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'Brief pursuit' -  Burglary suspect nabbed wearing only underwear

'Brief pursuit' - Burglary suspect nabbed wearing only underwear

April 9th, 2015 2:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man being sought during a burglary investigation was arrested after police found him walking down the street wearing only underwear. Brandon David Lafollette, 30, then fled on foot when confronted by police.

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Jilted boyfriend charged with attempted murder in attack on family

Jilted boyfriend charged with attempted murder in attack on family

April 9th, 2015 1:31 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man faces a litany of felonies after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at members of his ex-girlfriend's family - including children - then placing the barrel to an individual's head and pulling the trigger.

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Church secretary gets 8 years in $400K theft from church

Church secretary gets 8 years in $400K theft from church

April 9th, 2015 9:45 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

After hearing testimony, a Washington County judge said the crime, coupled with Jessica Tramel's background, was just too serious to do anything but make her serve the sentence. "I would do it again if I'm not on medication," Tramel said.

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Coke, pills, pot allegedly found on delinquent child support suspect

Coke, pills, pot allegedly found on delinquent child support suspect

April 8th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police allegedly seized cocaine, pills, pot and cash early Wednesday morning from a man who was wanted for failure to pay child support, but is now facing multiple drug trafficking charges.

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Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

April 8th, 2015 6:21 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed.

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Outrage spreads with bystander video of police shooting

Outrage spreads with bystander video of police shooting

April 8th, 2015 6:09 pm by Associated Press

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white South Carolina police officer who claimed he killed an unarmed black man in self-defense has been fired after being charged with murder.

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Stepfather accused of pointing rifle at 9-year-old

Stepfather accused of pointing rifle at 9-year-old

April 8th, 2015 2:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened his 9-year-old stepdaughter by pointing a .22 caliber rifle at her before taking her to school Monday morning.

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Kingsport man nets second murder charge, implicated in third case

Kingsport man nets second murder charge, implicated in third case

April 8th, 2015 10:42 am by Rain Smith

A man who has been jailed for 14 months in the bludgeoning death of a Kingsport woman is now indicted in a second murder, according to police, and remains a person of interest in a third, nearly two-decade old homicide.

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KPD seeks third person in attempted murder case

KPD seeks third person in attempted murder case

April 8th, 2015 8:15 am by Rain Smith

Police are continuing to search for one of two suspects in last week's attempted murder at a Kingsport hotel, adding that they have obtained a warrant for a woman who appears to have tried to assist the wanted man's flight.

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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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