Thursday, April 11, 2013

Former Judge Sentenced
A Federal Court in Greeneville, Tennessee says a former judge from Knox County will spend six months in a federal prison for lying about a scheme to cover up his addictions to painkillers and sex. Richard Baumgartner was convicted in November of five counts of misprision of a felony. He stepped down from the bench and pleaded guilty to official misconduct after he admitted to the TBI that he purchased pills from a probationer and that he presided over several trials while high on prescription drugs. This led to at least a half dozen people facing retrial including a high profile torture and slaying of a young couple…some of those defendants have already been retried and convicted (CC)

Monday, April 27, 2015

  • Report of Party Leads to Meth Arrest in Abingdon
  • TBI Data: Kingsport Leads Tri-Cities in Serious Reported Crimes
  • Bristol, Virginia Utilities Expecting Restitution by June from Employee/Contractor Theft and Kick-Back Schemes
  • BVU Board Gives Preliminary Approval to 15 Percent Sewer Rate Increase
  • Bristol Chamber Hosting Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday
  • Former NASCAR Truck Series Driver Out of Johnson City Has Sentencing Delayed in Ponzi Scheme Until October
  • Anniversary of Deadly Tornadoes Reminder of Need for Emergency Preparedness
  • Trial in Murder of 78-year-old in Carter County Delayed
  • New Cars Destroyed in Hauler Fire on I-81
  • Cop Delivers Baby; Mom and Baby Doing Well
  • Rabid Raccoon Found in Russell County, VA
  • Sullivan County Leaders Host Public Budget Meeting
  • Unicoi BOE Interviews Finalists for Director of Schools Position
  • Man Faked Robbery Because He Wanted to Go to Jail
  • Tennessee Lawmaker: Many Feel Allowing Guns in Parks Shouldn't Be Left to City/County to Decide
  • Bond Revoked on Sullivan County Woman Charged with Poisoning and Shooting Husband
  • With Criminal Investigation Ongoing, BVU Cutting General Legal Counsel to Part Time Work



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