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Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

March 5th, 2015 7:28 am by Associated Press

Organizers say the main focus of Tennessee Conservatives Concerned will be to re-evaluate the current capital punishment system, which they say is marked by inefficiency, inequity and inaccuracy.

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Hawkins teen allegedly admits to arson at trooper's farm

Hawkins teen allegedly admits to arson at trooper's farm

March 4th, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Eleigh Cody Christian, 19, is accused of setting two simultaneous barn fires that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage, then returning to the scene to watch firefighters put out the blaze.

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I-81 U-turn ignites crash, arrest

I-81 U-turn ignites crash, arrest

March 4th, 2015 2:24 pm by Rain Smith

A Tuesday wreck on Interstate 81 has netted a reckless endangerment charge against a Kingsport woman, as she allegedly attempted to perform a U-turn from north to southbound lanes - but instead came to rest backwards and entwined in the cable barrier.

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'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

March 3rd, 2015 8:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

A day later Rogersville police were still scratching their heads in disbelief over a Kentucky woman who allegedly set her jacket and hair on fire in the "Eternal Flame" war memorial, then climbed a tree on the courthouse lawn.

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Hawkins woman allegedly assaults probation officer

Hawkins woman allegedly assaults probation officer

March 3rd, 2015 3:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A woman accused by her probation officer of falsifying a urine test allegedly elbowed the probation company owner in the head while trying to flee before police arrived.

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Woman pleads guilty to abuse of grandmother

Woman pleads guilty to abuse of grandmother

March 2nd, 2015 5:12 pm by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County woman who was charged with elder abuse following the death of her grandmother pleaded guilty on Monday, and in conjunction with another charge, is currently set to spend three and a half years behind bars.

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Johnson City police arrest Chattanooga man in homicide

Johnson City police arrest Chattanooga man in homicide

March 2nd, 2015 10:49 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Chattanooga man was arrested early Monday morning after police responded to a shooting on Mint Hill Road, according to a Johnson City Police Department press release.

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Tennessee Senate repeals Intractable Pain Act; next stop, the House

Tennessee Senate repeals Intractable Pain Act; next stop, the House

March 2nd, 2015 9:08 am by Nick Shepherd

Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus has been a vocal critic of the law, which he believes has given illegitimate pain management clinics, also called pill mills, a legal shield to avoid prosecution.

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Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be  non-starter in Texas

Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be non-starter in Texas

March 1st, 2015 6:50 pm by EVA RUTH MORAVEC, Associated Press

Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with cash, electronics and jewelry before they were caught.

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UT releases four years' worth of sex assault data

UT releases four years' worth of sex assault data

March 1st, 2015 1:18 pm by Associated Press

The number of student sex assaults at Tennessee has more than doubled in four years, according to statistics released by the university this week.

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