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This week in crime

This week in crime

November 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include road rage fueling a machete attack, an invalid warrant, twenty firearms being seized and an online boyfriend threatening to post nude photos to Facebook, among others

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Fourth member of counterfeiting gang sentenced

Fourth member of counterfeiting gang sentenced

November 29th, 2014 10:43 am by Matthew Lane

Monroe was one of five people indicted by a federal grand jury in February on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and possessing counterfeit money.

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Tennessee inmate sentenced to death in 1985 dies in prison

Tennessee inmate sentenced to death in 1985 dies in prison

November 28th, 2014 11:43 pm by Associated Press

Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor says 52-year-old Gregory Thompson was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon.

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Sticky fingers? Police: Woman lifted $100,000 worth of hair gel

Sticky fingers? Police: Woman lifted $100,000 worth of hair gel

November 28th, 2014 2:59 pm by Associated Press

A Millington woman has been charged with taking $100,000 worth of hair gel from an Ampro factory in Tennessee. Officers say 44-year-old Lisa Dowell took 24 pallets of the product during a three-month period last year.

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Update:  Man who fired  more than 100 rounds in downtown Austin dies in confrontation

Update: Man who fired more than 100 rounds in downtown Austin dies in confrontation

November 28th, 2014 1:16 pm by JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press

"With all the people on the streets, we're very fortunate. I give thanks that no one but the suspect is injured or deceased," said Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo.

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School parking lot wreck allegedly caused by mother on pills, alcohol

School parking lot wreck allegedly caused by mother on pills, alcohol

November 28th, 2014 12:39 am by Jeff Bobo

Rogersville Police Department Chief Doug Nelson said the 2000 Buick Century driven by Tammie Darla Marshall, 41, of Johnson City, was in line to pick up her son around 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 when the parking lot collision occurred.

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KPD looking for suspect in theft of electric shopping cart

KPD looking for suspect in theft of electric shopping cart

November 26th, 2014 6:52 pm by Staff report

On October 16, at approximately 7:45 a.m., a man took the cart, valued at $2,5000 from the Food City located at 300 Clinchfield St.

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Kingsport police request public's assistance in identifying suspect in motor vehicle theft

Kingsport police request public's assistance in identifying suspect in motor vehicle theft

November 26th, 2014 6:39 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Police Department is investigating a September 2014 motor vehicle theft from a Kingsport parking lot.

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Fire fight: Woman trapped in bathroom by  boyfriend started fire to escape

Fire fight: Woman trapped in bathroom by boyfriend started fire to escape

November 26th, 2014 1:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police say a Rogersville woman who was trapped in her bathroom late last Friday night after allegedly being choked and head-butted by her live-in boyfriend, started a small fire to distract him so she could escape.

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

Black Friday gun buys test background check system

November 26th, 2014 10:46 am by MATT STROUD, Associated Press

In the U.S., there are nine guns for every 10 people. Someone is killed with a firearm every 16 minutes. And every minute, gun shops make about 40 new requests for criminal background checks on people wanting weapons.

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