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Fugitive accused of embezzling $8.7M captured in SW Virginia

Fugitive accused of embezzling $8.7M captured in SW Virginia

May 19th, 2015 11:11 am by Staff Report

A six-year FBI manhunt for a former financial officer accused of embezzling $8.7 million from a Kentucky company has ended with the man's capture in Southwest Virginia.

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Scam alert: Police warn Johnson City residents to be wary of home improvement offers

Scam alert: Police warn Johnson City residents to be wary of home improvement offers

May 19th, 2015 10:28 am by Staff Report

Scammers often want customers to prepay for work and may do shoddy work or not do the job at all, police said.

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State hate crimes, assaults on officers drop slightly in 2014

State hate crimes, assaults on officers drop slightly in 2014

May 19th, 2015 9:04 am by Becky Campbell

Hate crimes decreased slightly in Tennessee last year, as did assaults on law enforcement officers, according to two separate reports released Monday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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Local law enforcement won't be hurt by military equipment directive

Local law enforcement won't be hurt by military equipment directive

May 18th, 2015 9:48 pm by Becky Campbell

A presidential directive to the federal government to stop issuing retired military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies will have little effect on police departments and sheriff's offices in Northeast Tennessee.

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Man caught with property stolen in West Market burglary, police say

Man caught with property stolen in West Market burglary, police say

May 18th, 2015 9:34 am by Staff Report

Derek Paul Morgan was charged with burglary and theft of property over $1,000.

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Police chase in Johnson City ends in DUI arrest

Police chase in Johnson City ends in DUI arrest

May 18th, 2015 9:12 am by Staff Report

A 3-mile police chase through Johnson City Sunday ended with the arrest of a Plymouth Road woman on DUI and other charges.

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Police: 9 dead in shooting all members of rival biker gangs

Police: 9 dead in shooting all members of rival biker gangs

May 17th, 2015 9:26 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

A shootout among rival biker gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine people dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday.

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Defense seeks mistrial in Vanderbilt rape case

Defense seeks mistrial in Vanderbilt rape case

May 16th, 2015 4:12 pm by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean

Attorneys for a former Vanderbilt University football player convicted of raping an unconscious student in 2013 have asked the judge to declare a mistrial.

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Kingsport killer dies on death row after 37 years

Kingsport killer dies on death row after 37 years

May 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Natural causes, not the needle, took life of Donald Wayne Strouth, who was sentenced to death in 1978.

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Kingsport police say man admitted he starved Labradoodle '45 days'

Kingsport police say man admitted he starved Labradoodle '45 days'

May 15th, 2015 3:54 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The discovery of an "emaciated" dog has prompted the arrest of a Kingsport man, according to police, as he estimated that he hadn't fed the animal in a month and a half.

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