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Hawkins man gets eight years for meth cook, underage solicitation

Hawkins man gets eight years for meth cook, underage solicitation

June 5th, 2013 4:33 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who was arrested in November for cooking meth, while at the same time being wanted by police for making sexual text messages to a 14-year-old girl, was sentenced Monday to eight years.

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Police: Johnson City man dealt stolen infant formula at local consignment shops

Police: Johnson City man dealt stolen infant formula at local consignment shops

June 5th, 2013 12:52 pm by NET News Service

Infant formula stolen from Johnson City grocery stores was sold at local consignment shops, according to charges filed against a Johnson City man.

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Report: Johnson City man charged with attempted murder tried to escape from jail

Report: Johnson City man charged with attempted murder tried to escape from jail

June 5th, 2013 11:41 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Johnson City man arrested last week on an attempted murder charge for shooting a man in the leg climbed into a jail cell ceiling in an attempt to escape, according to court documents filed Monday.

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Church Hill teen charged with vehicular homicide in 2012  crash

Church Hill teen charged with vehicular homicide in 2012 crash

June 4th, 2013 9:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County teen who allegedly had bath salts, marijuana and Xanax in his system during a 2012 fatal crash was indicted Monday on one count of vehicular homicide.

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Hawkins woman accused of smuggling drugs into jail through eyeglasses

Hawkins woman accused of smuggling drugs into jail through eyeglasses

June 4th, 2013 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville woman dropping off eyeglasses for a jail inmate Monday night became an inmate herself after jailers allegedly found suboxone strips inside the earpieces of the glasses.

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Fort Hood suspect says he was protecting Taliban

Fort Hood suspect says he was protecting Taliban

June 4th, 2013 7:20 pm by Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters.

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Sullivan County's 'largest ever' meth dump site discovered

Sullivan County's 'largest ever' meth dump site discovered

June 4th, 2013 6:46 pm by Wes Bunch

BLUFF CITY — A methamphetamine waste dump site described by law enforcement as Sullivan County's largest ever was discovered Tuesday afternoon in a vacant home near Bluff City.

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ACLU study: Pot arrests more likely for blacks

ACLU study: Pot arrests more likely for blacks

June 4th, 2013 6:42 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.

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Man convicted in Knox torture slaying gets two life terms

June 4th, 2013 6:02 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — A Lebanon, Ky., man convicted in the torture slaying of a young couple will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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Ex-Pennington cop sentenced for drug dealing

Ex-Pennington cop sentenced for drug dealing

June 4th, 2013 5:30 pm by Wes Bunch

ABINGDON -- An ex-Pennington Gap police officer who pleaded guilty to dealing prescription drugs will spend less than a year in prison following a recent appearance in federal court in Abingdon.

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