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Man accused of stealing from Sevierville rehab facility, taken back to Hawkins jail

Man accused of stealing from Sevierville rehab facility, taken back to Hawkins jail

February 26th, 2014 4:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

A man with multiple felony convictions and a long arrest record in Hawkins County dating back more than a decade was offered an opportunity Monday to turn his life around in drug rehabilitation.

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KPD: Short knew her 'brutal' killer

KPD: Short knew her 'brutal' killer

February 26th, 2014 2:08 pm by Rain Smith

More than 100 police interviews in four states have led to an arrest in the 2011 murder of a Kingsport woman, with police saying the suspect and victim were acquaintances.

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Update: Suspect in Kingsport murder identified

Update: Suspect in Kingsport murder identified

February 26th, 2014 12:07 am by Rain Smith

Jonathan Lynn Slemp, 42, is currently held on $300,000 bond, charged with first-degree murder, felony murder and especially aggravated robbery.

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Lawyer requests extra jail time for defendant with 'drug problem'

Lawyer requests extra jail time for defendant with 'drug problem'

February 25th, 2014 11:27 pm by Wes Bunch

A Southwest Virginia man convicted of shoplifting will spend the next two years in prison after his attorney took the unusual step Tuesday of requesting more jail time to allow his client to deal with a drug addiction.

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Limestone man sentenced to 51 months for trying to defraud USDA

Limestone man sentenced to 51 months for trying to defraud USDA

February 25th, 2014 9:22 pm by Matthew Lane

Glenn Martin Jr., the ringleader of a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Agriculture of $178,000 through false crop insurance claims, has been sentenced to slightly more than four years in federal prison.

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California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

February 25th, 2014 9:01 pm by Associated Press

Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.

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Facebook in talks to crack down on illegal gun sales

Facebook in talks to crack down on illegal gun sales

February 25th, 2014 3:35 pm by By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Facebook is in talks with two gun-control groups that are pressuring the giant social network to crack down on illegal gun sales and trades.

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Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting

Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting

February 25th, 2014 2:48 pm by Nick Shepherd

Four people are dead and one is hospitalized in fair condition as the result of a domestic shooting in Washington County, Va., Tuesday.

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Two drivers charged with drug possession after 'crossing center line'

Two drivers charged with drug possession after 'crossing center line'

February 24th, 2014 10:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County deputies made two recent unrelated drug possession arrests of motorists, both of whom were stopped after allegedly "crossing the center line" five times each.

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Scott County sheriff warns of scams after man bilked out of thousands

Scott County sheriff warns of scams after man bilked out of thousands

February 24th, 2014 9:52 pm by Wes Bunch

The Scott County Sheriff's Office is warning area residents of potential scams after a Southwest Virginia man was recently bilked out of $20,000 by con artists.

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