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Competency at issue for former U.S. Senate candidate accused in murder-for-hire, child sex solicitation cases

Competency at issue for former U.S. Senate candidate accused in murder-for-hire, child sex solicitation cases

November 12th, 2013 3:06 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Jonesborough man accused in a solicitation of a minor case and a murder-for-hire plot has a mental disease, and his competency to stand trial is in question, according to a state prosecutor’s comments to a judge Tuesday.

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Feds to advise on death penalty in marathon attack

Feds to advise on death penalty in marathon attack

November 12th, 2013 3:00 pm by Associated Press

Prosecutors plan to make their recommendation this week on whether they believe Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should face the death penalty if convicted in the deadly attack.

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Police report gravel bust at Kingsport motel

Police report gravel bust at Kingsport motel

November 12th, 2013 11:28 am by Rain Smith

A short police pursuit and a woman found hiding in a basement led to the seizure of a large quantity of "gravel" at a Kingsport motel, according to police.

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Two men indicted in Scott County home invasion

Two men indicted in Scott County home invasion

November 11th, 2013 9:53 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Two Southwest Virginia men were indicted on multiple felony charges last week for allegedly breaking into a Scott County residence earlier this year and assaulting the man who lived there.

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Car wash surveillance nets three drug arrests in Rogersville

Car wash surveillance nets three drug arrests in Rogersville

November 11th, 2013 9:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who was wanted on a parole violation warrant, driving with a revoked license, and had a stolen tag on his truck was arrested Friday night after police allegedly watched him selling drugs at a car wash.

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Cemetery crash and visit to lawyer net man consecutive DUI charges

Cemetery crash and visit to lawyer net man consecutive DUI charges

November 11th, 2013 4:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

Robert Lee Berkheimer has racked up three DUI charged in a month including arrests last week on consecutive days — first after driving through a cemetery, and then on the way to his lawyer’s office in Rogersville.

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Update: Two dead after shooting at Texas teen's birthday party

Update: Two dead after shooting at Texas teen's birthday party

November 10th, 2013 2:43 pm by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

Celebratory gunshots fired at a girl's 18th birthday party triggered more gunfire that left two people dead, two critically injured and nearly two dozen injured in a shooting at a suburban Houston home, authorities said Sunday.

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Sheriff's employee suspended over UT game tickets

Sheriff's employee suspended over UT game tickets

November 9th, 2013 12:54 pm by Associated Press

A Knox County Sheriff's Office employee was suspended after he seized tickets from Georgia fans at Neyland Stadium and gave them to other people.

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Inmates attack child rape suspect, police seize 'pungent' pot and more this week in crime

Inmates attack child rape suspect, police seize 'pungent' pot and more this week in crime

November 9th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Nov. 1 through Nov. 8.

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Johnson City man sentenced to nine years in child porn case

Johnson City man sentenced to nine years in child porn case

November 8th, 2013 8:48 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — According to court records, authorities discovered Jonathan Bashor’s child pornography when a well-known child pornography website was taken down. In all, Bashor had 478 images and 50 videos, including 21 known videos of child rape.

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