CSI: NY did an episode about a killing that was being investigated through both Second Life and real life. It was kinda interesting-- The worst (best?) part was they left the ending up to viewers and you were supposed to log onto SL and figure out the mystery/investigate in the virtual world.
i'm wondering if SL had to pay for that.
the genius part about the set-up was that the essentially eliminated Orientation Island and gave you a quick and easy way to get in world.
a random local paper covering the story