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Man gets 10 years in sex-trafficking case for bringing Mexican teen to Knoxville

Man gets 10 years in sex-trafficking case for bringing Mexican teen to Knoxville

August 15th, 2013 9:44 am by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a man who arranged to bring a 16-year-old Mexican girl across the border in return for sex to serve 10 years in prison.

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Lee jury acquits man accused in stabbing death of son-in-law

Lee jury acquits man accused in stabbing death of son-in-law

August 14th, 2013 9:42 pm by Wes Bunch

JONESVILLE — The jury handed down its not guilty verdict Aug. 9, finding that Sammy McMahon, 47, of Seminary, had killed his son-in-law — Matthew Neal Stallard, 25 — in self-defense.

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British cat DNA database helps convict killer

British cat DNA database helps convict killer

August 14th, 2013 6:22 pm by Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Fingerprints are not the only thing that killers can leave behind — add cat hair to that list. A British university said Wednesday that its DNA database of British felines helped convict a man of manslaughter.

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Kingsport search nets TennCare fraud charge, drug arrests

Kingsport search nets TennCare fraud charge, drug arrests

August 14th, 2013 3:16 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman on probation for possessing drugs for resale faces the same charge again, with police saying she obtained the Oxycodone in Tuesday night's bust through TennCare benefits.

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Burglar takes 2 turkeys, ham from Johnson City church

August 14th, 2013 7:24 am by NET News Service

Two frozen turkeys and a frozen ham were reported stolen from a downtown Johnson City church in a burglary on Monday.

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‘I need help’: J.C. stabbing suspect says no one’s listened to him

‘I need help’: J.C. stabbing suspect says no one’s listened to him

August 14th, 2013 7:19 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Massachusetts man told a Washington County judge during his arraignment Tuesday on attempted murder charges that he needs help and no one would listen to him about it.

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Couple suspected of being on bath salts  charged with public intoxication

Couple suspected of being on bath salts charged with public intoxication

August 13th, 2013 10:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — Church Hill police responded to a complaint of a woman being chased by a man driving a pickup truck Sunday afternoon and ended up arresting the couple, who were allegedly high on bath salts.

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Washington man won’t face prison time for false crop insurance claims

Washington man won’t face prison time for false crop insurance claims

August 13th, 2013 7:44 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — One of three Northeast Tennessee residents involved in a scheme to submit more than $178,500 in false crop insurance claims will not be going to federal prison but will face hefty restitution, a judge ordered last week.

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Former bondsmen found guilty in Kingsport shooting incident

Former bondsmen found guilty in Kingsport shooting incident

August 13th, 2013 11:00 am by Nick Shepherd

Two former Kingsport bondsmen have been found guilty on aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident that happened two years ago, when a rubber bullet was fired at a car.

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Former Jonesborough officer gets 18 months for steroid trafficking

August 13th, 2013 9:19 am by Matthew Lane

A former Jonesborough police officer who sold more than $80,000 worth of illegal steroids over a three-year period has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for steroid trafficking.

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