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41 charged in dead deer insurance scam

41 charged in dead deer insurance scam

May 29th, 2014 8:30 pm by Associated Press

Forty-one people in Philadelphia have been charged in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

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Affidavit: TV 'Millionaire' from Tennessee accused of extortion

Affidavit: TV 'Millionaire' from Tennessee accused of extortion

May 29th, 2014 7:20 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A Tennessee man who appeared on "The Millionaire Matchmaker" is accused of trying to extort $2.5 million from a nuclear weapons plant in exchange for 1,200 slides he allegedly claimed would be damaging if released publicly.

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Arrest made in Hawkins County attempted murder

Arrest made in Hawkins County attempted murder

May 29th, 2014 5:50 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman has been arrested in connection with November's alleged "ambush-style" shooting in Church Hill, with police saying a second suspect has also been identified.

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2 ex-Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

2 ex-Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

May 29th, 2014 4:00 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE and ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

The men told judges during separate hearings that they took the money in exchange for steering work to favored Afghan contractors. They face up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced in September.

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UPDATE: Pursuit suspect killed by police is identified

UPDATE: Pursuit suspect killed by police is identified

May 29th, 2014 12:17 pm by Rain Smith

The lengthy pursuit began in Washington County, Va., with speeds eventually exceeding 100 mph and police vehicles rammed. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office's sole role in the incident was preserving the scene of the shooting.

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Man sentenced  to nearly 10 years in prison for Greeneville carjacking

Man sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for Greeneville carjacking

May 28th, 2014 9:47 pm by Matthew Lane

Dustin Watson, 31, of Knoxville, received the 115-month prison sentence on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greeneville. Watson, who pleaded guilty to carjacking in February, will also be on probation for three years following the prison stint.

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Rogersville motorist allegedly found to be in possession of syringes arraigned on drug charges

Rogersville motorist allegedly found to be in possession of syringes arraigned on drug charges

May 28th, 2014 8:18 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cynthia Marie Herron, 32, 120 Bloomer Lane, allegedly admitted to the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office that she had "shot up" earlier in the day, and deputies reportedly observed fresh needle marks on her neck.

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School burglars eat Popsicles, release hamster

School burglars eat Popsicles, release hamster

May 28th, 2014 6:46 pm by Rain Smith

A review of surveillance footage revealed children had unlawfully entered Washington Elementary School and remained inside for approximately four hours.

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Bluff City man indicted on federal bomb charge

Bluff City man indicted on federal bomb charge

May 28th, 2014 3:10 pm by Matthew Lane

A Bluff City man who was allegedly involved in a fight with his mother and a friend while armed with a gun, knife, baton and pipe bomb, is now facing federal charges for his actions.

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Loan scam reported in Hawkins County

Loan scam reported in Hawkins County

May 28th, 2014 1:33 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman told police that a man from a suspected scam online loan company laughed at her and hung up when she called Sunday looking for the money she was supposed to receive.

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