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KPD: Two sought in hit-and-run with McDonald's flagpole

KPD: Two sought in hit-and-run with McDonald's flagpole

August 25th, 2015 3:28 pm by Staff Report

Police are seeking the drivers of two pickups from a recent incident at a Kingsport McDonald's, where one allegedly demolished a flagpole and then got stuck, prompting the other to pull him off the curbing so he could flee the scene.

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Sheriff: Police intervention hopefully ends suspected stalking

Sheriff: Police intervention hopefully ends suspected stalking

August 25th, 2015 12:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"After you've been told no again and again, and then you start leaving gifts, texts, voice mail and following a person - that's crossing the line." -- Sheriff Ronnie Lawson

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Knife-wielding man Tasered in car dealership

Knife-wielding man Tasered in car dealership

August 25th, 2015 10:58 am by Rain Smith

Dispatch was alerted to a man in a Kingsport car dealership "threatening the employees with a knife." Upon police arrival, a distressed sales employee motioned that the suspect was behind him, with the man then ordered to remove his hands from his pockets

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Sergeant sentenced to 25 years on assault, desertion charges

Sergeant sentenced to 25 years on assault, desertion charges

August 25th, 2015 8:05 am by Associated Press

David Lawrence Helm was accused of sexually assaulting a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 at several locations in 2013 and 2014, including at southern Illinois' Scott Air Force Base and in Tennessee.

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Man hits woman with car during domestic dispute

Man hits woman with car during domestic dispute

August 24th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man admitted that he hit his girlfriend with a car during an argument last week, but that's not what landed the two of them in jail.

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Man's conversation with married ex prompts violence from husband, friend

Man's conversation with married ex prompts violence from husband, friend

August 24th, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL - A man who wanted to speak to his married ex-girlfriend Sunday night was allegedly beaten by her husband and another man at a Church Hill park after they apparently didn't like the way the conversation was going.

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State police looking for marijuana in Southwest Virginia

State police looking for marijuana in Southwest Virginia

August 24th, 2015 6:00 pm by Marci Gore

Recently, some folks in Scott County contacted the Times-News for information about the low-flying helicopters that have been seen across the county. The helicopters have been spotted from Yuma to Dungannon.

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Four sentenced in extensive gravel conspiracy

Four sentenced in extensive gravel conspiracy

August 24th, 2015 3:18 pm by Matthew Lane

The Northeast Tennessee residents who admitted to dealing in more than 37,000 grams of "gravel" have been sentenced on federal drug charges, with prison stints ranging from 78 months to 235 months.

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Police: Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

Police: Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

August 24th, 2015 1:31 pm by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

A Louisiana trooper died Monday, a day after an apparently stranded motorist shot him in the head and then stood over him to tell him he was going to die soon, state police said.

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'Flakka,' the new killer drug, is spreading across the country

'Flakka,' the new killer drug, is spreading across the country

August 24th, 2015 7:50 am by By Tony Rizzo and Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star (TNS)

Known on the street as "flakka," the synthetic concoction is hitting hard in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and other parts of the country. It's causing a rash of emergency room visits and overdose deaths.

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