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'Drugged driver' in wreck that killed elderly Hawkins woman sentenced to eight years

'Drugged driver' in wreck that killed elderly Hawkins woman sentenced to eight years

April 16th, 2014 6:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman who was high on methadone, oxycodone and other drugs when she caused a head-on collision that claimed the life of an 80-year-old woman last year was sentenced Wednesday to eight years.

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Attempted murder charge filed in Washington County standoff

Attempted murder charge filed in Washington County standoff

April 16th, 2014 10:51 am by NET News Service

A Limestone man held Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies at bay in a three-hour standoff last night after a 911 call from his girlfriend, Sheriff Ed Graybeal reported this morning in a news release.

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6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

April 16th, 2014 7:55 am by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say six women have been charged with filing more than 800 false income tax returns and claiming more than $1.3 million in refunds.

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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

April 16th, 2014 7:46 am by JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS, Associated Press

Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats.

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Wise Central student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

Wise Central student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

April 15th, 2014 11:17 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — A Wise County high school student was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and could face criminal charges for allegedly making unspecified threats on social media.

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SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

SW. Va. man arrested for threatening suicide at Wise Courthouse

April 15th, 2014 9:24 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — Crisis negotiators were dispatched to the Wise County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after a Southwest Virginia man reportedly threatened to cut his own throat during court.

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Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

April 15th, 2014 8:36 pm by DON THOMPSON and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prevent the crimes in the first pla

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Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

April 15th, 2014 3:39 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are offering surveillance footage of a woman believed to be fraudulently using a stolen debit card, hoping someone may have information on the suspect.

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Suspected serial murderers wore GPS devices

Suspected serial murderers wore GPS devices

April 15th, 2014 8:11 am by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — yet for at least two months last fall, authorities claim, they were raping and killing at least four women.

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Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

April 14th, 2014 7:48 pm by JIM SUHR, Associated Press

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.

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