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See you online for $5: Sullivan County Jail ends personal visitation

See you online for $5: Sullivan County Jail ends personal visitation

April 18th, 2014 3:01 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart said the move was made to save money and manpower at the overcrowded Blountville facility.

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Some fear bill to punish expectant drug moms will hurt babies born addicted

Some fear bill to punish expectant drug moms will hurt babies born addicted

April 18th, 2014 1:44 pm by Associated Press

Doctors and women's rights advocates have called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the legislation.

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SW Virginia man faces 6 felony charges for alleged sex with young teen

SW Virginia man faces 6 felony charges for alleged sex with young teen

April 18th, 2014 12:35 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

Austin Blayne Hunter is awaiting extradition after being arrested recently in Mississippi.

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Judge: Ohio man accused of stabbing 11-week-old cousin to death competent for trial

Judge: Ohio man accused of stabbing 11-week-old cousin to death competent for trial

April 18th, 2014 12:16 pm by COURTNEY ASTOLFI, Sandusky Ohio

Relatives later told police Denzel Castile displayed a noticeable change in mental status following his first year at the University of Toledo. His cousin's death came shortly after Castile returned home for summer vacation.

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10-year sentence given for enticement charge

10-year sentence given for enticement charge

April 17th, 2014 9:04 pm by Staff Reports

A Blountville man was sentenced Thursday to serve 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a December federal charge that he had used interstate commerce to entice a child for sexual activity.

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Pregnant woman allegedly assaults 7 Sullivan Co. deputies

Pregnant woman allegedly assaults 7 Sullivan Co. deputies

April 17th, 2014 3:57 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

An arrest report states the woman also buckled a police cruiser's door with multiple kicks from the inside, and repeatedly banged her head against the vehicle.

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Trial date set for adults in Unicoi Co. girls' Facebook video fight

Trial date set for adults in Unicoi Co. girls' Facebook video fight

April 17th, 2014 2:53 pm by Brad Hicks

A trial date has been set for the three adults who were allegedly present at a recorded fight between two juveniles, the video of which police said was previously posted on the Facebook page of one of the minors.

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Ex-Boone coach subject of TBI, DCS probe about alleged relationship with student

Ex-Boone coach subject of TBI, DCS probe about alleged relationship with student

April 17th, 2014 2:08 pm by Becky Campbell

Ryan Arnold's sudden resignation in February surprised the high school sports community, and he offered no direct confirmation about his reason.

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Jonesborough man changes plea on federal firearm charge

Jonesborough man changes plea on federal firearm charge

April 17th, 2014 10:19 am by Staff Report

Lonnie G. Greer was arrested in an August at the Appalachian Fair when a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy saw him entering the fairgrounds and recognized him as a wanted federal fugitive.

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Police: Handgun found after crash near ETSU, felon arrested

Police: Handgun found after crash near ETSU, felon arrested

April 17th, 2014 7:42 am by Staff Report

A crash on State of Franklin Road near East Tennessee State University led Johnson City police to arrest a convicted felon early Thursday morning after marijuana and a handgun were discovered in his vehicle, police said in a news release.

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