Collier County, Florida, was created from part of Lee County in 1923. Today, it’s home to glitzy Naples and Marco, but then the initial population was sparse, fewer than 800 people. The population of bootleggers was a high percentage of the few citizens, and Collier was home to twenty-two rum runner boats in the midst of Prohibition. Click here to sign up for our free … [Read more...] about Kidnapping, Murder, a Cold Case and a Deathbed Confession
Did a Superstar Athlete Get a Free Pass on Murder?
Affectionately nicknamed Hippity Hoppe and The Chattanooga Choo Choo, Bobby Hoppe was considered one of the country's best football players. But was he also a cold-blooded murderer? Did his celebrity keep him out of prison and a murder victim's family from getting justice? One fact not in dispute, Hoppe was one of Chattanooga, Tennessee's most dominant football players; some … [Read more...] about Did a Superstar Athlete Get a Free Pass on Murder?
A Serial Killer Brings Terror to a Remote Region
Today Tellico Plains, Tennessee, is a beautiful remote community in Monroe Co. It is rural with gorgeous mountain vistas, a sparkling clean lake, waterfalls, national forests, and the Cherahola Skyway. The Skyway is an elevated road that crosses the mountains into North Carolina, providing a breathtaking view of the valley and the mountains on practically every turn. It is a … [Read more...] about A Serial Killer Brings Terror to a Remote Region
Murder Between Friends and a Horrific Conclusion
This may be the most unusual conclusion to a murder case that you've likely ever read about. It involves two major tragedies of the 1990s in addition to the initial murder; the ValuJet crash of Flight 592 into the Everglades and the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Olympics. The case was finally closed by police, but the families of the victim and the suspected murderer … [Read more...] about Murder Between Friends and a Horrific Conclusion
A Real-Life Story of Crime, Compassion and Redemption
“Be quiet and bring me to the office,” the agitated bald man said to the restaurant manager at the Suwanee, Georgia Cracker Barrel. “My co-manager is locked inside the office, counting a register, sir. Is there something I can help you with?” Edward Bateman asked in a calming voice, sensing something was off. The bald man, wearing khaki shorts, a blue striped pullover, and … [Read more...] about A Real-Life Story of Crime, Compassion and Redemption