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Authorities say suspect charged in beating, robbery met victim on dating website

Authorities say suspect charged in beating, robbery met victim on dating website

December 22nd, 2013 3:40 pm by Jeff Bobo

The suspect, Christopher A. Fralix, 25, of East Sevier Avenue in Kingsport, already has an extensive record in Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee.

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Sullivan County authorities investigating fatal shooting in Bloomingdale

Sullivan County authorities investigating fatal shooting in Bloomingdale

December 21st, 2013 10:43 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday evening in Bloomingdale.

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Tennessee man pleads guilty in cross burning

Tennessee man pleads guilty in cross burning

December 21st, 2013 5:53 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — Timothy Stafford told the court that he and two others set the cross alight at the home of an interracial couple because he didn’t like interracial dating in his community.

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Masked man accosts women, jewelry heist and more this week in crime

Masked man accosts women, jewelry heist and more this week in crime

December 21st, 2013 9:25 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Dec. 13 through Dec. 20.

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Investigators trying to identify Belk shoplifting suspects

Investigators trying to identify Belk shoplifting suspects

December 21st, 2013 12:22 am by Staff report

KINGSPORT — The suspects are described as two black males and one black female, who fled in a silver Audi. They were captured on surveillance video. The actual video is available for viewing on the Kingsport Police Department’s YouTube channel.

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Rose Hill man sentenced  on child porn charges

Rose Hill man sentenced on child porn charges

December 20th, 2013 9:46 pm by Wes Bunch

JONESVILLE — Kyle Andrew Perkins, 25, of Rose Hill, Va., was given a total of 35 years to serve, but Lee County Circuit Court Judge Tammy McElyea suspended 20 years of that sentence. Perkins was also ordered to serve 15 years of supervised probation.

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KPD seeks help in identifying Lynn Garden burglary suspect

KPD seeks help in identifying Lynn Garden burglary suspect

December 20th, 2013 8:43 pm by Staff report

KINGSPORT — The incident occurred between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at a residence on Scott County Road. The side door was forced open and the interior ransacked. Two shotguns were stolen in the incident.

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'I-55 Bandit' pleads guilty to bank robbery charge

'I-55 Bandit' pleads guilty to bank robbery charge

December 20th, 2013 4:26 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

The teenage serial bank robber dubbed by the FBI as the "I-55 Bandit" for a series of crimes in five states pleaded guilty Friday in federal court.

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Judge dismisses rape charge filed against Johnson City man after alleged victim recants

Judge dismisses rape charge filed against Johnson City man after alleged victim recants

December 19th, 2013 11:42 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

“She recanted. She really doesn’t remember much of what happened. She said she had been drinking heavily,” said Carlos Enrique Alegria’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender Phillip Ratliff, about the woman.

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Verizon: Theft of phone cable puts lives on line

Verizon: Theft of phone cable puts lives on line

December 19th, 2013 9:33 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Verizon reports thieves have been responsible for four incidents over the past 18 days involving theft of copper communications cables in Verizon’s telecommunications network, disrupting service to nearly 250 customers in the Pound area.

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