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88 year-old mother of DEA raid target Peterson, arrested on neglect charges

88 year-old mother of DEA raid target Peterson, arrested on neglect charges

January 24th, 2015 9:19 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

The mother of Geoffrey Deane Peterson, the Hixson man whose businesses were targeted in a DEA raid on Friday, was arrested Friday for "willful neglect, abuse, or exploitation of an adult."

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2 inmates escape Sevier Co. jail

2 inmates escape Sevier Co. jail

January 24th, 2015 1:48 pm by Jay Miller, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two inmates escaped from the Sevier County jail late Friday night, according to Sheriff Ron Seals.

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Alleged home intruder nabbed with billy club that was described by victim

Alleged home intruder nabbed with billy club that was described by victim

January 23rd, 2015 9:32 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County man was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated burglary Tuesday night after allegedly bursting into a Rogersville home with a "billy club" - apparently looking for his brother.

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Knox jailer fired, 1 quits, 2 disciplined over inmate abuse

Knox jailer fired, 1 quits, 2 disciplined over inmate abuse

January 23rd, 2015 9:25 pm by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Sheriff's Office on Friday released video of a Nov. 28 use of force against a jail inmate that spawned an internal affairs investigation and led one deputy to quit, one corrections officer to be fired and two others to be disciplined.ntion

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Man wrongly convicted freed from prison after four decades of captivity

Man wrongly convicted freed from prison after four decades of captivity

January 23rd, 2015 5:18 pm by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

A 70-year-old man wrongly convicted of the 1976 stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter walked out of prison Friday, saying he was looking forward to sleeping in a real bed and maybe swimming in a pool.

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Doctor: Vanderbilt player was so drunk, he'd struggle to join a gang-rape

Doctor: Vanderbilt player was so drunk, he'd struggle to join a gang-rape

January 23rd, 2015 5:12 pm by Sheila Burke, Associated Press

A defense witness in the case of four former Vanderbilt University football players charged with gang-raping a fellow student testified Friday that one of them was so drunk, he would have struggled to form the intent to commit such a crime.

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Police: Man drove into utility pole, falsely reported hit and run

Police: Man drove into utility pole, falsely reported hit and run

January 23rd, 2015 9:28 am by Staff Reports

Police say a Roan Mountain man was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash and filing a false report following a Thursday incident.

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Judge rules that public should be able to hear public hearings

Judge rules that public should be able to hear public hearings

January 22nd, 2015 8:48 pm by Tony Casey

A hearing in Greene County Chancery Court today very well might have turned up the volume at future public meetings.

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Johnson City man accused of forging prescription after stealing pad from vehicle

Johnson City man accused of forging prescription after stealing pad from vehicle

January 22nd, 2015 3:28 pm by Staff Report

Thomas S. Guess was charged with auto burglary, theft under $500, forgery and obtaining narcotics by fraud.

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Homeless man stole sick boy's money, Kingsport police say

Homeless man stole sick boy's money, Kingsport police say

January 22nd, 2015 2:17 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Three weeks ago, investigators asked the public for information on the case, releasing surveillance images from the store.

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