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The week in crime

The week in crime

August 17th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Aug. 9 through the 16.

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CIA acknowledges Area 51 — but not UFOs or aliens

CIA acknowledges Area 51 — but not UFOs or aliens

August 16th, 2013 11:30 pm by Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFO buffs and believers in alien encounters are celebrating the CIA’s clearest acknowledgement yet of the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of elaborate conspiracy theories for decades.

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New NSA revelations stir congressional concern

New NSA revelations stir congressional concern

August 16th, 2013 11:26 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls on Capitol Hill for serious changes to NSA spy programs.

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Feds say child porn found on Greeneville police computer; officer charged

Feds say child porn found on Greeneville police computer; officer charged

August 16th, 2013 3:12 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Thousands of pornographic photos, including more than 80 of children, were found on a Greeneville Police patrol car laptop, according to federal documents charging an officer with receiving and possession child porn.

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Students return to school in Okla. after tornado

Students return to school in Okla. after tornado

August 16th, 2013 2:07 pm by KRISTI EATON,Associated Press

Students from two elementary schools destroyed by a tornado last spring returned to classes Friday, eager to reunite with their classmates but worried about what would happen the next time bad weather sweeps in.

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Man accused in Facebook killing gets new attorneys

Man accused in Facebook killing gets new attorneys

August 16th, 2013 2:06 pm by Associated Press

Three South Florida attorneys will represent a man accused of killing his wife and then posting pictures of her body on Facebook.

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At least 60 killed across country in Egypt clashes

At least 60 killed across country in Egypt clashes

August 16th, 2013 2:00 pm by AYA BATRAWY,Associated Press; TONY G. GABRIEL,Associated Press

Security officials in Egypt say the death toll in clashes across the country has risen to at least 60 people killed.

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Kingsport man breaks into ex-girlfriend's home, attacks male guest with hammer

Kingsport man breaks into ex-girlfriend's home, attacks male guest with hammer

August 16th, 2013 2:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Kingsport man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly breaking into an ex-girlfriend’s house in Church Hill, attacking her male guest with a large hammer, and threatening to kill her.

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Suspect arrested in robbery of Church Hill's Food City pharmacy

Suspect arrested in robbery of Church Hill's Food City pharmacy

August 16th, 2013 10:51 am by Rain Smith

Police say they have arrested a man who entered the Food City pharmacy in Church Hill on Thursday and demanded pills, handing over a note threatening “all pharmacy workers will die” if they didn't comply.

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Piney Flats man gets maximum sentence in child porn case

Piney Flats man gets maximum sentence in child porn case

August 16th, 2013 7:25 am by Matthew Lane

A forensic evaluation of the man's computer hard drives revealed 3,560 images of child pornography, including images of babies being raped, bondage and bestiality.

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