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Investigative reporters sometimes refer to the process as gathering string: You start with a scrap of information, then another and you keep adding over time until you finally have a whole ball of string, or rather, as much truth as you can tell.

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Illinois State Trooper Corey Alberson, convicted of going too far during the strip search of a motorist he had pulled over, walks through the metal detectors at the St. Clair County Building during his sentencing hearing in Courtroom 401.