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7 bullets = 15 years in prison: Judge calls for sentencing overhaul in wake of Tennessee man's case

7 bullets = 15 years in prison: Judge calls for sentencing overhaul in wake of Tennessee man's case

September 11th, 2014 4:45 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press

A federal appeals court judge on Thursday called for an overhaul of federal sentencing rules after upholding the 15-year prison term of a Tennessee man convicted of possessing seven bullets.

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Wrong-way driver causes Main Street crash

Wrong-way driver causes Main Street crash

September 11th, 2014 2:45 pm by Staff Report

A wrong-way driver on West Main Street in Johnson City led to a crash Thursday afternoon that sent a toddler to an area hospital for examination.

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Elizabethton police want help identifying alleged cigarette thief

Elizabethton police want help identifying alleged cigarette thief

September 11th, 2014 2:26 pm by John Thompson

Capt. Joy Markland, chief of the Elizabethton Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, said the man has been going into convenience stores and requesting several cartons of cigarettes.

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Erwin man found guilty in Sullivan County child porn case

Erwin man found guilty in Sullivan County child porn case

September 11th, 2014 1:41 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Joshua D. Johnson was indicted in August 2013, just weeks after the allegations were brought to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.

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UT police chief says recent sexual assault reports reflect change in federal requirements

UT police chief says recent sexual assault reports reflect change in federal requirements

September 11th, 2014 7:26 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

Four sexual assaults on the Knoxville campus have been reported by local media since fall semester classes began last month. UT Police Department officials have said they do not know if the assaults are connected.

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Carter County Trustee's Office warns of possible mail scam

Carter County Trustee's Office warns of possible mail scam

September 10th, 2014 8:54 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Trustee's Office is warning citizens of a potential mail scam that may be occurring this week.

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Prosecutor: Multimillionaire mom forced fatal toxic cocktail down autistic son's throat

Prosecutor: Multimillionaire mom forced fatal toxic cocktail down autistic son's throat

September 10th, 2014 8:35 pm by Associated Press

Prosecutors portray Gigi Jordan as a calm and calculating killer who poisoned her only child and then balanced her checkbook and transferred money out of his trust fund as he lay dead.

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Kingsport man pleads guilty in stalking spree

Kingsport man pleads guilty in stalking spree

September 10th, 2014 7:57 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Kingsport man will serve three years behind bars - followed by a two-year suspended sentence that includes mental evaluations and treatment - after pleading guilty to a systematic stalking spree of local women.

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Johnson City police: Kingsport man stole 2-ton HVAC unit

Johnson City police: Kingsport man stole 2-ton HVAC unit

September 10th, 2014 5:30 pm by Staff Report

Ahmed A. Usso was charged with theft over $500.

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Dad to be charged with murder in death of 5 kids

Dad to be charged with murder in death of 5 kids

September 10th, 2014 12:34 pm by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

A South Carolina man killed his five children, ages 1 to 8, then dumped their bodies wrapped in trash bags in a secluded clearing along a rural road in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday.

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