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Escaped inmate captured by Wise County authorities

Escaped inmate captured by Wise County authorities

June 26th, 2013 9:47 am by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD -- An inmate who escaped custody at the Wise County courthouse is facing additional felony charges after he was captured late Tuesday night by local law enforcement.

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Former Church Hill officer faces 'private prosecution' assault charge

Former Church Hill officer faces 'private prosecution' assault charge

June 25th, 2013 8:22 pm by Jeff Bobo

Brian Pellegrino, who resigned from the CHPD in April, is accused of grabbing his neighbor's neck on June 13.

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Woman who broke her arm to get out of jail ordered to pay $24k for medical bill

Woman who broke her arm to get out of jail ordered to pay $24k for medical bill

June 25th, 2013 4:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman who believed that jail inmates with serious injuries get released from custody was ordered last week to pay the $24,726 medical bill she ran up for the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office after she had a fellow inmate break her arm intentionally.

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Johnson City police arrest woman after human trafficking complaint

Johnson City police arrest woman after human trafficking complaint

June 25th, 2013 3:34 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Two teenage girls from Bristol, Va., told police “they were told if they wanted to make some money ... they could do so by being tricked out,” according to a police report.

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Police: Meth operation found at tent in Sullivan County

Police: Meth operation found at tent in Sullivan County

June 25th, 2013 9:31 am by Rain Smith

Two people have been arrested after the alleged discovery of a methamphetamine operation at a tent along the northern most part of Sullivan County.

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Norton coal firm owner pleads guilty to defrauding Eastman

Norton coal firm owner pleads guilty to defrauding Eastman

June 24th, 2013 6:56 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — The owner of a Norton, Va., coal marketing company has agreed to plead guilty to a federal wire fraud charge in connection with a scheme where he sold low quality coal to Eastman Chemical Co.

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Hawkins man claims he bought stolen guns in parking lot at gun show

June 24th, 2013 5:37 pm by Jeff Bobo

The guns included a Mauser rifle valued at $100 and a Arminius “.38 Special” pistol valued at $280.

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Drug tainted toilet water from jail cell leads to new charges for Hawkins woman

Drug tainted toilet water from jail cell leads to new charges for Hawkins woman

June 24th, 2013 4:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill woman who’d been arrested on several charges including DUI and drug possession Saturday morning had new charges added after allegedly smuggling pills into jail.

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Charges dismissed against JC man accused of killing mother, having sex with corpse

Charges dismissed against JC man accused of killing mother, having sex with corpse

June 24th, 2013 11:21 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Washington County, Tenn., judge this morning tossed out charges against a man accused of killing his mother and having sex with her corpse four years ago as a teenager.

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UPDATE: Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador

UPDATE: Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador

June 23rd, 2013 1:51 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño Aroca, tweeted that Snowden had requested asylum, although NBC News has not independently confirmed this with the foreign minister.

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