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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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Crime
Police: Johnson City man tried to give back stolen gun, iPhone

Police: Johnson City man tried to give back stolen gun, iPhone

June 2nd, 2015 10:27 am by Staff Report

Erik Purcott was charged with theft over $1,000

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Crime
2 charged after Johnson City police allegedly find marijuana, pills, lots of cash in pickup

2 charged after Johnson City police allegedly find marijuana, pills, lots of cash in pickup

June 2nd, 2015 9:56 am by Staff Report

About 9:25 p.m., police spotted a Toyota pickup traveling without headlights on along North Broadway Street near East Myrtle Avenue and stopped it.

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Crime Elizabethton
3 arrested on meth charges in Carter Co.

3 arrested on meth charges in Carter Co.

June 1st, 2015 3:35 pm by John Thompson

The arrests resulted from grand jury indictments.

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Crime
Woman charged in Carter Co. Jail inmate's Suboxone contraband case

Woman charged in Carter Co. Jail inmate's Suboxone contraband case

June 1st, 2015 3:26 pm by Staff Report

A second arrest has been made following an investigation into an alleged scheme to get Suboxone, a drug used in the treatment of opiate addiction, into the Carter County Jail.

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Crime
Burglars sledgehammered their way into Kingsport pharmacy, police say

Burglars sledgehammered their way into Kingsport pharmacy, police say

June 1st, 2015 2:18 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

In a separate incident, a woman is accused of robbing the same pharmacy.

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News Crime Regional & National
U.S. Supreme Court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

U.S. Supreme Court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

June 1st, 2015 2:11 pm by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

Chief Justice John Roberts said it was not enough for prosecutors to show that the comments of Anthony Elonis about killing his ex-wife and harming others would make a reasonable person feel threatened.

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Crime Elizabethton
Carter Co. Jail staff says wrong drug found in inmate's capsules

Carter Co. Jail staff says wrong drug found in inmate's capsules

June 1st, 2015 11:58 am by John Thompson

Three capsules had an orange tint that did not match the rest of the capsules. A field test indicated the presence of Suboxone.

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Grand jury ups attempted murder charge to 1st degree in Johnson City shooting

Grand jury ups attempted murder charge to 1st degree in Johnson City shooting

June 1st, 2015 11:51 am by Becky Campbell

Delmar Lamar Mack Jr., 46, was arrested in February after the shooting at the couple's 300 Delaware St. residence.

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Crime ETSU
Home invasion: ETSU issues assault alert

Home invasion: ETSU issues assault alert

June 1st, 2015 10:06 am by Staff Report

About 6:15 a.m., student reported that three men wearing bandanas had assaulted him at the Buccaneer Ridge apartment complex. No weapons were involved.

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