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State rests in first Facebook Murders trial; one murder count dismissed

State rests in first Facebook Murders trial; one murder count dismissed

October 10th, 2013 3:45 pm by John Thompson

Judge John Kerry Blackwood said the state had not made the case for the felony murder charge against Marvin Potter, one of four people accused in the 2012 Johnson County slayings.

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Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

October 10th, 2013 2:33 pm by RAIN SMITH- NET News Service

Warrants were served on the supervisor of a Sullivan County children's center on Thursday, marking the second arrest in an investigation of alleged sex and alcohol at the facility.

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Update: Woman charged with beating friend with bat at downtown Johnson City apartment

Update: Woman charged with beating friend with bat at downtown Johnson City apartment

October 10th, 2013 7:32 am by Staff Report

Brittany Nicole Taylor, 20, 111 W. Unaka Ave., No. 6, turned herself into police on Wednesday after the incident at her apartment a day earlier.

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‘I did it’ phone call to accused's wife part of testimony in Facebook murder trial

‘I did it’ phone call to accused's wife part of testimony in Facebook murder trial

October 10th, 2013 7:05 am by John Thompson

On the third day of the double first-degree murder trial of Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter Jr., the jurors heard a taped telephone conversation Potter made to his wife, Barbara, after he had been interrogated for 3 1/2 hours in which he told her “I did it.”

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Man accused of vehicular homicide seeks blood test’s omission

Man accused of vehicular homicide seeks blood test’s omission

October 9th, 2013 9:22 pm by Becky Campbell

A Telford man accused of vehicular homicide by intoxication wants his blood test omitted from the case, and attorneys argued the motion in Washington County Criminal Court Wednesday.

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Bus crash case delayed again, Gray scheduled back in court in December

Bus crash case delayed again, Gray scheduled back in court in December

October 9th, 2013 9:20 pm by Becky Campbell

The former Washington County school bus driver charged with injuring 39 student riders when she crashed on a county road last year was slated to plead guilty Wednesday, but the case hit another delay.

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Man charged after allegedly threatening Unicoi County deputy

Man charged after allegedly threatening Unicoi County deputy

October 9th, 2013 9:19 pm by Brad Hicks

An incident in the parking lot of the Unicoi County Courthouse led to the Wednesday afternoon arrest of a Johnson City man, according to Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley.

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House guest accused of stealing from Johnson City residence

House guest accused of stealing from Johnson City residence

October 9th, 2013 4:47 pm by Staff Report

The 23-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on a charge that he stole from a friend's residence in Johnson City while staying there last year.

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Police charge man with robbing Johnson City convenience store at knifepoint

Police charge man with robbing Johnson City convenience store at knifepoint

October 9th, 2013 4:27 pm by Staff Report

The arrest resulted from an investigation into the Sept. 21 robbery of the Roadrunner Market at 2607 S. Roan St.

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Bristol woman faces child sex charges related to job at local children's center

Bristol woman faces child sex charges related to job at local children's center

October 9th, 2013 9:39 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Sheriff's Department spokeswoman confirmed the accused was employed by a local children's center at the time of the alleged incidents but declined to identify the facility.

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