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Robber nabbed after fall through ceiling

Robber nabbed after fall through ceiling

October 30th, 2014 4:59 pm by Rain Smith

A man wanted for Walmart robberies in both Rogersville and Kingsport — allegedly pulling a knife on employees at each store — was arrested after the floor to an attic gave way, sending him crashing down to the kitchen as police searched the home.

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Child porn nets 'Incest Dad' 27 years in prison

Child porn nets 'Incest Dad' 27 years in prison

October 30th, 2014 1:19 pm by Matthew Lane

One of the emails from the Sullivan County man contained a sexually explicit picture of his 10-year-old mentally challenged daughter and himself.

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Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery

Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery

October 30th, 2014 10:21 am by Associated Press

The men are accused of taking a paparazzo's camera in Beverly Hills, California, on Sept. 5. The incident remains under investigation by Beverly Hills police, who did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

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Trio sentenced in Hawkins child abuse/neglect cases

Trio sentenced in Hawkins child abuse/neglect cases

October 29th, 2014 10:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

Three Hawkins County parents accused of child abuse/neglect were sentenced to jail time recently, including a woman who was arrested in July for beating her unruly child.

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Group examines Tenn. sentencing laws, recidivism

Group examines Tenn. sentencing laws, recidivism

October 29th, 2014 9:15 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee's current sentencing structure has been in place for more than 20 years, and the state's recidivism rate is averaging around 44 to 45 percent. That's the number of people returning to prison within three years of being released.

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Lee County supervisor accused of driving under  the influence of drugs

Lee County supervisor accused of driving under the influence of drugs

October 29th, 2014 8:57 pm by Nick Shepherd

Jason Grey Crabtree, 39, 5914 Sugar Run Road, Jonesville, was arrested and charged with refusal of blood or breathalyzer test and DUID.

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Blountville man convicted of murdering brother-in-law

Blountville man convicted of murdering brother-in-law

October 29th, 2014 4:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — There was a stunned silence in Hawkins County Criminal Court Wednesday afternoon moments after the jury delivered guilty verdicts on all three top counts against Bryant Jackson Harris, including first-degree murder.

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Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

October 29th, 2014 8:38 am by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The suspect was caught in the late afternoon after a manhunt that included dozens of armed officers searching the woods along a state highway with a police helicopter flying overhead.

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Defendant: Brother-in-law was shot in self-defense

Defendant: Brother-in-law was shot in self-defense

October 29th, 2014 12:54 am by Jeff Bobo

Bryant Jackson Harris is accused of shooting Jeffery Smith over a lawsuit Smith was threatening to file. Prosecutors allege Smith planned on seeking part of a wrongful death settlement Harris' wife received related to the 2008 death of their mother.

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Ex-bail bondsman sentenced to 24 years on federal drug charges

Ex-bail bondsman sentenced to 24 years on federal drug charges

October 29th, 2014 12:42 am by Jeff Bobo

Gregory Allen Rhea, 38, was accused of organizing trips to pain clinics in Tennessee and Florida in exchange for a portion of the pills received by the "patients." He also organized trips to Georgia to acquire meth.

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