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Former NFL star DB Sharper arrested in LA

Former NFL star DB Sharper arrested in LA

January 18th, 2014 3:46 pm by Associated Press

Former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Sharper, 38, played 14 seasons in the NFL and has been working as an analyst for the NFL Network.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

January 18th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include a man accused of beating his 11 week old infant son, a Wallens Ridge guard arrested in a drug bust, Kingsport man who may face a second attempted murder charge and a Hawkins County man threatening his neighbors.

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Carter County woman charged with stealing antique 'pelvic massager'

Carter County woman charged with stealing antique 'pelvic massager'

January 17th, 2014 11:32 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — The victim told police that a U.S. Navy Seal tactical knife and a glass jar containing more than $500 in paper money and coins had been taken.

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JC man to plead guilty to illegal sexual activity with minor

JC man to plead guilty to illegal sexual activity with minor

January 17th, 2014 9:10 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — According to court records, from June 2012 through May 2013, Ricky Lee Hoyle attempted to coerce a 17-year-old male to engage in illegal sexual activity with him. Hoyle did so through numerous texts, cell phone calls and over the Internet.

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Church Hill man accused of trying to stab girlfriend, threatening police

Church Hill man accused of trying to stab girlfriend, threatening police

January 17th, 2014 2:19 pm by Nick Shepherd

CHURCH HILL — A Hawkins County man tried to stab his girlfriend and then reportedly told officers if they entered the residence he had something for them, according to a police report.

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Washington Co. sheriff: 58 'smurfs' and 'cooks' sentenced to 348 years in federal prison for 2 meth conspiracies

Washington Co. sheriff: 58 'smurfs' and 'cooks' sentenced to 348 years in federal prison for 2 meth conspiracies

January 17th, 2014 10:26 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Two methamphetamine conspiracies have resulted in the convictions of 58 people on federal charges, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal announced Friday in a news conference.

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Sullivan County inmate charged with escape

Sullivan County inmate charged with escape

January 17th, 2014 9:55 am by Nick Shepherd

BLOUNTVILLE — Jenny Frye, 30, Duffield, had originally been charged with identity theft and violation of probation.

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Lawyer says Ohio killer’s execution was botched

Lawyer says Ohio killer’s execution was botched

January 16th, 2014 6:31 pm by Associated Press

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A condemned man appeared to gasp several times and took an unusually long time to die — more than 20 minutes — in an execution carried out Thursday with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S.

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Wallens Ridge guard arrested in Kingsport drug bust

Wallens Ridge guard arrested in Kingsport drug bust

January 16th, 2014 4:18 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A corrections officer at a Wise County prison was arrested Thursday morning in a Kingsport parking lot, accused of selling prescription medication to an undercover officer.

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Thief stopped by pulling on a "push" door

Thief stopped by pulling on a "push" door

January 16th, 2014 4:09 pm by Interesting stories we found around the web

A would be thief in Chicago was stopped from breaking into a bar when he came across the hardest of obstacles, pulling on a door that says "push." The thief spent several minutes trying to get in and having no success.

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