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Tennessee mayor charged with stealing from Toys for Tots

Tennessee mayor charged with stealing from Toys for Tots

November 4th, 2013 8:03 pm by Associated Press

GREENBRIER, Tenn. — A Middle Tennessee mayor has been arrested and accused of stealing $60,000 from the Toys for Tots charity he founded.

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Blountville resident accused of illegally voting in Bristol election

Blountville resident accused of illegally voting in Bristol election

November 4th, 2013 7:38 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — A Sullivan County man was arrested Monday by agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after being indicted for voting illegally in a local municipal election.

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Three pounds of 'pungent' marijuana seized during Hawkins traffic stop

Three pounds of 'pungent' marijuana seized during Hawkins traffic stop

November 4th, 2013 4:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

As the officer spoke with the two occupants of the van about the traffic violation, the officer could detect a strong odor consistent with raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

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Dad arrested after children tell police he made them feel ‘unsafe’

Dad arrested after children tell police he made them feel ‘unsafe’

November 4th, 2013 3:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man was arrested Saturday evening after his children reportedly called 911 and stated their father had been drinking, was acting aggressively toward them, and they didn’t feel safe.

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Blountville man charged with assault, child neglect

Blountville man charged with assault, child neglect

November 4th, 2013 12:33 pm by Rain Smith

Police say a man who choked, cut and kicked his girlfriend in the face was later located in his Blountville home "passed out" on the floor with an unattended, crying baby.

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Church Hill domestic assault suspect also facing drug charges

Church Hill domestic assault suspect also facing drug charges

November 3rd, 2013 3:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

“I observed what appeared to be a shoe print on the defendant's right cheek, as well on his chest, which I later determined he received while allegedly attempting to drag Dora out of her vehicle by her feet and legs.” -- CHPD Officer Chip Whitaker

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Vehicle driven into empty swimming pool; drug, DUI charges filed

Vehicle driven into empty swimming pool; drug, DUI charges filed

November 2nd, 2013 5:42 pm by NET News Service

Washington County deputies arrived at a Johnson City residence to find a vehicle had been driven into an empty swimming pool.

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Baby overdoses, pharmacy robbery and more this week in crime

Baby overdoses, pharmacy robbery and more this week in crime

November 2nd, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A look back at the most viewed crime stories from the Times-News staff, for the week of Oct. 25 through Nov. 1

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Armed robbers handcuff Kingsport clerk, steal other employee's car

Armed robbers handcuff Kingsport clerk, steal other employee's car

November 1st, 2013 5:08 pm by Rain Smith

Police say two men brandishing handguns robbed a Kingsport check cashing business on Friday, handcuffing one clerk and fleeing in the other employee's car.

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Police: Inmates attack Kingsport child rape suspect

Police: Inmates attack Kingsport child rape suspect

November 1st, 2013 2:42 pm by Rain Smith

According to a police report, the assault occurred as the four men were in a holding cell awaiting appearances in Kingsport court, with one suspect saying they were motivated by the charges of sex crimes against a child.

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