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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 in the state, providing an updated and comprehensive picture [...]
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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” Whitman was fatally wounded in the accident by his friend [...]

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 the Sequatchie River in Whitwell, between 7:30-8:00 am this [...]

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 to The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/MZmTe7 ), county [...]

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 until his sister tried to reach him that authorities [...]

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 dispatcher Tuesday evening, with the caller reporting a house [...]

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” — bogus card readers placed over the regular card slots on automated [...]

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 has signed a letter acknowledging that they are prohibited [...]

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 in Chattanooga.  U.S. Marshals conducted surveillance on [...]

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 Pickett.  Pickett has been officially named as a suspect [...]