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TBI to investigate death of inmate at Sevier County jail

TBI to investigate death of inmate at Sevier County jail

March 2nd, 2015 11:37 am by Associated Press

An East Tennessee sheriff says he has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the death of an inmate who was found hanging in his cell.

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Update: More information from warrant in Johnson City shooting

Update: More information from warrant in Johnson City shooting

March 2nd, 2015 10:08 am by Becky Campbell

A Chattanooga man was arrested early Monday morning after police responded to a shooting on Mint Hill Road, according to a Johnson City Police Department press release.

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Lull in negotiations with Redflex contract could cost nearly $50,000 in revenue

Lull in negotiations with Redflex contract could cost nearly $50,000 in revenue

March 1st, 2015 9:39 pm by Gary B. Gray

Johnson City officials have not revealed details regarding the renegotiation of a contract with Australia-based Redflex Traffic Systems, a lull that could mean a missed opportunity for an estimated $48,000 from red light camera revenues.

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UT releases 4 years' worth of sex assault data

UT releases 4 years' worth of sex assault data

March 1st, 2015 3:09 pm by Associated Press

The University of Tennessee has released statistics showing the number of student sex assaults more than doubled in four years.

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Local attorney: Email to Fall Branch District suggests state troopers work under DUI quotas

Local attorney: Email to Fall Branch District suggests state troopers work under DUI quotas

February 28th, 2015 9:45 pm by Becky Campbell

A local attorney filed a motion in Washington County Criminal Court asking for a hearing in a DUI case and believes he has evidence Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers work under an arrest-quota system - something the department adamantly denies.

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Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

February 28th, 2015 3:56 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost tw

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Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

February 27th, 2015 9:12 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

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Police: Jonesborough woman forged relative's signature, cashed check for herself

Police: Jonesborough woman forged relative's signature, cashed check for herself

February 27th, 2015 5:18 pm by Staff Report

Police arrested a Jonesborough woman on charges she forged a relative's signature to write and then cash a check to herself.

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Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

February 27th, 2015 3:51 pm by Erica Werner and David Espo, Associated Press

With hours to spare, the Republican-controlled Congress struggled Friday to approve stopgap funding for the Department of Homeland Security in time to prevent a partial agency shutdown.

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Lawsuit alleges Washington County jailers beat, sprayed, shocked inmate during argument

Lawsuit alleges Washington County jailers beat, sprayed, shocked inmate during argument

February 26th, 2015 9:31 pm by Becky Campbell

The Washington County Detention Center has another federal lawsuit to defend after an inmate filed a claim that his constitutional rights were violated by jailers he said used pepper spray and electronic shock to contain him during an argument, beat him u

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