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East Tennessee bus driver accused of raping 15-year-old student

East Tennessee bus driver accused of raping 15-year-old student

March 5th, 2015 12:05 pm by Associated Press

The driver allegedly took the girl to a motel and forced himself on her.

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Traffic stop results in Johnson City man's arrest on month-old burglary, theft charges

Traffic stop results in Johnson City man's arrest on month-old burglary, theft charges

March 4th, 2015 9:08 pm by Max Hrenda

A traffic stop over a malfunctioning taillight may have resulted in the arrest of a city man who stole thousands of dollars in money and merchandise from area women over the past 41 days.

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Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

March 4th, 2015 9:03 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County teen accused of setting two simultaneous barn fires last month that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage allegedly returned to the scene to watch firefighters put out the blaze.

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'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

March 4th, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

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Ex-East Tennessee official accused of stealing $220K from solid waste fund

Ex-East Tennessee official accused of stealing $220K from solid waste fund

March 4th, 2015 5:17 pm by Staff Report

Morristown's former solid waste director has been indicted on charges that he misappropriated more than $220,000 in government funds over a four-year period.

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'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

March 4th, 2015 5:08 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

She also climbed a tree on the courthouse lawn.

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I-81 U-turn ignites Kingsport crash, Piney Flats woman's arrest

I-81 U-turn ignites Kingsport crash, Piney Flats woman's arrest

March 4th, 2015 5:04 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Shortly after the 8 p.m. crash, the allegedly intoxicated driver told police that in making the maneuver, she "didn't realize she was on Interstate."

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Police: Johnson City man found with meth-making materials inside apartment

Police: Johnson City man found with meth-making materials inside apartment

March 4th, 2015 2:32 pm by Staff Report

Police said a city man was arrested on drug charges after officers found him holding a possible methamphetamine lab inside his apartment.

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In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

In Ferguson, scathing US report brings pressure for change

March 4th, 2015 10:17 am by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, are disproportionately subject to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops and citations for infractions as petty as walking down the middle of street.

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Johnson City police say 2 fled after ride in stolen car

Johnson City police say 2 fled after ride in stolen car

March 4th, 2015 9:24 am by Staff Report

Scotty Shelton and Nikki Hoilman were arrested after the incident at Aspen Ridge Apartments on King Springs Road.

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