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Hawkins 'pill mill' operator indicted for unlawful distribution

Hawkins 'pill mill' operator indicted for unlawful distribution

June 19th, 2015 3:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

Investigators say the operator of an illegal "pill mill" in Bulls Gap put approximately 530,000 narcotic pills on the street over a 14 month period in 2012-13 without a state license and without having a doctor on staff.

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Facebook post could net local man decade in prison

Facebook post could net local man decade in prison

June 19th, 2015 12:03 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Johnson City felon is facing up to 10 years in prison after uploading pictures of three handguns on top of a toilet seat to Facebook, according to a press release.

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Church shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

Church shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

June 19th, 2015 9:05 am by JEFFREY COLLINS and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

The Charleston victims included a state senator who doubled as the church's minister, three other pastors, a regional library manager, a high school coach and speech therapist, a government administrator, a college counselor and a recent college graduate.

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Endangered Kingsport girl located in Georgia

Endangered Kingsport girl located in Georgia

June 19th, 2015 8:56 am by Rain Smith

An overnight endangered child alert from Kingsport Police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has ended with an Alabama man in custody in Georgia.

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Separate Hawkins traffic stops yield two arrests for 'Ice' possession

Separate Hawkins traffic stops yield two arrests for 'Ice' possession

June 18th, 2015 2:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

The potent imported form of meth known as "Ice" was seized during two recent unrelated Hawkins County traffic stops, including from one woman who is now charged with felony possession with intent to deliver.

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'Bikini' clad man nets visit from police

'Bikini' clad man nets visit from police

June 18th, 2015 1:23 pm by Rain Smith

A woman told police that as she walked between residential buildings on Lewis Lane, she spotted a man outside who was "sunbathing nude."

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UPDATE: Suspect in custody in fatal shooting at church in Charleston, SC

UPDATE: Suspect in custody in fatal shooting at church in Charleston, SC

June 18th, 2015 8:05 am by ALEX SANZ and DAVID GOLDMAN, Associated Press

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says a suspect is in custody in the fatal shooting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Authorities have called the shooting a hate crime.

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Feds charge Tenn. representative with fraud, tax evasion

Feds charge Tenn. representative with fraud, tax evasion

June 18th, 2015 1:47 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II and ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong of Knoxville has been indicted on federal fraud and tax evasion charges connected to an increase in the state's cigarette tax in 2007.

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9 fatally shot at historic black church in Charleston

9 fatally shot at historic black church in Charleston

June 18th, 2015 1:20 am by ALEX SANZ, Associated Press

A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night, killing nine people in an assault that authorities described as a hate crime. The shooter was still at large.

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Father, son charged in bloody Kingsport brawl

Father, son charged in bloody Kingsport brawl

June 17th, 2015 10:55 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man and his son have been arrested for an alleged alcohol-fueled fight with each other, leaving them both "covered in blood" after the younger combatant's neck was sliced open, while the senior's eyes were pushed "back in his head."

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