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DNA links Surgoinsville man, now deceased, to 1984 murder

DNA links Surgoinsville man, now deceased, to 1984 murder

November 12th, 2014 12:40 pm by Associated Press

A Hawkins County man who died in a 2011 boating accident and a retired San Diego police criminalist who committed suicide last month were linked by DNA to the murder of a 14-year-old girl three decades ago.

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Carter County woman sentenced for taking sex pics with daughters

Carter County woman sentenced for taking sex pics with daughters

November 11th, 2014 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Investigators showed the mother a picture of her with her mouth on the private parts of her 8-year-old daughter, and she admitted it was her in the picture. She also was shown a picture of her naked 6-year-old on a couch with a sign with words on.

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Myrtle Beach police arrest woman after dog thrown from third-floor balcony

Myrtle Beach police arrest woman after dog thrown from third-floor balcony

November 11th, 2014 5:00 pm by By Tonya Root, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) (MCT)

Myrtle Beach police charged a 31-year-old homeless woman in connection with a dog being thrown from a third-floor hotel balcony during a dispute with her boyfriend, according to authorities.

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Possible drive-by SUV flees police in Church Hill

Possible drive-by SUV flees police in Church Hill

November 11th, 2014 12:04 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police are continuing to search for suspects in Friday afternoon's drive-by shooting, while the vehicle believed to have been used may have later eluded an officer in Church Hill.

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Homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint

Homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint

November 10th, 2014 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

When Hawkins County Deputy John Tunnell arrived at a burglary complaint just south of Rogersville Thursday evening, he reportedly found the suspect being held at gunpoint by the property owner and two companions.

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ETSU suspends Rugby Club in wake of rape allegation from party

ETSU suspends Rugby Club in wake of rape allegation from party

November 10th, 2014 5:57 pm by Sam Watson, NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University suspended its Rugby Club on Monday in the wake of a weekend rape that allegedly took place at a club party.

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Alleged shoplifter unwittingly accepts ride to jail from off-duty cop

Alleged shoplifter unwittingly accepts ride to jail from off-duty cop

November 10th, 2014 3:26 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The old adage "never accept rides from strangers" hold true, even if you're on the run from the law.

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Drive-by shooting reported at Kingsport home

Drive-by shooting reported at Kingsport home

November 10th, 2014 12:03 pm by Rain Smith

Police are investigating an alleged robbery at a Kingsport residence, where the suspects reportedly returned after snatching cash to shoot at the home from a passing SUV.

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Sullivan panel gets firsthand look at jail

Sullivan panel gets firsthand look at jail

November 8th, 2014 6:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

When Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable took office Sept. 1, the Sullivan County Jail was facing threat of decertification by the Tennessee Correction Institute.

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Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs

Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs

November 8th, 2014 2:04 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

In Tennessee, lab seizures are down 40 percent this year, said Tommy Farmer, director of the Tennessee Meth and Pharmaceutical Task Force. Meanwhile, Mexican cartels have upped their meth-making.

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