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Mother of child in abuse case testifies against ex-boyfriend, accused assailant

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Mother of child in abuse case testifies against ex-boyfriend, accused assailant

December 18th, 2014 10:47 pm by Becky Campbell

Amanda Percell told a Washington County Criminal Court jury on Thursday that she no longer has custody of her children, but there was one last thing she could do for her oldest son - testify against the man she said beat the 2-year-old boy so bad that his

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Update: Jury finds Allen guilty on child abuse, neglect charges

Update: Jury finds Allen guilty on child abuse, neglect charges

December 19th, 2014 4:58 pm by Becky Campbell

A Washington County jury has found Andrew Lorenze Allen guilty on charges of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

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2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

December 20th, 2014 7:38 pm by COLLEEN LONG, and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.

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Fee structure changing for Tennessee 911 phone calls

Fee structure changing for Tennessee 911 phone calls

December 19th, 2014 10:51 pm by Max Hrenda

According to a representative from Washington County 911, 70 percent of callers may see a rate increase when calling 911 after the new year.

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Stolen items sold to scrap yard, police say

Stolen items sold to scrap yard, police say

December 19th, 2014 5:28 pm by Staff Report

A city man is being held at the Washington County Detention Center after police said he sold stolen items to a scrap yard.

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New York woman accused of killing 5-year-old cousin, falsely reporting abduction

New York woman accused of killing 5-year-old cousin, falsely reporting abduction

December 19th, 2014 4:04 pm by Associated Press

The sheriff says she strangled the boy and tossed his body "like a piece of trash" into a culvert.

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Meth chase leaves SW Virginia deputies in acid-powered cloud of smoke

Meth chase leaves SW Virginia deputies in acid-powered cloud of smoke

December 19th, 2014 3:55 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

A high-speed pursuit in Southwest Virginia resulted in a deputy crashing his cruiser after acid, which was allegedly tossed out of a window by meth suspects, created a cloud of gas on the highway.

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Man accused of child neglect, assault caught in chase through Kingsport woods

Man accused of child neglect, assault caught in chase through Kingsport woods

December 19th, 2014 12:58 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office deputies received information that Daniel Powell, 23, of Eastline Drive, Kingsport, was in the area of Eastman Road Thursday night.

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'Helping the FBI' nets NE Tennessee man felony charges in Sullivan Co.

'Helping the FBI' nets NE Tennessee man felony charges in Sullivan Co.

December 19th, 2014 12:45 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A frightened female motorist's 911 call has landed a man in the Sullivan County jail, as he allegedly attempted to run the woman off the road multiple times in a high-speed chase - then explained his actions as "helping the FBI in a manhunt."

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Deputies: Sex offender arrested after visit to school grounds

Deputies: Sex offender arrested after visit to school grounds

December 18th, 2014 5:25 pm by Staff Report

Sheriff's deputies said a registered sex offender was arrested after she visited a school without revealing her status.

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Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

December 18th, 2014 5:14 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by

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