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Man allegedly threatens to shoot Hawkins commissioner over EMS decision

Man allegedly threatens to shoot Hawkins commissioner over EMS decision

May 4th, 2015 6:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police are investigating a complaint filed by Hawkins County Commissioner Charlie Newton alleging that a constituent threatened to shoot him in the head Saturday due to an ambulance service being removed from the community.

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Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas

Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas

May 4th, 2015 8:23 am by NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, and a bomb squad searched the gunmen's vehicle as a precaution.

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Kingsport police searching for suspect in Stone Drive pharmacy robbery

Kingsport police searching for suspect in Stone Drive pharmacy robbery

May 3rd, 2015 9:11 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport Police Department patrol officers and detectives responded to an armed robbery of CVS Pharmacy, located at 128 W. Stone Drive, on Sunday at 3:25 p.m.

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Federal panel seeks ideas to protect children

Federal panel seeks ideas to protect children

May 3rd, 2015 2:15 pm by Associated Press

A federal commission is looking for new methods that could be used to help stop deadly child abuse. "It's time we start looking for visionary ideas to protect these children," said Chris Newlin of the National Children's Advocacy Center.

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Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia

Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia

May 3rd, 2015 1:55 pm by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

Virginia, which once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation, has sent only six people to death row in the past nine years after sending 40 over the previous eight years.

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Smash-and-grab burglar uses pick ax to steal smokes from store

Smash-and-grab burglar uses pick ax to steal smokes from store - VIDEO

May 3rd, 2015 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Police are hoping video surveillance will help identify a man who used a pick ax last week to smash and grab about a dozen packs of cigarettes from a Dollar General store off of Carters Valley Road near Church Hill.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

May 2nd, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

Stories this week include a road rage crash, children eating off a hospital floor, a Hawkins woman being indicted for rape and a Lee County man found guilty of killing his wife, among others

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TBI report: Violent crimes increase in Kingsport

TBI report: Violent crimes increase in Kingsport

April 30th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The total number of incidents in 2014 requiring police attention and arrests was down slightly in Kingsport and Sullivan County compared to 2013, but violent crimes against people in Kingsport were up in nearly every category.

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Rogersville businessman denied new trial for negligent homicide

Rogersville businessman denied new trial for negligent homicide

April 30th, 2015 7:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

In December, Roger Stewart was sentenced to the maximum two-year sentence for causing the 2012 head-on collision that took the life of 84-year-old Thelma Hughes.

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Kingsport student charged in assault at school

Kingsport student charged in assault at school

April 30th, 2015 5:30 pm by Rick Wagner

A Sevier Middle School student was hospitalized Wednesday following an alleged assault at the school, and police have charged another student with simple assault.

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