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LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

March 2nd, 2015 9:19 pm by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.

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Georgia woman nears execution for husband's murder

Georgia woman nears execution for husband's murder

March 2nd, 2015 9:17 pm by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday evening, unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in with a last-minute reprieve.

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Police: Johnson City man arrested after being stopped in stolen car

Police: Johnson City man arrested after being stopped in stolen car

March 2nd, 2015 4:05 pm by Staff Report

Police said a city man was arrested on theft charges after highway patrolmen found him driving a stolen car.

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TBI to investigate death of inmate at Sevier County jail

TBI to investigate death of inmate at Sevier County jail

March 2nd, 2015 11:37 am by Associated Press

An East Tennessee sheriff says he has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the death of an inmate who was found hanging in his cell.

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Update: More information from warrant in Johnson City shooting

Update: More information from warrant in Johnson City shooting

March 2nd, 2015 10:08 am by Becky Campbell

A Chattanooga man was arrested early Monday morning after police responded to a shooting on Mint Hill Road, according to a Johnson City Police Department press release.

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Lull in negotiations with Redflex contract could cost nearly $50,000 in revenue

Lull in negotiations with Redflex contract could cost nearly $50,000 in revenue

March 1st, 2015 9:39 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City officials have not revealed details regarding the renegotiation of a contract with Australia-based Redflex Traffic Systems, a lull that could mean a missed opportunity for an estimated $48,000 from red light camera revenues.

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UT releases 4 years' worth of sex assault data

UT releases 4 years' worth of sex assault data

March 1st, 2015 3:09 pm by Associated Press

The University of Tennessee has released statistics showing the number of student sex assaults more than doubled in four years.

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Local attorney: Email to Fall Branch District suggests state troopers work under DUI quotas

Local attorney: Email to Fall Branch District suggests state troopers work under DUI quotas

February 28th, 2015 9:45 pm by Becky Campbell

A local attorney filed a motion in Washington County Criminal Court asking for a hearing in a DUI case and believes he has evidence Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers work under an arrest-quota system - something the department adamantly denies.

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Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

February 28th, 2015 3:56 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost tw

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Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

February 27th, 2015 9:12 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

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