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Donation for a child's surgery latest scam in Sullivan County

Donation for a child's surgery latest scam in Sullivan County

April 14th, 2015 11:17 am by Rain Smith

Police warn that a scammer is going door-to-door in Kingsport, soliciting donations with what is apparently a bogus story about a child's surgery.

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Former NFL running back suspected of killing prison cellmate

Former NFL running back suspected of killing prison cellmate

April 13th, 2015 10:16 pm by Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. - Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison, officials said Monday.

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Valuable sports memorabilia stolen from burned residence

Valuable sports memorabilia stolen from burned residence

April 13th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

On Friday a Hawkins County man returned to his home that burned a month ago and discovered that sometime after the fire occurred several items had been stolen, including the best parts of a sports memorabilia collection valued at $75,000.

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Bristol cop killer seeks new trial

Bristol cop killer seeks new trial

April 13th, 2015 4:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

A man sentenced to death in the 2004 killing of a Bristol police officer is seeking a new trial claiming incompetent attorneys, a racist jury, misconduct by the prosecution, mental illness and the unconstitutionality of lethal injection.

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Vote nears on purchase or lease of sheriff's vehicles

Vote nears on purchase or lease of sheriff's vehicles

April 13th, 2015 9:11 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission is expected to vote next week on a proposal to provide the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department with 45 new vehicles. A request for bids for outright purchase pricing drew four responses.

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Students suspended following alleged sexual assault at spring break site

Students suspended following alleged sexual assault at spring break site

April 12th, 2015 6:29 pm by MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, Associated Press

Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.

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Kingsport officials mull safety issues at Y, Aquatic Center

Kingsport officials mull safety issues at Y, Aquatic Center

April 11th, 2015 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Mayor Dennis Phillips is pulling together a variety of city officials, from legal, administration and police, to discuss safety and discipline concerns at the facilities. The meeting comes about two weeks after a fatal stabbing in the parking lot.

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'Spring Cleaning' drug roundup sweeps Scott County

'Spring Cleaning' drug roundup sweeps Scott County

April 11th, 2015 4:00 pm by Marci Gore

As in other recent roundups, a large majority of drugs purchased in this operation were prescription narcotics developed to help opiate addicts. Authorities report these drugs are now the number one illegally sold narcotics.

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Serial murder suspect, hotel attack and more this week in crime

Serial murder suspect, hotel attack and more this week in crime

April 11th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of April 3 through April 10.

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Man shot in back at Johnson City Waffle House

Man shot in back at Johnson City Waffle House

April 10th, 2015 2:00 pm by NET New Service

Johnson City police were looking for a man accused of shooting another man in the back early Friday morning outside the Waffle House on North State of Franklin Road.

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