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Final pre-trial conference held ahead of Baumgartner federal trial

Final pre-trial conference held ahead of Baumgartner federal trial

What will the jury hear? That central issue is now before a federal court just weeks ahead of the trial for a fallen East Tennessee judge.

Attorneys for both sides in the case against former disgraced Knox County Judge Richard Baumgartner argued on Tuesday over ground-rules for his upcoming trial.

Police find suspected burglar dangling from vent

Police find suspected burglar dangling from vent

Knoxville police found a suspected burglar dangling from a vent by his pants. It happened around 2:30 Tuesday morning at the Mountain Springs Apartment Complex.

Investigators say the man tried to get into a locked tool storage area by crawling into a small vent, but he got stuck. When the officers arrived, they found the man's legs dangling from the wall.

The officer held the man's pant legs and tried to free him, but the suspect slipped out of his pants and fell into the storage area. He tried to run away, but officers quickly caught up with him.