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Woman arrested after recanting story about Johnson City child rape; boyfriend released

Woman arrested after recanting story about Johnson City child rape; boyfriend released

September 19th, 2013 4:56 pm by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City woman who told police earlier this month she witnessed her boyfriend sexually abuse a 3-year-old girl has been charged with filing a false report for recanting her story.

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NE Tennesssee man accused of beating girlfriend because she was mourning her deceased daughter

NE Tennesssee man accused of beating girlfriend because she was mourning her deceased daughter

September 19th, 2013 4:51 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Rogersville woman told police her boyfriend beat her up Wednesday night because he was tired of her talk about the death of her 25-year-old daughter, who passed away Sept. 13 following a long illness.

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Deputies seize 80 marijuana plants in S.W. Virginia field

Deputies seize 80 marijuana plants in S.W. Virginia field

September 19th, 2013 4:37 pm by Staff Report

An anonymous tip led deputies to a location in the Konnarock area of the county in a field just off U.S. Route 58.

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Two men sought in Johnson City pharmacy robbery

Two men sought in Johnson City pharmacy robbery

September 19th, 2013 3:34 pm by Staff report

Police said two men robbed Boones Creek Pharmacy, 4729 North Roan St., Suite 2, just after 11 a.m.

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Update: Jurors convict Rep. Hawk of reckless endangerment

Update: Jurors convict Rep. Hawk of reckless endangerment

September 19th, 2013 3:15 pm by Associated Press

GREENEVILLE— An East Tennessee jury has convicted a state lawmaker of reckless endangerment stemming from an altercation with his ex-wife.

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Tennessee awards anti-drunk-driving grants to local law enforcement

Tennessee awards anti-drunk-driving grants to local law enforcement

September 19th, 2013 12:57 pm by Staff Report

Agencies in Washington County have been awarded nine grants worth more than $350,000 for anti-drunk-driving initiatives, state Sen. Rusty Crowe announced today.

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Smoke shop co-owner who cooperated with police avoids jail time for bath salts sales and tax evasion case

Smoke shop co-owner who cooperated with police avoids jail time for bath salts sales and tax evasion case

September 19th, 2013 10:34 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

The charges are in connection to the selling of synthetic marijuana and bath salts at the Ultimate Smoke shop for about a year in 2011-2012 and the structuring of more than $288,000 in deposits to Eastman Credit Union in a way as to avoid detection by the

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Heartache Tonight? Cops say woman got tired of Eagles songs, stabbed roommate

Heartache Tonight? Cops say woman got tired of Eagles songs, stabbed roommate

September 18th, 2013 12:24 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say the woman was fed up with the roommate listening to the Eagles and watching TV with his brother.

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Ex-Hawkins County jail guard charged with assaulting inmate from Johnson City

Ex-Hawkins County jail guard charged with assaulting inmate from Johnson City

September 18th, 2013 11:43 am by Staff Report

Roy Junior Mathes was indicted on one count of assault by the Hawkins County grand jury earlier this week.

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Johnson City police: Man charged with reckless endangerment after nearly striking 3 officers with vehicle

Johnson City police: Man charged with reckless endangerment after nearly striking 3 officers with vehicle

September 18th, 2013 7:04 am by Staff Report

It was 21-year-old Justin Bookwalter's second arrest resulting from a traffic stop this summer. He also was arrested on drug charges in a Johnson City hotel raid in 2012.

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