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Update: Accused Johnson County gunman wounded in shootout, captured

Update: Accused Johnson County gunman wounded in shootout, captured

June 13th, 2013 1:30 pm by Staff Report

MOUNTAIN CITY — A fugitive accused of shooting two people here was captured today after a brief police chase, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported in a news release.

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Erwin man sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on meth conviction

Erwin man sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on meth conviction

June 13th, 2013 11:19 am by Staff Report

GREENEVILLE — An Erwin man previously charged with offenses related to the manufacture of methamphetamine was sentenced to spend 14 years in prison at a Wednesday hearing in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.

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Police: Johnson City man faked knifepoint robbery after trying to buy drugs

Police: Johnson City man faked knifepoint robbery after trying to buy drugs

June 13th, 2013 8:11 am by Staff Report

A Johnson City man claimed he had been robbed at knifepoint Wednesday, but police said he faked the incident in an attempted drug transaction.

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Ramsey predicts push for changes in Tennessee law covering decongestants

Ramsey predicts push for changes in Tennessee law covering decongestants

June 13th, 2013 7:08 am by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

There will be a “huge push” next year to require nasal decongestant medicines like Sudafed to be prescription only, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey told a Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors legislative luncheon Wednesday in Gray.

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August trial date set for city man in teen-solicitation case

August trial date set for city man in teen-solicitation case

June 12th, 2013 9:08 pm by Brad Hicks

Rickie Lee Hoyle Jr., 40, appeared in U.S. District Court on Wednesday morning for an arraignment hearing.

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School board member/ex-deputy indicted by Unicoi grand jury

School board member/ex-deputy indicted by Unicoi grand jury

June 12th, 2013 9:05 pm by Brad Hicks

A former Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department captain and current member of the Unicoi County Board of Education is facing several charges following his Monday indictment by a Unicoi County grand jury.

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Convicted Tri-Cities pill trafficker sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

Convicted Tri-Cities pill trafficker sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

June 12th, 2013 5:15 pm by Staff Report

A Michigan man convicted of trafficking drugs in the Tri-Cities area was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday.

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Woman reports home invasion, vehicle theft in Carter County

Woman reports home invasion, vehicle theft in Carter County

June 12th, 2013 4:52 pm by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON — A woman was assaulted and had her 1996 Chevrolet Blazer stolen in a strong armed robbery on Tuesday morning.

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Security camera images released of alleged Elizabethton pizza shop burglar

Security camera images released of alleged Elizabethton pizza shop burglar

June 12th, 2013 4:17 pm by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON — The Elizabethton Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the man who broke into Greg's Pizza, 770 W. Elk Ave., on Tuesday morning.

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Family of man shot by Kingsport police says weapon was a roof shingle

Family of man shot by Kingsport police says weapon was a roof shingle

June 12th, 2013 12:31 pm by Rain Smith, Kingsport Times News

Kingsport police are still declining to identify the alleged weapon a wanted man reportedly threatened officers with during a Tuesday morning standoff — prompting them to shoot him in the abdomen — but the suspect's family claims it was a roof shingle.

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