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Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

June 27th, 2014 6:58 am by STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE, Associated Press

Steven M. Zelich is scheduled to appear in court in Wisconsin on Friday afternoon on two counts of hiding a corpse. Authorities say he met his victims online, bound and killed them and kept their bodies for months.

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Hawkins IDB approves TVA nuke plant ruins for SWAT training

Hawkins IDB approves TVA nuke plant ruins for SWAT training

June 27th, 2014 6:30 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County's SWAT team trains in schools, churches, mountains, fields, urban setting, forests, and just about any other type of environment that can be found in this region. Add to that post-nuclear wasteland.

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Tennessee, Virginia officers joining forces for  DUI checkpoint

Tennessee, Virginia officers joining forces for DUI checkpoint

June 27th, 2014 12:19 am by Wes Bunch

The Kingsport Police Department announced that the area-wide campaign will kick off locally with a DUI-sobriety checkpoint at the Tennessee-Virginia line on Lynn Garden Drive. The checkpoint will take place from 11:00 p.m. until 1 a.m.

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KPD seeking identity of woman in laptop thefts

KPD seeking identity of woman in laptop thefts

June 26th, 2014 10:13 pm by Wes Bunch

The Kingsport Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who allegedly stole a pair of laptop computers valued over $1,000 from a local retailer.

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Four indicted following investigation of Scott County nursing home

Four indicted following investigation of Scott County nursing home

June 26th, 2014 2:23 pm by Wes Bunch

A federal grand jury has indicted four individuals on racketeering charges in connection with the operation of a now-defunct Weber City nursing home. Residents were allegedly forced to live in unsanitary and unclean conditions.

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Tenn. man arrested in toddler death

Tenn. man arrested in toddler death

June 26th, 2014 8:17 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee man wanted in the death of a 3-year-old girl has been captured, while the child's mother has been charged with aggravated child neglect.

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Scott prosecutor: 33 arrested in  'Shamrock' drug roundup have been convicted  —  so far

Scott prosecutor: 33 arrested in 'Shamrock' drug roundup have been convicted — so far

June 26th, 2014 12:13 am by Staff Report

"It was our goal that every person convicted received an active jail sentence," Marcus McClung said. "We want the message to be that you go to jail if you sell drugs in Scott County."

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Memphis woman charged with starving dogs

Memphis woman charged with starving dogs

June 25th, 2014 9:00 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say a Memphis woman has been charged with leaving two dogs without food and water for several weeks, causing one to starve to death.

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Johnson City men charged in national Ponzi scheme

Johnson City men charged in national Ponzi scheme

June 25th, 2014 2:51 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

An intricate Ponzi scheme that involved three men from Johnson City and a fake coal-mining business located here bilked $15 million from 160 investors all over the country, according to federal court documents.

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Tennessee Supreme Court refuses to hear former priest's appeal

Tennessee Supreme Court refuses to hear former priest's appeal

June 24th, 2014 10:45 pm by Wes Bunch

William Casey, previously of Greeneville, is currently serving a 35-year sentence as a result of his 2011 conviction in Sullivan County Criminal Court on charges of first-degree sexual misconduct and two counts of aggravated rape.

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