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Fight over gay character in movie lands Hawkins stepfather in jail

Fight over gay character in movie lands Hawkins stepfather in jail

January 6th, 2015 3:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The suspect reportedly confronted his stepson for watching a movie that contained a homosexual character, then was arrested after the ensuing argument escalated into violence.

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Scott deputies equipped with body cameras

Scott deputies equipped with body cameras

January 6th, 2015 2:00 pm by Marci Gore

GATE CITY — In an effort to protect deputies and the public they serve, all of the Scott County Sheriff's Office's road officers and school resource officers are equipped with body cameras, Sheriff John Puckett said.

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Hawkins man charged with assault after allegedly attacking mother

Hawkins man charged with assault after allegedly attacking mother

January 6th, 2015 10:29 am by Jeff Bobo

A Mount Carmel man allegedly placed his mother in a choke hold and twisted her arm behind her back because she refused to give him the key to the gun safe.

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Son arrested on murder charge in hedge fund founder shooting

Son arrested on murder charge in hedge fund founder shooting

January 6th, 2015 8:17 am by Associated Press

Thomas Gilbert Jr. was arrested on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Thomas Gilbert Sr.

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Suspected drugged driver stopped with small children in truck

Suspected drugged driver stopped with small children in truck

January 5th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"He said a lady had given him some pills in Washington County (Va.), and he was so messed up he kicked the lady out of the truck with his 4-year-old son and made them walk in the rain," Alley told the Times-News Monday.

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Former Lee County prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes from inmate

Former Lee County prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes from inmate

January 5th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Kingsport man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after receiving more than $10,000 to smuggle tobacco products and cell phones to an inmate while he was working as a prison guard at a penitentiary in Lee County.

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Howard Hawk Willis demands new trial, claims new evidence would have helped defense

Howard Hawk Willis demands new trial, claims new evidence would have helped defense

January 5th, 2015 11:17 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A former Johnson City man on death row for the 2002 death and dismemberment of a newlywed teenage Georgia couple said he has new evidence that would have helped in his 2010 double murder trial in Jonesborough, according to documents filed last month.

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Man pleads guilty in 2012 Greene County killings

Man pleads guilty in 2012 Greene County killings

January 3rd, 2015 7:20 pm by Associated Press

GREENEVILLE — A 33-year-old man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths almost three years ago of an East Tennessee couple.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

January 3rd, 2015 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include children being left in filthy conditions while their parents partied, eager newlyweds prompting a BOLO, police seeking a man who stole donations from a sick child, among others

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Woman faces multiple counts of theft for using grandma's debit card

Woman faces multiple counts of theft for using grandma's debit card

January 2nd, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman was charged with four counts of identity theft and four counts of theft under $500 last week after allegedly admitting to using her grandmother's debit card without permission.

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