain in East Marion County. Sheriff Bo Burnett says the call came in to the Sheriff’s office ... Continue Reading →

Crooks using “skimmers” in ATM thefts

Thieves are working in our state in an attempt to grab money from people’s bank accounts using stolen debit card numbers, investigators warn. The crooks use “skimmers” — ... Continue Reading →

Tennessee Sex Offenders Can’t Participate in Halloween Activities

The Board of Probation and Parole’s officers are again enforcing Halloween and fall festival restrictions against sex offenders under the agency’s supervision. Each sex offender ... Continue Reading →

Suspect In Area Murder Arrested

U.S. Marshals and other officials arrested the man wanted in the murder of a Marion County man earlier this week. Jarrod Pickett was arrested yesterday at the Motel 6 on Broad Street ... Continue Reading →

Suspect Named in Marion County Murder

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has named a suspect in Monday’s murder. Sheriff Bo Burnett says Marion County deputies and the TBI are looking for 26-year-old Jarrod ... Continue Reading →