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Police: Armed man on drugs thought people were drilling under his floor

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Police: Armed man on drugs thought people were drilling under his floor

April 27th, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly brandishing two handguns in public while under the influence of drugs reportedly told police four men were under his home trying to drill through his floor.

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KPD: Road rage crash injures innocent motorist

KPD: Road rage crash injures innocent motorist

April 28th, 2015 11:52 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman's Monday night 911 call was preceded by an unknown man cutting her off and stopping in the road, according to police, and later ended with an innocent, passing motorist being collected in a crash.

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J.C. man charged with stealing fire department's thermal imaging camera

J.C. man charged with stealing fire department's thermal imaging camera

April 28th, 2015 7:49 am by NET News Service

Police arrested a man Monday on an accusation that he tried to sell a thermal imaging camera that had gone missing from a Johnson City firetruck in March.

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'Batman' trial tries to look inside Colorado shooter's mind

'Batman' trial tries to look inside Colorado shooter's mind

April 27th, 2015 9:20 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Two versions of the unstable mind of James Holmes were presented to a jury Monday.

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Boyd named chairman of Sullivan jail committee

Boyd named chairman of Sullivan jail committee

April 27th, 2015 12:22 pm by J. H. Osborne

The committee has meet several times and has toured different portions of the current jail and "extension." The goal: find potential solutions to issues that have caused the two facilities to have been threatened with loss of TCI certification.

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Bristol man gets 10-year sentence for child porn

Bristol man gets 10-year sentence for child porn

April 27th, 2015 9:45 am by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE - A Bristol, Tenn., man who downloaded hundreds of pictures and videos of child pornography over a two-year period has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for the crime.

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As the US spends more on detaining immigrants, private prison companies profit

As the US spends more on detaining immigrants, private prison companies profit

April 27th, 2015 8:31 am by By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Even as the number of immigrants caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has fallen to the lowest levels since the 1970s, the federal government has increased spending on immigrant detention, filling 14,000 more beds last year than it did in 2006

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Biker facing felony evading after alleged 100 mph chase

Biker facing felony evading after alleged 100 mph chase

April 25th, 2015 9:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man reportedly told police he fled a traffic stop late Monday night, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph on a motorcycle, because he didn't have insurance or a motorcycle license.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

April 25th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

This week's stories include the feds sentencing three Wise County residents, a woman recounting an alleged sexual attack, a Sullivan County couple being dismembered.

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Double murder suspect appears in court

Double murder suspect appears in court

April 24th, 2015 8:00 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A Carter County man accused of killing a Sullivan County couple and dismembering and burning their bodies made a brief appearance in court Friday and received a court-appointed attorney.

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KPD: Woman swindles TennCare to peddle pills

KPD: Woman swindles TennCare to peddle pills

April 24th, 2015 12:30 pm by Rain Smith

The search of a Kingsport home has led to more than 100 oxycodone pills, drug money and bartered food stamps, according to police, along with the arrest of a senior citizen who defrauded the state's health care system to obtain her goods.

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