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Suspected drugged driver stopped with small children in truck

Suspected drugged driver stopped with small children in truck

January 5th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

"He said a lady had given him some pills in Washington County (Va.), and he was so messed up he kicked the lady out of the truck with his 4-year-old son and made them walk in the rain," Alley told the Times-News Monday.

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Former Lee County prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes from inmate

Former Lee County prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes from inmate

January 5th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Kingsport man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after receiving more than $10,000 to smuggle tobacco products and cell phones to an inmate while he was working as a prison guard at a penitentiary in Lee County.

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Howard Hawk Willis demands new trial, claims new evidence would have helped defense

Howard Hawk Willis demands new trial, claims new evidence would have helped defense

January 5th, 2015 11:17 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A former Johnson City man on death row for the 2002 death and dismemberment of a newlywed teenage Georgia couple said he has new evidence that would have helped in his 2010 double murder trial in Jonesborough, according to documents filed last month.

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Man pleads guilty in 2012 Greene County killings

Man pleads guilty in 2012 Greene County killings

January 3rd, 2015 7:20 pm by Associated Press

GREENEVILLE — A 33-year-old man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths almost three years ago of an East Tennessee couple.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

January 3rd, 2015 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include children being left in filthy conditions while their parents partied, eager newlyweds prompting a BOLO, police seeking a man who stole donations from a sick child, among others

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Woman faces multiple counts of theft for using grandma's debit card

Woman faces multiple counts of theft for using grandma's debit card

January 2nd, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman was charged with four counts of identity theft and four counts of theft under $500 last week after allegedly admitting to using her grandmother's debit card without permission.

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Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

January 2nd, 2015 7:30 pm by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press; MITCH WEISS, Associated Press

A multistate crime spree left a North Carolina couple dead and their home torched before two suspects were caught in a New Year's Day shootout that wounded two West Virginia police officers, authorities said Friday.

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KPD seeks armed robber who tied up employee in bathroom

KPD seeks armed robber who tied up employee in bathroom

January 2nd, 2015 9:53 am by Nick Shepherd

After speaking to an employee of the store, police learned that as the employee was exiting the store for the day, he was met by a man brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun, who pushed him back inside.

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Police: Telford man tried to kill man who intervened in Johnson City Walmart argument

Police: Telford man tried to kill man who intervened in Johnson City Walmart argument

January 2nd, 2015 9:36 am by NET News Service

A Telford man was charged with attempted second-degree murder early this morning after he ran down a man in a Johnson City Walmart parking lot, police said in a news release.

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Sheriff: Increase in manpower, drug arrests lowered Hawkins crime rate

Sheriff: Increase in manpower, drug arrests lowered Hawkins crime rate

January 2nd, 2015 12:45 am by Jeff Bobo

According to the most recent Tennessee Bureau of Investigation statistics, Hawkins County's crime rate, which was 60 per 1,000 population in 2012, decreased to 49.6 per 1,000 population in 2013.

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