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NE Tennessee man gave police the finger during DUI chase, report says

NE Tennessee man gave police the finger during DUI chase, report says

June 16th, 2015 9:46 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Samuel Keith Mallory faces charges including felony evading arrest and DUI.

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Police: Man high on meth seen trying to dig holes in the road with his hands

Police: Man high on meth seen trying to dig holes in the road with his hands

June 15th, 2015 9:23 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

Rogersville residents on Watterson Street told police they feared for their safety last week when a Kingsport man who was admittedly high on the potent "Ice" type of meth was observed attempting to dig a hole in the road with his hands.

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Police say Elizabethton man used pepper spray on victim at Johnson City trailer park

Police say Elizabethton man used pepper spray on victim at Johnson City trailer park

June 15th, 2015 5:15 pm by Staff Report

Phillip Jason Payne was charged with aggravated assault.

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Vanderbilt rape case defendants: Juror withheld information about own rape

Vanderbilt rape case defendants: Juror withheld information about own rape

June 15th, 2015 4:16 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The juror, 31-year-old Todd Easter, testified Monday during a hearing that he didn't withhold information because he doesn't consider himself a victim.

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Johnson City Walmart incidents result in 2 arrests

Johnson City Walmart incidents result in 2 arrests

June 15th, 2015 12:18 pm by Staff Report

Police said both women gave officers false information.

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Former police chief facing retrial in killing of black man

Former police chief facing retrial in killing of black man

June 14th, 2015 3:51 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

When a South Carolina jury first heard the case of a former small town police chief who shot and killed an unarmed black man, the trial lasted six days and the jurors deliberated for 12 hours before telling the judge they had deadlocked.

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Police: Ice cream truck driver shot as children watched

Police: Ice cream truck driver shot as children watched

June 14th, 2015 3:31 pm by Associated Press

Police say an ice cream truck driver in Maryland was gunned down as he was selling treats to children and a suspect has been arrested.

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Greeneville State Representative Hawk extends Good Samaritan law to car-bound animals

Greeneville State Representative Hawk extends Good Samaritan law to car-bound animals

June 13th, 2015 10:43 pm by Tony Casey

On July 1, Tennesseans will be within their rights to help save the life of a animal locked in a hot car if the animal's safety is in jeopardy.

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City man charged with possession of 'gravel' after drug, cash found in his truck, police say

City man charged with possession of 'gravel' after drug, cash found in his truck, police say

June 13th, 2015 10:22 pm by Staff Report

Johnson City police charged a city man Friday with possession of "gravel" after three grams of the synthetic drug, along with $5,789 in cash, were found in his truck after a traffic stop, police said in a news release.

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Pastor befriends the man who murdered his father

Pastor befriends the man who murdered his father

June 13th, 2015 10:05 pm by Brad Schmitt, The Tennessean

Phillip Robinson kept working at his father's grocery store, even after he heard someone had been shot in the parking lot.

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