- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014
Petersburg man takes plea deal in child porn case

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) - The former maintenance director for the Petersburg school district will enter a plea agreement in a child pornography case.

KFSK reports (http://is.gd/2yiWBq) federal prosecutors and an attorney for Tye Leif Petersen in mid-March agreed to the deal. It calls for Petersen to plead guilty to single counts of distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography. In exchange, he won’t be prosecuted further in this investigation.

The FBI investigated a Yahoo email account associated with someone in Tennessee. Authorities say they found Petersen had exchanged sexually explicit images and video.

The FBI then searched Petersen’s home in Petersburg, where officials say they found images of children on 11 CDs, five thumb drives, three hard drives and a desktop.

Petersen was arrested in Juneau as he attempted to fly to Seattle.

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Family hoping for leads in missing mom, child case

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) - The family of a missing woman and her child are still hoping for new leads in their disappearance, even though it’s been 10 years since they were last seen.

Kathy Nale told WTVF-TV in Nashville (http://bit.ly/1jLBFe5http://bit.ly/1jLBFe5 ) that the emotional ride has been “like a roller coaster” since her daughter, Jennifer Wix, and 2-year-old granddaughter, Adrianna, went missing in Robertson County.

Three months ago new information surfaced allowing authorities to re-classify the investigation from a missing persons case to a homicide; increasing the reward to $27,000.

Organizers solicited donations on Saturday to increase the reward with the hope that someone will come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office.

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