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The Latest: Police radio recording released in South Carolina cop's shooting of unarmed black man

The Latest: Police radio recording released in South Carolina cop's shooting of unarmed black man - VIDEO

April 8th, 2015 4:05 pm by Associated Press

North Charleston Patrolman Michael Slager has been charged with murder.

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Blountville man left Bristol crash scene after 12-year-old cyclist flipped over vehicle, police say

Blountville man left Bristol crash scene after 12-year-old cyclist flipped over vehicle, police say

April 8th, 2015 2:38 pm by Staff Report

Nathan Boothe was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after police tracked him down.

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GUILTY: Jury to decide on death penalty in Boston Marathon bomber's conviction

GUILTY: Jury to decide on death penalty in Boston Marathon bomber's conviction

April 8th, 2015 1:58 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The verdict is expected to beIn the next phase of the trial, the jury will hear evidence on whether Tsarnaev should get the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Johnson City man charged with 6th DUI

Johnson City man charged with 6th DUI

April 8th, 2015 12:15 pm by Staff Report

Joseph E. Carter was already classified as a habitual motor offender.

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Kingsport man nets second murder charge, implicated in third case

Kingsport man nets second murder charge, implicated in third case

April 8th, 2015 11:53 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Jonathan Lynn Slemp, 43, is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Gary Lavon Jones.

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UPDATE: TBI releases names of East Tennessee cop, man he shot

UPDATE: TBI releases names of East Tennessee cop, man he shot

April 8th, 2015 11:46 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

About 8 p.m. Tuesday a woman called E-911 dispatcher about a domestic dispute at a home in Maryville.

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Johnson City man tried robbing cab driver, police say

Johnson City man tried robbing cab driver, police say

April 8th, 2015 11:41 am by Staff Report

Anthony Ledbetter was charged with attempted robbery.

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Erwin business owner pleads guilty to attempted tax evasion

Erwin business owner pleads guilty to attempted tax evasion

April 8th, 2015 9:09 am by Sue Guinn Legg

An Erwin business owner arrested in November on 17 charges of of attempted tax evasion pleaded guilty to two of the charges Monday in Unicoi County Criminal Court.

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Massachusetts man still in custody, awaiting extradition

Massachusetts man still in custody, awaiting extradition

April 7th, 2015 9:52 pm by Becky Campbell

A man wanted for a murder in Johnson City remained in custody in a Massachusetts jail Tuesday after his extradition hearing was reset Friday and his bond set at $1 million, according to the Pittsfield (Mass.) District Court clerk's office.

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Feds indict Knox County man for sex trafficking, drugs

Feds indict Knox County man for sex trafficking, drugs

April 7th, 2015 9:22 pm by News Sentinel Staff

A Farragut man arrested during a prostitution sting at a West Knox County motel in 2013 now is indicted on federal charges of sex trafficking by force, as well as felony drug possession.

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