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Virginia troopers seeking man who fled traffic stop in Lee County

Virginia troopers seeking man who fled traffic stop in Lee County

April 2nd, 2015 6:41 pm by Marci Gore

Authorities are on the lookout for Travis A. Hensley, 31, of Farragut, Tenn. Anyone with information about Hensley is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police at (276) 228-3131 or dialing #77 on a cell phone or the sheriff's office by dialing 911.

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Whiskey shots, gunfire near children prompt Hawkins arrest

Whiskey shots, gunfire near children prompt Hawkins arrest

April 2nd, 2015 12:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who had been drinking whiskey all day Wednesday and "fussing" with his girlfriend was arrested after allegedly firing several gunshots off the back porch of his mobile home in the presence of several children.

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New Jersey senator indicted on corruption charges

New Jersey senator indicted on corruption charges

April 2nd, 2015 7:45 am by ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Bob Menendez was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.

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Oakes seeks sixth term as Wise County sheriff

Oakes seeks sixth term as Wise County sheriff

April 1st, 2015 8:30 pm by Stephen Igo

A former Virginia State Trooper, Ronnie Oakes, a Republican, was first elected in 1995, and handily won reelection to subsequent terms.

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UPDATE: Arson suspected at Hawkins County campground

UPDATE: Arson suspected at Hawkins County campground - VIDEO

April 1st, 2015 2:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

The HCSO said Thursday two other campers at the campground were damaged aside from the three that were burned. One had its cover ripped, and door forced open, and both had gasoline pour in them, but were not ignited.

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Kingsport bust totals $90K in cash and drugs

Kingsport bust totals $90K in cash and drugs

April 1st, 2015 1:23 pm by Rain Smith

Reports of illegal activity at a Kingsport hotel have netted three arrests at two separate locations, according to police, along with the seizure of more than 2,600 pills and $60,000 in drug proceeds.

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KPD sorting through details of Friday shooting

KPD sorting through details of Friday shooting

April 1st, 2015 9:44 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police continue to investigate a weekend shooting in which the victim sought refuge at an Allandale McDonald's, adding that the alleged gunman is cooperating with detectives as they sort through a "complex" situation between the pair.

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Obama commutes prison sentences of 22 drug offenders

Obama commutes prison sentences of 22 drug offenders

April 1st, 2015 6:43 am by By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The move was part of an administration effort to reduce disparities in drug sentencing and scale back mandatory minimum prison sentences. Most of those who will be released early were convicted of selling large amounts of cocaine.

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Fleeing Church Hill woman endangered Johnson City officer, police say

Fleeing Church Hill woman endangered Johnson City officer, police say

March 31st, 2015 7:47 pm by NET News Service

Nikki Skeen, 39, 434 Christians Bend Road, was arrested after a police chase that began at 150 W. State of Franklin Road.

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Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

March 31st, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.

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