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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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One dead after Nashville police chase

One dead after Nashville police chase

December 26th, 2013 11:46 pm by Associated Press

One person is dead and two others injured after officers attempted to stop a vehicle they believed was stolen and the driver fled, Nashville police said.

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Local law enforcement agencies get $300K in grant money

Local law enforcement agencies get $300K in grant money

December 26th, 2013 9:47 pm by Wes Bunch

Three area Southwest Virginia law enforcement agencies were recently awarded more than $300,000 in grants from the Virginia Attorney General’s Office to help purchase new equipment and cover overtime pay and training for employees.

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Police arrest two on Christmas Eve following separate theft investigations

Police arrest two on Christmas Eve following separate theft investigations

December 26th, 2013 6:27 pm by NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — According to police, Jennifer Celeste Harris completed several loan applications using someone else's personal information. She also allegedly forged and passed several of the victim's personal checks throughout the Johnson City area.

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