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Lining up cop in laser sight lands man in jail

October 24th, 2014 10:39 am by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — No one appreciates a laser shining in their eyes, much less a uniformed cop investigating a crime. And when that laser happens to be mounted to a hunting rifle, the gunman has set his sights squarely on jail.

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Judge denies leniency for man who stole aunt's life saving

Judge denies leniency for man who stole aunt's life saving

October 24th, 2014 7:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

"She worked 39 years for what she had, and you took it just like that." -- Judge John Dugger

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$12K in drugs fished from Kingsport toilet

$12K in drugs fished from Kingsport toilet

October 24th, 2014 11:51 am by Rain Smith

Vice officers and a SWAT team raided a Kingsport home on Thursday night, netting a large amount of crack cocaine and two arrests.

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Man accused of burning baby with cigarettes gets 10 years in plea deal

Man accused of burning baby with cigarettes gets 10 years in plea deal

October 24th, 2014 12:00 am by Jeff Bobo

A man accused of burning his girlfriend's 14-month-old baby with cigarettes in 2010 was sentenced to 10 years Friday in Hawkins County Criminal Court on the reduced charge of attempted aggravated child abuse.

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Police: $60,000 worth of air units swiped from Kingsport building

Police: $60,000 worth of air units swiped from Kingsport building

October 24th, 2014 2:22 pm by Nick Shepherd

Officers with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office received a report about theft and vandalism at a building in Kingsport shortly after 8 a.m. on Thursday.

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Wanted Sullivan County man tabbed a public threat

Wanted Sullivan County man tabbed a public threat

October 24th, 2014 9:17 am by Rain Smith

The suspect in a recent string of thefts stole his second vehicle in a week on Thursday night, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, and is a "danger to the public" due to his reckless behavior and driving under the influence of drugs.

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Man arrested for allegedly assaulting cop with stolen Corvette

Man arrested for allegedly assaulting cop with stolen Corvette

October 23rd, 2014 10:45 pm by Nick Shepherd

The incident occurred when deputies with the Scott County Sheriff's Office were conducting a checkpoint. Police say the suspect revved the engine on the stolen car and sped away.

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Man accused of accosting detective in August arrested again for road rage with a gun

Man accused of accosting detective in August arrested again for road rage with a gun

October 23rd, 2014 7:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who was free on bond accused of a drunken road rage incident against a detective in August is back in jail for allegedly accosting a motorist Wednesday night while carrying a pistol in his waistband.

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Mom with two small kids in car took four different narcotics before driving

Mom with two small kids in car took four different narcotics before driving

October 23rd, 2014 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

After performing poorly on field sobriety tests Emily Hutson allegedly admitted that just prior to driving she'd taken Subutex, Xanax, Phentermine and Valium on top of cough medicine.

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Purse snatcher sought by police

Purse snatcher sought by police

October 23rd, 2014 5:00 pm by Rain Smith

A woman who allegedly walked out of a Kingsport store with $500 worth of merchandise is now implicated in a separate theft from a city club, and police are seeking information on her alleged accomplice in that incident.

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Police: Armed Kingsport shoplifter assaults employees, flees

Police: Armed Kingsport shoplifter assaults employees, flees

October 23rd, 2014 11:45 am by Rain Smith

An attempt to swipe $72 in Walmart merchandise escalated to felony charges, according to Kingsport police, as the suspect pulled a knife on store employees and was Tasered by a responding officer, then briefly escaped across a parking lot while handcuffed

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