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ETSU takes aim at 'rape culture' after increase in reported sexual assault cases

ETSU takes aim at 'rape culture' after increase in reported sexual assault cases

January 18th, 2015 5:43 pm by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

Four more rapes were reported on East Tennessee State University's campus in the fall semester of 2014 than in all of 2013.

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Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

January 18th, 2015 1:45 pm by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

The U.S. Secret Service said Sunday that multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time, authorities said.

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Kentucky teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Kentucky teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

January 18th, 2015 10:30 am by Associated Press

Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, had eluded police in multiple states while raising concern about their increasingly bold behavior.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

January 17th, 2015 9:00 am by Staff Report

This week's stories include our coverage of a teen's murder, a 520-year sentence in child porn case, and the burglary of a Kingsport armored car service.

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Man who swindled Kingsport bank out of $2.8 million gets 42 months

Man who swindled Kingsport bank out of $2.8 million gets 42 months

January 17th, 2015 12:22 am by Matthew Lane

According to court records, from January 2009 to August 2011, Jayesh Dahyabhai Patel concocted a scheme to obtain $5.8 million in loans from the bank by providing false tax returns.

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Jury rejects felony murder, finds Gergish guilty of criminally negligent homicide

Jury rejects felony murder, finds Gergish guilty of criminally negligent homicide

January 16th, 2015 11:44 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Marcus Gergish was on trial this week in Jonesborough for first-degree felony murder and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery. The conviction on the lesser homicide charge allows Gergish to avoid a life prison sentence.

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Two arrested in alleged Scott break-in

Two arrested in alleged Scott break-in

January 16th, 2015 2:00 pm by Staff Report

Scott County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call of breaking and entering around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday near the Stanley Town area of Duffield.

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Kingsport man gets 10+ years for role in family's drug trafficking

Kingsport man gets 10+ years for role in family's drug trafficking

January 16th, 2015 12:30 am by Matthew Lane

Austin Michael Stallard received the 121-month prison sentence in U.S. District Court in Greeneville on Tuesday. The case involved the synthetic drug a-PVP, commonly referred to as "gravel" on the street.

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Sullivan inmate sues over being treated 'like a dog'

Sullivan inmate sues over being treated 'like a dog'

January 15th, 2015 11:38 pm by Matthew Lane

Larry Nick Swift Jr., of Weber City, was arrested in June 2014 and charged with one count of aggravated statutory rape for having sex with the female teenager in a family restroom at the aquatic facility.

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Alibi witness shows up at Gergish murder trial

Alibi witness shows up at Gergish murder trial

January 15th, 2015 8:59 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Murder defendant Marcus Gergish's former wife testified that she and Gergish had been together during a trip to purchase drugs, ate at a Johnson City restaurant afterward and were at a motel when they learned of the shooting of Timothy Peregoy Sr.

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