Kingsport Times News Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Group examines Tenn. sentencing laws, recidivism

Group examines Tenn. sentencing laws, recidivism

October 29th, 2014 9:15 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee's current sentencing structure has been in place for more than 20 years, and the state's recidivism rate is averaging around 44 to 45 percent. That's the number of people returning to prison within three years of being released.

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Lee County supervisor accused of driving under  the influence of drugs

Lee County supervisor accused of driving under the influence of drugs

October 29th, 2014 8:57 pm by Nick Shepherd

Jason Grey Crabtree, 39, 5914 Sugar Run Road, Jonesville, was arrested and charged with refusal of blood or breathalyzer test and DUID.

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Blountville man convicted of murdering brother-in-law

Blountville man convicted of murdering brother-in-law

October 29th, 2014 4:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — There was a stunned silence in Hawkins County Criminal Court Wednesday afternoon moments after the jury delivered guilty verdicts on all three top counts against Bryant Jackson Harris, including first-degree murder.

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Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

October 29th, 2014 8:38 am by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The suspect was caught in the late afternoon after a manhunt that included dozens of armed officers searching the woods along a state highway with a police helicopter flying overhead.

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Defendant: Brother-in-law was shot in self-defense

Defendant: Brother-in-law was shot in self-defense

October 29th, 2014 12:54 am by Jeff Bobo

Bryant Jackson Harris is accused of shooting Jeffery Smith over a lawsuit Smith was threatening to file. Prosecutors allege Smith planned on seeking part of a wrongful death settlement Harris' wife received related to the 2008 death of their mother.

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Ex-bail bondsman sentenced to 24 years on federal drug charges

Ex-bail bondsman sentenced to 24 years on federal drug charges

October 29th, 2014 12:42 am by Jeff Bobo

Gregory Allen Rhea, 38, was accused of organizing trips to pain clinics in Tennessee and Florida in exchange for a portion of the pills received by the "patients." He also organized trips to Georgia to acquire meth.

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Troopers: Drunken driver  kills bicyclist in Bluff City

Troopers: Drunken driver kills bicyclist in Bluff City

October 28th, 2014 10:38 pm by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

About 11:04 p.m. Sunday, Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers arrested Charles David Blevins, 35, 328 Cedar Valley Road, after responding to a report of a crash in the area of Tenn. Highway 358 and Canthook Hill Road.

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A new life for Titus: Neglected dog forfeited to shelter for pending adoption

A new life for Titus: Neglected dog forfeited to shelter for pending adoption

October 28th, 2014 7:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

HCHS assistant manager Sandy Behnke said Tuesday that Titus already had someone waiting to adopt him. They were just waiting, and hoping, for the judge to release the dog permanently to the shelter.

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'Hello Kitty' arrested on drunken driving charge

'Hello Kitty' arrested on drunken driving charge

October 28th, 2014 5:18 pm by Associated Press

Police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, Maine, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she was driving in the wrong lane.

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Johnson City couple catch their car on fire making meth, get arrested

Johnson City couple catch their car on fire making meth, get arrested

October 28th, 2014 11:28 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

Additionally, police said firefighters told them a woman at the scene kept trying to retrieve items from the burning car, even after firefighters instructed her to stay back.

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