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Sullivan panel gets firsthand look at jail

Sullivan panel gets firsthand look at jail

November 8th, 2014 6:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

When Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable took office Sept. 1, the Sullivan County Jail was facing threat of decertification by the Tennessee Correction Institute.

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Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs

Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs

November 8th, 2014 2:04 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

In Tennessee, lab seizures are down 40 percent this year, said Tommy Farmer, director of the Tennessee Meth and Pharmaceutical Task Force. Meanwhile, Mexican cartels have upped their meth-making.

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Tow truck stolen from Kingsport wrecker service

Tow truck stolen from Kingsport wrecker service

November 8th, 2014 10:35 am by Rain Smith

The truck was hot-wired and driven from West Stone Wrecker, 2005 West Stone Drive, then located the following afternoon at Food City in Church Hill.

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Teen accused of Roan Mountain murder may face attempted murder charge for alleged assault on jailer

Teen accused of Roan Mountain murder may face attempted murder charge for alleged assault on jailer

November 8th, 2014 9:38 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

The latest charge being sent to the grand jury stems from an incident at the Carter County Jail on Oct. 23, where Anthony Lacy allegedly assaulted a jailer while Lacy was being held in pretrial confinement on the murder charge.

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The most viewed crime stories of the week

The most viewed crime stories of the week

November 8th, 2014 9:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at the top crime stories of the past week.

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KPD searching for woman who used stolen debit card

KPD searching for woman who used stolen debit card

November 7th, 2014 3:00 pm by Staff reports

The incident began when an individual accidentally left his wallet on the counter of a gas station. Moments later a white female found the wallet and unsuccessfully tried to use several credit and debit cards to purchase three cartons of cigarettes.

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KPD asking for help to identify armed robber (includes video of robbery)

KPD asking for help to identify armed robber (includes video of robbery)

November 7th, 2014 10:13 am by Staff reports

According to a press release, KPD officers learned that an unknown white male suspect with a small build entered the store dressed in all black, including a ski mask, and carrying a semi-automatic pistol.

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Man charged in Philly, Virginia abductions

Man charged in Philly, Virginia abductions

November 7th, 2014 9:26 am by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press; LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

The man accused of grabbing a Philadelphia woman off the street this week and taking her to Maryland has a history of violence, choking his ex-wife a decade ago and abducting a 16-year-old Virginia girl just last month with the intention of killing her

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Kingsport man sentenced in counterfeit cash ring

Kingsport man sentenced in counterfeit cash ring

November 6th, 2014 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Beginning in November 2012, prosecutors say the defendants stole ink cartridges and purchased a scanner, paper and other equipment to make counterfeit $5 and $20 bills at a variety of residences, including motel rooms.

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Used-car GPS helps police find abducted woman

Used-car GPS helps police find abducted woman

November 6th, 2014 7:46 pm by Associated Press

It was just the latest arrest made possible by the surveillance technology that is seemingly everywhere nowadays. And it involved not just GPS but surveillance video, traffic-camera imagery and a left-behind cellphone.

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