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Hot-headed grandma sets house on fire, cop bitten by dog

Hot-headed grandma sets house on fire, cop bitten by dog

June 3rd, 2013 11:19 am by Staff Report

“Watch your grandma,” he said. “She will burn the house down.” That’s what a man’s grandmother’s boyfriend told him when the boyfriend left a Lamont Street house to go to work.

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Kingsport alderman arrested on DUI charge

Kingsport alderman arrested on DUI charge

June 3rd, 2013 10:32 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

A Kingsport Alderman was arrested on a driving under the influence charge over the weekend while reportedly asking officers, ‘don’t you know who I am?’

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Southwest Virginia man faces second-degree murder charge in wake of stabbing

Southwest Virginia man faces second-degree murder charge in wake of stabbing

June 3rd, 2013 7:42 am by Staff Report

Alcohol use appears to be a factor in a stabbing death during an altercation at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at an apartment complex in Damascus, the Washington County, Va., Sheriff’s Office said.

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Scott County to seek indictments following high-speed pursuit

Scott County to seek indictments following high-speed pursuit

June 2nd, 2013 5:28 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

Prosecutors said Friday they will seek direct indictments against a Kingsport man who allegedly led a Scott County sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed pursuit last week with a stolen vehicle.

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Reluctant witness in Somali sex trafficking case faces prison time

June 2nd, 2013 2:14 pm by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

Two and a half years ago, federal prosecutors announced with great fanfare the indictments of about 30 people accused of operating a multistate child sex trafficking operation run by Somali gangs. So far, every defendant who has gone to trial has either b

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Johnson City police: Woman found asleep in stolen vehicle with drug equipment

Johnson City police: Woman found asleep in stolen vehicle with drug equipment

June 2nd, 2013 11:23 am by Staff Report

Johnson City police found a woman sleeping in a stolen vehicle early Saturday morning, resulting in her arrest on theft and drug-related charges, police said in a news release.

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NC woman charged with stealing from Johnson City store

June 2nd, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday in Johnson City on a felony shoplifting charge after a mall incident.

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Three men shot in Chattanooga this weekend

Three men shot in Chattanooga this weekend

June 1st, 2013 8:45 pm by Staff Report

Three men are in the hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries after two shootings in Chattanooga this weekend.

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Agent on the Spot: Lawman with East Tennessee ties again in the news

Agent on the Spot: Lawman with East Tennessee ties again in the news

June 1st, 2013 1:22 pm by Jamie Satterfield - Knoxville News Sentinel

East Tennessee State University graduate oversaw kidnapped Alabama boy's rescue

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Johnson City man charged with kidnapping, assault

Johnson City man charged with kidnapping, assault

June 1st, 2013 7:43 am by Staff Report

A Johnson City man was charged with aggravated kidnapping and drug offenses Friday after a victim reported to city police that she was held against her will overnight in her own home Thursday, police said.

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