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Man charged with being fugitive from Texas

Man charged with being fugitive from Texas

June 20th, 2015 10:59 pm by Staff Report

An Oklahoma man was charged Saturday with being a fugitive from justice in Dallas County, Texas, after a traffic stop for speeding, Johnson City police said in a news release.

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Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

Police check out new lead on escaped New York prisoners

June 20th, 2015 10:16 pm by Associated Press

The search for two killers landed Saturday in New York's southern tier near the Pennsylvania border, about 350 miles from the prison where they escaped two weeks ago.

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Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

Man accused of church killings spoke of attacking college

June 20th, 2015 1:43 pm by MITCH WEISS, Associated Press and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church says the suspect told him a week earlier that he planned to shoot up a college campus in the city.

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Johnson City man choked, bit, threatened to kill girlfriend, police say

Johnson City man choked, bit, threatened to kill girlfriend, police say

June 19th, 2015 2:38 pm by Staff Report

William Hernandez was charged with aggravated domestic assault.

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GOP contenders condemn SC shooting as attack on 'faith'

GOP contenders condemn SC shooting as attack on 'faith'

June 19th, 2015 1:51 pm by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

Other officials consider the murders a racially motivated hate crime. The victims were black; the suspect, white.

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Friend of accused Charleston church shooter says he feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

Friend of accused Charleston church shooter says he feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

June 19th, 2015 10:40 am by Jeffrey Collins and Russ Bynum, Associated Press

A former friend who had reconnected with the man accused of a shooting massacre inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, said Dylann Storm Roof had become an avowed racist.

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Sex offender charged with raping mentally handicapped man in Unicoi Co.

Sex offender charged with raping mentally handicapped man in Unicoi Co.

June 19th, 2015 10:07 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Richard Lee Belk also is charged with failing to register as a sex offender in Tennessee.

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Johnson City man charged with Gray burglary

Johnson City man charged with Gray burglary

June 19th, 2015 9:28 am by Staff Report

Seeing a prowler peeking into windows, a Gray resident fled from home Tuesday and dialed 911.

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Shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

Shooting suspect feared 'blacks were taking over the world'

June 19th, 2015 8:53 am by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

A former friend who had reconnected with the man accused of a shooting massacre inside a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, said Dylann Storm Roof had become an avowed racist.

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Elizabethton police detain man after shots fired on Tipton Street

Elizabethton police detain man after shots fired on Tipton Street

June 18th, 2015 7:15 pm by John Thompson

The Elizabethton Police Department took a man into custody Wednesday evening who had fired several shots from a residence and refused to comply with orders from the police.

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