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Sliger's death makes seven unsolved murders, disappearances in Hawkins

Sliger's death makes seven unsolved murders, disappearances in Hawkins

June 2nd, 2015 7:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

Margaret Sliger's May 18 homicide brings Hawkins County's number of unsolved murders and/or suspicious disappearances up to seven dating back nearly 30 years.

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Police probe burglary at Hunter Wright Stadium

Police probe burglary at Hunter Wright Stadium

June 2nd, 2015 5:00 pm by Rain Smith

The burglary at the home of the Kingsport Mets was reported on Monday afternoon. A public works employee arrived at the facility, 800 Granby Road, to find a mower and two leaf blowers missing from a storage building.

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Woman seeks brawl with cops outside bar

Woman seeks brawl with cops outside bar

June 2nd, 2015 3:10 pm by Rain Smith

In responding to a report of a fight at a Kingsport bar, officers found a woman in the parking lot screaming, "(Expletive) the police!" The female - listed at 4 feet 11 and 128 lbs - then "squared up" and boasted, "Yeah, I said it!"

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Parole Board: Hearing in grape soda child murder case an error

Parole Board: Hearing in grape soda child murder case an error

June 2nd, 2015 2:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Board of Parole told the Times-News Tuesday that convicted grape soda child killer Mary Lavonne Vaughn was mistakenly placed on the docket for a June 15 parole hearing.

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States pursue varied police reforms amid national debate

States pursue varied police reforms amid national debate

June 2nd, 2015 8:30 am by By Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline.org (TNS)

Spurred by police shootings in Missouri, South Carolina, Ohio and Maryland, lawmakers in many states have debated policing reform measures this legislative session.

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DA, sheriff 'vehemently' opposed to early parole in grape soda child killing

DA, sheriff 'vehemently' opposed to early parole in grape soda child killing

June 1st, 2015 9:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

"I don't think (parole) would be fair to Alexa. She doesn't have a chance to come back or to have her sentence - if you want to call it that - shortened. That's what the court gave them. That's what they need to serve." -- Detective Jeff Greer

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Hawkins woman arrested for abandoning wrecked car - again

Hawkins woman arrested for abandoning wrecked car - again

June 1st, 2015 6:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman is facing numerous charges after allegedly leaving her car beside a cow pasture after crashing into the fence early Saturday morning on Goshen Valley Road.

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Pharmacy burglar alarm leads HCSO to wanted homeless man

Pharmacy burglar alarm leads HCSO to wanted homeless man

June 1st, 2015 5:43 pm by Jeff Bobo

A homeless man who was spotted near a Bulls Gap pharmacy while the burglary alarm sounded Saturday night was arrested after leading police on a foot chase through the woods where he lives in a tent.

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Suspects in Volunteer H.S. burglary nabbed thanks to video

Suspects in Volunteer H.S. burglary nabbed thanks to video

June 1st, 2015 5:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

You can't drive into Volunteer High School's parking lot without being caught on surveillance video, much less walk through the hallways - something three former students accused of burgling the school last week should have known.

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Kingsport man 'hated to shoot' home intruder

Kingsport man 'hated to shoot' home intruder

June 1st, 2015 3:16 pm by Rain Smith

A suspected burglar who was shot while climbing in the window of a Kingsport home remained hospitalized on Monday, while the resident who opened fire is recuperating from the shock of the incident.

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