Tag Archives: crime

O Snap

A producer at Jupiter Entertainment told me that I might be surprised how many crime reenactments are filmed in and around Knoxville. It made sense to me. Several actresses I know have appeared on shows like Snapped. Tonight my friend … Continue reading

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Bass Tournament

The Tennessee Professional Investigators Association plans to surprise Dr. William Bass with the “2014 Investigator of the Year” award at their annual seminar on Saturday morning. They booked Dr. Bass as their guest speaker without telling him about the award. … Continue reading

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The Seventh Commandment

One of the things Mark Machado posted on Facebook yesterday was the comment, “Oh, just saw my dog on TV. He is huge!” I saw that before I saw the reason Mark and his dog were on the news. His … Continue reading

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Hack of a Deal

Professional hacker Mark Burnette had a lot of great advice for Cyber Monday during Sunday’s broadcast of The East Tennessee Report. Of course, his advice would be helpful any time of year. One of his main points was to not click … Continue reading

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Cut, ‘n Print

The e-novella Jordan’s Stormy Banks and the book Cut to the Bone are both prequels to the other Body Farm novels by Jefferson Bass, the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. The novella is set in 1990 while … Continue reading

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Heart and Soil

When Dr. Dawnie Steadman spoke to the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association last year, I was impressed with her dedication to forensic human rights investigations. Before joining the University of Tennessee as director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, Dr. Steadman had accumulated … Continue reading

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Give Them Victory O’er the Grave

God is all-powerful, yet He gives us power over Him. He gives us the power to reject Him, to turn from Him, to condemn ourselves to an eternity without Him. I learned that mind-boggling truth in a homily I heard … Continue reading

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Alma Loving

Anyone who has taken the Universal Studios tour knows that “Psycho” was filmed there. However the movie “Hitchcock” shows the famous director making his most famous movie at Paramount Pictures. It’s one way of reminding viewers that the new movie … Continue reading

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Search Engine Opticalization

Of all the displays at the Restore Innocence event in Denver last Saturday, I was partial to the presentation by the FBI’s Evidence Response Team. I posed for a photo with a plastic skeleton and showed the agents that I … Continue reading

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Preparedness

Officers from the Aurora Police Department attended two events during the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference in Denver last week. They were honored guests at the “Heroes Behind the Badge” preview screening and at the Restore Innocence … Continue reading

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How to Save a Life

Restore Innocence aims to help victims of child trafficking. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the faith-based organization partnered with the FBI Denver Citizens Academy Alumni Association and the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association at an event on Saturday. When I checked … Continue reading

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Thin Blue Line

Associate producer Dennis Collins screened a “fine cut” of the film “Heroes Behind the Badge” at the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Leadership Conference in Denver on Thursday night. Our group walked from the Brown Palace Hotel to a … Continue reading

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Read Dinger

In Allen Wyler’s thriller “Dead Ringer,” a Seattle neurosurgeon travels to Hong Kong to demonstrate a surgical technique on a cadaver head. He is shocked to recognize the head as belonging to his best friend, a stock broker who is supposed … Continue reading

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Ignoble Georgian

It’s no surprise that the words “Tri-State Crematory” would jump off the page while I was reading the descriptions of the various movies to be screened this coming weekend at the Secret City Film Festival. I have heard Dr. Bill … Continue reading

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