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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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More charges for Bristol, Virginia, teacher accused of sex with students at school

More charges for Bristol, Virginia, teacher accused of sex with students at school

December 18th, 2014 4:57 pm by Staff Report

On Thursday, Sheriff Ed Newman announced that the investigation revealed accusations that Mullins had one or more sexual encounters with the victims at John Battle in the fall of 2014.

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Sheriff: Facebook messages with 15-year-old led deputies to Abingdon man's child porn on phone

Sheriff: Facebook messages with 15-year-old led deputies to Abingdon man's child porn on phone

December 18th, 2014 4:40 pm by Staff Report

Christopher Chad Thompson, Abingdon, was charged with possession of child pornography and solicitation of a minor by electronic means.

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Update: TBI resumes involvement in 24th Judicial District

Update: TBI resumes involvement in 24th Judicial District

December 18th, 2014 4:14 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation resumed investigations Thursday in the five-county judicial district where the high-profile death of a 20-year-old nursing student is being prosecuted, a day after saying it was suspending activities there.

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Update: Woman with gun at Gray School allegedly said she could 'take care of it' if intruder showed up

Update: Woman with gun at Gray School allegedly said she could 'take care of it' if intruder showed up

December 18th, 2014 1:50 pm by Staff Report

A Gray woman was arrested on a weapons charge, deputies said, after she showed a gun to a school receptionist and asked if it was legal to bring it there.

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