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City, county police ahead of anti-racial-profiling bill

City, county police ahead of anti-racial-profiling bill

December 13th, 2014 11:38 pm by Becky Campbell

Recent legislation introduced by two state lawmakers would "help end racial profiling by law enforcement agencies in Tennessee," according to a press release on the bill.

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Campbell County man on state's most wanted list captured in S.C.

Campbell County man on state's most wanted list captured in S.C.

December 13th, 2014 11:14 pm by News Sentinel Staff

A former Campbell County middle school teacher placed on the state's top 10 most wanted list after a robbery last week has been captured in South Carolina, authorities said.

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Ex-Nashville officer arrested on rape, misconduct charges

Ex-Nashville officer arrested on rape, misconduct charges

December 12th, 2014 9:12 pm by Holly Meyer, The Tennessean

Detectives arrested a former Metro police officer Friday afternoon after a grand jury indicted him on rape, official misconduct and official oppression charges.

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FBI investigates hanging death of black teen

FBI investigates hanging death of black teen

December 12th, 2014 5:17 pm by Associated Press

The FBI has opened an investigation into the death of a black North Carolina teenager found hanging from a swing set after relatives raised doubts about the official finding that Lennon Lacy committed suicide, a conclusion that the county coroner question

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Police: 3 conscious after shooting outside Oregon school

Police: 3 conscious after shooting outside Oregon school

December 12th, 2014 4:43 pm by Associated Press

A shooter wounded two boys and a girl outside an alternative high school Friday in what may be a gang-related attack, Portland police said.

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Autopsy: Cleveland boy was shot once by officer

Autopsy: Cleveland boy was shot once by officer

December 12th, 2014 2:09 pm by Associated Press

A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun died from a single shot fired by a rookie police officer, according to an autopsy released Friday.

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TDOC: Closing prison not deal with privately owned complex

TDOC: Closing prison not deal with privately owned complex

December 12th, 2014 2:05 pm by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Tennessee prison officials say their plan to close a state prison in Nashville isn't tied to a complex deal in which 2,550 state inmates will be housed at a Corrections Corporation of America-owned facility.

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Update: Captain says guilty conscience led to Shell's confession

Update: Captain says guilty conscience led to Shell's confession

December 12th, 2014 12:07 pm by John Thompson

A 23-year-old Carter County man pleaded guilty Friday to a 2012 Roan Mountain killing during a drug deal gone bad.

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Bluff City woman charged with shooting husband now accused of three-year poisoning campaign

Bluff City woman charged with shooting husband now accused of three-year poisoning campaign

December 12th, 2014 9:13 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

A Bluff City woman who allegedly shot her husband in the back, leaving him paralyzed and crawling through the woods for help while she went to Pigeon Forge with their children, is now being accused of poisoning him for the last three years.

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Carter County man pleads guilty to assaulting deputy during arrest

Carter County man pleads guilty to assaulting deputy during arrest

December 11th, 2014 9:37 pm by John Thompson

A man accused of assaulting a deputy of the Carter County Sheriff's Department entered a guilty plea on Wednesday.

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