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'I kill terrorists for a living': Stalking suspect's Facebook messages laced with threats

'I kill terrorists for a living': Stalking suspect's Facebook messages laced with threats

July 31st, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Excerpts from Facebook messages that Derrick Dalton Goins sent a 16-year-old revealed he was allegedly using his fictitious position with the Secret Service - whether it be a delusion, fantasy or just a blatant lie - to coerce and threaten the girl.

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Man who tried to avoid police checkpoint faces sixth driving on revoked charge

Man who tried to avoid police checkpoint faces sixth driving on revoked charge

July 31st, 2015 6:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

Church Hill police were conducting a seat belt checkpoint on North Central Avenue when they observed a northbound vehicle pull into a driveway on North Central Avenue just prior to the checkpoint.

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Local realtor indicted for felony theft

Local realtor indicted for felony theft

July 31st, 2015 2:55 pm by Rain Smith

A Johnson City realtor has been charged with theft of more than $60,000 after allegedly pocketing money from a Kingsport client, fraudulently claiming it would be used to pay contractors and submit bids.

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Police pursuit ends with crash into Holston River

Police pursuit ends with crash into Holston River

July 31st, 2015 1:58 pm by Rain Smith

Driving on a suspended license has led to much more serious charges following a police pursuit in Southwest Virginia, as the suspect fled to Tennessee and crashed into the Holston River, then swam away to temporarily elude arrest.

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Opportunistic vehicle thieves sweep Kingsport

Opportunistic vehicle thieves sweep Kingsport

July 31st, 2015 10:36 am by Rain Smith

Three people were easy targets and unwitting collaborators in a Thursday crime spree in Kingsport, as a trio of vehicles - all with unlocked doors and keys in the ignition - were reported stolen over a period of 10 hours.

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Tennessee department trains law enforcement how to deal with the disabled

Tennessee department trains law enforcement how to deal with the disabled

July 31st, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

In Tennessee, as many as 132,000 people may have an intellectual disability.

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Hawkins man accused of selling narcotics received through Medicare

Hawkins man accused of selling narcotics received through Medicare

July 30th, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Fred Willard Chamberlain, 58, 120 Skyview Drive, Rogersville, receives a doctor's prescription for 56 oxymorphone pills per month, which according to the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office has a street value of $2,800.

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Kingsport speech therapist bilks TennCare through schools

Kingsport speech therapist bilks TennCare through schools

July 30th, 2015 6:00 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport speech pathologist has admitted to filing false claims of treating local students in therapy sessions, with court records showing she fraudulently documented nearly 400 such meetings to her employer and TennCare.

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New stalking charge for man who demanded cash for 'taking down terrorists'

New stalking charge for man who demanded cash for 'taking down terrorists'

July 30th, 2015 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

In addition to "taking down terrorists" for the Secret Service recently, Derrick Dalton Goins also allegedly found time earlier this week to threaten to rape, torture and kill a 16-year-old girl.

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Happy Valley teacher charged with arson, insurance fraud

Happy Valley teacher charged with arson, insurance fraud

July 30th, 2015 10:51 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

According to the indictment, the fire occurred on Feb. 25. The indictment said Beam "did knowingly damage a structure by means of a fire or explosion with intent to destroy or damage the structure to collect insurance for the damage."

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