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Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

February 24th, 2015 4:15 pm by JENNIFER KAY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Johnson City crime reduction project draws interest from Knoxville police

Johnson City crime reduction project draws interest from Knoxville police

February 23rd, 2015 10:05 pm by Becky Campbell

Johnson City's Targeted Community Crime Reduction Project has made such an impression on a Tennessee strategic planning agency that it's recommending the program as a model for other law enforcement agencies.

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Ex-cop had discussed separation from wife before apparently killing his daughters and himself, police say

Ex-cop had discussed separation from wife before apparently killing his daughters and himself, police say

February 23rd, 2015 9:36 am by Associated Press

The killings followed a nonviolent argument over an $80 cellphone bill reported to police.

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Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

Judge: Sheriff not liable in case involving inmate's death

February 22nd, 2015 9:44 pm by Becky Campbell

A recent federal court ruling in a case involving a man's death while at the Washington County Detention Center indicates Sheriff Ed Graybeal can't personally be held liable, but the county is still on the hook at this point.

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Johnson City woman stabs roommate's hand during argument, JCPD officers say.

Johnson City woman stabs roommate's hand during argument, JCPD officers say.

February 22nd, 2015 6:37 pm by Staff Report

An argument between roommates resulted in one woman's arrest and injuries to a man's hand.

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Victim ID'ed in Vanderbilt campus shooting

Victim ID'ed in Vanderbilt campus shooting

February 22nd, 2015 2:00 pm by David Yunker, The Tennessean

Metro police have identified the man killed Saturday night at a Vanderbilt University garage.

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Chief: Retired officer apparently killed 2 daughters, self

Chief: Retired officer apparently killed 2 daughters, self

February 22nd, 2015 1:52 pm by JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press

A retired police officer apparently shot his two teenage daughters to death and then killed himself in the family's suburban New York home, a police official said Sunday.

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Kingsport man sentenced for allegedly pistol whipping woman

Kingsport man sentenced for allegedly pistol whipping woman

February 21st, 2015 9:29 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Kingsport man accused of pistol whipping his girlfriend and attempting to shoot her last June was sentenced last week to six years as part of a plea agreement that reduced an attempted murder charge.

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Elizabeth Archer to serve six months in jail, 10 years probation for boyfriend's stabbing death

Elizabeth Archer to serve six months in jail, 10 years probation for boyfriend's stabbing death

February 20th, 2015 7:43 pm by Becky Campbell

Elizabeth Ann Archer, 31, Johnson City, pleaded guilty in November to voluntary manslaughter for stabbing her boyfriend, Jeremy Mounts, 29, after they what had previously been portrayed as a political argument on July 9, 2013.

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Marcus Gergish sentenced to 21 years after homicide, robbery convictions

Marcus Gergish sentenced to 21 years after homicide, robbery convictions

February 20th, 2015 5:59 pm by Becky Campbell

A jury found Marcus Gergish, 36, guilty of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery, charges that stemmed from the April 3, 2013 shooting that left 47-year-old Timothy Peregoy Sr. dead.

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