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Off the Wall News: Knoxville man robbed after bragging on Facebook about lottery winnings

Off the Wall News: Knoxville man robbed after bragging on Facebook about lottery winnings

March 19th, 2014 2:04 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

The suspect pointed a revolver at the man and said, "where the money at?" the man told police.

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Outside jury sought in Bennett murder trial

Outside jury sought in Bennett murder trial

March 18th, 2014 8:43 pm by Becky Campbell

Defense attorneys in a well-publicized first-degree murder case asked a judge Tuesday to select the trial jury outside the coverage area of local media so the prospective panel will have no knowledge of the incident or their client.

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Elizabethton man receives drug charges twice in one day

Elizabethton man receives drug charges twice in one day

March 18th, 2014 5:24 pm by Staff Reports

Less than 24 hours after an Elizabethton man received a summons for drug charges, he was arrested on additional drug charges - by the same officers.

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2 get plea deals in Johnson City sexual battery, robbery case

2 get plea deals in Johnson City sexual battery, robbery case

March 18th, 2014 4:43 pm by Becky Campbell

The incident happened Aug. 22 outside and inside a residence on St. Louis Street.

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Police: Accused shoplifter hinted that he would shoot cop, challenged to fight

Police: Accused shoplifter hinted that he would shoot cop, challenged to fight

March 18th, 2014 4:34 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

He was charged with retaliation for past actions, a Class E felony.

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14 charged in online child exploitation network

14 charged in online child exploitation network

March 18th, 2014 3:03 pm by Eric Tucker, Associated Press

Fourteen men were charged with operating an online child exploitation network that investigators said preyed upon hundreds of boys across the United States and overseas, authorities announced Tuesday.

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Former Naval Academy football player on trial: Prosecutor says sex assault victim was blacked out from drinking

Former Naval Academy football player on trial: Prosecutor says sex assault victim was blacked out from drinking

March 18th, 2014 2:06 pm by Associated Press

A prosecutor says a woman who accuses a former Naval Academy football player of sexual assault was so drunk at a party that she blacked out and was not able to consent to sex.

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Hearing put off in shooting case after alleged home invasion

Hearing put off in shooting case after alleged home invasion

March 17th, 2014 9:26 pm by Becky Campbell

A preliminary hearing scheduled in an attempted murder case was delayed Monday because the arresting officer is out on maternity leave, the defense attorney in the case said.

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Attorneys ask for prosecutor's removal in Facebook case

Attorneys ask for prosecutor's removal in Facebook case

March 17th, 2014 9:23 pm by Becky Campbell

Three attorneys in a Johnson County first-degree murder case commonly referred to as the Facebook murders filed a motion last week asking a judge to change the trial location, toss a state witness and force the prosecutor to withdraw.

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Report: Bluff City traffic stop nets $20,000 in gravel

Report: Bluff City traffic stop nets $20,000 in gravel

March 17th, 2014 4:46 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Two men were arrested Sunday in Bluff City while allegedly transporting 50 grams of gravel into the area, with police estimating street value of the drugs at approximately $20,000.

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