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Police: Johnson City man faked knifepoint robbery after trying to buy drugs

Police: Johnson City man faked knifepoint robbery after trying to buy drugs

June 13th, 2013 1:01 pm by NET News Service

A Johnson City man claimed he had been robbed at knifepoint Wednesday, but police said he faked the incident in an attempted drug transaction.

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Detroit man sentenced to 20 years for distributing prescription drugs in Tri-Cities

Detroit man sentenced to 20 years for distributing prescription drugs in Tri-Cities

June 12th, 2013 6:30 pm by Wes Bunch

A Detroit man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday after being found guilty in federal court in Greeneville of distributing prescription drugs he transported from Michigan to Tennessee.

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Suspect in Mountain City double shooting placed on most wanted list

Suspect in Mountain City double shooting placed on most wanted list

June 12th, 2013 2:49 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

A man who is suspected of shooting two people outside a residence early Monday morning has been placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted List.

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Wise County courtroom reporter pleads guilty to federal obstruction, conspiracy charges

Wise County courtroom reporter pleads guilty to federal obstruction, conspiracy charges

June 12th, 2013 1:45 pm by Wes Bunch

ABINGDON — A court reporter and television station owner from Wise County pleaded guilty in federal court in Abingdon Wednesday to charges of obstructing justice in the investigation of a Southwest Virginia attorney’s drug activities.

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JC man accused of soliciting sex from teen pleas not guilty

JC man accused of soliciting sex from teen pleas not guilty

June 12th, 2013 12:03 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

The Johnson City man arrested last month for allegedly attempting to solicit sex from an underage boy was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.

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Update: KPD says shooting of man with weapon was justified, parents claim son was unarmed

Update: KPD says shooting of man with weapon was justified, parents claim son was unarmed

June 12th, 2013 11:46 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police are still declining to identify the alleged weapon a wanted man reportedly threatened officers with during a Tuesday morning standoff — prompting one to shoot him in the abdomen — but the suspect's family claims it was a roof shingle.

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Woman allegedly dumped meth lab in park during argument with boyfriend

Woman allegedly dumped meth lab in park during argument with boyfriend

June 11th, 2013 4:46 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman allegedly dumped a nearly complete meth lab in the parking lot at Derrick Park in Church Hill Sunday afternoon during an argument with her boyfriend.

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Embattled Johnson City doctor accused of vandalizing jail cell

Embattled Johnson City doctor accused of vandalizing jail cell

June 11th, 2013 2:10 pm by NET News Service

A Johnson City doctor accused of leading police on a high speed chase over the weekend is facing an additional charge after vandalizing his jail cell, according to a court document.

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Update: Girlfriend of man shot by KPD charged with filing false report

Update: Girlfriend of man shot by KPD charged with filing false report

June 11th, 2013 7:53 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police have shot an armed and wanted man after a lengthy Tuesday morning standoff at a city residence, while his girlfriend has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report.

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Second of three accused in Hawkins County home invasion receives 10-year sentence

Second of three accused in Hawkins County home invasion receives 10-year sentence

June 10th, 2013 10:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The second of three men charged in the Sept. 5, 2011, home invasion in which a gunshot was fired and pain medication was stolen pleaded guilty Friday in Hawkins County Criminal Court.

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