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Two more arrested in Sullivan County beating

Two more arrested in Sullivan County beating

March 6th, 2014 10:52 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Investigation revealed an argument at a home on Wyatt Hollow Road led to the assault, with the victim allegedly choked, kicked, punched, bitten and struck with a baseball bat.

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Elizabethton man charged with trying to burglarize gun store on West Elk Avenue

Elizabethton man charged with trying to burglarize gun store on West Elk Avenue

March 6th, 2014 9:53 am by Staff Report

Thad Buckles, denied being at the Gun Depot, however a witness positively identified him as the man trying to burglarize the business. Police say security camera video from the business also confirmed it was Buckles

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Update: Stratton testifies in his own defense

Update: Stratton testifies in his own defense

March 5th, 2014 9:17 pm by Becky Campbell

Justin Stratton, on trial on a first-degree murder charge in a 2011 shooting, testified in his own defense - adamantly - that he may be a thief and drug dealer, but he is no killer and did not shoot the victim.

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Johnson City woman arrested for drug charges at Winged Deer Park

Johnson City woman arrested for drug charges at Winged Deer Park

March 5th, 2014 9:06 pm by Staff Reports

Police say they've arrested a Johnson City woman on drug charges after finding her and another person in a vehicle early Wednesday morning at Winged Deer Park.

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2nd arrest made in $90,000 Johnson City jewelry heist

2nd arrest made in $90,000 Johnson City jewelry heist

March 5th, 2014 3:20 pm by Staff Report

A Hickory, N.C., man was charged Wednesday from the theft of rings at Dempsey's Jewelers.

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Attempted murder charges filed in brutal Sullivan County beating

Attempted murder charges filed in brutal Sullivan County beating

March 5th, 2014 1:58 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Bristol man was hospitalized with serious injuries following a brutal Sunday assault in far northeast Sullivan County, while three of his four alleged attackers now face charges of attempted murder.

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Haslam stands by own anti-meth proposal in Tennessee House

Haslam stands by own anti-meth proposal in Tennessee House

March 5th, 2014 1:34 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says the long-term prospects for his anti-meth proposal remain strong despite the bill being sidetracked in a House subcommittee this week.

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Washington County constable charged with simple domestic assault

Washington County constable charged with simple domestic assault

March 5th, 2014 11:29 am by Staff Report

Mark Bacon charged following alleged argument with wife over money.

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Update: Witness told police shooting began with home invasion; ex-Johnson City policeman's son charged with attempted murder

Update: Witness told police shooting began with home invasion; ex-Johnson City policeman's son charged with attempted murder

March 5th, 2014 9:23 am by Staff Report

The shooting left one person with a wound to the abdomen.

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Police chief: Rash of armed robberies not 'new normal'

Police chief: Rash of armed robberies not 'new normal'

March 4th, 2014 10:02 pm by Max Hrenda

Although there have been five armed robberies in the last week alone, a police department official said the public shouldn't expect to see that trend continue.

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