Kingsport Times News Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Tennessee Supreme Court: Bail is not an absolute right

Tennessee Supreme Court: Bail is not an absolute right

April 8th, 2015 7:27 am by Associated Press

The opinion stemmed from the Knoxville case of Latickia Burgins, who had bailed out of jail after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge and was later charged in connection with a violent carjacking.

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Hawkins inmates get more jail time for beating suspected snitch

Hawkins inmates get more jail time for beating suspected snitch

April 7th, 2015 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Zachary Matlock admitted to the beating, stating he assaulted the victim, "Because he is the police and everyone knows he snitches."

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Kingsport man gets one year in jail for fatal DUI crash

Kingsport man gets one year in jail for fatal DUI crash

April 7th, 2015 12:41 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Witnesses in a Washington County courtroom delivered more than four hours of heart-wrenching testimony and legal analysis of a Kingsport man's case in which he was sentenced for the 2012 Valentine's Day crash that killed his girlfriend.

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KPD charges stabbing victim with filing false report

KPD charges stabbing victim with filing false report

April 7th, 2015 11:28 am by Rain Smith

Nearly two weeks after seeking treatment for multiple stab wounds at a Kingsport hospital, police have charged the victim with lying about how and where the incident occurred.

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Singing cyclist charged with public intoxication

Singing cyclist charged with public intoxication

April 6th, 2015 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Officer Fields said he observed the rider, Jerry Lyons Fields, 63, 801 E. Main Street Apt. 4, Rogersville, to be singing loudly, and somewhat oblivious to his surroundings with a bottle of beer in a plastic shopping bag tied to the handle bars.

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Hammer time: Woman tells police she hit husband to protect cats

Hammer time: Woman tells police she hit husband to protect cats

April 6th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

While speaking with Dollen, the responding officer noticed blood on her shirt. When asked what happened to her to get blood on her shirt, Dollen allegedly responded, "it's probably my husband's. I hit him in the head with a hammer."

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Defense rests in Hernandez murder trial

Defense rests in Hernandez murder trial

April 6th, 2015 7:28 pm by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press

Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez ended Monday after the defense called just three witnesses and rested its case in a single day.

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Loaded gun allegedly pointed at newspaper carrier during spat

Loaded gun allegedly pointed at newspaper carrier during spat

April 6th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The victim then told police he noticed Doyle holding a small frame chrome semi-automatic handgun with yellow grips. Doyle is then alleged to have put a magazine into the gun, pulled the slide back and pointed the gun at the victim.

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Former contractors plead guilty to paying former BVU officials kickbacks

Former contractors plead guilty to paying former BVU officials kickbacks

April 6th, 2015 5:20 pm by Nick Shepherd

Between January 2006 and February 2009, James Todd Edwards submitted false invoices to Robert James Kelley Jr., for work not actually completed by ETI. Kelley approved these false invoices and received kickbacks to the tune of at least $160,000.

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Alleged road sign thief claims they were headed for flea market

Alleged road sign thief claims they were headed for flea market

April 6th, 2015 3:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

"I observed several road signs laying in the back of the vehicle including the street markers and stop signs for River Road and Gray Lane," Boggs stated in his report. "There was also a 35 mph sign and post"

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