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'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

March 3rd, 2015 8:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

A day later Rogersville police were still scratching their heads in disbelief over a Kentucky woman who allegedly set her jacket and hair on fire in the "Eternal Flame" war memorial, then climbed a tree on the courthouse lawn.

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Hawkins woman allegedly assaults probation officer

Hawkins woman allegedly assaults probation officer

March 3rd, 2015 3:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A woman accused by her probation officer of falsifying a urine test allegedly elbowed the probation company owner in the head while trying to flee before police arrived.

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Woman pleads guilty to abuse of grandmother

Woman pleads guilty to abuse of grandmother

March 2nd, 2015 5:12 pm by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County woman who was charged with elder abuse following the death of her grandmother pleaded guilty on Monday, and in conjunction with another charge, is currently set to spend three and a half years behind bars.

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Johnson City police arrest Chattanooga man in homicide

Johnson City police arrest Chattanooga man in homicide

March 2nd, 2015 10:49 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Chattanooga man was arrested early Monday morning after police responded to a shooting on Mint Hill Road, according to a Johnson City Police Department press release.

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Tennessee Senate repeals Intractable Pain Act; next stop, the House

Tennessee Senate repeals Intractable Pain Act; next stop, the House

March 2nd, 2015 9:08 am by Nick Shepherd

Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus has been a vocal critic of the law, which he believes has given illegitimate pain management clinics, also called pill mills, a legal shield to avoid prosecution.

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Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be  non-starter in Texas

Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be non-starter in Texas

March 1st, 2015 6:50 pm by EVA RUTH MORAVEC, Associated Press

Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with cash, electronics and jewelry before they were caught.

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UT releases four years' worth of sex assault data

UT releases four years' worth of sex assault data

March 1st, 2015 1:18 pm by Associated Press

The number of student sex assaults at Tennessee has more than doubled in four years, according to statistics released by the university this week.

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Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills seven , then himself

Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills seven , then himself

February 28th, 2015 7:36 pm by MARGARET STAFFORD, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Residents of a small southern Missouri town struggled to come to grips with the knowledge that one of their own had killed seven people.

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State inmate revenue helping offset Hawkins sheriff's expenses

State inmate revenue helping offset Hawkins sheriff's expenses

February 27th, 2015 8:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

With January's state inmate revenue, which hadn't been calculated as of Monday, Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said that revenue total is now more than $1 million for the current fiscal year.

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Spitting on officer during custody hearing earns one Virginia man an indictment on assault charges

Spitting on officer during custody hearing earns one Virginia man an indictment on assault charges

February 27th, 2015 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Starnes allegedly responded to an officer by telling him to "kiss my ass." He then cursed the court bailiff. Starnes then allegedly lunged at a woman and another man, scratching the man's left hand.

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