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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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Woman accused of giving teen marijuana in seduction attempt

Woman accused of giving teen marijuana in seduction attempt

April 1st, 2014 8:13 pm by NET News Service

On March 27, deputies arrested Victoria Rose Coffey, 24, 2203 McKinley Road, after they said she admitted to kissing and offering marijuana to a 15-year-old boy.

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Carter County substitute teacher accused of stapling three students

Carter County substitute teacher accused of stapling three students

April 1st, 2014 6:30 pm by JOHN THOMPSON, NET News Service

Sheriff Chris Mathes said Alysha Lynn Cook, 43, was arrested at 4 p.m. Tuesday on three counts of simple assault after his department's investigation. Cook was booked into the Carter County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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Facebook fight video prompts three Kingsport arrests

Facebook fight video prompts three Kingsport arrests

April 1st, 2014 3:33 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman's decision to post a Facebook video of her fighting a juvenile has prompted her own arrest, along with two additional adults who didn't immediately intervene and appeared to encourage the confrontation.

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Motorist arrested after driving through gas line construction in Kingsport

Motorist arrested after driving through gas line construction in Kingsport

April 1st, 2014 2:09 pm by Rain Smith

A motorist allegedly paid no heed to a construction detail at a Kingsport gas line on Monday morning, accelerating through orange cones which were blocking the roadway and nearly striking workers.

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Erwin woman accused of spitting in deputy's pizza has day in court

Erwin woman accused of spitting in deputy's pizza has day in court

April 1st, 2014 8:22 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

It will be up to a Unicoi County grand jury to decide if the Erwin woman accused of spitting on a pizza purchased by Unicoi County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Frank Rogers will be charged.

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Sneedville man sentenced to eight years on drug charges

Sneedville man sentenced to eight years on drug charges

March 31st, 2014 6:51 pm by Wes Bunch

A member of a 12-person drug trafficking ring that distributed oxycodone in East Tennessee was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday during an appearance in federal court in Greeneville.

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Death row inmates dying of natural causes

Death row inmates dying of natural causes

March 31st, 2014 2:50 pm by Associated Press

Many inmates awaiting execution on Tennessee's death row never make it to the execution chamber.

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Man arrested twice in 4 hours for reckless driving

Man arrested twice in 4 hours for reckless driving

March 31st, 2014 2:47 pm by Rain Smith

A Bristol man was arrested twice in less than four hours for alleged reckless driving in Sullivan County — first after street racing in downtown Kingsport, then later for performing burnouts in the crowded parking lot of a daycare center.

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