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Florida man found guilty of attempted murder in shooting over 'thug music'

Florida man found guilty of attempted murder in shooting over 'thug music'

February 15th, 2014 10:50 pm by DEREK KINNER, Associated Press

A 47-year-old software developer was convicted Saturday of attempted murder for shooting into a car full of teenagers after an argument over what he called their "thug music."

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Student charged after allegedly flashing BB gun during argument at Gate City game

Student charged after allegedly flashing BB gun during argument at Gate City game

February 15th, 2014 8:23 pm by Wes Bunch

Scott County authorities and school officials confirmed that a juvenile student was arrested on felony weapons charges after he allegedly threatened another student at a basketball game last week.

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Two Southwest Virginia men plead guilty to charges stemming from home invasion

Two Southwest Virginia men plead guilty to charges stemming from home invasion

February 15th, 2014 8:19 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY -- Two Southwest Virginia men pleaded guilty this week to their roles in a May 2013 home invasion and beating of a Duffield man.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

February 15th, 2014 11:57 am by Staff reports

This week's crime stories include the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office rounding up suspects, an elderly Blountville woman being raped, three Scott County officers being suspended and a train vs a pedestrian

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Ariz. inmate makes Valentine's escape

Ariz. inmate makes Valentine's escape

February 15th, 2014 9:41 am by Associated Press

An Arizona jail inmate who escaped by climbing two walls and crawling through razor wire and was reportedly meeting his sweetheart on Valentine's Day is back in custody.

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State suspends  cemetery owner/operator in Hawkins

State suspends cemetery owner/operator in Hawkins

February 14th, 2014 4:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak entered an order of summary suspension against Vickie L. Ringley, 52, 536 Carters Valley Loop, Rogersville - owner and operator of Hawkins County Memorial Gardens.

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Cell phone records connect suspects in arson, insurance fraud scheme

Cell phone records connect suspects in arson, insurance fraud scheme

February 14th, 2014 1:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two Surgoinsville men have been charged with arson and insurance fraud in connection with a 2012 scheme to get rid of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe which later resulted in a $28,054 insurance settlement

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Train vs pedestrian report leads police to marijuana, mushroom growing operation

Train vs pedestrian report leads police to marijuana, mushroom growing operation

February 14th, 2014 12:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Southern Railroad engineer thought he'd struck a man late Thursday night in Surgoinsville who was flashing his middle finger at the approaching train and then tried to jump off the tracks at the last second.

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Blountville man who ran over girlfriend sentenced in Scott

Blountville man who ran over girlfriend sentenced in Scott

February 13th, 2014 8:27 pm by Wes Bunch

Argie Bryan Baker, 30, of Blountville, was given a 20-year sentence with 10 years suspended by 30th Circuit Court Judge Tammy McElyea as a result of his December 2013 conviction on a single count of felony malicious wounding.

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KPD: Light law violation leads to pot, crack

KPD: Light law violation leads to pot, crack

February 13th, 2014 1:53 pm by Rain Smith

A pickup allegedly traveling on snowy Fort Henry Drive shortly after midnight with no headlights activated has spurred a pair of drug arrests.

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