Arrested Developments: Locking down the rumors

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Brian Knox

"What's going on in XXXX?" The newsroom will often get asked those questions, either by phone calls or increasingly by social media. Often times those questions have to do with some emergency response in their area involving police, fire or medics.

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Arrested Developments: Meth seizures up 200 percent from last year

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Brian Knox

Last week, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin shared some eye-opening numbers related to methamphetamine use in the county.

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Arrested Developments: Keeping us safe through technology

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Brian Knox

The parents of the four children found in conditions described as "just horrendous" by our sheriff a couple of weeks ago were in court Wednesday at a hearing to decide where their children should be placed, but that court appearance might not have happened if not for the use of a technology tool that helped officers locate the children on Feb. 12.

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Arrested Developments: Remembering a fire marshal’s service

Published Saturday, February 23, 2019
By Brian Knox

We were wrapping up the Saturday edition of the Messenger last Friday when I saw an email with the updated funeral listings from a local funeral home. I saw a name I recognized: Mike Bement.

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Arrested Developments: Serial killer’s drawings released by FBI

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Brian Knox

The story of the two Newark parents arrested for keeping two of their children in a dog kennel made national news this week, but you might have missed new developments in a recent national news story about a serial killer that also has ties to Wise County.

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Arrested Developments: At least the phone was smart

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Brian Knox

Technology may have helped solve the case of a couple of stolen vehicles out of Bridgeport recently.

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Arrested Developments: Decatur’s overall crime numbers down, with one exception

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
By Brian Knox

Welcome to the first Arrested Developments column, where I'll share some news and views related to law enforcement and criminal justice from a Wise County perspective.

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