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Kingsport man sentenced for counterfeiting

Kingsport man sentenced for counterfeiting

November 14th, 2014 12:48 am by Matthew Lane

Ruben Suarez, 20, the third member of a five-person counterfeiting scheme in Kingsport, has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison. The other defendants were Shannon Hawkins, Tyler Monroe, Jordan Johnson, and Kayla White.

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Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for case files

November 13th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

The malware, called "Cryptowall," doesn't tamper with files on a computer, but keeps them locked until a ransom is paid.

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Johnson City man facing 50 counts of child rape

Johnson City man facing 50 counts of child rape

November 13th, 2014 9:17 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Rex James Sidney Lane, 52, of Dyer Street, was arrested Thursday on 50 counts of rape of a child, 50 counts of incest and 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery.

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Police: Duffield mom sought hitman for son's murder

Police: Duffield mom sought hitman for son's murder

November 13th, 2014 2:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

Officers were first made aware of the plot on Nov. 8 when an unnamed individual came to the jail. He told officers he was contacted by a woman asking to kill her son for money.

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Blountville sex offender charged in rape of dog

Blountville sex offender charged in rape of dog

November 13th, 2014 1:02 pm by Rain Smith

A Blountville man previously convicted of sexual battery faces new charges in Southwest Virginia, where he allegedly penetrated a dog with a mixer attachment — inflicting injuries that required surgery — and left behind DNA evidence.

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Cops and robber: 14-year-old busted in Kingsport stickup

Cops and robber: 14-year-old busted in Kingsport stickup

November 12th, 2014 9:00 pm by Staff Report

The incident occurred last Thursday at Minute Market, 1108 E. Center St. Kingsport police officers responded at approximately 9 p.m., after a white male suspect entered the store dressed head-to-toe in black, including a ski mask.

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Gun incident in downtown Johnson City leads to marijuana bust

Gun incident in downtown Johnson City leads to marijuana bust

November 12th, 2014 7:00 pm by NET News Service

A Greeneville man pointed a gun at another man's head in downtown Johnson City late Tuesday night in a drug deal gone wrong before police found a stash of marijuana in his car, police said.

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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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