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Hawkins men charged after altercation at funeral leads to shoot-out

Hawkins men charged after altercation at funeral leads to shoot-out

April 25th, 2014 12:40 am by Jeff Bobo

Shortly before midnight Monday, the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a suspicious person at 1321 Old Union Road in Church Hill, but while en route deputies were informed of a complaint of shots fired from that address.

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Blountville man's arrest leads to large meth dump in national forest

Blountville man's arrest leads to large meth dump in national forest

April 24th, 2014 4:03 pm by Rain Smith

A man suspected in a brazen theft of pseudoephedrine from Bristol's Target — and spurring several police pursuits over multiple days — has been arrested in Sullivan County, leading authorities to a large meth dump site in the Cherokee National Forest.

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Teens charged as adults in Craigslist slaying

Teens charged as adults in Craigslist slaying

April 24th, 2014 1:54 pm by Associated Press

Two 17-year-old boys accused of murder in the fatal shooting of a Memphis man trying to sell his car on Craigslist will be tried as adults.

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Suspect in shootings at Jewish centers shows that hate is hard to handle

Suspect in shootings at Jewish centers shows that hate is hard to handle

April 24th, 2014 10:58 am by By Judy L. Thomas and Laura Bauer, The Kansas City Star (MCT)

Authorities and many who monitor hate groups didn't foresee that Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. would erupt, as prosecutors say he did this month, killing three people outside local Jewish centers.

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Man convicted in murder of 'Stringbean' asks for parole

Man convicted in murder of 'Stringbean' asks for parole

April 23rd, 2014 8:48 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessean reports John A. Brown told the Tennessee Board of Parole that he is a changed man after 40 years in prison. "I'm truly sorry," said Brown, who is now 63. "I've committed the last 40 years to changing my life."

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Former Grainger jail employee pleads guilty to sexual conduct with inmate

Former Grainger jail employee pleads guilty to sexual conduct with inmate

April 23rd, 2014 12:34 pm by Associated Press

Jessie Cummings, 24, was one of five former jail employees indicted by a Grainger County grand jury on various charges stemming from an investigation after three inmates escaped from the facility.

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Washington County traffic stop nets 500 Xanax

Washington County traffic stop nets 500 Xanax

April 23rd, 2014 12:29 pm by NET News Service

A man suspected of driving under the influence is now facing even more trouble after a bottle containing nearly 500 Xanax pills allegedly fell out of his pants leg during a traffic stop.

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21 car batteries stolen from Blountville towing lot

21 car batteries stolen from Blountville towing lot

April 23rd, 2014 11:37 am by Rain Smith

Police are seeking information on an individual who apparently cut through the fence at a Blountville towing company's storage lot, disabled the surveillance system, and stole batteries from 21 vehicles.

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Kingsport man charged with burglary, aggravated  assault

Kingsport man charged with burglary, aggravated assault

April 23rd, 2014 12:24 am by Rain Smith

An altercation involving several Kingsport neighbors prompted multiple charges after a man allegedly armed himself with a steak knife and threatened to kill a woman, then kicked in her apartment door when she retreated inside.

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Kingsport man pleads guilty  to counterfeiting

Kingsport man pleads guilty to counterfeiting

April 22nd, 2014 10:27 pm by Matthew Lane

Jordan Johnson, 20, of Kingsport, appeared in U.S. District Court in Greeneville Tuesday morning for a change of plea hearing. Judge Leon Jordan accepted the guilty plea and scheduled a sentencing hearing for Aug. 19.

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