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Southwest Virginia man charged with second-degree murder

June 2nd, 2013 10:30 pm by NET News Service

ABINGDON, Va. — Alcohol use appears to be a factor in a stabbing death during an altercation at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex in Damascus, the Washington County, Va., Sheriff’s Office said.

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Two potential death penalty cases in Scott County delayed until 2014

Two potential death penalty cases in Scott County delayed until 2014

June 2nd, 2013 8:41 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Two men who could face the death penalty if convicted of capital murder will not face trial until 2014 at the earliest after being granted continuances last week in Scott County Circuit Court.

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Reluctant witness in sex trafficking case faces prison time

Reluctant witness in sex trafficking case faces prison time

June 2nd, 2013 5:33 pm by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Two and a half years ago, federal prosecutors announced with great fanfare the indictments of about 30 people accused of operating a multistate child sex trafficking operation run by Somali gangs.

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Scott County to seek indictments following high-speed pursuit

Scott County to seek indictments following high-speed pursuit

June 1st, 2013 9:02 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY – Prosecutors said Friday they will seek direct indictments against a Kingsport man who allegedly led a Scott County sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed pursuit last week with a stolen vehicle.

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Former UVa-Wise student pleads guilty to felony charges that he lied about gunman on campus

June 1st, 2013 7:50 pm by Jeff Sturgeon, Roanoke Times

A former student at the University of Virginia College at Wise admitted Friday to giving a 911 operator a fake report of a gunman outside a campus dormitory on Jan. 23.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

June 1st, 2013 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Top crime stories from the past week

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Woman’s jailing in Mexico highlights tourist risks

Woman’s jailing in Mexico highlights tourist risks

May 31st, 2013 11:56 pm by Associated Press

The weeklong detention of an American woman after Mexican authorities said they found 12 pounds of marijuana under her bus seat illustrates just one of the perils Americans face while traveling south of the border.

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Church Hill man to serve three years for 2010 chase in Scott

May 31st, 2013 11:01 pm by Wes Bunch

A Tennessee man who led authorities on a miles-long pursuit in 2010 will spend the next three years in prison after being sentenced this week in Scott County Circuit Court.

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KPD: Infant found in filth after mother passes out on 2-year-old

KPD: Infant found in filth after mother passes out on 2-year-old

May 31st, 2013 1:51 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman was allegedly found passed out on top of her daughter, age 2, while her infant son was left in a filthy crib with scurrying roaches.

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Carjacked truck used in Knoxville bank heist

May 31st, 2013 11:54 am by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News Sentinel

A pickup truck carjacked shortly after midnight Thursday from a Northwest Knoxville apartment complex was used this morning as the getaway vehicle in a bank heist.

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