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UPDATE: Police say breezeway shooting suspect found with gunshot wounds

UPDATE: Police say breezeway shooting suspect found with gunshot wounds

March 7th, 2014 5:10 pm by Staff Reports

Johnson City police said that a man suspected of shooting a Knoxville man in a downtown breezeway was discovered with bullet wounds of his own.

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FULL STORY: Stratton found guilty of murder

FULL STORY: Stratton found guilty of murder

March 7th, 2014 1:50 pm by Becky Campbell

There were no outbursts of emotion Friday afternoon when a jury foreman announced Justin Allen Stratton, aka Puff, was guilty of first-degree murder, but he shook his head in disbelief and looked away.

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Sisters, teacher seek funds to buy headstone for Hawkins child killed with grape soda

Sisters, teacher seek funds to buy headstone for Hawkins child killed with grape soda

March 7th, 2014 11:26 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Five-year-old Alexa Linboom's horrific 2012 death made national headlines. Now her family and friends are trying to get a proper headstone on her grave.

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Kingsport man accused of shoplifting while possessing drugs

Kingsport man accused of shoplifting while possessing drugs

March 7th, 2014 10:20 am by Staff Reports

A Kingsport man was charged with shoplifting, possession of schedule I and II drugs for resale, and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia Thursday, police said.

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Escaped inmate captured, back behind bars

Escaped inmate captured, back behind bars

March 7th, 2014 10:19 am by Staff Report

Joshua Baber walked away from a work detail on Thursday afternoon. By Friday morning, he was back behind bars.

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Man charged with hindering creditor

Man charged with hindering creditor

March 7th, 2014 10:18 am by Staff Reports

An Erwin man was arrested Thursday on a charge of hindering a secured creditor over $1,000, police said.

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North Carolina driver arrested after hitting two pedestrians Thursday morning in Unicoi County

North Carolina driver arrested after hitting two pedestrians Thursday morning in Unicoi County

March 6th, 2014 5:19 pm by Brad Hicks

Authorities say the grandmother threw herself in front her grandson in an attempt to protect him from being hit by the vehicle as he crossed Unicoi Drive to board the school bus waiting for him on the other side of the road.

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Authorities searching for prisoner who escaped from Northeast Correctional Complex

Authorities searching for prisoner who escaped from Northeast Correctional Complex

March 6th, 2014 3:49 pm by Staff Report

Joshua Baber allegedly escaped while outside on work detail Thursday afternoon.

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Two more arrested in Sullivan County beating

Two more arrested in Sullivan County beating

March 6th, 2014 10:52 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Investigation revealed an argument at a home on Wyatt Hollow Road led to the assault, with the victim allegedly choked, kicked, punched, bitten and struck with a baseball bat.

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Elizabethton man charged with trying to burglarize gun store on West Elk Avenue

Elizabethton man charged with trying to burglarize gun store on West Elk Avenue

March 6th, 2014 9:53 am by Staff Report

Thad Buckles, denied being at the Gun Depot, however a witness positively identified him as the man trying to burglarize the business. Police say security camera video from the business also confirmed it was Buckles

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