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Man sentenced to life in prison in Tennessee cannibal case

Man sentenced to life in prison in Tennessee cannibal case

January 15th, 2015 4:22 pm by Associated Press

A Tennessee man who told police he ate part of his victim's body has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in the woman's death.

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Johnson City woman accused of stealing from Miller Crest vehicle

Johnson City woman accused of stealing from Miller Crest vehicle

January 15th, 2015 4:06 pm by Staff Report

Lorie A. Burchette was charged with auto burglary and theft of property under $500.

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'Being Nuts': NE Tennessee mom accused of causing husband to wreck with four children

'Being Nuts': NE Tennessee mom accused of causing husband to wreck with four children

January 15th, 2015 3:19 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

An intoxicated mother wasn't angry or fighting when she allegedly jumped in her husband's lap Wednesday afternoon, grabbed the steering wheel, and caused him to crash into the median on Highway 11-W with four children in the car.

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Mom, live-in boyfriend jailed as deputies investigate 'extremely disturbing' child abuse case

Mom, live-in boyfriend jailed as deputies investigate 'extremely disturbing' child abuse case

January 15th, 2015 2:24 pm by CARY ASHBY, Norwalk Reflector

"The child endured an immense amount of pain. Your heart can't help but go out to the child for what she suffered" - Huron County, Ohio, Chief Deputy Ted Patrick.

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Family members testify on day 2 of Gergish trial

Family members testify on day 2 of Gergish trial

January 14th, 2015 9:57 pm by Becky Campbell

A Criminal Court judge was on the verge Wednesday of barring the families of the victim and the defendant from the remainder of a Johnson City man's murder trial fraught with drama, but stopped short of that action unless there is another disruption.

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Woman tells deputies she escaped kidnapper, abuser over weekend

Woman tells deputies she escaped kidnapper, abuser over weekend

January 14th, 2015 9:18 pm by John Thompson

A Stoney Creek man was accused of kidnaping and assaulting a woman over the past weekend.

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Ohio man accused of plotting to attack US Capitol, arrested

Ohio man accused of plotting to attack US Capitol, arrested

January 14th, 2015 7:49 pm by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press

A man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said.

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Bartender charged with threatening to kill Speaker Boehner

Bartender charged with threatening to kill Speaker Boehner

January 14th, 2015 5:51 pm by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press

House Speaker John Boehner returned to the Capitol on Wednesday without commenting to reporters after disclosures that a bartender at a country club near his Ohio home is charged with threatening to kill him, either with a gun or by poisoning his drink.

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Administrator convicted of not reporting sex case at Sullivan Co. children's home

Administrator convicted of not reporting sex case at Sullivan Co. children's home

January 14th, 2015 2:05 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The action stemmed from an investigation launched in May 2013 at Tri-State Baptist Children's Home.

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Kingsport police keeping quiet on shooting motives despite death of offender

Kingsport police keeping quiet on shooting motives despite death of offender

January 14th, 2015 12:24 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Though their suspect has committed suicide, Kingsport police are handling the fatal shooting of a city teen like an ongoing investigation to present to a jury, meaning the release of specifics to the public is not imminent.

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