Kingsport Times News Thursday, May 28, 2015
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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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Trial set for former Hawkins cemetery owner

Trial set for former Hawkins cemetery owner

April 30th, 2015 2:46 pm by Jeff Bobo

Vickie Lynn Ringley was arraigned Thursday on charges from a 12-count indictment returned in February, accusing her of theft, money laundering, forgery, and failure to follow state cemetery regulations.

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Another loaded firearm confiscated at TCRA

Another loaded firearm confiscated at TCRA

April 30th, 2015 2:09 pm by Hank Hayes

In the week beginning April 20, the Transportation Security Administration says it discovered loaded firearms at security checkpoints at every major airport in Tennessee, including Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

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Increasingly popular synthetic drug behind bizarre crimes

Increasingly popular synthetic drug behind bizarre crimes

April 30th, 2015 9:52 am by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The common element to these and other bizarre incidents in Florida in the last few months is flakka, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug. Also known as gravel and readily available for $5 or less a vial

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FBI says it is looking for 3 in kidnapping, robbery plot

FBI says it is looking for 3 in kidnapping, robbery plot

April 30th, 2015 8:39 am by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal officials say they are looking for two men and a woman after the family of an East Tennessee bank employee was briefly kidnapped in an attempted extortion and robbery plot.

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