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Police: Business owner staged attempted robbery to go viral

Police: Business owner staged attempted robbery to go viral - VIDEO

January 26th, 2015 9:40 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

An attempt to "go viral" with surveillance footage from a local music store - showing a staged robbery in which the owner pulls a gun on a knife-wielding man, making him "faint" - has drawn the ire of Kingsport police.

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Closing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trial

Closing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trial

January 26th, 2015 9:32 pm by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that video evidence and photographs taken of the crime would be enough to convict them on most of the charges.

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Tennessee college officials meet in Nashville to fight sex assaults

Tennessee college officials meet in Nashville to fight sex assaults

January 26th, 2015 4:25 pm by Associated Press

It is being held in the midst of a high-profile rape trial against two former Vanderbilt football players.

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AARP tax program offered for people of all ages

AARP tax program offered for people of all ages

January 26th, 2015 11:45 am by Staff Reports

The AARP is offering a free tax service and it's not just for seniors.

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Johnson City man charged with sixth DUI

Johnson City man charged with sixth DUI

January 26th, 2015 11:15 am by Staff Reports

Police say a Johnson City man was charged with drinking under the influence - his sixth DUI offense - as well as his second offense of driving on a revoked license and failure to obey traffic control devices.

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Police: Anonymous call leads to drug, handgun arrests

Police: Anonymous call leads to drug, handgun arrests

January 26th, 2015 10:44 am by Staff Reports

Police said an anonymous call resulted in the arrest of two Johnson City men.

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Sevier County inmates back in custody after late Friday night breakout

Sevier County inmates back in custody after late Friday night breakout

January 25th, 2015 9:37 pm by McCord Pagan, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two inmates who escaped from the Sevier County Jail Annex late Friday night are back in custody, Sheriff Ron Seals said Sunday afternoon.

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Man's return to residence prompts his arrest after warning to stay away, according to city police

Man's return to residence prompts his arrest after warning to stay away, according to city police

January 25th, 2015 2:27 pm by Staff Report

A man's return to a residence Saturday evening after an earlier warning to stay away by officers with the Johnson City Police Department resulted in charges against him, the department said in a news release.

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Two men graduate from life of crime, begin new lives after intensive program

Two men graduate from life of crime, begin new lives after intensive program

January 24th, 2015 9:39 pm by Becky Campbell

Graduation day is generally both a day of reflection on the path leading to that ceremony and a day of hope and expectation for what awaits.

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Rape trial spurs discussion of hostess role on campus

Rape trial spurs discussion of hostess role on campus

January 24th, 2015 9:25 pm by Anita Wadhwani and Adam Sparks, The Tennessean

The relationship between female students and male athletes has been at the forefront in the first two weeks of the trial of two former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious female student.

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