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Bristol Va. jurors wrestling with determining if man raped 10-year-old girl

June 19th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report in the Bristol Herald Courier a circuit court jury recessed deliberations in a rape trial recessed last night after it failed to reach a verdict.The jurors are weighing whether Hewie Isaiah Tester, 21, raped a 10-year-old girl in Aug

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Greeneville, Elizabethton DCS offices could close, consolidate staffs in Johnson City

June 18th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report by the Greeneville Sun, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services offices in Greeneville and Elizabethton could close later this year due to state budget cuts.Rob Johnson, a Nashville-based DCS spokesman told the Sun, if that

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No bond for teen accused in shooting death of 15-year-old boy

June 18th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report by the Roanoke Times, there will be no bail for 16-year-old facing a charge of first-degree murder in the killing of another teenager.Marquis Daye's was arraigned on Wednesday.

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Family of ex-Chattanooga doctor angry after sentence lowered in child porn case

June 18th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the family of a former Chattanooga doctor convicted of possessing child pornography isn't satisfied with a federal judge's rare decision to drastically reduce man's prison sentence."How many lives

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FBI breaks up Cocke County crime mob that was protected by cops

June 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that 23 people were charged with taking part in a violent mob-style organized Cocke County crime ring that was protected by crooked cops. The paper quotes federal authorities saying the gang has been in operation f

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Ron Ramsey: Senate aide's Obama joke a first offense, reprimand sufficient punishment

June 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Tennessean, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said Tuesday that a "strong letter of reprimand" was sufficient action to take against an employee of a Republican lawmaker who used a state computer to send a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama.She

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Grandmother says police have arrested the wrong boy in Roanoke teen shooting death

June 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Roanoke Times is reporting that police have arrested and charged a Roanoke teenager, Marquis Daye, 16, with the fatal shooting of a high school freshman.Gregory Grant, 15, was shot and killed about 10 p.m. Sunday. He was a ninth-grader at Patrick Hen

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Chattanooga using mobile cameras that can spot stolen vehicles

June 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is reporting that Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies will soon begin using a PlateScan system that checks license plates for stolen vehicles and felony warrants."The technology is phenomenal," Lt. Charles Lowery Jr

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