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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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KPD: Purse snatcher nearly runs people over

KPD: Purse snatcher nearly runs people over

December 26th, 2013 12:05 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — According to a KPD report, a 78-year-old shopper was loading purchases into her vehicle at about 3:10 p.m. A pickup, later determined by police to be driven by Thomas L. Castle, 53, Horton Highway, Greeneveille, pulled into an adjacent spot.

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College police forces increasingly expand reach

College police forces increasingly expand reach

December 25th, 2013 8:05 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police officers who patrol America’s colleges are empowered these days to do far more than respond to campus emergencies.

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Judge sentences man to write ‘boys do not hit girls’ 5,000 times

Judge sentences man to write ‘boys do not hit girls’ 5,000 times

December 25th, 2013 10:30 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The Montana judge who sparked ire by sentencing a former teacher to 30 days in jail for the rape of a 14-year-old girl has ordered a man convicted of punching his girlfriend to write “Boys do not hit girls,” 5,000 times.

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