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Elderly Hawkins man scammed out of $1,800 in phony online romance

Elderly Hawkins man scammed out of $1,800 in phony online romance

April 4th, 2014 4:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A 75-year-old Hawkins County man who thought he was helping his online girlfriend pay to come visit him in Hawkins County from New Hampshire was actually the victim of an $1,800 phony check scam.

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Kingsport man allegedly assaults repo woman

Kingsport man allegedly assaults repo woman

April 4th, 2014 2:27 pm by Staff Report

Police say a Kingsport man who hopped in a car as repo employees attempted to take repossession — "throwing his elbows" and driving through a yard to flee the scene — faces multiple charges after returning and admitting to the crime.

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DA: Elderly Sullivan County neglect victim dies

DA: Elderly Sullivan County neglect victim dies

April 4th, 2014 12:22 pm by Rain Smith

A video camera within the victim's home allegedly recorded the abuse, with the suspect letting her grandmother fall from bed and lie in the floor nearly seven hours, then neglecting to provide her any food over a 22-hour period.

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Man charged a third time with crimes against female motorists

Man charged a third time with crimes against female motorists

April 3rd, 2014 8:10 pm by Rain Smith

A Piney Flats man set to go to trial for allegedly exposing himself and harassing multiple female motorists has been arrested again, this time for a reportedly lewd and dangerous incident on Stone Drive.

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Sullivan County woman charged with neglecting 75-year-old grandmother

Sullivan County woman charged with neglecting 75-year-old grandmother

April 3rd, 2014 1:51 pm by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County woman has been arrested for allegedly neglecting her elderly grandmother, whom she was entrusted to care for, leading to the victim's hospitalization.

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Update: All four teens wanted in Greene County murder have been captured in South Carolina

Update: All four teens wanted in Greene County murder have been captured in South Carolina

April 3rd, 2014 12:32 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

According to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina, all four teenagers wanted in a Greene County shooting death Wednesday night have been taken into custody.

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Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

April 3rd, 2014 8:26 am by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to enable thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals using fraudulent debit, prepaid and ATM cards.

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Lewd call to KPD prompts new charge for neglect suspect

Lewd call to KPD prompts new charge for neglect suspect

April 2nd, 2014 2:43 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport child neglect suspect picked up another charge after calling a detective assigned to the case and allegedly leaving an expletive-laced message boasting about the sexual conquest of the female officer's "wife."

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Wealthy couple accused of welfare fraud held in jail

Wealthy couple accused of welfare fraud held in jail

April 2nd, 2014 7:19 am by By Brittany Shammas, Sun Sentinel (MCT)

For seven weeks or so they have been on the run — a pair of "Scottish aristocrats" who according to authorities lived a life of luxury while collecting food stamps, welfare and Medicaid from two states.

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Five more drug suspects arrested in 'Shamrock Shakedown'

Five more drug suspects arrested in 'Shamrock Shakedown'

April 1st, 2014 9:10 pm by Wes Bunch

The latest arrests by Scott County authorities bring the total number of suspects apprehended in the operation to 50. A Scott County grand jury indicted 59 individuals on 218 charges March 13. Those indictments were sealed pending arrest.

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