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Police say biker hit 130 mph during Hawkins chase

Police say biker hit 130 mph during Hawkins chase

July 28th, 2015 11:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

Shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy Eric Pease was traveling east on Highway 11-W when he reportedly observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed.

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Man arrested after demanding cash from bank for 'taking down terrorists'

Man arrested after demanding cash from bank for 'taking down terrorists'

July 28th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"We asked him if the CIA knew about him walking across the bridge naked the other day, and he said, 'I don't want to talk about that'. That's the only thing that seemed to bring him back down to earth." -- RPD Chief Doug Nelson

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KPD: DUI motorcyclist flees crash, wrecks again

KPD: DUI motorcyclist flees crash, wrecks again

July 28th, 2015 3:08 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man faces a litany of charges after allegedly crashing a Harley Davidson into a pickup truck, eluding police, then wrecking a second time after illegally passing motorists on the double yellow line.

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NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

July 28th, 2015 12:50 pm by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.

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Three sought in connection with phony $100 bill, dated 1934

Three sought in connection with phony $100 bill, dated 1934

July 28th, 2015 10:55 am by Jeff Bobo

Area businesses may want to keep an eye out for three young males, possibly juveniles, who were reported Sunday evening allegedly attempting to pass a bogus $100 bill dated from 1934.

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Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

July 28th, 2015 8:33 am by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater.

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TDCI warns consumers about 'mystery shopper' scams

TDCI warns consumers about 'mystery shopper' scams

July 28th, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

In Tennessee, the Division of Consumer Affairs has fielded four consumer complaints since July 2014 related to mystery shopping scams.

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K-9 called in to track suspect in apparent Hawkins arson

K-9 called in to track suspect in apparent Hawkins arson

July 27th, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Firefighters on the scene at 107 Tucker Hill Road were able to detect where someone had walked through a field to the burning residence, but the K-9 unit wasn't able to pick up a trail.

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Alleged U.S. flag burning caught on video in Bulls Gap

Alleged U.S. flag burning caught on video in Bulls Gap - VIDEO

July 27th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"As soon as it (the flag) started to smoke he (the suspect) jumped down in the middle of the road and was kind of dancing around. Then it quit smoking and he walked on back down to his house." -- Lewis Smith

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Man charged after shooting himself

Man charged after shooting himself

July 27th, 2015 3:41 pm by Rain Smith

Some witnesses said he was waving a handgun in his right hand when it fired, while another said it was in his pocket when he was pushed down, causing the weapon to discharge.

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