Johnson City Press Sunday, May 24, 2015
Crime
Teen passed fake $100 bill, caught in foot chase, Johnson City police say

Teen passed fake $100 bill, caught in foot chase, Johnson City police say

May 15th, 2015 9:10 am by Staff Report

The 17-year-old boy from Hazelton, Pennsylvania, was charged with criminal simulation and evading arrest.

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Sheriff warns of jury duty scam in Washington County

Sheriff warns of jury duty scam in Washington County

May 14th, 2015 2:52 pm by Staff Report

Don't send the $1,490.

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Needles in grocery fruit? Report results in Kingsport police investigation

Needles in grocery fruit? Report results in Kingsport police investigation

May 14th, 2015 1:32 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport police are investigating a claim that sewing needles were found in fruit bought at a local grocery store, while social media postings on the alleged discovery have spurred speculation of another incident at a second city business.

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Parents knew toddler had been eating wooden splinters from crib, Johnson City police say

Parents knew toddler had been eating wooden splinters from crib, Johnson City police say

May 14th, 2015 11:02 am by Sam Watson

Splinters were lodged in the 2-year-old boy's stomach, intestine and colon. Doctor also had to remove the child's appendix.

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Grand jury indicts Jonesborough man on police dog's injury from fountain drink thrown from vehicle

Grand jury indicts Jonesborough man on police dog's injury from fountain drink thrown from vehicle

May 14th, 2015 10:35 am by Becky Campbell

Indictments also were returned on a Johnson City shooting death, a stabbing and a delivery driver's robbery.

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Johnson City parents arrested after toddler needs surgeries to remove foreign objects from digestive system

Johnson City parents arrested after toddler needs surgeries to remove foreign objects from digestive system

May 13th, 2015 4:55 pm by Staff Report

The 2-year-old boy needed several surgeries, police said, and the parents admitted they were aware of the hazards.

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Man gets 10 days in jail in wreck that killed pregnant woman

Man gets 10 days in jail in wreck that killed pregnant woman

May 13th, 2015 1:35 pm by Associated Press

She was driving a Jeep Liberty that had been recalled because of the placement of the gas tank.

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Crime Regional & National Education
Report says ex-Knox County Schools nutrition director was 'double-dipping'

Report says ex-Knox County Schools nutrition director was 'double-dipping'

May 13th, 2015 11:22 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

He was reimbursed at least $3,677 in travel expenses for which other organizations either paid or reimbursed him.

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Sheriff: Nurse was on call when Unicoi Co. Jail inmate died

Sheriff: Nurse was on call when Unicoi Co. Jail inmate died

May 13th, 2015 9:25 am by Sue Guinn Legg

An attorney for Tennessee Municipal Insurance Pool has filed a response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Unicoi County, the county Sheriff's Department and numerous corrections officers stemming from the death of an inmate in April 2014.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper disciplined for not reporting wreck

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper disciplined for not reporting wreck

May 13th, 2015 8:53 am by Becky Campbell

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper will serve a one-day suspension Wednesday for failing to immediately report a rear-end crash she had with another driver in February, according to a department spokesman in Nashville.

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