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Update: Police say 2 dead in apparent murder/suicide

Update: Police say 2 dead in apparent murder/suicide

July 13th, 2014 6:35 pm by Max Hrenda

Police said a man and a woman were found dead in their apartment in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

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Police: Woman struck employee with car in shoplifting attempt

Police: Woman struck employee with car in shoplifting attempt

July 13th, 2014 3:44 pm by Staff Report

Police said a city woman hit a store employee with her car in an effort to escape a shoplifting charge.

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5 years later, best-interest plea entered in vehicular homicide case

5 years later, best-interest plea entered in vehicular homicide case

July 11th, 2014 10:16 pm by Becky Campbell

A 2009 vehicular homicide case delayed over and over in Washington County Criminal Court inched toward a resolution with a guilty plea Friday.

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Sheriff: Teen charged in July 4 murder gave fake name after arraignment

Sheriff: Teen charged in July 4 murder gave fake name after arraignment

July 11th, 2014 9:49 pm by John Thompson

The Carter County Sheriff's Department is conducting an internal investigation into how a prisoner charged with first-degree murder was able to swap identities and almost get transported to the Washington County Detention Center on Monday.

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UCSD: Former 911 dispatcher found with stolen purse, gift cards

UCSD: Former 911 dispatcher found with stolen purse, gift cards

July 11th, 2014 8:50 pm by Brad Hicks

A Unicoi County emergency dispatcher was arrested earlier this month and faces theft-related charges after police officials say she was found in possession of stolen gift cards.

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Two charged with construction site burglaries in Washington County

Two charged with construction site burglaries in Washington County

July 11th, 2014 11:10 am by Staff Report

Pair had been charged earlier this week by Johnson City for similar crimes

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Second family files lawsuit in county jail death

Second family files lawsuit in county jail death

July 10th, 2014 9:11 pm by Becky Campbell

A wrongful death lawsuit filed against Washington County and jail officials for the hanging death of an inmate is now the second pending action related to a dead inmate.

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Greene community center burglarized

Greene community center burglarized

July 10th, 2014 12:30 am by AP

Safe damaged, computers and refrigerator stolen

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Board lets fireworks punishment stand

Board lets fireworks punishment stand

July 9th, 2014 9:15 pm by Nathan Baker

The Washington County Board of Education gave no response to an appeal from the parents of a Daniel Boone High School student suspended after a fireworks incident on school grounds in April who asked Tuesday for the punishment to be reconsidered.

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State Supreme Court chief justice likens job to umpire

State Supreme Court chief justice likens job to umpire

July 9th, 2014 8:55 pm by Becky Campbell

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade likened himself and his colleagues on the state's highest courts to "umpires" who must call plays by the rule book and said an effort to oust him and two others is unsettling.

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