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Kingsport police seeking help in auto theft investigation

Kingsport police seeking help in auto theft investigation

August 12th, 2013 9:57 am by Nick Shepherd

Kingsport police are asking for help from the public in locating an auto theft suspect.

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Police: Suspect impersonates victim to get charges dropped

Police: Suspect impersonates victim to get charges dropped

August 12th, 2013 9:49 am by Nick Shepherd

An alleged car thief called Sullivan County police impersonating the victim and said she didn’t want to press charges against herself, according to a police report.

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Cutting off the supply: Dealers now being charged in drug overdose deaths

Cutting off the supply: Dealers now being charged in drug overdose deaths

August 11th, 2013 2:42 pm by KATIE ZEZIMA, Associated Press

With the number of heroin overdoses skyrocketing nationwide, a growing number of law enforcement agencies are dusting off strict, rarely used drug laws and prosecuting drug dealers for causing overdose deaths.

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Update: Police say 2-year-old taken from site of double homicide found uninjured

Update: Police say 2-year-old taken from site of double homicide found uninjured

August 11th, 2013 2:18 pm by Associated Press

A 2-year-old Rhode Island boy was found wandering around a housing project miles from his home hours after his mother and another woman were found slain at their house Sunday and two men were under arrest, police said.

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Two more charged in Facebook slayings

August 10th, 2013 10:15 am by Staff Report

Two more people have been charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 deaths of Billy Clay Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth.

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Lee County man charged in break-ins at law office, car dealership in Duffield

Lee County man charged in break-ins at law office, car dealership in Duffield

August 9th, 2013 10:21 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Devan Statzer, 25, 140 Huff Farm Road, Big Stone Gap, was indicted by a Scott County grand jury on three counts of breaking and entering and three counts of grand larceny.

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Four suspects in Scott crimes arrested in  S.C.

Four suspects in Scott crimes arrested in S.C.

August 9th, 2013 10:19 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — The suspects, who waived extradition, were identified this week by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office as Cody Allen Peak, Trevor Wayne Hardy, Dakota Lee Dorton and Jerome Wade Akers.

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Man wanted in Kingsport arrested on separate charge in Virginia

Man wanted in Kingsport arrested on separate charge in Virginia

August 9th, 2013 4:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

A man wanted in Kingsport for armed robbery was arrested in Virginia after shoplifting and striking an officer, according to a police report.

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Woman charged with killing husband and keeping body in home for a month pleads guilty

Woman charged with killing husband and keeping body in home for a month pleads guilty

August 9th, 2013 4:28 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Melissa Justice Napier pled guilty to charges of first-degree murder and defiling of a dead body. Her remaining charges of using a firearm in the commission of a felony and unlawful concealment of a dead body were placed on advisement.

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Update: Twins charged in theft of drain covers, vending machine

Update: Twins charged in theft of drain covers, vending machine

August 9th, 2013 12:45 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport twins face multiple charges, according to police, after they were caught stealing a Pepsi machine with a Ford Mustang that contained city-owned drain covers.

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