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Tennessee lawmakers continue to protect cockfighting

Tennessee lawmakers continue to protect cockfighting

April 10th, 2015 9:19 am by Johnson City Press

State legislators have routinely declined to get tough on cockfighting, even after hearing testimony from federal agents who say Tennessee is part of the infamous "Cockfighting Corridor," where criminals who engage in this blood sport flock to ply their h

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DUI charge dismissed in Tennessee Highway Patrol quota case

DUI charge dismissed in Tennessee Highway Patrol quota case - VIDEO

April 9th, 2015 4:36 pm by Becky Campbell

The DUI case that spurred a local attorney to raise questions of allegations about arrest quotas for the Tennessee Highway Patrol is over.

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Brief pursuit - Man accused in NE Tennessee burglary nabbed wearing only underwear

Brief pursuit - Man accused in NE Tennessee burglary nabbed wearing only underwear

April 9th, 2015 2:37 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

He allegedly admitted to being on "Ice" - a potent type of meth.

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Jilted boyfriend charged with attempted murder in attack on ex's Kingsport family

Jilted boyfriend charged with attempted murder in attack on ex's Kingsport family

April 9th, 2015 2:02 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Kingsport man faces a litany of felonies after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at members of his ex-girlfriend's family - including children - then placing the barrel to a person's head and pulling the trigger. The gun didn't fire.

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Johnson City appliance store closes owing at least $86K to customers

Johnson City appliance store closes owing at least $86K to customers

April 9th, 2015 1:33 pm by Becky Campbell

Customers, now victims, of Professional Appliance Direct, located at 3101 Browns Mill Road, Suite 3, began earlier this month reporting to the Johnson City Police Department that they had been defrauded and swindled.

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Stepfather accused of pointing rifle at 9-year-old in NE Tennessee

Stepfather accused of pointing rifle at 9-year-old in NE Tennessee

April 9th, 2015 11:02 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened his 9-year-old stepdaughter by pointing a .22 caliber rifle at her before taking her to school Monday morning.

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20 kilos of cocaine seized on Interstate 40 in Tennessee

20 kilos of cocaine seized on Interstate 40 in Tennessee

April 9th, 2015 9:29 am by The Tennessean

The cocaine has a local street value of $720,000.

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Baseball bat attack left 1 man hospitalized, another in jail, Johnson City police say

Baseball bat attack left 1 man hospitalized, another in jail, Johnson City police say

April 9th, 2015 9:24 am by Staff Report

A Hamilton Street man was arrested early this morning on a charge that he struck another man with a baseball bat several times during a fight at a rooming house.

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Unaka Avenue Baptist Church secretary gets 8 years for stealing $420,000

Unaka Avenue Baptist Church secretary gets 8 years for stealing $420,000

April 9th, 2015 8:45 am by Becky Campbell

Testimony from a woman facing eight years in prison for stealing more than $420,000 from a local church might have been her undoing that led to a judge ordering her to serve her sentence.

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Potential 'Facebook Murders' jurors report for orientation

Potential 'Facebook Murders' jurors report for orientation

April 8th, 2015 5:11 pm by Becky Campbell

Nearly 200 Washington County residents showed up Wednesday for jury duty in preparation for an upcoming multi-defendant murder trial transferred here from Mountain City.

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