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Wal-Mart worker charged with stealing $10,000 from store

Wal-Mart worker charged with stealing $10,000 from store

December 10th, 2014 8:49 pm by Jordan Buie, The Tennessean

Court records, which cite a surveillance video, said the 19-year-old Walmart employee stole about $10,000 in cash and gift cards, some worth as much as $950, in a matter of about five and a half hours.

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Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

December 10th, 2014 5:03 pm by Staff Report

Police said an investigation into one allegation of sexual misconduct resulted in two charges for a high school teacher.

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Police say Erwin woman sold drugs to informant

Police say Erwin woman sold drugs to informant

December 10th, 2014 8:58 am by Staff Report

A Unicoi County woman serving probation for a 2012 arrest on methamphetamine-related charges was arrested last week on new drug charges, according to the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department.

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Man accused of firing shots at estranged wife's boyfriend

Man accused of firing shots at estranged wife's boyfriend

December 10th, 2014 8:54 am by John Thompson

A county man was arrested over the weekend after he was accused of firing two shots at the man he described as his estranged wife's boyfriend.

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Jurors to have additional option in new vehicular homicide trial

Jurors to have additional option in new vehicular homicide trial

December 10th, 2014 8:43 am by Becky Campbell

There won't be many differences in the evidence for a Kingsport man's vehicular homicide trial next year than there was in his first one earlier this year, but a jury will be able to consider an additional charge.

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5 thefts  + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

5 thefts + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

December 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Becky Campbell

They cashed in retirement accounts and took out home equity loans, all on the promise of a near stranger who talked his way into their lives, sometimes leaning on their Christian faith to close the deal.

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'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

December 9th, 2014 10:56 pm by Becky Campbell

Trial for three Johnson County residents in the so-called Facebook double murder was rescheduled from next month until April during a hearing Tuesday in Jonesborough, and the fourth defendant was denied a new trial.

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Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

December 9th, 2014 10:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

City Manager Pete Peterson has requested Washington County restore to Johnson City a more than $100,000 annual appropriation to the city's fire department -- the only department among nine currently not funded.

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Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

December 9th, 2014 4:02 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it - or don't report it at all.

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Johnson City woman accused of buying ex-roommate's stolen computer

Johnson City woman accused of buying ex-roommate's stolen computer

December 9th, 2014 3:49 pm by Staff Report

Christiana Cochran was charged with receiving or concealing stolen property over $500.

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