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Police blotter: A bruising beggar, the case of the sticker-stalker, and more

Police blotter: A bruising beggar, the case of the sticker-stalker, and more

March 28th, 2014 5:55 pm by Staff Report

Also inside: A botched smuggling attempt, the great plastic owl theft, and more!

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Police: Sullivan County woman arrested after staging rape

Police: Sullivan County woman arrested after staging rape

March 28th, 2014 11:33 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Police say the woman lied about being raped and took extraordinary measures to stage the fake crime, all in an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend.

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Bluff City traffic stop turns into police chase, crash in Elizabethton

Bluff City traffic stop turns into police chase, crash in Elizabethton

March 28th, 2014 10:52 am by Staff Report

After being stopped by an officer in Bluff City, a man reportedly took off, leading authorities on a chase that ended in a crash on Hwy. 19E.

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Last suspect in Unicoi burglary bound over

Last suspect in Unicoi burglary bound over

March 28th, 2014 9:44 am by Brad Hicks

A Unicoi County grand jury will decide whether the only man not yet indicted for his alleged involvement in the October burglary of a Unicoi restaurant will be charged.

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Case of woman charged with hitting child at school bus stop put off

Case of woman charged with hitting child at school bus stop put off

March 28th, 2014 9:16 am by Brad Hicks

The North Carolina woman who faces charges for striking a boy and his grandmother with her vehicle at a Unicoi bus stop in March appeared in Unicoi County Sessions Court on Thursday.

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$85,000 reportedly embezzled at clinic

$85,000 reportedly embezzled at clinic

March 27th, 2014 9:30 pm by Brad Hicks

A Unicoi County woman was arrested Thursday after officials with the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department said she stole more than $80,000 over a five-year period from the local veterinary clinic at which she worked.

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UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases

UPDATE: Judge won't bar prosecutor from 'Facebook murders' cases

March 27th, 2014 4:46 pm by Staff Report

Criminal Court Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denied motions by three defense attorneys in the upcoming Facebook Murders trial that would have removed Dennis Brooks as a prosecutor.

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UPDATE: Carter jury finds driver guilty of vehicular homicide in 2012 fatal crash

UPDATE: Carter jury finds driver guilty of vehicular homicide in 2012 fatal crash

March 27th, 2014 4:29 pm by John Thompson

After a two-day trial Wednesday and Thursday, a Carter County jury found Micah Cates guilty of vehicular homicide in the death of Tanner Perkins.

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Police: Indianapolis Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

Police: Indianapolis Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

March 27th, 2014 3:29 pm by AP

Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving and other charges, according to the arrest report.

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Preliminary hearing for accused killer in downtown fatal shooting reset

Preliminary hearing for accused killer in downtown fatal shooting reset

March 27th, 2014 12:03 pm by Staff Report

The preliminary hearing for a man charged in a deadly downtown shooting was scheduled for Thursday but now will be held next week.

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