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Appeals court upholds convictions in Knoxville slayings

Appeals court upholds convictions in Knoxville slayings

March 11th, 2015 8:05 am by Associated Press

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of the ringleader in the kidnapping, rape, torture and murder of a young Knoxville couple in 2007.

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THP Colonel responds to troopers' claims of DUI quota

THP Colonel responds to troopers' claims of DUI quota

March 10th, 2015 9:25 pm by Becky Campbell

As sure as some state troopers are that a DUI arrest quota exists in their agency, the Tennessee Highway Patrol's leader is adamant there is no such requirement.

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Grandfather pointed gun at newborn to confront 'bully,' Kingsport police say

Grandfather pointed gun at newborn to confront 'bully,' Kingsport police say

March 10th, 2015 7:16 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A 9-day-old baby was reportedly in the crosshairs of a Monday family feud in Kingsport, as her grandfather allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at a man who was holding her.

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Siblings, teens thwart toddler's kidnapping in Washington state

Siblings, teens thwart toddler's kidnapping in Washington state

March 10th, 2015 7:05 pm by By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press

Surveillance video from a grocery store showed the kidnapper running, child in arms.

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Gray man pleads guilty to evidence tampering to avoid murder charges in Johnson Inn shooting

Gray man pleads guilty to evidence tampering to avoid murder charges in Johnson Inn shooting

March 10th, 2015 6:26 pm by Becky Campbell

A Gray man pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in a shooting homicide case from last year to keep from possibly being indicted for second-degree murder.

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Sullivan County stings net $80K in counterfeit goods

Sullivan County stings net $80K in counterfeit goods

March 10th, 2015 3:21 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Fake North Face jackets, Beats headphones and designer purses were included.

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5 charged in connection with Clarksville woman's death, one added to Most Wanted list

5 charged in connection with Clarksville woman's death, one added to Most Wanted list

March 10th, 2015 3:04 pm by Associated Press

The state Senate approved legislation on Monday that would require all of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling.

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Slap to woman's butt in Kingsport hospital results in teen's felony charge

Slap to woman's butt in Kingsport hospital results in teen's felony charge

March 10th, 2015 10:58 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A man has been arrested for allegedly stalking a woman through a Kingsport hospital, then delivering an unsolicited, unwelcome slap to her rear before running away.

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Johnson City police: High-beam headlights led to marijuana arrest

Johnson City police: High-beam headlights led to marijuana arrest

March 10th, 2015 10:01 am by Staff Report

Kareem Alexander was arrested after a traffic stop on West State of Franklin Road.

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Woman now in wheelchair testifies at Boston bombing trial

Woman now in wheelchair testifies at Boston bombing trial

March 9th, 2015 9:35 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

A woman testifying from a wheelchair Monday in the Boston Marathon bombing trial recalled shielding her husband from the sight of his mangled leg, being pushed to the ground by a bystander frantically trying to extinguish the flames on her body and coming

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