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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

July 14th, 2015 9:15 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solit

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Kingsport businessman indicted in Victory Orthotics pipe bomb

Kingsport businessman indicted in Victory Orthotics pipe bomb

July 14th, 2015 5:49 pm by Becky Campbell

Christopher Alexander, of Kingsport, was arrested July 5 shortly after a pipe bomb exploded inside the office of Victory Orthotics & Prosthetics, 2333 Knob Creek Road.

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Accused Jonesborough bank robber captured in neighboring town

Accused Jonesborough bank robber captured in neighboring town

July 14th, 2015 4:47 pm by Staff Report

He was found hiding under a bridge in Tusculum, police said.

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No one injured as shots fired toward Kingsport residence

No one injured as shots fired toward Kingsport residence

July 14th, 2015 3:56 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport police were investigating a Monday evening incident in which a man allegedly fired "several" shots towards a residence while people were standing outside of the home.

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UPDATE: Washington Co. school board member charged with assaulting wife

UPDATE: Washington Co. school board member charged with assaulting wife

July 14th, 2015 11:07 am by Staff Report

He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and released on $1,000 bond.

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Grandmother killer gets 15 years for Johnson City stabbing death

Grandmother killer gets 15 years for Johnson City stabbing death

July 14th, 2015 10:30 am by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City man who killed his grandmother and assaulted his grandfather in a synthetic drug-fueled rage 3 1/2 years ago pleaded guilty this morning, resulting in a 15-year prison sentence.

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City kids build relationships with police at PATROL summer camp

City kids build relationships with police at PATROL summer camp - VIDEO

July 13th, 2015 10:21 pm by Becky Campbell

Two dozen kids are building relationships with police officers and learning life lessons this week with the Johnson City Police Department's first PATROL summer camp.

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Tennessee's new anti-DUI campaign called sexist

Tennessee's new anti-DUI campaign called sexist

July 13th, 2015 10:06 pm by Jordan Buie and Natalie Neysa Alund, The Tennessean

A new advertising campaign put out by the Governor's Highway Safety Office has stirred up controversy, as some have said the campaign takes a sexist approach to encouraging young men not to drive under the influence.

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Thanks Obama: President blamed for Kingsport counterfeiting

Thanks Obama: President blamed for Kingsport counterfeiting

July 13th, 2015 9:19 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The bill had been printed on regular computer paper. Each side had been glued together, but the bill was falling apart.

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5 Johnson City cops treated for exposure after raiding meth lab; 6 people arrested

5 Johnson City cops treated for exposure after raiding meth lab; 6 people arrested

July 13th, 2015 6:15 pm by Sam Watson

Just after midnight, police raided 7 Trivette Concourse, Apt. 2, having received a complaint about a possible meth lab there.

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