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In gravel, police battle 'the devil'

In gravel, police battle 'the devil'

June 4th, 2015 8:55 am by Becky Campbell

The recent discovery of a dangerous synthetic drug in nearby Southwest Virginia doesn't surprise law enforcement in Johnson City and Washington County.

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Johnson City man charged with 3 counts of aggravated statutory rape

Johnson City man charged with 3 counts of aggravated statutory rape

June 3rd, 2015 7:17 pm by Staff Report

Bruce W. Carnegie was arrested Wednesday on charges that he had sex with an underage person three times.

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Carter Co. man reports $45,000 robbery, baseball bat attack

Carter Co. man reports $45,000 robbery, baseball bat attack

June 3rd, 2015 4:38 pm by John Thompson

He also reported that the robber threw a liquid that smelled like household cleaner in his eyes.

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Gray woman pleads guilty as accessory to Johnson City woman's murder in S.W. Virginia

Gray woman pleads guilty as accessory to Johnson City woman's murder in S.W. Virginia

June 3rd, 2015 2:54 pm by Marci Gore, NET News Service

Natasha Gross, aka Natasha Collins, was found dead in June 2010 in the East Carter's Valley area of Scott County, Va.

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Accused shooter in I-81 gunfire arrested in Blountville

Accused shooter in I-81 gunfire arrested in Blountville

June 3rd, 2015 2:09 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Dale Taylor, 25, also faced charges of escape and resisting arrest

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Sliger's death makes seven unsolved murders, disappearances in Hawkins

Sliger's death makes seven unsolved murders, disappearances in Hawkins

June 2nd, 2015 9:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

It's been more than two weeks since 79-year-old Margaret Sliger was found murdered outside her Mooresburg home, and the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is still searching for a suspect.

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Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture

Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture

June 2nd, 2015 9:05 pm by BEN FOX, Associated Press

A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in total darkness for nearly a year

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OOPS: Parole Board says early hearing for grape soda child killer was a mistake

OOPS: Parole Board says early hearing for grape soda child killer was a mistake

June 2nd, 2015 3:12 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Mary Lavonne Vaughn and her husband Randall Lee Vaughn both pleaded guilty to second degree murder and aggravated child abuse for the 2012 murder of Randall Vaughn's 5-year-old daughter Alexa Linboom.

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'Grape soda' child killer gets chance at early parole after 6 months in prison

'Grape soda' child killer gets chance at early parole after 6 months in prison

June 2nd, 2015 11:21 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

The DA and the Hawkins County sheriff are firmly opposed.

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Privatize Tennessee jails? Hamilton County might do it

Privatize Tennessee jails? Hamilton County might do it

June 2nd, 2015 10:56 am by Louie Brogdon, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger says the county is going to seek a consultant to look into privatization of the county's jails.

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