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Occupant of vehicle shoots at 11-W motorists

Occupant of vehicle shoots at 11-W motorists

February 27th, 2014 3:49 pm by Nick Shepherd

Two women were allegedly shot at while traveling Highway 11-W in Sullivan County on Tuesday night, telling police the gun was fired by an unknown occupant of another car.

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KPD: Drunk woman arrested after firing gun in street

KPD: Drunk woman arrested after firing gun in street

February 27th, 2014 1:21 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman faces felony charges after allegedly exiting her apartment while angry and intoxicated, then randomly firing a handgun along a city street.

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Kingsport neighbors' dispute over barking dogs ends in assault arrest

Kingsport neighbors' dispute over barking dogs ends in assault arrest

February 27th, 2014 11:46 am by Rain Smith

A Wednesday morning argument over barking dogs ended with one man transported to the hospital by ambulance - possibly with a broken jaw - and the arrest of his Kingsport neighbor on a charge of aggravated assault.

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Fighting back: Johnson City woman who survived attack advocates self-defense

Fighting back: Johnson City woman who survived attack advocates self-defense

February 26th, 2014 6:58 pm by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

September 21, 2013, was a day Rachel Layer thought would be her last. Late in the evening, an attacker had entered her residence after prying his way in through the bathroom window, crawled behind where she was lying on her couch, and began choking her.

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Man accused of stealing from Sevierville rehab facility, taken back to Hawkins jail

Man accused of stealing from Sevierville rehab facility, taken back to Hawkins jail

February 26th, 2014 4:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

A man with multiple felony convictions and a long arrest record in Hawkins County dating back more than a decade was offered an opportunity Monday to turn his life around in drug rehabilitation.

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KPD: Short knew her 'brutal' killer

KPD: Short knew her 'brutal' killer

February 26th, 2014 2:08 pm by Rain Smith

More than 100 police interviews in four states have led to an arrest in the 2011 murder of a Kingsport woman, with police saying the suspect and victim were acquaintances.

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Update: Suspect in Kingsport murder identified

Update: Suspect in Kingsport murder identified

February 26th, 2014 12:07 am by Rain Smith

Jonathan Lynn Slemp, 42, is currently held on $300,000 bond, charged with first-degree murder, felony murder and especially aggravated robbery.

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Lawyer requests extra jail time for defendant with 'drug problem'

Lawyer requests extra jail time for defendant with 'drug problem'

February 25th, 2014 11:27 pm by Wes Bunch

A Southwest Virginia man convicted of shoplifting will spend the next two years in prison after his attorney took the unusual step Tuesday of requesting more jail time to allow his client to deal with a drug addiction.

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Limestone man sentenced to 51 months for trying to defraud USDA

Limestone man sentenced to 51 months for trying to defraud USDA

February 25th, 2014 9:22 pm by Matthew Lane

Glenn Martin Jr., the ringleader of a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Agriculture of $178,000 through false crop insurance claims, has been sentenced to slightly more than four years in federal prison.

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California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

February 25th, 2014 9:01 pm by Associated Press

Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.

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