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Tennessee Senate repeals Intractable Pain Act; next stop, the House

Tennessee Senate repeals Intractable Pain Act; next stop, the House

March 2nd, 2015 9:08 am by Nick Shepherd

Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus has been a vocal critic of the law, which he believes has given illegitimate pain management clinics, also called pill mills, a legal shield to avoid prosecution.

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Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be  non-starter in Texas

Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be non-starter in Texas

March 1st, 2015 6:50 pm by EVA RUTH MORAVEC, Associated Press

Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with cash, electronics and jewelry before they were caught.

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UT releases four years' worth of sex assault data

UT releases four years' worth of sex assault data

March 1st, 2015 1:18 pm by Associated Press

The number of student sex assaults at Tennessee has more than doubled in four years, according to statistics released by the university this week.

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Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills seven , then himself

Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills seven , then himself

February 28th, 2015 7:36 pm by MARGARET STAFFORD, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people.

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State inmate revenue helping offset Hawkins sheriff's expenses

State inmate revenue helping offset Hawkins sheriff's expenses

February 27th, 2015 8:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

With January's state inmate revenue, which hadn't been calculated as of Monday, Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said that revenue total is now more than $1 million for the current fiscal year.

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Spitting on officer during custody hearing earns one Virginia man an indictment on assault charges

Spitting on officer during custody hearing earns one Virginia man an indictment on assault charges

February 27th, 2015 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Starnes allegedly responded to an officer by telling him to "kiss my ass." He then cursed the court bailiff. Starnes then allegedly lunged at a woman and another man, scratching the man's left hand.

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Duffield mom who wrecked in creek with two kids while allegedly high on pills indicted

Duffield mom who wrecked in creek with two kids while allegedly high on pills indicted

February 27th, 2015 4:08 pm by Nick Shepherd

When officers arrived on the scene, Davidson was allegedly unsteady on her feet and was unable to perform the "walk and turn" or the one leg stand, according to a criminal complaint.

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Sex offender who brought child to school sentenced to one year

Sex offender who brought child to school sentenced to one year

February 26th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

On the morning of Dec. 4, 2014 Hawkins County Sheriff's Office school resource officer (SRO) Michael Hensley observed a blue 2006 Ford F150 driven by Haycraft pull into the Surgoinsville Elementary School parking lot and drop off a child.

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Tri-Cities crack kingpin sentenced

Tri-Cities crack kingpin sentenced

February 26th, 2015 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

According to court records, Michelle Lane managed a large-scale crack cocaine conspiracy from January 2011 to August 2014. In so doing, prosecutors say Lane was responsible for distributing multi-kilogram quantities of crack cocaine in the Tri-Cities area

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Teen leads 130 mph Hawkins County chase

Teen leads 130 mph Hawkins County chase

February 26th, 2015 2:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A Hamblen County teen who allegedly struck two vehicles to escape a traffic stop and then led police on a 130 mph chase from Rogersville to Surgoinsville is facing a long list of charges.

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