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Memo: Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs

Memo: Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs

May 19th, 2015 10:30 am by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

Texas law enforcement authorities warned weeks ago of growing animosity between rival motorcycle gangs, a feud that erupted into violence this week with a deadly lunchtime shootout between the two groups in a crowded Waco restaurant.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says hate crimes decline

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says hate crimes decline

May 19th, 2015 7:00 am by Associated Press

The most often documented bias was anti-not Hispanic or Latino, accounting for more than 24 percent of all bias-motivated crimes in 2014, nearly the same as 2013

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Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in Texas

Charges filed against 170 motorcycle gang members in Texas

May 18th, 2015 8:45 pm by Associated Press

WACO, Texas - About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18.

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Love letters: Hawkins inmates charged for scratching notes to boyfriends into table

Love letters: Hawkins inmates charged for scratching notes to boyfriends into table

May 18th, 2015 7:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two female Hawkins County Jail inmates found out last week that scratching love notes into the recreation yard tables is not an acceptable mode of communicating with their incarcerated significant others.

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Two face felony charge after detective shot with pellet gun

Two face felony charge after detective shot with pellet gun

May 18th, 2015 4:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Surgoinsville teen and a 33-year-old man have been charged with felony reckless endangerment in connection with the alleged sniper style pellet gun shooting of an off duty Hawkins County detective last week in a Surgoinsville park.

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KPD: Armed man claims to be cop in road rage incident

KPD: Armed man claims to be cop in road rage incident

May 18th, 2015 2:56 pm by Rain Smith

A Sunday afternoon road rage incident allegedly included a man pulling a gun and falsely claiming to be law enforcement, according to Kingsport police, then threatening to shoot the occupants of a car before they fled in fear.

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Police investigate suspicious camper fire at South Holston Lake

Police investigate suspicious camper fire at South Holston Lake

May 18th, 2015 1:41 pm by Staff Report

The Virginia State Police said video shows a male and female walking through the campground at around the time of the fire.

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Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

May 18th, 2015 8:39 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

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UPDATE: Police say nine dead in Texas shooting involving rival biker gangs

UPDATE: Police say nine dead in Texas shooting involving rival biker gangs

May 17th, 2015 5:47 pm by Associated Press

A shootout among rival biker gangs at a popular Texas restaurant left nine people dead and 18 others injured, a police spokesman said on Sunday, sending panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety.

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Theater shooting defense lawyers try to limit gore, emotion

Theater shooting defense lawyers try to limit gore, emotion

May 17th, 2015 5:08 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial are trying hard to keep jurors from knowing the worst details of the massacre, fighting to prevent survivors from revealing how badly they were injured.

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