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New Jersey senator indicted on corruption charges

New Jersey senator indicted on corruption charges

April 2nd, 2015 7:45 am by ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Bob Menendez was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.

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Oakes seeks sixth term as Wise County sheriff

Oakes seeks sixth term as Wise County sheriff

April 1st, 2015 8:30 pm by Stephen Igo

A former Virginia State Trooper, Ronnie Oakes, a Republican, was first elected in 1995, and handily won reelection to subsequent terms.

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UPDATE: Arson suspected at Hawkins County campground

UPDATE: Arson suspected at Hawkins County campground - VIDEO

April 1st, 2015 2:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

The HCSO said Thursday two other campers at the campground were damaged aside from the three that were burned. One had its cover ripped, and door forced open, and both had gasoline pour in them, but were not ignited.

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Kingsport bust totals $90K in cash and drugs

Kingsport bust totals $90K in cash and drugs

April 1st, 2015 1:23 pm by Rain Smith

Reports of illegal activity at a Kingsport hotel have netted three arrests at two separate locations, according to police, along with the seizure of more than 2,600 pills and $60,000 in drug proceeds.

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KPD sorting through details of Friday shooting

KPD sorting through details of Friday shooting

April 1st, 2015 9:44 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police continue to investigate a weekend shooting in which the victim sought refuge at an Allandale McDonald's, adding that the alleged gunman is cooperating with detectives as they sort through a "complex" situation between the pair.

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Obama commutes prison sentences of 22 drug offenders

Obama commutes prison sentences of 22 drug offenders

April 1st, 2015 6:43 am by By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The move was part of an administration effort to reduce disparities in drug sentencing and scale back mandatory minimum prison sentences. Most of those who will be released early were convicted of selling large amounts of cocaine.

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Fleeing Church Hill woman endangered Johnson City officer, police say

Fleeing Church Hill woman endangered Johnson City officer, police say

March 31st, 2015 7:47 pm by NET News Service

Nikki Skeen, 39, 434 Christians Bend Road, was arrested after a police chase that began at 150 W. State of Franklin Road.

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Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

March 31st, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.

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Mom, son and aunt accused of selling their pain meds

Mom, son and aunt accused of selling their pain meds

March 31st, 2015 5:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man, as well as his mother and aunt, were arrested last month after allegedly selling or trading large quantities of their prescription narcotics within a day of receiving the pills.

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Hawkins man claims shoplifting was revenge for no refund on pants

Hawkins man claims shoplifting was revenge for no refund on pants

March 31st, 2015 12:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

"Mr. Jimmy Lee Gilliam advised that he was upset with Walmart because they wouldn't take back a pair of pants he had purchased on another date so he took the three packs of curtains to get even with Walmart."

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