Kingsport Times News Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Students less likely to report sexual assault than nonstudents, study says

Students less likely to report sexual assault than nonstudents, study says

December 11th, 2014 5:41 pm by The Associated Press/Los Angeles Times

Department of Justice study also found 20 percent of victims fear reprisal if they report attack.

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Attempted murder suspect allegedly poisoned husband prior to shooting

Attempted murder suspect allegedly poisoned husband prior to shooting

December 11th, 2014 3:07 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Bluff City woman who allegedly shot her husband in the back, leaving him paralyzed and crawling through the woods for help while she went to Pigeon Forge with their children, is now being accused of poisoning him for the last three years.

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Photos: KPD searches for G2K burglars

Photos: KPD searches for G2K burglars

December 11th, 2014 2:25 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police have released surveillance footage from a burglary first reported by the Times-News on Dec. 3, when a glass door was shattered to make entry into a video game store but only empty cases were stolen.

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Alleged copper thief hit with $60K vandalism charge

Alleged copper thief hit with $60K vandalism charge

December 11th, 2014 12:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Rogersville man reportedly claimed he was at an asphalt plant to meet his "mistress," but officers discovered he had stolen copper wiring from machinery.

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Hawkins man allegedly rapes, takes 1,300 explicit photos of juvenile

Hawkins man allegedly rapes, takes 1,300 explicit photos of juvenile

December 11th, 2014 10:59 am by Jeff Bobo

In September of 2013 Church Hill police began an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual exploitation of a minor against Bethel Lee Farmer, 40, 424 W. Morgan Street, Church Hill.

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Colorado theater shooter's trial will begin in January, judge orders

Colorado theater shooter's trial will begin in January, judge orders

December 11th, 2014 8:13 am by By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to numerous counts of murder, attempted murder and other charges in the shooting at a packed movie theater in Aurora during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012.

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Convicted sex offender arrested dropping off his fiance's child at school

Convicted sex offender arrested dropping off his fiance's child at school

December 10th, 2014 10:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County deputy had prior knowledge that Haycraft, 52, 452 Hickory Cove Road, Apt. 1, Rogersville, has a revoked driver's license and two previous felony convictions for violation of the Habitual Motor Offender (VHMO) Act.

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John Battle teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

John Battle teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

December 10th, 2014 6:36 pm by NET News Service

On Dec. 5, Bristol (Virginia) Police Department officers arrested Robert Neal Mullins Jr., 48, after an investigation indicated he participated in sexual encounters with two 17-year-old students.

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Tat Offensive: Man charged with inking boy's arm

Tat Offensive: Man charged with inking boy's arm

December 10th, 2014 3:57 pm by Rain Smith

A complaint of prowlers in a Kingsport garage has allegedly led police to drugs and three arrests for contributing to the delinquency of a minor — including one man who tattooed a 15-year-old's arm.

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Man accused of pistol-whipping girlfriend indicted on attempted murder charge

Man accused of pistol-whipping girlfriend indicted on attempted murder charge

December 10th, 2014 2:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Kingsport man accused of pistol-whipping his girlfriend, shooting at her, and then leading police on a high speed chase was indicted Monday on numerous charges, including attempted second-degree murder.

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