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Former Johnson City man pleads guilty in Rhode Island arson scheme

Former Johnson City man pleads guilty in Rhode Island arson scheme

January 19th, 2015 8:36 am by Associated Press

A Johnson City man has pleaded guilty to his role in the burning of an occupied Rhode Island apartment building in what prosecutors called an arson-for-profit.

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Second vehicular homicide trial set for Kingsport man

Second vehicular homicide trial set for Kingsport man

January 18th, 2015 9:38 pm by Becky Campbell

A Kingsport man is scheduled to go to trial this week - for the second time - on a vehicular homicide charge that stems from a deadly wreck on Valentines' Day in 2012.

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Bill would ban use of military items for Tennessee law enforcement agencies

Bill would ban use of military items for Tennessee law enforcement agencies

January 18th, 2015 9:33 pm by Max Hrenda

A Memphis-area state senator said he wanted Tennessee to join the national conversations involving both the public's interaction with and perception of law enforcement agencies, as well as those agencies' possession and use of military equipment.

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US teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

US teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

January 18th, 2015 2:20 pm by Associated Press

Two teenage sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, Kentucky authorities said Sunday.

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ETSU takes aim at 'rape culture' after increase in reported sexual assault cases

ETSU takes aim at 'rape culture' after increase in reported sexual assault cases

January 17th, 2015 9:35 pm by Max Hrenda

Four more rapes were reported on East Tennessee State University's campus in the fall semester of 2014 than in all of 2013.But school officials said they were hopeful that number is an indication that more students are willing to talk about sexual violenc

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Police: 2 dead, 1 wounded in central Florida mall shooting

Police: 2 dead, 1 wounded in central Florida mall shooting

January 17th, 2015 9:26 pm by The Associated Press

A Florida man had "several pockets full of ammunition" when he targeted his wife in a shooting Saturday morning that killed two people at a mall food court where the woman worked, police said.

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Parents charged with abusing 4 children in Memphis

Parents charged with abusing 4 children in Memphis

January 17th, 2015 1:45 pm by Associated Press

Prosecutors say the parents of four children have been charged with repeatedly beating, choking and kicking them.

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Man who swindled Kingsport bank out of $2.8 million gets 42 months

Man who swindled Kingsport bank out of $2.8 million gets 42 months

January 17th, 2015 1:35 pm by Matthew Lane, Net News Service

A 49-year-old Knoxville man has been sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for swindling First Community Bank of Kingsport out of $2.8 million.

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Update: Jury rejects felony murder, finds Marcus Gergish guilty of criminally negligent homicide

Update: Jury rejects felony murder, finds Marcus Gergish guilty of criminally negligent homicide

January 16th, 2015 9:41 pm by Becky Campbell

After eight hours of deliberation, a Washington County jury returned verdict on lesser charge in the April 2013 murder on Nathaniel Drive.

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Knox County deputy on leave after DUI, domestic charges

Knox County deputy on leave after DUI, domestic charges

January 16th, 2015 9:22 pm by News Sentinel Staff

A Knox County Sheriff's Office deputy was put on administrative leave after authorities arrested him Thursday night on charges of domestic violence and drugged driving.

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