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Ariz. woman accused of trying to poison children

Ariz. woman accused of trying to poison children

December 30th, 2013 12:07 pm by Associated Press

An Arizona woman is accused of trying to poison her four children, including one who died, and of stabbing her former husband, all on Christmas.

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Kingsport police seek victims in alleged salesman scam

Kingsport police seek victims in alleged salesman scam

December 30th, 2013 12:02 pm by Rain Smith

A man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly hitting his girlfriend on the head with an iron on Christmas Eve may also have scammed people by presenting himself as a door-to-door salesman.

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Tenn. man charged with bilking VA for travel expenses

Tenn. man charged with bilking VA for travel expenses

December 30th, 2013 9:34 am by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reimburses disabled veterans 41.5 cents per mile if they must travel to seek treatment. Investigators said 57-year-old Jimmy Dale Wilson collected $5,674.94 by claiming to make about 73 trips.

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Sullivan authorities  say four men facing kidnapping, other charges following botched drug deal

Sullivan authorities say four men facing kidnapping, other charges following botched drug deal

December 29th, 2013 6:20 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Sullivan County authorities said four men were arrested early Sunday after a botched drug deal resulted in another man being kidnapped at gunpoint and put in the trunk of their car.

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Teens charged after tail light violation leads HCSO to marijuana, cash

Teens charged after tail light violation leads HCSO to marijuana, cash

December 29th, 2013 2:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

The total weight of the confiscated marijuana is just short of two ounces. The drugs, $740 in cash, and vehicle were seized by the HCSO.

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Gate City man’s trial in sexual abuse case reset for January

Gate City man’s trial in sexual abuse case reset for January

December 27th, 2013 10:40 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — A man accused of sexually abusing a young girl had his trial date moved during an appearance in Scott County Circuit Court. Charles Franklin “Buck” Hensley, 59, of Gate City, is now scheduled to face a jury trial beginning Jan. 21.

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Hawkins woman accused of stealing $80,000 from late brother’s estate

Hawkins woman accused of stealing $80,000 from late brother’s estate

December 27th, 2013 10:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Connie Hope Stapleton, 63, 1003 Old Highway 11-W, Mooresburg, was charged with one count of theft over $60,000 in a Dec. 9 sealed indictment. Stapleton was arrested on that sealed indictment warrant on Dec. 12.

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Cleaning up homes with meth labs a growing industry

Cleaning up homes with meth labs a growing industry

December 27th, 2013 12:08 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Tens of thousands of houses have been used as meth labs the last decade and a cottage industry is developing around cleaning them up. However, there is little oversight of the growing industry in most states, opening the door for potential malfeasance.

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Blountville man stabbed in fight with roommate

Blountville man stabbed in fight with roommate

December 27th, 2013 9:40 am by Rain Smith

A busted television set — and subsequent argument between roommates over who would clean up the broken glass — has allegedly led to a stabbing at a Blountville residence.

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Tenn. pastor expected to plead guilty to sex charge

Tenn. pastor expected to plead guilty to sex charge

December 27th, 2013 8:09 am by Associated Press

A defense lawyer says a Memphis pastor is pleading guilty to sexual battery of a teenage girl and his church will shut down.

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