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Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

August 2nd, 2015 3:20 am by Associated Press

A police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis Saturday night and a manhunt was underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said.

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SWAT team called to Piney Flats residence after shots fired

SWAT team called to Piney Flats residence after shots fired

August 1st, 2015 7:55 pm by Staff report

A woman told police that her boyfriend, Rickey Robinette, began arguing with her and throwing things at her. She said that he then grabbed a pistol and fired several times at her, but she and her 16-year-old son were able to escape uninjured.

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'I kill terrorists for a living': Stalking suspect's Facebook messages laced with threats

'I kill terrorists for a living': Stalking suspect's Facebook messages laced with threats

July 31st, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Excerpts from Facebook messages that Derrick Dalton Goins sent a 16-year-old revealed he was allegedly using his fictitious position with the Secret Service - whether it be a delusion, fantasy or just a blatant lie - to coerce and threaten the girl.

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Man who tried to avoid police checkpoint faces sixth driving on revoked charge

Man who tried to avoid police checkpoint faces sixth driving on revoked charge

July 31st, 2015 6:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

Church Hill police were conducting a seat belt checkpoint on North Central Avenue when they observed a northbound vehicle pull into a driveway on North Central Avenue just prior to the checkpoint.

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Local realtor indicted for felony theft

Local realtor indicted for felony theft

July 31st, 2015 2:55 pm by Rain Smith

A Johnson City realtor has been charged with theft of more than $60,000 after allegedly pocketing money from a Kingsport client, fraudulently claiming it would be used to pay contractors and submit bids.

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Police pursuit ends with crash into Holston River

Police pursuit ends with crash into Holston River

July 31st, 2015 1:58 pm by Rain Smith

Driving on a suspended license has led to much more serious charges following a police pursuit in Southwest Virginia, as the suspect fled to Tennessee and crashed into the Holston River, then swam away to temporarily elude arrest.

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Opportunistic vehicle thieves sweep Kingsport

Opportunistic vehicle thieves sweep Kingsport

July 31st, 2015 10:36 am by Rain Smith

Three people were easy targets and unwitting collaborators in a Thursday crime spree in Kingsport, as a trio of vehicles - all with unlocked doors and keys in the ignition - were reported stolen over a period of 10 hours.

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Tennessee department trains law enforcement how to deal with the disabled

Tennessee department trains law enforcement how to deal with the disabled

July 31st, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

In Tennessee, as many as 132,000 people may have an intellectual disability.

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Hawkins man accused of selling narcotics received through Medicare

Hawkins man accused of selling narcotics received through Medicare

July 30th, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Fred Willard Chamberlain, 58, 120 Skyview Drive, Rogersville, receives a doctor's prescription for 56 oxymorphone pills per month, which according to the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office has a street value of $2,800.

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Kingsport speech therapist bilks TennCare through schools

Kingsport speech therapist bilks TennCare through schools

July 30th, 2015 6:00 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport speech pathologist has admitted to filing false claims of treating local students in therapy sessions, with court records showing she fraudulently documented nearly 400 such meetings to her employer and TennCare.

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