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Man, girlfriend charged with murdering 4 in East Tenn.

Man, girlfriend charged with murdering 4 in East Tenn.

September 20th, 2013 12:31 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A 22-year-old woman and three boys, ages 16 and 17, were found dead in a car on Renegade Mountain on Sept. 12. The suspects are alleged to have attempted to rob two of the victims during a marijuana exchange.

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J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

September 20th, 2013 6:44 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Johnson City woman who told police earlier this month she witnessed her boyfriend sexually abuse a 3-year-old girl has been charged with filing a false report for recanting her story.

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Work on jail expansion   set to begin in Duffield

Work on jail expansion set to begin in Duffield

September 19th, 2013 11:27 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD — The $10 million expansion of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield moved a step closer to becoming reality after Scott County officials recently approved a building permit for the project.

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Man accused of beating girlfriend because she was mourning her daughter

Man accused of beating girlfriend because she was mourning her daughter

September 19th, 2013 4:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

The assault allegedly occurred after Rhonda Dorton told her boyfriend she wanted to remove a couch from their home because it reminded her of her deceased daughter.

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Church Hill DUI suspect blames Sunday arrest on 'Friday'

Church Hill DUI suspect blames Sunday arrest on 'Friday'

September 19th, 2013 1:32 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man arrested for driving under the influence of drugs Sunday night admitted that he was a little “twisted” and blamed his behavior on the fact that it was “Friday.”

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Tenn. boy dies after punishment of eating cigarette butts

Tenn. boy dies after punishment of eating cigarette butts

September 19th, 2013 9:35 am by Associated Press

A deputy has testified that the death of a 5-year-old Tennessee boy followed punishments that included eating cigarette butts and drinking dish soap.

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Military base shootings shake sense of security

Military base shootings shake sense of security

September 18th, 2013 9:57 pm by Associated Press

“It is earth-shattering. When military bases are no longer safe, where is safe if that even doesn’t exist anymore?” said Col. Kathy Platoni, a reservist who keeps a gun under her desk after witnessing the shooting at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009.

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Ultimate Smoke  conspirator who cooperated with police avoids jail time

Ultimate Smoke conspirator who cooperated with police avoids jail time

September 18th, 2013 9:54 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — According to a sentencing memorandum, Kory Neal Wiesner provided immediate and proactive assistance to law enforcement, which resulted in the prosecution of Jason Glenn Catoe and will likely result in additional prosecutions.

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Former Hawkins jailer charged with assault on inmate

Former Hawkins jailer charged with assault on inmate

September 18th, 2013 1:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Roy Junior Mathes, 37, of Rogersville surrendered himself on the assault charge Wednesday morning and was arraigned before Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross.

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Brother, sister face multiple charges after stop at Gate City checkpoint

Brother, sister face multiple charges after stop at Gate City checkpoint

September 18th, 2013 10:53 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Police allege that Shaina Brooke Peterson, 26, of Gate City, was so inebriated when she drove through the safety checkpoint that she asked officers what town she was in.

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