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SCSO auctions seized vehicles

SCSO auctions seized vehicles

July 14th, 2014 11:59 am by Staff Report

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is currently auctioning off eight vehicles seized through the course of recent narcotics investigations.

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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

July 14th, 2014 8:22 am by Associated Press

Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

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Mayor: Cop killer lay in wait for police to arrive

Mayor: Cop killer lay in wait for police to arrive

July 13th, 2014 12:12 pm by JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

A man who fatally shot an officer responding to a report of an armed robbery never tried to rob the drugstore and instead lay in wait for police to arrive, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.

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'Street preacher' predicts arresting officer's demise, siblings nabbed in dad's stolen car and more this week in crime

'Street preacher' predicts arresting officer's demise, siblings nabbed in dad's stolen car and more this week in crime

July 12th, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of July 4-11.

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Sullivan County teen claims spiked drink preceded theft, crash

Sullivan County teen claims spiked drink preceded theft, crash

July 11th, 2014 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport teen reportedly had a felonious albeit brief ride on Friday morning, stealing a pickup and then rolling it outside his own home, located less than one mile from the victim's.

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High speed pursuit in Virginia leads to multiple charges for Kingsport man

High speed pursuit in Virginia leads to multiple charges for Kingsport man

July 11th, 2014 4:08 pm by Wes Bunch

A Kingsport man is facing DUI and other felony charges after he allegedly lead Gate City Police on a pursuit early Friday morning that reached speeds over 100 mph and ended with him crashing a stolen vehicle.

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Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court

July 11th, 2014 4:00 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.

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Man faces six felony charges in Sullivan County trailer thefts

Man faces six felony charges in Sullivan County trailer thefts

July 11th, 2014 1:06 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man whose alleged theft of a utility trailer was recently thwarted by an observant neighbor of the victim — who chased him down and pulled him over — now faces felony charges in connection to five similar incidents.

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Kingsport woman embezzles $420 K from credit union

Kingsport woman embezzles $420 K from credit union

July 11th, 2014 9:53 am by Rain Smith

A former teller at a Kingsport credit union has been sentenced to federal prison for plundering nearly a half million dollars through phony withdrawal, ATM and vault records.

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Guns found at teen slaying suspect's home in Tenn.

Guns found at teen slaying suspect's home in Tenn.

July 11th, 2014 6:20 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Police found a store of firearms Thursday at the home of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory as investigators explored possible motives, an official said.

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