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SE Tennessee man accused of throwing small white dog to its death in pit bull's jaws

SE Tennessee man accused of throwing small white dog to its death in pit bull's jaws

May 19th, 2015 2:43 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

The pit bull immediately attacked and killed the small dog.

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NE Tennessee community shocked by murder of retired teacher

NE Tennessee community shocked by murder of retired teacher

May 19th, 2015 2:22 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

The sheriff's office hasn't released much about the crime, but the word around the community is that she was beaten to death and robbed at her home.

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Murder of elderly NE Tennessee woman under investigation

Murder of elderly NE Tennessee woman under investigation

May 19th, 2015 11:35 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

It happened in the Mooresburg community of Hawkins County.

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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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