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George Zimmerman released from jail

George Zimmerman released from jail

November 20th, 2013 8:28 am by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Zimmerman was released on the condition that he wear an electronic monitor, keep his distance from guns, and stay away from the girlfriend who accused him of trying to choke her and then a week later pointing a shotgun at her.

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Treasurer accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from Carter County church

Treasurer accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from Carter County church

November 19th, 2013 6:51 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — Silas Edward Sams surrendered to the Carter County Sheriff's Department on Monday following his indictment by a county grand jury on a charge of theft over $60,000.

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Police say former Surgoinsville vice mayor motivated by ‘greed and revenge’ in insurance scam

Police say former Surgoinsville vice mayor motivated by ‘greed and revenge’ in insurance scam

November 19th, 2013 4:46 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police believe “greed and revenge” were the motives of former Surgoinsville vice mayor Charles “Otis” Lawson last month when he crashed his truck into a vehicle parked on Main Street during one of the current mayor’s monthly concerts.

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SCSO: Senior citizen attacked for his Rx meds

SCSO: Senior citizen attacked for his Rx meds

November 19th, 2013 2:07 pm by Rain Smith

Police are investigating an early Sunday morning assault at a Kingsport home that left the resident, 65, "covered in blood" and requiring hospitalization.

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Attempted murder suspect arrested in Kingsport

Attempted murder suspect arrested in Kingsport

November 19th, 2013 9:47 am by Rain Smith

Police have arrested a Rutledge, Tenn., man wanted since August when he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend's brother in the stomach outside a Kingsport home.

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Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

Judge to decide if Zimmerman is released on bail

November 19th, 2013 8:36 am by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of any charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed Trayvon Martin, was charged Monday with aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief.

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Phone scam: Mount Carmel residents lose  $36,000 in phony sweepstakes

Phone scam: Mount Carmel residents lose $36,000 in phony sweepstakes

November 18th, 2013 8:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — An elderly Mount Carmel couple was bilked out of slightly more than $36,000 over the past month in what MCPD Chief Mike Campbell described as one of the most elaborate telephone sweepstakes scams he has encountered.

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Hawkins County mother accused of being on drugs in crash with unrestrained children

Hawkins County mother accused of being on drugs in crash with unrestrained children

November 18th, 2013 7:42 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman accused Saturday morning of crashing a truck containing her two small children while she was under the influence of drugs, later allegedly admitted to attempting to flush pills down the toilet at the jail.

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UPDATE: CHPD says shooting victim was on foot when he called family for help

UPDATE: CHPD says shooting victim was on foot when he called family for help

November 18th, 2013 11:05 am by Jeff Bobo

The name of the victim hasn’t been released, but CHPD Chief Mark Johnson said the victim is currently listed in critical condition at the Holston Valley Medical Center.

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Government explores early release for more aging prisoners

Government explores early release for more aging prisoners

November 18th, 2013 8:41 am by By Richard A. Serrano, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Thousands of inmates who are gravely ill, suffering from terminal diseases or over age 65 may be eligible for early release under the federal Bureau of Prisons’ compassionate release program.

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