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Top crime stories for 2014

Top crime stories for 2014

December 29th, 2014 9:00 am by Staff reports

From the absurd and unusual to the horrific and tragic, the Times-News staff put together a list of the most viewed crime stories on our website during the past year.

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Tennessee woman facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting at cars

Tennessee woman facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting at cars

December 28th, 2014 5:31 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say a woman who drove around a Chattanooga neighborhood randomly shooting at people in their cars is facing several charges, including attempted first-degree murder.

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Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

December 27th, 2014 8:14 pm by JACK CHANG, Associated Press

BEIJING — In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago.

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Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NYC mayor

Police outside cop funeral turn backs on NYC mayor

December 27th, 2014 2:30 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE and MIKE BALSAMO, Associated Press

Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto New York City streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero.

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Church Hill plumber allegedly steals water from utility district

Church Hill plumber allegedly steals water from utility district

December 26th, 2014 11:23 am by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill plumber is charged with felony theft for allegedly reconnecting his disconnected water service a second time after having already been warned not to by the utility district.

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Cuffed man flees police with meth, syringes

Cuffed man flees police with meth, syringes

December 25th, 2014 2:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who was initially facing a failure to appear warrant Sunday was additionally charged with meth possession, felony evading arrest, and felony escape, after allegedly running from police while handcuffed.

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Taking shots: Johnson City man accidentally shoots drinking buddy

Taking shots: Johnson City man accidentally shoots drinking buddy

December 24th, 2014 11:15 am by NET News Service

The pair were reportedly drinking and reminiscing about their military service when one man began handling a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber pistol.

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Update: 80 'one-pot' meth bottles found at home in Cherokee National Forest

Update: 80 'one-pot' meth bottles found at home in Cherokee National Forest

December 24th, 2014 8:49 am by Rain Smith

The tracking of purchases of pseudoephedrine — a key ingredient in the production of meth — has led Sullivan County authorities to approximately 40 "one pot" cook bottles at a residence in the Cherokee National Forest.

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'Infestation': Kingsport baby teeming with bugs, parents charged

'Infestation': Kingsport baby teeming with bugs, parents charged

December 23rd, 2014 2:24 pm by Rain Smith

Two Kingsport parents have been arrested after allegedly not knowing who was caring for their infant daughter, leading to an hours-long search for the 8-month-old and discovery that she was infested with bed bugs.

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Drive through Bluff City yard ends with assault on police

Drive through Bluff City yard ends with assault on police

December 23rd, 2014 12:04 pm by Rain Smith

A Bluff City man is accused of performing doughnuts on a neighbor's lawn with an SUV — churning up significant sections of grass during the vandalism — then pointing a rifle at responding officers to ignite a struggle.

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