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  • Shoplifting One's Unmentionables Published 8/24/2011 at 11:48 a.m. 0 comments

    Shoplifting is one of Knoxville’s most frequent crimes, and in most cases it’s in the best interest of the victimized store that the stolen merchandise be returned. There are exceptions: namely, underwear that has been worn by the thief.

  • Sign Thieves in Need of a Spelling Lesson Published 8/17/2011 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments

    Thieves are generally not renowned for their remarkable intelligence. Apparently this lack of know-how extends to the most basic of skills: spelling.

  • Frappuccino Bandits Apprehended Published 8/10/2011 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments

    Parents and concerned friends can usually observe the tell-tale signs that someone they know may be experimenting with drugs. They might add a new item to their list: Frappuccinos.

  • Caught Greasy Handed Published 8/3/2011 at 11:56 a.m. 0 comments

    There’s nothing quite as comforting as a home-cooked breakfast, but, as one local man recently learned, sometimes it’s just more convenient to go out.

  • Gotta Snatch ’Em All Published 7/27/2011 at 11:34 a.m. 0 comments

    Trading-card gamers can be fiercely competitive when it comes to completing their collections, but as one Knoxville teen recently learned, trading cards isn’t always fun and games.

  • A Decidedly Unhappy Meal Published 7/20/2011 at 9:23 a.m. 0 comments

    Sitting in a fast food drive-thru may be one of the most mundane experiences faced by denizens of the modern era. But one local woman received plenty of unexpected excitement during a recent stop for food.

  • A Piece of Bonnaroo Comes to Knoxville Published 7/13/2011 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments

    Summer is full of all sorts of festivities, but different events cater to audiences with contrasting ideas of a good time.

  • The KnoX Files: An Unsuccessful Conspiracy Theorist Published 7/6/2011 at 10:56 a.m. 0 comments

    The key to being a successful conspiracy theorist, as one Knoxvillian recently learned, is to be vocal enough to be heard, but perhaps not so vocal as to be arrested.

  • Let Him Who is Without Sin Cast the First Truckload Published 6/29/2011 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments

    With its 700 churches, Knoxville has the highest per capita ratio of churches in Tennessee, which is no small feat. It also has one solid waste management facility and two privately owned landfills. While churches are obviously much more common ...

  • Maybe the Crime Lab Can Reconstruct It? Published 6/22/2011 at 10:24 a.m. 0 comments

    It’s no surprise that getting caught breaking the law often causes extreme reactions. Some criminals strike back or flee the scene. This particular lawbreaker tried to masticate her way to freedom.

  • Now That’s Service With a Loaded Weapon Published 6/15/2011 at 9:38 a.m. 0 comments

    Don’t know what time your favorite restaurant closes? Worst-case scenario, that might mean going hungry until you find another place to eat. But for one local couple, it meant an alleged threat of physical violence.

  • Seeking Solace Via 911 Published 6/8/2011 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments

    Calling 911 might save your life, protect the lives of others, or promote public safety. In some cases, however, calling 911 can get you arrested.

  • The Most Convoluted $70 Con Ever Published 6/1/2011 at 11:30 a.m. 0 comments

    Navigating Knoxville’s dating scene can be dangerous and expensive, especially if you’re trying to find a date online.

  • Highway Robbery Pizza Special Published 5/25/2011 at 9:32 a.m. 0 comments

    The real question is: Who uses a pay phone anymore?

  • Caught by Modern Conveniences Published 5/18/2011 at 10:58 a.m. 0 comments

    Multi-function cell phones are a commonplace gadget these days, even among criminals who can’t resist a photo opportunity.