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West Johnson City crash results in 'gravel' discovery, 2 arrests

West Johnson City crash results in 'gravel' discovery, 2 arrests

March 19th, 2015 9:40 am by Staff Report

Alerted by a 911 caller that one of the drivers was trying to flee the scene of the crash, police responded to the crash at Leisure Lane and West Market Street about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Police report 'highly potent' pot haul in Kingsport

Police report 'highly potent' pot haul in Kingsport

March 19th, 2015 9:19 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The "medical grade" marijuana was found in mason jars labeled "Phantom Cookie."

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Willis conviction, sentence upheld, but Criminal Court of Appeals said statement should have been suppressed

Willis conviction, sentence upheld, but Criminal Court of Appeals said statement should have been suppressed

March 18th, 2015 9:26 pm by Becky Campbell

In a ruling released last week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and death sentences for Howard Hawk Willis in the grisly murders of a teenage Georgia newlywed couple in 2002 after they traveled to Johnson City with him.

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Elizabethton woman accused of credit card fraud

Elizabethton woman accused of credit card fraud

March 18th, 2015 3:36 pm by Staff Report

Heather K. Richardson also faced drug and assault charges in 2014.

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Johnson City woman sentenced to 2 years for involvement in prostitution scheme

Johnson City woman sentenced to 2 years for involvement in prostitution scheme

March 18th, 2015 2:29 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Underage girls were driven across state lines to have sex with construction workers.

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Johnson City man charged with forgery on account purchases

Johnson City man charged with forgery on account purchases

March 18th, 2015 1:47 pm by Staff Report

A 22-year-old Johnson City man was arrested Wednesday on accusations that he used a company account to make unauthorized purchases while forging a coworker's name.

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UPDATE: At least 21 dead in attack on Tunisia museum, some gunmen may have escaped

UPDATE: At least 21 dead in attack on Tunisia museum, some gunmen may have escaped

March 18th, 2015 10:47 am by Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press

Gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a leading museum in Tunisia's capital, killing at least eight people and wounding six, including foreign tourists, authorities said.

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Johnson City man sentenced to 7 years for crack cocaine case

Johnson City man sentenced to 7 years for crack cocaine case

March 18th, 2015 9:51 am by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

The 54-year-old man was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for his involvement in a large-scale crack cocaine conspiracy within the Tri-Cities region.

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Expert says girl's running death not a homicide

Expert says girl's running death not a homicide

March 17th, 2015 6:42 pm by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

A defense expert said in dramatic testimony Tuesday that he wouldn't classify the death of a young girl as a homicide even though her grandmother is accused of running her to death, yet he agreed the child wouldn't have died without exhausting physical ex

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Stoney Creek man accused of stabbing man in chest, side, back

Stoney Creek man accused of stabbing man in chest, side, back

March 16th, 2015 3:29 pm by John Thompson

Justin Artigue, 19, 234 Panhandle Road, was arrested by Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford on a charge of aggravated assault after Artigue returned to the residence later in the evening.

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