Johnson City Press Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Jurors to have additional option in new vehicular homicide trial

Jurors to have additional option in new vehicular homicide trial

December 10th, 2014 8:43 am by Becky Campbell

There won't be many differences in the evidence for a Kingsport man's vehicular homicide trial next year than there was in his first one earlier this year, but a jury will be able to consider an additional charge.

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5 thefts  + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

5 thefts + 1 scheme = 12 years in prison for man in real estate operation

December 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Becky Campbell

They cashed in retirement accounts and took out home equity loans, all on the promise of a near stranger who talked his way into their lives, sometimes leaning on their Christian faith to close the deal.

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'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

'Facebook murders' defendants' trial delayed; retrial denied for convicted husband/father

December 9th, 2014 10:56 pm by Becky Campbell

Trial for three Johnson County residents in the so-called Facebook double murder was rescheduled from next month until April during a hearing Tuesday in Jonesborough, and the fourth defendant was denied a new trial.

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Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

Johnson City asks for equal funds to combat firefighting woes

December 9th, 2014 10:46 pm by Gary B. Gray

City Manager Pete Peterson has requested Washington County restore to Johnson City a more than $100,000 annual appropriation to the city's fire department -- the only department among nine currently not funded.

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Crime Regional & National Education
Few campus sex assaults reported to police

Few campus sex assaults reported to police

December 9th, 2014 4:02 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

Senators on Tuesday grappled with the thorny issue of why some just let their college handle it - or don't report it at all.

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Johnson City woman accused of buying ex-roommate's stolen computer

Johnson City woman accused of buying ex-roommate's stolen computer

December 9th, 2014 3:49 pm by Staff Report

Christiana Cochran was charged with receiving or concealing stolen property over $500.

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Crime Police Blotter
Police Blotter: Bigfoot roams Bloomingdale Road, bangs up house

Police Blotter: Bigfoot roams Bloomingdale Road, bangs up house

December 9th, 2014 2:24 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The blows were so hard that a picture had been knocked off the inside wall.

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Guns gone: Unicoi Co. Sheriff's Office seeks leads in burglary

Guns gone: Unicoi Co. Sheriff's Office seeks leads in burglary

December 9th, 2014 2:08 pm by Brad Hicks

Several firearms were taken in burglary.

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Kingsport woman appeals animal cruelty convictions

Kingsport woman appeals animal cruelty convictions

December 9th, 2014 9:15 am by Becky Campbell

A Sullivan County woman convicted in Jonesborough on animal cruelty charges has appealed the General Sessions Court ruling.

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Two enter guilty pleas in Unicoi home invasion

Two enter guilty pleas in Unicoi home invasion

December 9th, 2014 9:10 am by Brad Hicks

Nearly one year after the incident was reported, all of the individuals charged in the December 2013 invasion of a Unicoi home have now pleaded guilty.

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